Pedro Martín

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Pedro
Personal information
Full name Pedro José Martín Moreno
Date of birth (1992-01-16) 16 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Mirandés (on loan from Celta)
Number 12
Youth career
2006–2008 Málaga
2008–2010 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Atlético Madrid C 36 (9)
2011–2013 Atlético Madrid B 49 (16)
2012–2014 Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
2013–2014 Numancia (loan) 41 (3)
2014–2015 Mirandés 36 (9)
2015–2016 Tenerife 13 (1)
2016– Celta B 12 (3)
2016– Mirandés (loan) 37 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 June 2017.

Pedro José Martín Moreno (born 16 January 1992), known simply as Pedro, is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Mirandés on loan from Celta de Vigo as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Málaga, Andalusia, Pedro started playing football with hometown's Málaga CF, joining Atlético Madrid in 2008 at the age of 16.[1] After two years in the youth ranks he made his senior debuts with the C-team in Tercera División and, after a good first year, he was called by first-team manager Gregorio Manzano for the 2011–12 pre-season, going on to score six goals; he was an unused substitute in both UEFA Europa League games against Strømsgodset IF, but eventually spent most of the campaign with the reserves in Segunda División B.[2]

Pedro made his debut with the Colchoneros' first team on 8 December 2011, replacing Pizzi midway through the second half of a 1–2 Copa del Rey defeat at Albacete Balompié (1–3 on aggregate).[3] On 21 March of the following year, also at the Estadio Carlos Belmonte but with Atlético B, he scored in the last minute for a 2–1 win.[4]

New coach Diego Simeone called Pedro for various matches later in the season, as he continued to appear and score with the reserves: his first appearance in La Liga came on 29 April 2012, coming on for Tiago in the last minute of a 2–2 away draw against Real Betis.[5] On 9 May he received a Europa League winner's medal following Atlético's triumph over Athletic Bilbao, but did not leave the substitutes' bench.[6]

On 29 January 2013, Pedro was loaned to Segunda División side CD Numancia until the end of the season,[7] and the move was extended for a further year on 12 July.[8] On 26 August of the following year, he signed for fellow league team CD Mirandés.[9]

On 30 June 2015, Pedro moved to CD Tenerife still in the second tier.[10] On 1 February 2016 he joined Celta de Vigo, being assigned to the B-team who competed in the third division.[11]

Pedro returned to Mirandés on 17 August 2016, now in a one-year loan deal.[12]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Atlético Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pedro amplía su 'beca' a base de goles (Pedro extends 'scholarship' with goals); Mundo Deportivo, 18 July 2011 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Atlético B cerró la plantilla de la temporada 11–12 con 27 jugadores (Atlético B closed 11–12 season squad with 27 players); Atlético Madrid, 1 September 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Adrián evita el naufragio (Adrián prevents disaster); Marca, 8 December 2011 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Tenerife, Oviedo y Albacete se pegan un batacazo (Tenerife, Oviedo and Albacete hit a bump); Marca, 22 March 2012 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Falcao rescues Atletico; ESPN Soccernet, 29 April 2012
  6. ^ Atlético Madrid 3–0 Athletic Bilbao; BBC Sport, 9 May 2012
  7. ^ El Numancia se refuerza con el delantero Pedro Martín (Numancia bolster with forward Pedro Martín); Mundo Deportivo, 29 January 2013 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Pedro Martín jugará cedido en el Numancia (Pedro Martín will play on loan at Numancia); Atlético Madrid, 12 July 2013 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ El Mirandés refuerza su línea de ataque con Pedro Martín (Mirandés bolster their forward line with Pedro Martín); Marca, 26 August 2016 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ El delantero Pedro Martín, primer refuerzo del Tenerife (Forward Pedro Martín, first addition of Tenerife); Diario AS, 30 June 2015 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ El Celta B incorpora al delantero Pedro Martín (Celta B add forward Pedro Martín); Celta Vigo, 1 February 2016 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Pedro Martín jugará cedido la próxima temporada en el C.D. Mirandés (Pedro Martín will play the following season on loan at C.D. Mirandés); CD Mirandés, 17 August 2016 (in Spanish)

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