Pedro Alberto Cano Arenas

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Pedro Alberto
Personal information
Full name Pedro Alberto Cano Arenas
Date of birth (1969-06-18)18 June 1969
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Date of death 20 July 2002(2002-07-20) (aged 33)
Place of death Novelda, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Palencia
1991–1993 Oviedo B 65 (10)
1992–1996 Oviedo 56 (2)
1996–1998 Alavés 35 (3)
1998–2002 Toledo 121 (10)
2002 Novelda 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro Alberto Cano Arenas (18 June 1969 – 20 July 2002), known as Pedro Alberto, was a Spanish footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Pedro Alberto joined Real Oviedo in 1991 from lowly CF Palencia.[1] He made his La Liga debut on 29 February of the following year by starting in a 0–2 home loss against FC Barcelona,[2] but was only a backup or reserve team player for the vast majority of his spell in Asturias, his best output consisting of 33 games and one goal[3] in the 1995–96 season to help the club finish 14th in the top flight, thus avoiding relegation.

After leaving in the 1996 summer, Pedro Alberto played a further four years at the professional level, representing Deportivo Alavés[4] and CD Toledo in Segunda División. He also competed with the latter in Segunda División B.


On 20 July 2002, just three days into preseason with his new team, Novelda CF in the third level, Pedro Alberto had just finished a short sprint and was preparing to stretch, when he fell to the ground and lost consciousness. His death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage, and the 33-year-old left behind a seven-month pregnant wife.[5]




  1. ^ "El Oviedo europeo, sin apenas fichajes" [European Oviedo, barely a signing]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 22 July 1991. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "El Barça, imparable" [Barça, unstoppable]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 March 1992. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cómodo para el Oviedo" [Easy for Oviedo]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 11 September 1995. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pablo Gómez da ventaja al líder de Segunda" [Pablo Gómez gives advantage to Segunda leader]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 4 December 1997. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Muerte en un entrenamiento" [Death in training]. El País (in Spanish). 22 July 2002. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 

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