Miguel Palanca

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Miguel Palanca
Personal information
Full name Miguel Palanca Fernández
Date of birth (1987-12-18) 18 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Tarragona, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Korona Kielce
Number 17
Youth career
La Salle
1998–2006 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Espanyol B 49 (13)
2007 Espanyol 1 (0)
2008–2009 Real Madrid B 31 (5)
2008–2010 Real Madrid 3 (0)
2009–2010 Castellón (loan) 36 (3)
2010–2013 Elche 71 (5)
2013–2015 Numancia 50 (5)
2015 Adelaide United 14 (1)
2015–2016 Gimnàstic 19 (1)
2016– Korona Kielce 17 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Palanca and the second or maternal family name is Fernández.

Miguel Palanca Fernández (born 18 December 1987) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Polish club Korona Kielce. Mainly a right winger, he can also operate as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Palanca was a product of RCD Espanyol's youth ranks, playing once for the first team in the 2006–07 season then spending the following campaign solely with the B-side. His La Liga debut arrived on 29 April 2007, as he came on as a substitute for Albert Riera during the second half of a 1–3 away loss against Sevilla FC.[1]

Subsequently, Palanca was sold to Real Madrid. On 13 December 2008 he made his debut for the main squad, replacing Wesley Sneijder in the first half of a 0–2 away defeat to FC Barcelona;[2] again from the bench, he helped his team beat Valencia CF one week later, at the Santiago Bernabéu (1–0).[3]

For 2009–10, Palanca was loaned to CD Castellón in the second division.[4] The following season, after the club's relegation, he signed a two-year contract with another side in that level, Elche CF, with Real Madrid having an option to re-buy on any given period during that timeframe.[5]

On 27 January 2015, after one-and-a-half seasons with CD Numancia also in the second tier, Palanca signed with Australian club Adelaide United FC.[6][7] He was released at the end of the season, after his contract was not renewed.[8]

On 8 July 2015, Palanca signed a one-year deal with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, recently returned to the second level.[9] He scored his first goals for his hometown team on 9 September in a 2–2 home draw with neighbours Girona FC in the second round of the Copa del Rey, also converting the decisive attempt in the subsequent penalty shootout.[10]

Palanca moved abroad again on 20 July 2016, agreeing to a two-year contract with Poland's Korona Kielce.[11] Coming from the bench, he netted his first goal on 6 August in a 4–1 home Ekstraklasa win over Lech Poznań.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Palanca's father, Santiago, played as a striker for Gimnàstic, scoring a record 48 goals at their Nou Estadi.[10]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 5 August 2015
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Espanyol B 2006–07[13] Segunda División B 25 6 25 6
2007–08[13] Segunda División B 24 7 24 7
Total 49 13 49 13
Espanyol 2006–07[13] La Liga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Real Madrid B 2008–09[13] Segunda División B 31 5 31 5
Real Madrid 2008–09[13] La Liga 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Castellón (loan) 2009–10[13] Segunda División 36 10 0 0 36 10
Elche 2010–11[13] Segunda División 30 4 2 0 1[a] 0 33 4
2011–12[13] Segunda División 25 1 2 1 27 2
2012–13[13] Segunda División 16 0 1 0 17 0
Total 71 5 5 1 1 0 77 6
Numancia 2013–14[14] Segunda División 33 3 1 0 34 3
2014–15[14] Segunda División 17 2 0 0 17 2
Total 50 5 1 0 51 5
Adelaide United 2014–15[14] A-League 14 1 0 0 14 1
Gimnàstic 2015–16 Segunda División 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 255 39 6 1 1 0 255 39
  1. ^ Appearance in Promotion playoff

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Sevilla regresa a su versión liguera (Sevilla returns to league version); El Mundo, 29 April 2007 (Spanish)
  2. ^ El canterano Palanca reconoce que fue un debut "agridulce" (Youth system player Palanca acknowledges "bittersweet" debut); Europa Press, 14 December 2008 (Spanish)
  3. ^ El Real Madrid recupera el pulso tras ganar al Valencia (Real Madrid regains pulse after beating Valencia); El Correo Gallego, 20 December 2008 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Palanca llega cedido por una temporada del Real Madrid (Palanca arrives on loan from Real Madrid for one season); Marca, 25 August 2009 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Palanca ficha por el Elche (Palanca signs for Elche); Defensa Central, 2 July 2010 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Spain’s Miguel Palanca set to join Adelaide United for A-League; The Advertiser, 26 January 2015
  7. ^ Adelaide United and FFA clash after Fabio Ferreira departs for Central Coast Mariners; The Advertiser, 27 January 2015
  8. ^ Hyundai A-League transfer wrap; Football Federation Australia, 30 June 2015
  9. ^ Miguel Palanca se convierte en jugador grana (Miguel Palanca becomes a grana player); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 8 July 2015 (Spanish)
  10. ^ a b "Palanca, con nombre propio" [Palanca, name in his own right] (in Spanish). Diari de Tarragona. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Miguel Palanca tornarà a provar sort lluny de casa" [Miguel Palanca will try his luck abroad again] (in Catalan). Esports del Camp. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Palanca se estrena como goleador con el Korona Kielce" [Palanca scored his first goal for Korona Kielce] (in Spanish). Diari Més. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Palanca: Miquel Palanca Fernández". BDFutbol. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c "Palanca". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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