David Cañas

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David Cañas
Personal information
Full name David Cañas Fernández
Date of birth (1978-08-26) 26 August 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Castilleja de la Cuesta, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Sevilla B 42 (1)
1998–2000 Sevilla 13 (0)
1999–2000 Getafe (loan) 27 (0)
2000–2001 Ceuta 27 (1)
2001–2003 Poli Ejido 60 (1)
2003–2005 Salamanca 59 (3)
2005–2008 Albacete 60 (3)
2008–2010 Girona 57 (5)
2010–2011 Ceuta 26 (4)
Total 371 (18)
National team
1995 Spain U16 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Cañas Fernández (born 26 August 1978) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played mainly as a central defender but also as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Cañas was born in Castilleja de la Cuesta, Province of Seville. He played 13 games for hometown club Sevilla FC during the 1998–99 season, with the Andalusians in Segunda División.

During his career, Cañas also represented Getafe CF, AD Ceuta (two spells, both in Segunda División B), Polideportivo Ejido, UD Salamanca, Albacete Balompié and Girona FC,[1] appearing in 276 games in the second level of Spanish football over the course of 11 seasons and scoring 12 goals. In early 2011 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, being sidelined for 50 days for treatment but eventually returning to finish the campaign with Ceuta,[2] following which he retired at the age of nearly 33.

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