Pablo Coira

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Pablo Coira
Personal information
Full name Pablo Coira Lojo
Date of birth (1979-10-18) 18 October 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1997–1998 Compostela
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Compostela 29 (2)
1999–2000 Celta B
1999–2003 Celta 42 (0)
2003–2006 Alavés 20 (0)
2004–2005 Recreativo (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Aris 8 (0)
2007–2008 Figueres
2008–2009 Espanyol B
2010 Honvéd 25 (4)
Total 127 (6)
National team
1999 Spain U20 9 (0)
1999–2001 Spain U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pablo Coira Lojo (born 18 October 1979 in Vilagarcía de Arousa, Pontevedra, Galicia) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a right back.

Football career[edit]

After starting playing professional football with local SD Compostela, in Segunda División, Coira joined Galicia giants Celta de Vigo in 1999, appearing sparingly throughout four La Liga seasons (maximum 18 league games in 2001–02). Shortly before joining Celta he represented Spain at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship, winning the tournament; also in the squad was teammate Pablo Couñago, who was crowned the competition's top scorer.[1][2]

Subsequently, Coira had unassuming stints with Deportivo Alavés – playing no matches in his final year, which ended in top flight relegation, and being loaned to Recreativo de Huelva in between – and Greek club Aris Thessaloniki FC. He returned to Spain in January 2007 to play for lowly UE Figueres in Segunda División B, named UE Casteldefells shortly after.

In the 2008–09 campaign, Coira dropped down to Tercera División and joined RCD Espanyol's B-team.[3] The following year he moved countries for the second time in his career, signing with Budapest Honvéd FC in Hungary, where he played most of the time as a central midfielder.[4]





Spain U20


  1. ^ "Qué fue de los campeones del mundo sub20" [What happened to the under-20 world champions] (in Spanish). Marca. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Pablo CoiraFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Pablo Coira, nuevo fichaje del RCD Espanyol B procedente del Castelldefels (Pablo Coira, new Espanyol B player, from Castelldefels) Archived 2011-07-13 at the Wayback Machine.; Join Futbol, 26 August 2008 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Coira hace la competencia a Xavi en Hungría (Coira a competitor for Xavi in Hungary); Marca, 24 May 2010 (in Spanish)

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