|Full name||David Barral Torres|
|Date of birth||10 May 1983|
|Place of birth||San Fernando, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2002–2003||Real Madrid C|
|2003–2006||Real Madrid B||53||(9)|
|2003–2004||→ Fuenlabrada (loan)||34||(17)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2015.
Born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Andalusia, Barral started playing professionally in the lower divisions, with Real Madrid's B and C-teams, with a loan stint at neighbouring CF Fuenlabrada in between. In the 2006–07 season he moved to Sporting de Gijón where, during his second year, he formed a formidable offensive partnership with Mate Bilić (arrived in January 2008) to help the Asturias side return to La Liga after a 10-year absence.
Barral scored his first top flight goal on 26 October 2008, from a penalty in a 3–0 away win against Deportivo de La Coruña. During the season he again paired up with Bilić for 22 league goals combined, and netted a crucial in the campaign's closer – a 2–1 home win against Recreativo de Huelva – as Sporting eventually avoided relegation.
On 20 March 2010, Barral scored at former club Real Madrid: he beat the offside trap and cut inside from the right hand, before firing past Iker Casillas for the game's first, but the hosts turned the score around for a final 3–1 win.
In the 2010–11 campaign Barral continued to battle with Bilić for first-choice status, with Sporting also having acquired Gastón Sangoy – coach Manuel Preciado often fielded only one striker. On 15 January 2011, in the 19th round, he opened his account, at home against Hércules CF (2–0); in the following league match, also at El Molinón, he also found the net, for the game's only goal against Atlético Madrid; the following month (12 February), he helped his team to a 1–1 home draw against FC Barcelona, after a fine individual effort early in the first half.
In 2011–12 Barral scored nine goals in 30 contests (squad best), but it was not enough to prevent Sporting from being relegated after five years. On 5 July 2012, aged 29, he moved abroad for the first time, signing with Orduspor in the Süper Lig.
Barral returned to his homeland in the 2013 summer, penning a two-year deal with Levante UD. On 7 February 2015 he became the first national player to score a hat-trick in a year after Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz, in a 4–1 home win over Málaga CF.
- Olfato de gol (Scoring touch); El Comercio, 20 August 2006 (Spanish)
- El Sporting regresa a la élite (Sporting returns to the elite); El Mundo Deportivo, 16 June 2008 (Spanish)
- Sporting Gijon 2–1 Recreativo Huelva; ESPN Soccernet, 31 May 2009
- Real Madrid rally to move clear of Barcelona in Spanish league; CNN, 21 March 2010
- Sporting climb out of danger; ESPN Soccernet, 15 January 2011
- Barral the hero; ESPN Soccernet, 23 January 2011
- Gijon hold Barca; ESPN Soccernet, 12 February 2011
- Orduspor muradına erdi!; Ajansspor, 5 July 2012 (Turkish)
- El Levante ficha a Barral (Levante signs Barral); Las Provincias, 26 June 2013 (Spanish)
- Barral devuelve la alegría al Levante (Barral makes Levante smile again); Marca, 7 February 2015 (Spanish)
- Especie en extinción (Endangered species); Marca, 9 February 2015 (Spanish)
- David Barral firma por el Al-Dhafra (David Barral signs for Al-Dhafra); Marca, 5 July 2015 (Spanish)