Cobeño playing with Rayo Vallecano in 2009
|Full name||David Cobeño Iglesias|
|Date of birth||6 April 1982|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2000–2002||Rayo Vallecano B|
|2003–2005||Real Madrid C|
|2005–2006||Real Madrid B||29||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Almería (loan)||17||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Madrid, Cobeño graduated in the youth squads of local Rayo Vallecano. After one season with lowly SD Ponferradina he was bought by Real Madrid, spending the 2005–06 campaign in Segunda División with its B-team.
After good performances, Cobeño moved to Sevilla FC: initially backing up Andrés Palop, he benefited from an injury to the first-choice during a March 2007 home win with Celta de Vigo, and went on to make four full additional appearances, adding three in the Andalusians' victorious run in the UEFA Cup.
In 2007–08, Cobeño was loaned to neighbouring – and La Liga newcomers – UD Almería. After starting the season as the starting goalkeeper, he lost the job to Brazilian Diego Alves, only reappearing for two of the side's last three games; subsequently, he was released by Sevilla and returned to Rayo on a three-year deal, as the Madrid club promoted again to the second level.
On 24 May 2009, Cobeño scored from his own goal, opening the score in an eventual 1–2 home loss against Elche CF. During his first season in his second spell he was the team's undisputed starter as it eventually maintained its league status, and won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for the campaign (38 goals conceded).
In 2010–11, Cobeño continued as Rayo's first-choice, only missing four league matches in 42 and helping the club return to the top division after eight years. In the 2012 summer, after not renewing his contract, he moved abroad and signed for FC Vaslui in Romania, but returned to Los Vallecanos after only two months having failed to adjust.
- Sevilla strengthen with two recruits; UEFA.com, 3 July 2006
- Sevilla survive scare to progress; UEFA.com
- Cobeño regresa al Rayo Vallecano (Cobeño returns to Rayo Vallecano) Archived 16 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.; Goal.com (in Spanish)
- El Elche despierta al Rayo del sueño de Primera (Elche awakens Rayo from Primera dream); Marca, 24 May 2009 (in Spanish)
- Cobeño marcó el gol del Rayo ¡de portería a portería! (Cobeño scored for Rayo from goal to goal!); Marca, 24 May 2009 (in Spanish)
- Cobeño se hizo con el Zamora (Cobeño got Zamora); Rayo Herald, 22 June 2009 (in Spanish)
- Cobeño regresa al Rayo dos meses después de marcharse (Cobeño returns to Rayo two months after leaving); Diario AS, 29 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- Cobeño será el nuevo director deportivo del Rayo (Cobeño will be the new director of football of Rayo); Marca, 1 June 2016 (in Spanish)