Pedro López Muñoz

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Pedro López
Pedro López Muñoz.jpg
López in 2014
Personal information
Full name Pedro López Muñoz
Date of birth (1983-11-01) 1 November 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Torrent, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Levante
Number 19
Youth career
1996–2002 Monte-Sión
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Valencia B 54 (6)
2004–2005 Valencia 0 (0)
2004–2005 Racing Santander (loan) 20 (1)
2005–2011 Valladolid 168 (3)
2011– Levante 112 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Muñoz.

Pedro López Muñoz (born 1 November 1983) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Levante UD as a right back.

Football career[edit]

Born in Torrent, Valencian Community, López was a product of Valencia CF's youth system. He never made it past the B-team, and would go on to make his La Liga debuts for Racing de Santander during the 2004–05 season.

In the 2005 summer, López joined Real Valladolid, playing 36 matches for a side that achieved top flight promotion two years later.[1] He scored his first goal for the club the following campaign, a brilliant long-range strike during the 1–1 home draw against Real Madrid on 23 September 2007.[2]

On 14 December 2008, firmly established as first-choice right-back, López netted from his half in a 3–0 home win over Deportivo de La Coruña.[3] He continued to start regularly in the following seasons, suffering top division relegation in 2009–10.

Wishing to return to the top flight, López joined Levante UD of his native region on 19 July 2011, on a three-year contract.[4] The team finished a best-ever sixth in his debut season, subsequently qualifying for the UEFA Europa League in which he played eight matches to help it reach the quarter-finals. On 31 March 2014, he scored his first goal for the club, to confirm a 2–0 win at Granada CF.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Los héroes del ascenso esperan su oportunidad" [Promotion heroes await their chance]. El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish). 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Valladolid 1–1 Real Madrid; ESPN Soccernet, 23 September 2007
  3. ^ Valladolid 3–0 Deportivo La Coruña; ESPN Soccernet, 14 December 2008
  4. ^ "Pedro López y Aranda ya atados; Xavi Torres al caer" [Pedro López and Aranda all tied; Xavi Torres to come]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 20 July 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Rincón, Jaime (31 March 2014). "Eficacia de Primera" [Primera efficiency]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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