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
Santurtzi
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.

Death[edit]

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]

Honours[edit]

Palencia
Alavés

References[edit]

  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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