Gorka Pintado

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Gorka Pintado
Personal information
Full name Gorka Pintado del Molino
Date of birth (1978-03-24) 24 March 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Arrobi Berri
Sporting Herrera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Real Unión 35 (3)
2001–2002 Osasuna B 34 (11)
2002–2003 Leganés 16 (0)
2004–2005 Figueres 37 (7)
2005–2007 Gramenet 71 (33)
2007–2008 Granada 33 (18)
2008–2011 Swansea City 73 (7)
2011 AEK Larnaca (loan) 6 (4)
2011–2014 AEK Larnaca 61 (17)
Total 366 (100)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pintado and the second or maternal family name is Del Molino.

Gorka Pintado del Molino (born 24 March 1978) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Pintado was born in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa. During his Spanish career he played mostly in the third division, having an unassuming spell in the second level with CD Leganés (no goals scored in nearly two full seasons).

On 6 June 2008, at already 30, Pintado signed with Swansea City from Granada CF for a fee of around 200,000, after netting 18 goals during the campaign.[1] At the Welsh side he hooked up with compatriots Guillem Bauzà, Jordi Gómez, Roberto Martínez (coach), Àngel Rangel and Albert Serrán, and he scored his first league goal for them during a 3–1 win over Nottingham Forest, at the Liberty Stadium.[2]

Although limited to substitute appearances, Pintado netted his second goal of the season in Swansea's 2–2 draw at home to Cardiff City, volleying home for the equaliser.[3] He went on to score three more times, against Southampton,[4] Derby County[5] and Crystal Palace.[6]

On 6 January 2011, Pintado moved to Cypriot First Division club AEK Larnaca F.C. on loan until June.[7] On 23 August, the move was made permanent.


  1. ^ Leighton James' column; BBC Sport, 28 August 2008
  2. ^ Swansea 3–1 Nottingham Forest; BBC Sport, 16 August 2008
  3. ^ Swansea 2–2 Cardiff; BBC Sport, 30 November 2008
  4. ^ Southampton 2–2 Swansea; BBC Sport, 31 January 2009
  5. ^ Derby County 2–2 Swansea City; BBC Sport, 3 March 2009
  6. ^ Swansea 1–3 Crystal Palace; BBC Sport, 14 March 2009
  7. ^ Cruyff signs Gorka for AEK Lanarka; Swansea City A.F.C, 7 January 2011

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