|Full name||Miguel Palanca Fernández|
|Date of birth||18 December 1987|
|Place of birth||Tarragona, Spain|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2008–2009||Real Madrid B||31||(5)|
|2009–2010||→ Castellón (loan)||36||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2017.
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.
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; again from the bench, he helped his team beat Valencia CF one week later, at the Santiago Bernabéu (1–0).
For 2009–10, Palanca was loaned to CD Castellón in the second division. 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.
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. He was released at the end of the season, after his contract was not renewed.
On 8 July 2015, Palanca signed a one-year deal with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, recently returned to the second level. 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.
Palanca moved abroad again on 20 July 2016, agreeing to a two-year contract with Poland's Korona Kielce. Coming from the bench, he netted his first goal on 6 August in a 4–1 home Ekstraklasa win over Lech Poznań.
- As of 5 August 2015
|Espanyol B||2006–07||Segunda División B||25||6||—||—||25||6|
|2007–08||Segunda División B||24||7||—||—||24||7|
|Real Madrid B||2008–09||Segunda División B||31||5||—||—||31||5|
|Real Madrid||2008–09||La Liga||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Castellón (loan)||2009–10||Segunda División||36||10||0||0||—||36||10|
- Appearance in Promotion playoff
- El Sevilla regresa a su versión liguera (Sevilla returns to league version); El Mundo, 29 April 2007 (Spanish)
- El canterano Palanca reconoce que fue un debut "agridulce" (Youth system player Palanca acknowledges "bittersweet" debut); Europa Press, 14 December 2008 (Spanish)
- El Real Madrid recupera el pulso tras ganar al Valencia (Real Madrid regains pulse after beating Valencia); El Correo Gallego, 20 December 2008 (Spanish)
- Palanca llega cedido por una temporada del Real Madrid (Palanca arrives on loan from Real Madrid for one season); Marca, 25 August 2009 (Spanish)
- Palanca ficha por el Elche (Palanca signs for Elche); Defensa Central, 2 July 2010 (Spanish)
- Spain’s Miguel Palanca set to join Adelaide United for A-League; The Advertiser, 26 January 2015
- Adelaide United and FFA clash after Fabio Ferreira departs for Central Coast Mariners; The Advertiser, 27 January 2015
- Hyundai A-League transfer wrap; Football Federation Australia, 30 June 2015
- Miguel Palanca se convierte en jugador grana (Miguel Palanca becomes a grana player); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 8 July 2015 (Spanish)
- "Palanca, con nombre propio" [Palanca, name in his own right] (in Spanish). Diari de Tarragona. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Palanca: Miquel Palanca Fernández". BDFutbol. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
- "Palanca". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 March 2015.