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Personal information
Full name Roberto López Esquiroz
Date of birth (1987-06-04) 4 June 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Estella, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Osasuna B 68 (5)
2009–2013 Osasuna 32 (0)
2011–2012 Elche (loan) 19 (2)
2012–2013 Mirandés (loan) 27 (2)
2013–2014 Sabadell 3 (0)
2014 Jaén 3 (0)
2014– Mirandés 136 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2018

Roberto López Esquiroz (born 4 June 1987 in Estella-Lizarra, Navarre), commonly known as Rúper, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for CD Mirandés as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

A product of CA Osasuna's youth ranks, Rúper made his first-team debut on 26 April 2009, playing the last two minutes of a 0–0 away draw against Real Valladolid.[1] During his first full season, as the Navarrese easily avoided La Liga relegation, he provided rest for longtime incumbent holding midfielder Francisco Puñal (12 years his senior).[2]

Rúper spent 2011–12 on loan to Elche CF in the second division, appearing in less than half of the games during the campaign – 12 starts, 1,190 minutes of action. He was released by Osasuna in the summer of 2013 after a loan to fellow league club CD Mirandés,[3] and continued competing in that level with CE Sabadell FC, Real Jaén and Mirandés again.


  1. ^ Pasito a pasito (Step by step); Marca, 26 April 2009 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Rúper, con Puñal como ejemplo (Rúper, with Puñal as an example); Navarra Sport, 19 August 2009 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Osasuna cede a Rúper al Mirandés (Osasuna loan Rúper to Mirandés); Marca, 20 August 2012 (in Spanish)

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