Luis Carlos Cuartero

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Luis Cuartero
Personal information
Full name Luis Carlos Cuartero Laforga
Date of birth (1975-08-17) 17 August 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Zaragoza, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Zaragoza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Zaragoza B 57 (0)
1993–2009 Zaragoza 190 (0)
Total 247 (0)
National team
1991–1992 Spain U16 9 (0)
1992 Spain U17 4 (0)
1993–1994 Spain U18 22 (0)
1995 Spain U19 2 (0)
1995 Spain U20 6 (0)
1996–1998 Spain U21 6 (0)
1997 Spain U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luis Carlos Cuartero Laforga (born 17 August 1975) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back or a central defender.

His professional career, hindered by several serious injuries,[1][2] was devoted to a single club, Real Zaragoza.

Club career[edit]

Cuartero was born in Zaragoza, Aragon. He made his senior debut with hometown's Real Zaragoza on 20 June 1993 in a 2–2 away draw against Atlético Madrid, aged 17, and went on to appear in 178 La Liga games, plus the 2002–03 season in the second division.

From 2006 to 2009, however, Cuartero would only play three league matches combined, severely hindered by knee injuries.[3] Never more than a utility player, his best league output came in the 2003–04 campaign, when he featured in 24 contests for a final 12th place; he finally retired from the game at the end of 2008–09, with the Maños again in the second level.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Zaragoza

Country[edit]

Spain U21

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De la Liga de las estrellas a la Liga de las lesiones (From star League to injury League); El Mundo, 15 November 2006 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El club de las rodillas rotas (Shattered knees society); Heraldo de Aragón, 29 July 2010 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Zaragoza reel from Cuartero blow; UEFA.com, 18 October 2006
  4. ^ Cuartero pone fin a toda una vida en el Zaragoza (Cuartero ends a lifetime in Zaragoza); Marca, 20 April 2009 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Zaragoza, no hay quinta Copa mala" [Zaragoza, no such thing as a bad fifth Cup] (in Spanish). ABC. 1 July 2001. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Galletti gives Zaragoza glory". UEFA.com. 18 March 2004. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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