David Sousa

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David Sousa
Personal information
Full name Francisco David Sousa Franquelo
Date of birth (1980-02-03) 3 February 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Real Madrid C
1998–2003 Real Madrid B 106 (18)
2002–2003 Valladolid (loan) 19 (0)
2003–2006 Valladolid 84 (11)
2006–2009 Getafe 28 (3)
2009 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 17 (1)
2009–2011 Albacete 63 (5)
2012–2013 Nea Salamis 26 (1)
2013–2014 Xerez 10 (0)
National team
1996 Spain U16 3 (0)
1997 Spain U17 10 (3)
1997–1999 Spain U18 17 (1)
1999 Spain U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 January 2014

Francisco David Sousa Franquelo (born 3 February 1980 in Málaga, Andalusia) is a Spanish former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Football career[edit]

A youth graduate from Real Madrid who never made it past the B-side, Sousa played his first La Liga match for Real Valladolid (on loan from Madrid) on 31 August 2002, in a 1–0 away win against Racing de Santander. After another season with Valladolid – which now held the totality of the player's rights – which ended in relegation, he would play two further campaigns in the second division, subsequently joining Getafe CF, a team from the capital outskirts, for 2006–07's top flight.

Sousa appeared sparingly for Getafe during two-and-a-half seasons, scoring twice in a 2–4 loss at RCD Mallorca on 7 October 2007.[1][2] He featured in no games whatsoever in the first part of 2008–09, which led to a January 2009 loan to Rayo Vallecano in the second level.

In late July 2009, Sousa was released by Getafe and continued in division two, moving to Albacete Balompié and being relegated in his second year. In late January 2012, aged nearly 32, he moved abroad for the first time in his career, joining several compatriots at Nea Salamis Famagusta FC in the Cypriot First Division.


  1. ^ "Arango propicia un épica remontada del Mallorca" [Arango enables epic Mallorca comeback] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Spain 2007/08; at RSSSF

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