Luis Alberto (footballer, born 1992)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Romero and the second or maternal family name is Alconchel.
Luis Alberto
Luis Alberto (crop).jpg
Luis Alberto playing for Barcelona B in 2012
Personal information
Full name Luis Alberto Romero Alconchel[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth San José del Valle, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Deportivo La Coruña
(on loan from Liverpool)
Number 21
Youth career
2004–2009 Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Sevilla B 77 (25)
2011–2013 Sevilla 7 (0)
2012–2013 Barcelona B (loan) 38 (11)
2013– Liverpool 9 (0)
2014–2015 Málaga (loan) 15 (2)
2015– Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 17 (5)
National team
2010–2011 Spain U18 2 (0)
2011–2012 Spain U19 3 (1)
2013 Spain U21 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 February 2016.

† Appearances (goals)

Luis Alberto Romero Alconchel (born 28 September 1992), known as Luis Alberto, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Deportivo de La Coruña on loan from Liverpool as an attacking midfielder or winger.

Club career[edit]

Sevilla[edit]

A product of Sevilla FC, Luis Alberto was born in San José del Valle, Cádiz, and he spent his first two seasons as a senior with the B-team in Segunda División B, scoring 15 goals in his second.[3][4] On 16 April 2011 he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut for the Andalusians, replacing another club youth graduate, Rodri, in the second half of a 0–1 away loss against Getafe CF.[5]

Barcelona B[edit]

Luis Alberto in 2012

In August 2012 Luis Alberto was loaned to FC Barcelona B in a one-year deal, with the Catalans having the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.[6] He made his official debut on 2 September by playing two minutes in a 2–0 home win over CE Sabadell FC,[7] and finished the campaign as second top scorer in the squad, only behind Gerard Deulofeu.

Liverpool[edit]

Luis Alberto playing for Deportivo.

On 20 June 2013, Sevilla received a £6.8 million offer from Premier League club Liverpool for Luis Alberto, which was accepted.[8] The signing was successfully completed two days later, subject to international clearance,[9] and he made his debut for his new club on 13 July in a 4–0 pre-season friendly win over Preston North End.[10]

On 1 September Luis Alberto made his league debut, playing the last seven minutes in a 1–0 home win against Manchester United in place of Philippe Coutinho.[11] On 15 December, shortly after having scored a hat trick in an under-21 match with the Reds, he provided an assist for Luis Suárez in the 5–0 away demolition of Tottenham Hotspur.[12]

On 26 June 2014, Luis Alberto was loaned to Málaga CF in a season-long move.[13] In the league opener, on 23 August, he scored the only goal in a home victory against Athletic Bilbao.[14]

On 5 July 2015, Luis Alberto agreed a loan move to Deportivo de La Coruña subject to a medical the following day. There, he linked up with manager Víctor Sánchez, who was previously in Sevilla's coaching staff.[15]

Statistics[edit]

As of 6 February 2016[16]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sevilla 2010–11 La Liga 2 0 1 0 3 0
2011–12 5 0 1 0 6 0
Barcelona B 2012–13 Segunda División 38 11 38 11
Liverpool 2013–14 Premier League 9 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
Málaga 2014–15 La Liga 15 2 5 0 20 2
Deportivo 2015–16 La Liga 17 5 2 0 19 5
Total Spain 77 18 9 0 86 18
Total England 9 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
Career total 86 18 11 0 1 0 98 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League squad numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Luis Alberto". Eurosport. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "La maduración de Luis Alberto" [The coming of age of Luis Alberto] (in Spanish). Diario de Sevilla. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Obra de arte de Luis Alberto ante el San Roque" [Luis Alberto masterpiece against San Roque]. Marca (in Spanish). 28 February 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Setback for Sevilla; ESPN Soccernet, 16 April 2011
  6. ^ Luis Alberto y Sergi Juste, nuevos jugadores del Barça B (Luis Alberto and Sergi Juste, new Barça B players); Diario AS, 6 August 2012 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Femenía y Rafinha estrenan el casillero de La Masia (Femenía and Rafinha get first points for La Masia); Marca, 2 September 2012 (Spanish)
  8. ^ Sevilla forward Luis Alberto to have medical at Liverpool after agreeing £6.8m move; Mail Online, 20 June 2013
  9. ^ "Reds complete Luis Alberto deal". Liverpool F.C. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Reds hit Preston for four – report". Liverpool F.C. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Liverpool 1–0 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tottenham 0–5 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Luis Alberto seals Malaga loan switch". Liverpool F.C. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Mateu corta las alas a Iraizoz" [Mateu clips Iraizoz's wings]. Marca (in Spanish). 23 August 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Luis Alberto llega esta noche a A Coruña para pasar mañana lunes reconocimiento médico" [Luis Alberto arrives tonight in A Coruña for a medical on Monday] (in Spanish). Deportivo La Coruña. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Luis Alberto". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

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