Jorge Pulido

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Jorge Pulido
Personal information
Full name Jorge Pulido Mayoral
Date of birth (1991-04-08) 8 April 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Castillo de Bayuela, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sint-Truiden
Number 4
Youth career
Talavera
1999–2009 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Atlético Madrid B 44 (3)
2011–2013 Atlético Madrid 3 (0)
2012 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 14 (0)
2013–2014 Real Madrid B 19 (0)
2014–2016 Albacete 46 (7)
2016– Sint-Truiden 13 (2)
National team
2008 Spain U17 5 (2)
2008–2010 Spain U19 20 (0)
2011 Spain U20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pulido and the second or maternal family name is Mayoral.

Jorge Pulido Mayoral (born 8 April 1991) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Belgian club Sint-Truidense V.V. as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Castillo de Bayuela, Castile-La Mancha, Pulido arrived in Atlético Madrid's youth system at the age of 10. He made his senior debuts in the 2009–10 season, appearing with the B-side in the third division.

On 10 November 2010, Pulido made his official debut with the Colchoneros's first team, playing the entire 1–1 home draw against Universidad de Las Palmas CF in the campaign's Copa del Rey (6–1 aggregate win).[1] On 18 February of the following year, he extended his contract with the club by signing until 2014.[2]

On 15 May 2011, benefitting from injuries to Diego Godín and Luis Perea and the suspension of Tomáš Ujfaluši, Pulido made his first La Liga appearance, playing the full 90 minutes – with a good overall performance – and being booked after committing a penalty in a 2–1 home win against Hércules CF,[3] as the club finally qualified to the UEFA Europa League. On 27 January 2012, he was loaned to fellow league team Rayo Vallecano until June.[4]

After being a regular starter with Rayo, Pulido returned to Atlético in the 2012 summer, but after being again underplayed he moved across the city to Real Madrid on 19 July 2013, being assigned to the reserves in the second level.[5] After suffering relegation with the latter he was released, subsequently joining Albacete Balompié also in that tier.[6]

Pulido scored his first professional goal on 25 January 2015, netting his team's second in a 3–2 win at AD Alcorcón.[7]

International career[edit]

Pulido participated in the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Championship with Spain, helping his country to eventual victory in the tournament and scoring two goals.[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Atlético Madrid

International[edit]

Spain U17[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Un golazo de Mérida y poco más en un Calderón fantasmagórico" [A great goal from Mérida and little more at a ghostly Calderón]. Marca (in Spanish). 11 November 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pulido amplía hasta 2014 su contrato con el Atlético de Madrid" [Pulido extends until 2014 his contract with Atlético de Madrid]. Marca (in Spanish). 18 February 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Atletico clinch Euro spot". ESPN Soccernet. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "El Rayo consigue la cesión de Pulido" [Rayo gets the loan of Pulido]. Marca (in Spanish). 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Pulido, traspasado al Castilla" [Pulido, transferred to Castilla]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 19 July 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "El Albacete ficha al excentral del Castilla Jorge Pulido" [Albacete signs former Castilla stopper Jorge Pulido]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 6 November 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "El colista asalta Santo Domingo" [Last-placed team takes Santo Domingo]. Marca (in Spanish). 25 January 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Saffer, Paul (16 May 2008). "Stupendous Spain win U17 crown". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 

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