David Cobeño

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David Cobeño
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Cobeño playing with Rayo Vallecano in 2009
Personal information
Full name David Cobeño Iglesias
Date of birth (1982-04-06) 6 April 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1997–2000 Rayo Vallecano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Rayo Vallecano B
2002–2003 Ponferradina 3 (0)
2003–2005 Real Madrid C
2005–2006 Real Madrid B 29 (0)
2006–2008 Sevilla 5 (0)
2007–2008 Almería (loan) 17 (0)
2008–2016 Rayo Vallecano 130 (1)
Total 184 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Cobeño Iglesias (Spanish pronunciation: [da'βið ko'βeɲo i'ɣlesjas]; born 6 April 1982) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

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:[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

On 24 May 2009, Cobeño scored from his own goal, opening the score in an eventual 1–2 home loss against Elche CF.[4][5] 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).[6]

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.[7]

On 1 June 2016, aged 34, Cobeño retired and was immediately appointed as Rayo's director of football.[8]






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