David Concha

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David Concha
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Concha with Real Sociedad in 2018
Personal information
Full name David Concha Salas
Date of birth (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Santander, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Gamba Osaka
(on loan from Real Sociedad)
Number 11
Youth career
Marina Sport
2006–2013 Racing Santander
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Racing B 1 (1)
2013–2015 Racing Santander 48 (5)
2015– Real Sociedad 8 (0)
2015–2016Numancia (loan) 26 (5)
2017–2018Barcelona B (loan) 14 (1)
2019Gamba Osaka (loan) 0 (0)
2019Gamba Osaka U-23 (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Spain U19 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 August 2019

David Concha Salas (born 20 November 1996) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right winger or forward for J1 League side Gamba Osaka on loan from Real Sociedad.

Club career[edit]

Born in Santander, Cantabria, Concha joined Racing de Santander's youth setup in 2006 at the age of 9, after a brief period with lowly CD Marina Sport.[1] He was called up to train with the main squad in December 2013, being also selected for the Copa del Rey match against Sevilla FC;[2] he made his first-team debut on the 6th, coming on as a substitute for Javi Barrio in the 0–1 home loss.[3]

Concha made his league debut four days later, again coming from the bench in a 1–0 home win over UD Logroñés for the Segunda División B championship.[4] On 8 January 2014 he scored his first goal as a senior, helping to a 1–1 home draw against UD Almería also in the domestic cup.[5] He finished the season with 13 appearances, with the Verdiblancos returning to Segunda División at the first attempt.

On 24 August 2014, Concha played his first match as a professional, starting in a 0–1 loss at Girona FC.[6] He scored his first goal in the division on 21 September, netting the first in a 2–2 home draw against CD Leganés.[7]

On 4 July 2015, Concha signed a five-year deal with La Liga club Real Sociedad after suffering relegation with Racing.[8] On 31 August, he was loaned to CD Numancia for one year.[9]

Concha made his top level debut on 21 August 2016, starting in a 0–3 home loss to Real Madrid.[10] The following 11 August, he was loaned to FC Barcelona B in the second division for one year,[11] but his loan was cut short on 31 January 2018.[12]

On 9 March 2019, after more than one year without playing, Concha moved abroad for the first time in his career after agreeing to a one-year loan deal with Gamba Osaka.[13]

International career[edit]

On 16 May 2014, Concha was called up to the Spanish under-19 team.[14] He appeared in friendlies against Germany and France, also scoring a brace against Greece.


Spain U19


  1. ^ David Concha, un producto de La Albericia en fase de maduración (David Concha, a La Albericia product in the maturing stage); El Diario Montañés, 11 January 2014 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Esperando al Sevilla (Waiting for Sevilla) Archived 26 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Aquí Confidencial, 5 December 2013 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Jairo no entiende de sentimentalismos (Jairo knows nothing about feelings); Marca, 6 December 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El tercer triunfo consecutivo deja al Racing al acecho del líder (1–0) (Third consecutive win leaves Racing hot in the heels of leader (1–0)); Racing Santander, 10 December 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Este Racing vale mucho (This Racing is worth a lot); Marca, 8 January 2014 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Un gol de Felipe Sanchón le basta al Girona (A goal from Felipe Sanchón is enough for Girona); Marca, 25 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ El Leganés evita el primer triunfo de los cántabros justo al final (Leganés deny the Cantabrians' first triumph right in the end); Marca, 21 September 2014 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Real Sociedad sign David Concha; Real Sociedad, 4 July 2015
  9. ^ David Concha, cedido al C.D. Numancia (David Concha, loaned to C.D. Numancia); Real Sociedad, 31 August 2015 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Asensio descorcha la Liga (Asensio gets League going); Marca, 21 August 2016 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Principio de acuerdo para su cesión al FC Barcelona B (Agreement in principle for his loan to FC Barcelona B); Real Sociedad, 11 August 2017 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ "Concha y Fali abandonan el Barça y regresan a la Real y al Nàstic" [Concha and Fali leave Barça and return to Real and Nàstic] (in Spanish). Marca. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  13. ^ "David Concha se va cedido al Gamba Osaka" [David Concha goes out on loan at Gamba Osaka] (in Spanish). Marca. 9 March 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  14. ^ David Concha, convocado con la Selección Española Sub 19 (David Concha, called up with the national under-19 squad); Racing Santander, 16 May 2014 (in Spanish)
  15. ^ "Spain see off Russia for seventh Under-19 crown". UEFA. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.

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