David Soria

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David Soria
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Soria playing for Sevilla in 2016
Personal information
Full name David Soria Solís
Date of birth (1993-04-04) 4 April 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Getafe
Number 13
Youth career
2001–2003 Carabanchel
2003–2008 Real Madrid
2008–2009 Atlético Madrid
2009–2012 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Sevilla C 14 (0)
2013–2015 Sevilla B 54 (0)
2015–2018 Sevilla 16 (0)
2018– Getafe 37 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019

David Soria Solís (born 4 April 1993) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Getafe CF as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Soria finished his formation with Real Madrid. Following his release, he moved to England and trialled at Leicester City, who let him go after an injury on his first day; he was then discarded by Birmingham City after six weeks because of their salary cap, and ended his trial at Stoke City due to feeling discouraged.[1]

On his return to Spain, Soria failed to gain a contract at Real Betis B because of a change of coach, and was not considered experienced enough for Abelardo Fernández's Sporting de Gijón in Segunda División.[1] He subsequently trained at CD Canillas to maintain his fitness, but did not make his debut for the club; at the time, he also thought about retiring from football.[2]

Sevilla[edit]

Soria joined Sevilla FC in January 2013,[2] and made his debut as a senior with the C-team in Tercera División.[3] He was promoted to the reserves in 2013, and played 16 matches in his first season in Segunda División B, adding 34 in the following.

Soria was also an unused substitute seven times for the main squad in La Liga in 2014–15, his first being a 2–0 home win over Getafe CF on 14 September when he featured in place of Mariano Barbosa as reserve.[4] He also sat on the bench for one match of their victorious campaign in the UEFA Europa League, a 2–1 quarter-final first leg win against FC Zenit Saint Petersburg at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on 16 April.[5]

In September 2015, Marca predicted that Soria could break into Sevilla's first team due to the poor form of their goalkeepers Beto and Sergio Rico.[3] Manager Unai Emery gave him his debut on 2 December, a 3–0 win at UD Logroñés in the last 32 round of the Copa del Rey.[6]

Soria was the undisputed goalkeeper in the knockout stage of the Europa League, keeping a clean sheet in a 3–0 home win over Molde FK on his continental debut on 18 February 2016.[7] He renewed his contract with the Andalusians on 5 April 2016, signing until 2019.[8]

In the quarter-final second leg against compatriots Athletic Bilbao, on 14 April 2016, Soria made an error to allow Aritz Aduriz to score, but saved from Beñat Etxebarria in an eventual penalty shootout victory.[9] He was also in goal for the final in Basel, a 3–1 win over Liverpool on 18 May.[10]

On 20 May 2017, as Sevilla had already secured the fourth place in the league, Soria first appeared in the Spanish top flight, in a 5–0 home win against relegated CA Osasuna.[11]

Getafe[edit]

On 13 July 2018, fellow top tier club Getafe CF reached an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of Soria, who signed a four-year contract.[12] He made his debut in the season opener, a 2–0 loss at Real Madrid on 20 August,[13] and missed just one game as the team from the Community of Madrid finished a best-ever fifth, two points away from a Champions League debut.[14]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sevilla

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Pete (11 May 2016). "Europa League final keeper David Soria: I had trial at Stoke City". The Sentinel. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Zárate, Óscar (19 May 2016). "Un campeón al que repudió el Madrid" [A champion who Madrid looked down upon]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Fernández, Alberto (29 September 2015). "David Soria, el tercer hombre" [David Soria, the third man]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  4. ^ "David Soria por Barbosa, única novedad en la lista de Emery" [David Soria for Barbosa, only new name on Emery's team sheet]. Estadio Deportivo (in Spanish). 13 September 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Suárez stunner gives Sevilla the edge". UEFA. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  6. ^ Fernández, Alberto (3 December 2015). "David Soria se estrenó ante el Logroñés dando mucha seguridad" [David Soria made debut against Logroñés providing needed security]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Business as usual as Sevilla breeze past Molde". UEFA. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  8. ^ "David Soria amplía su contrato con el Sevilla hasta 2019" [David Soria extends his contract with Sevilla until 2019]. Sport (in Spanish). 5 April 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Sevilla escape on penalties to oust Athletic Bilbao from Europa League". ESPN FC. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Sevilla make it three in row at Liverpool's expense". UEFA. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  11. ^ "El Sevilla se despide con goleada" [Sevilla bid farewell with routing] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Comunicado oficial" [Official announcement] (in Spanish). Getafe CF. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  13. ^ Muñoz, Elena (20 August 2018). "Real Madrid 2 – Getafe 0: resumen, resultado y goles" [Real Madrid 2 – Getafe 0: report, result and goals]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  14. ^ McTear, Euan (18 May 2019). "Bittersweet end to Getafe's incredible season". Marca. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  15. ^ "UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season". UEFA. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.

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