Jorge Larena

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Jorge Larena
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Larena training with Las Palmas in 2009
Personal information
Full name Jorge Larena-Avellaneda Roig
Date of birth (1981-09-29) 29 September 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AEK Larnaca
Number 7
Youth career
Las Palmas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Las Palmas B
2000–2002 Las Palmas 69 (8)
2002–2005 Atlético Madrid 83 (4)
2005–2008 Celta 78 (9)
2008–2011 Las Palmas 81 (4)
2012–2013 Huesca 55 (1)
2013–2014 Recreativo 29 (1)
2014– AEK Larnaca 76 (12)
National team
2002–2003 Spain U21 13 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2017.

Jorge Larena-Avellaneda Roig (born 29 September 1981), known as Larena, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club AEK Larnaca F.C. usually as an attacking midfielder.

He played in 193 La Liga games over the course of seven seasons (15 goals), in representation of three teams, mainly Las Palmas for which he also appeared in Segunda División.

Club career[edit]

Larena was born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. A product of hometown club UD Las Palmas' youth ranks, he played one game for the first team in the 1999–2000 season as it returned to La Liga after an absence of 12 years, and was an automatic first-choice in the following two top flight campaigns, suffering relegation in the second after scoring seven goals in 36 games; he made his debut in the main competition on 23 September 2000, six days before his 19th birthday, in a 1–1 home draw against Real Valladolid.

In the 2002 summer, Larena signed for Atlético Madrid, being regularly played by the Colchoneros over the course of three seasons, but rarely as a starter (only 37 combined). Subsequently, he joined fellow top-divisioner Celta de Vigo, being relegated at the end of 2006–07 (only 16 appearances from the player, one goal); he netted six times in the following year, but the Galicians nearly dropped down another level.[1]

On 15 July 2008, Larena returned to his native region and Las Palmas, signing a three-year contract with the Segunda División club.[2] He made his official debut on 30 August, playing the full 0–1 loss at Real Sociedad.

Larena only appeared in 13 games (617 minutes of action) in 2010–11, and did not have his contract renewed.[3][4] After being released by Las Palmas, he went on trial at Football League One's Bournemouth[5] and Greenock Morton in the Scottish Football League First Division,[6] but nothing came of it, and he eventually signed for SD Huesca.[7]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 19 October 2015[8][9][10]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Las Palmas 1999–2000 Segunda División 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000–01 La Liga 32 1 1 0 33 1
2001–02 La Liga 36 7 2 0 38 7
Total 69 8 3 0 72 8
Atlético Madrid 2002–03 La Liga 28 1 4 0 32 1
2003–04 La Liga 29 2 4 0 33 2
2004–05 La Liga 26 1 4 0 3[a] 0 33 1
Total 83 4 12 0 3 0 98 4
Celta 2005–06 La Liga 26 2 4 0 30 2
2006–07 La Liga 16 1 2 0 4[b] 0 22 1
2007–08 Segunda División 35 6 1 0 36 6
Total 77 9 7 0 4 0 88 9
Las Palmas 2008–09 Segunda División 39 0 0 0 30 2
2009–10 Segunda División 29 2 0 0 29 2
2010–11 Segunda División 13 2 1 1 14 3
Total 81 4 1 1 82 5
Huesca 2011–12 Segunda División 18 1 0 0 18 1
2012–13 Segunda División 37 0 0 0 37 0
Total 55 1 0 0 55 1
Recreativo 2013–14 Segunda División 29 1 4 0 33 1
AEK Larnaca 2014–15 Cypriot First Division 30 5 6 0 36 5
2015–16 Cypriot First Division 5 0 0 0 2[c] 0 7 0
Total 35 5 6 0 2 0 43 5
Career total 429 34 33 1 9 0 471 35
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jorge Larena" (in Spanish). Yo Jugué en el Celta. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jorge Larena: "Es uno de los días más felices de mi vida"" [Jorge Larena: "This is one of the happiest days of my life"] (in Spanish). Canarias 7. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jorge Larena: "Es lógico que no me renueven, pero queda tiempo para lograrlo"" [Jorge Larena: "I find it logical that my contract is not renewed, but there's still time to do it"] (in Spanish). Canarias 7. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jorge Larena: "Mi corazón siempre será amarillo"" [Jorge Larena: "My heart will always be yellow"] (in Spanish). UD Las Palmas. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "MacDonald comes through reserve test unscathed". Bournemouth Daily Echo. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Morton take Spaniard and Finn on trial". Scottish Television. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Puyuelo, Jorge (31 January 2012). "Jorge Larena, tercer refuerzo invernal" [Jorge Larena, third winter signing]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jorge Larena: Jorge Larena-Avellaneda Roig". BDFutbol. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Jorge". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jorge". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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