Fran Beltrán

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Fran Beltrán
“Siempre hay que soñar y vuestras gestas nos hacen ir soñando, soñando, soñando…” 01 (cropped).jpg
Beltrán with Rayo Vallecano in 2018
Personal information
Full name Francisco José Beltrán Peinado
Date of birth (1999-02-03) 3 February 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Celta
Number 8
Youth career
2007–2013 Getafe
2013–2016 Rayo Vallecano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Rayo Vallecano B 23 (0)
2016–2018 Rayo Vallecano 71 (1)
2018– Celta 33 (1)
National team
2016 Spain U17 2 (0)
2017 Spain U18 2 (0)
2016–2018 Spain U19 9 (0)
2018– Spain U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2019

Francisco José "Fran" Beltrán Peinado (born 3 February 1999) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Celta de Vigo as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Rayo Vallecano[edit]

Beltrán joined Rayo Vallecano's youth setup in 2013, from Getafe CF. He made his senior debut with the former's reserves on 13 December 2015 at the age of just 16, starting in a 1–1 Tercera División home draw against CD San Fernando de Henares.[1]

Beltrán was an ever-present starter with the first team during the 2016 pre-season, being the most utilized player by manager José Ramón Sandoval.[2] He made his professional debut on 20 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–2 away loss against Elche CF for the Segunda División championship.[3]

Beltrán scored his first professional goal on 29 October 2016, netting his team's first in a 2–3 loss at CD Tenerife.[4] An undisputed starter during the 2017–18 season, he contributed with 40 appearances as his side returned to La Liga as champions.

Celta[edit]

On 1 August 2018, Beltrán signed a five-year contract with Celta de Vigo in the main category,[5] for a reported fee of 8 million.[6] He made his debut in the main category on 18 August, starting in a 1–1 home draw against RCD Espanyol.[7]

Honours[edit]

Rayo Vallecano

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El canterano rayista Fran Beltrán debuta en Tercera División con 16 años" [The youth graduate rayista Fran Beltrán debuts in Tercera División with 16 years] (in Spanish). FutMadrid. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ "El canterano Fran Beltrán, jugador con más minutos en la pretemporada rayista" [Youth graduate Fran Beltrán, player with the most minutes in the pre-season rayista] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Matilla lidera la remontada del Elche ante el Rayo" [Matilla leads Elche's comeback over Rayo] (in Spanish). Marca. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Amath da alas a Martí" [Amath gives wings to Martí] (in Spanish). Marca. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Físico, talento, sacrificio y futuro: Fran Beltrán, jugador del RC Celta hasta 2023" [Physique, talent, offering and future: Fran Beltrán, player of RC Celta until 2023] (in Spanish). Celta Vigo. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Celta sign Rayo's Fran Beltran". Football Espana. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Tablas para ir calentando" [Draw to start preparing] (in Spanish). Marca. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.

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