David Castedo

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David Castedo
David Castedo Escudero.jpg
David in action for Levante
Personal information
Full name David Castedo Escudero
Date of birth (1974-01-26) 26 January 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Palma, Spain
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Mallorca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2000 Mallorca 119 (1)
1997–1998 Hércules (loan) 23 (1)
1998–1999 Extremadura (loan) 32 (0)
2000–2007 Sevilla 235 (0)
2007–2008 Levante 18 (0)
Total 427 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Castedo Escudero (born 26 January 1974), sometimes known as just David, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back. He was known for his tenacity.[1]

Over the course of ten seasons he appeared in 255 La Liga games, mostly for Sevilla which he helped win four major titles, including two UEFA Cups.

Football career[edit]

A product of RCD Mallorca's youth ranks, Castedo was born in Palma, Majorca, and first played with the first team while they were in the second division. In the 1996–97 season, he appeared in 33 league games as the local powerhouse returned to La Liga.

After two loan spells, first with Hércules CF then with CF Extremadura (the latter in the top level), David returned to the Balearic Islands, featuring in only eight matches in his second spell but also scoring his first goal as a professional. Subsequently he moved to Sevilla FC, where he experienced the most successful and steady years of his career: after playing 39 games to help the Andalusians to a 2001 top flight promotion, he went on to become one of the team's most important players, also being named, after Javi Navarro and José Luis Martí, team captain.

In the 2005–06 campaign, Castedo appeared in 33 league contests, also playing in all of the season's UEFA Cup matches as Sevilla lifted the trophy against Middlesbrough – 11 of those were complete.[2] In the following year, due to the emergence of youth graduate Antonio Puerta and the consolidation of Ivica Dragutinović, he appeared less, but still managed 26 appearances overall, including seven in the UEFA Cup as the club renewed its European title.

After seven years at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, David moved on August 2007 to Levante UD, which was relegated from the top division at the end of the season. He retired aged 34, after having played 426 games as a professional.

Honours[edit]

Sevilla

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pineda, Rafael (14 December 2012). "El singular derbi de Joaquín" [Joaquín's particular derby]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Middlesbrough 0–4 Sevilla". BBC Sport. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 

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