Manuel Arana Rodríguez

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Manuel Arana
Personal information
Full name Manuel Jesús Arana Rodríguez
Date of birth (1984-12-03) 3 December 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Betis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Betis B
2005–2007 Castellón B 65 (11)
2007–2009 Castellón 70 (14)
2009–2012 Racing Santander 73 (7)
2012–2013 Rayo Vallecano 2 (0)
2013–2014 Recreativo 42 (9)
2014–2016 Mallorca 52 (10)
2016–2017 Brisbane Roar 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2017.

Manuel Jesús Arana Rodríguez (born 3 December 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Australian club Brisbane Roar FC.

Football career[edit]

Arana was born in Seville, Andalusia. After not being able to successfully graduate at hometown's Real Betis he signed with CD Castellón, where he would first appear professionally in 2006–07's second division, playing in one game; in the following two seasons, also in that level, he proceeded to be used very regularly.

In June 2009, Arana moved to La Liga with Racing de Santander, penning a four-year deal. He made his debut in the competition on 30 August in a 1–4 home loss against Getafe CF,[1] and scored in his third match with the Cantabrians for a 2–1 win at Málaga CF,[2] going on to net three more goals in the league (totalling 1,749 minutes) as the team managed to retain their league status.

Arana terminated his contract with Racing in late August 2012, following the club's top flight relegation.[3] Four days later, he signed a two-year deal with fellow league side Rayo Vallecano.[4][5]

On 7 July 2014, Arana left Recreativo de Huelva and joined RCD Mallorca also in division two, for two years.[6] On 30 September 2016 the 31-year-old moved abroad for the first time in his career, after being confirmed as the third visa player signing by Brisbane Roar FC for the 2016–17 season.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Racing Santander 1–4 Getafe; ESPN Soccernet, 30 August 2009
  2. ^ Morris grabs late winner; ESPN Soccernet, 19 September 2009
  3. ^ Manuel Arana se desvincula del Racing de Santander (Manuel Arana cuts ties with Racing de Santander); Goal.com, 27 August 2012 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Manuel Arana nuevo jugador del Rayo (Manuel Arana new Rayo player); Rayo Vallecano, 31 August 2012 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Rayo Vallecano ficha a Manuel Arana (Rayo Vallecano sign Manuel Arana); Goal.com, 31 August 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ El RCD Mallorca ficha a Manuel Arana (RCD Mallorca sign Manuel Arana) Archived 2014-07-15 at the Wayback Machine.; RCD Mallorca, 7 July 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Lewis, Dave (30 September 2016). "Roar snap up Spanish ace Rodriguez". Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Monteverde, Marco (30 September 2016). "Brisbane Roar signs former La Liga winger Manuel Arana Rodriguez on one-year deal". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 

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