Oriol Lozano

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Oriol
Personal information
Full name Oriol Lozano Farrán
Date of birth (1981-05-23) 23 May 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Sudanell, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1997–1998 Lleida
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Lleida 39 (0)
2001–2002 Onda 30 (1)
2002–2003 Hospitalet 28 (0)
2003–2004 Racing B 16 (0)
2004–2010 Racing Santander 119 (1)
2010–2011 Aris 8 (1)
2011–2012 Murcia 23 (0)
2013 Zestafoni 7 (0)
2013–2015 Racing Santander 15 (0)
Total 270 (2)
National team
2001 Spain U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Oriol Lozano Farrán (born 23 May 1981), known simply as Oriol, is a Spanish retired footballer who played usually as a central defender.

During a 17-year professional career he played mainly for Racing de Santander, representing the club in all three major levels and appearing in 156 competitive games whilst competing in six La Liga seasons.

Football career[edit]

Born in Sudanell, Lleida, Catalonia, Oriol played during his early career with UE Lleida, CD Onda (in the fourth division, loaned by Villarreal CF who acted as Onda's parent club) and CE L'Hospitalet. In the 2004–05 season he was promoted from Racing de Santander's B-team, making his La Liga debut on 19 September 2004 in a 1–1 home draw against Villarreal.

Oriol went on to become a relatively important defensive element for the Cantabrians in the subsequent four seasons, playing in a total of 75 games and starting 55. On 17 March 2007 he scored his only official goal for the club, in a 2–0 away win against Valencia CF.[1]

Oriol appeared in 19 matches in the 2009–10 campaign, as Racing once again narrowly avoided relegation after finishing 16th – he was sent off twice, one of them in the last minute of the side's 1–0 success at Sporting de Gijón.[2] In June 2010, the 29-year-old did not see his contract renewed and moved to Greece with Aris Thessaloniki FC.[3]

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