Néstor Albiach

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Néstor
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Néstor with Sparta in 2017
Personal information
Full name Néstor Albiach Roger
Date of birth (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Xirivella, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sparta Prague
Number 15
Youth career
Levante
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Requena 39 (9)
2012–2013 Olímpic Xàtiva 20 (3)
2013–2016 Dukla Prague 69 (14)
2016– Sparta Prague 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2016.

Néstor Albiach Roger (born 18 August 1992), simply known as Néstor, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Czech club Sparta Prague as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Xirivella, Valencian Community, Néstor was a Levante UD youth graduate, but made his debut as a senior with SC Requena in the 2011–12 campaign, in Tercera División.[1]

In August 2012 Néstor moved to Segunda División B side CD Olímpic de Xàtiva.[2] On 25 January of the following year, after being an ever-present figure for the side, he rescinded his contract and signed a two-year deal with Czech First League side FK Dukla Prague.[3][4]

Czech Republic[edit]

Néstor made his professional debut on 22 February 2013, starting in a 1–1 home draw for Dukla against FK Teplice.[5] He scored his first league goals on 13 April, netting a brace in a 5–1 home routing of FK Jablonec.[6]

Néstor was shortlisted for the league's Player of the Month award for May 2013, after having scored in wins against FC Zbrojovka Brno (3–2) and FK Mladá Boleslav (2–1) during the month.[7] He was also elected as the best foreigner of the league in June.[8]

Néstor sustained an injury during the winter break of the 2013–14 season, being sidelined until August 2014 when he came on as a substitute in a 1–2 defeat at FC Viktoria Plzeň.[9] Despite having injury troubles with both knees,[10] he remained at Dukla until the winter break of the 2016–17 season.

After scoring five goals for Dukla in the autumn part of the 2016–17 season, Néstor signed with Sparta Prague in December 2016, joining on a two-and-a-half year contract.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Néstor Albiach nuevo jugador del Requena" [Néstor Albiach new player of Requena] (in Spanish). El Camp de Futbol. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "El C.D. Olímpic presenta su nueva plantilla para la temporada 2012–2013" [C.D. Olímpic presents its new squad for the 2012–2013 season] (in Spanish). Portal de Xàtiva. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Néstor se desvincula del Olímpic para probar fortuna en la República Checa" [Néstor leaves Olímpic to try his luck in the Czech Republic] (in Spanish). Golsmedia. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dukla hlásí první zimní posilu!". Dukla Prague (in Czech). 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Casado, Roman (25 February 2013). "El español Néstor se estrena en el once titular del Dukla" [Spaniard Néstor debuts in Dukla's starting eleven]. Czech Radio (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dukla - Jablonec 5:1, Pražané prohrávali, po půli dali čtyři góly". idnes.cz (in Czech). 13 April 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hráčem měsíce se stane kanonýr Mičola, Néstor nebo Rabušic". denik.cz (in Czech). 27 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "El mejor extranjero de la liga checa es de Xirivella" [The best foreigner of the Czech league is from Xirivella] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Plzeň - Dukla 2:1, favorit otočil skóre a posunul se na první místo". idnes.cz (in Czech). 31 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Néstor Albiach se viste de 'espía de La Roja'". Marca (in Spanish). 13 June 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Sparta hlásí první posilu, útok podpoří Albiach z Dukly". Česká televize (in Czech). 9 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 

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