Miguel Pallardó

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Miguel Pallardó
Personal information
Full name Miguel Pallardó González
Date of birth (1986-09-05) 5 September 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Alaquàs, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
V-Varen Nagasaki
Number 30
Youth career
Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Valencia B 42 (0)
2005–2008 Valencia 14 (0)
2007–2008 Getafe (loan) 17 (0)
2008–2011 Getafe 0 (0)
2008–2011 Levante (loan) 86 (2)
2011–2014 Levante 16 (0)
2013 Almería (loan) 10 (0)
2014–2016 Hearts 39 (1)
2017– V-Varen Nagasaki 1 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Spain U17 5 (0)
2004 Spain U19 2 (0)
2007 Spain U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pallardó and the second or maternal family name is González.

Miguel Pallardó González (born 5 September 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Japanese club V-Varen Nagasaki as a defensive midfielder.

He played 68 La Liga games during seven seasons, representing in the competition Valencia, Getafe and Levante. In 2014, he signed with Hearts.

Club career[edit]

Valencia[edit]

Born in Alaquàs, Valencian Community, Pallardó played a similar role to David Albelda as a holding midfielder. He was promoted from Valencia CF's youth academy for 2006–07, and appeared in ten La Liga games during the season after having appeared once in 2004–05 (which was his first division debut, playing ten minutes in a 2–2 draw at RCD Espanyol on 15 May 2005).[1]

Pallardó spent the entire 2005–06 campaign with the reserves, in Tercera División.

Getafe / Levante[edit]

In July 2007, Pallardó was loaned for the season's duration to Madrid club Getafe CF,[2][3] playing in 14 top level matches in his first year. In August 2008, already owned by the latter, he was loaned to freshly-relegated to the second level side Levante UD for the 2008–09 campaign, thus returning to his native region.[4] He scored his first goal as a senior on 8 November, helping to a 2–1 home win against CD Tenerife.[5]

After a successful season a further season-long loan was agreed,[6] and Pallardó was an even more important first-team member – 35 games played, 2,662 minutes[7]– as the club returned to the top division after a two-year absence.

He was again regularly used in 2010–11, and Levante finally maintained its league status. On 17 June 2011 he finally cut ties with Getafe and signed a permanent three-year deal, for 200.000.[8] During his second spell at the Estadi Ciutat de València, Pallardó failed to make his breakthrough in the starting XI, also dealing with injury problems.[9] On 31 January 2013 he was loaned to UD Almería in level two, until June.[10][11]

Hearts[edit]

In August 2014, Pallardó underwent a trial with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard of France, but ultimately no permanent deal was reached between both parties. On 11 September, he signed a one-year contract with Scotland's Heart of Midlothian.[12] Two days later he made the squad for the first time, remaining an unused substitute in a goalless draw away to Dumbarton.[13]

Pallardó made his competitive debut for his new club on 4 October 2014, replacing Prince Buaben for the last 12 minutes of a 3–0 win at Queen of the South.[14] He scored his first goal on 31 January of the following year, opening a 4–1 away success over Alloa Athletic after five minutes.[15]

On 29 May 2015, after contributing to his team's promotion with 23 appearances, Pallardó extended his stay at Hearts for a further season.[16] Roughly one year later, it was announced he would be released.[17]

International career[edit]

Pallardó was first called into the Spain under-21 team in 2007, playing twice during that year.[18] He also represented the nation at two other youth levels.

Honours[edit]

Hearts

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Velamazán engancha al Espanyol a la lucha por entrar en la Champions" [Velamazán brings Espanyol into Champions qualification fight]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 15 May 2005. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Alexis jugará en el Valencia hasta 2013" [Alexis will play in Valencia until 2013]. Las Provincias (in Spanish). 22 March 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Los ex valencianistas Pallardó y Pablo Hernández ya lucen en Getafe" [Former Valencia men Pallardó and Pablo Hernández already shining in Getafe]. Marca (in Spanish). 11 July 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Parri y Pallardó, presentados como nuevos jugadores del Levante UD" [Parri and Pallardó, presented as new Levante UD players] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "El Levante se reencuentra con la victoria" [Levante rediscovers winning ways]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 November 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pallardó jugará cedido en el Levante UD la próxima temporada" [Pallardó will play for Levante UD on loan the next season] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Levante: sigue Pallardó." [Levante: Pallardó continues.] (in Spanish). esFutbol. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Pallardó crecerá en el Levante" [Pallardó will grow in Levante] (in Spanish). Levante-EMV. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Pallardó, tres semanas de baja" [Pallardó, three weeks out]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 22 September 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Pallardó, un centrocampista de corte defensivo para el Almería" [Pallardó, holding midfielder for Almería] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Oficial: Levante, Pallardó cedido al Almería" [Official: Levante, Pallardó loaned to Almería] (in Spanish). Todo Mercado Web. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Spanish 'Aye' for Jambos". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Dumbarton 0–0 Hearts". BBC Sport. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  14. ^ Crawford, Kenny (4 October 2014). "Queen of Sth 0–3 Hearts". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Alloa 1–4 Hearts". BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "New deal for Miguel". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Blazej Augustyn & Miguel Pallardo to leave Hearts". BBC Sport. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "La selección sub-21 prepara en Oliva la fase de clasificación para la Eurocopa'09" [Under-21 national team prepares Eurocup'09 qualifying phase in La Oliva]. Marca (in Spanish). 29 May 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 

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