Miguel Pérez (footballer)

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Miguel Pérez
Personal information
Full name Miguel Alfonso Pérez Aracil
Date of birth (1980-05-28) 28 May 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Onda
2001 Burriana 17 (1)
2001–2002 Getafe 24 (3)
2002–2005 Numancia 86 (6)
2005–2006 Gimnàstic 7 (0)
2006–2008 Alavés 19 (1)
2008–2011 Levante 47 (2)
Total 200 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miguel Alfonso Pérez Aracil (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel alˈfonso ˈpeɾeθ]; born 28 May 1980) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Pérez was born in Madrid. During his career, spent mostly in the second division, he represented CD Onda (Villarreal CF's farm team), Getafe CF, CD Numancia (appearing in 19 games in 2004–05's La Liga), Gimnàstic de Tarragona,[1] Deportivo Alavés and Levante UD. He made his debut in the Spanish top flight on 28 August 2004, coming on as a first-half substitute to help Numancia to a 1–1 home draw against Real Betis.[2]

Pérez contributed with 18 matches – only two complete, 842 minutes, no goals – in the 2009–10 season, as Levante returned to the top division after two years. Aged 30, he was released in the 2011 January transfer window, without no official appearances whatsoever in the first half of the campaign.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Pérez's younger brother, Álex, was also a footballer. He played in Real Madrid's youth academy, and both represented Catalonia' Gimnàstic in 2005–06.[1]

Their father, Miguel Ángel Pérez Pilipiux, was also involved in the sport. Born in Argentina, he settled in Spain after retiring, having played in the country for Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza amongst other clubs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El club espera descarte de Primera tras fichar a Merino y Pérez" [Club await release from Primera after signing Merino and Pérez] (in Spanish). La Nación. 19 July 2005. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ El Betis se ahoga en Soria (Betis drown in Soria); El País, 29 August 2004 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ El Levante inscribe a Wellington y da la baja a Miguel Pérez (Levante register Wellington and release Miguel Pérez); Marca, 21 January 2011 (in Spanish)

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