Raúl Fernández-Cavada Mateos
|Full name||Raúl Fernández-Cavada Mateos|
|Date of birth||13 March 1988|
|Place of birth||Bilbao, Spain|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|2008–2009||→ Conquense (loan)||24||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Granada (loan)||22||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Numancia (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.
Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Raúl joined Athletic Bilbao's prolific youth system, Lezama, at the age of only 10. He made his senior debuts with the reserve side in the third division, then went on to spend two seasons on loan in the same category, first with UB Conquense then Granada CF: with the latter club, he was the most utilized player in his position in a return to the second level after an absence of more than two decades.
Raúl was definitely promoted to Athletic's first team for 2010–11, following the retirement of veteran Armando. On 23 April 2011, as longtime starter Gorka Iraizoz was suspended following his fifth booking of the campaign, he made his La Liga debut, performing well in a 2–1 home win against Basque neighbours Real Sociedad.
On 22 January 2015, Raúl terminated his contract with the Cantabrians and moved to fellow league team Real Valladolid hours later. On 30 June, after acting as a backup to Javi Varas, he signed for CD Mirandés also in the second tier.
- Raúl Fernández, cedido al Conquense (Raúl Fernández, loaned to Conquense); El Correo, 3 July 2008 (in Spanish)
- El portero rojiblanco Raúl Fernández jugará cedido esta campaña en el Granada (Red-and-white goalkeeper Raúl Fernández will play on loan this season in Granada); El Correo, 3 August 2009 (in Spanish)
- Atheltic [sic] claim derby spoils; ESPN Soccernet, 23 April 2011
- Raúl Fernández, nuevo portero del Numancia (Raúl Fernández, new goalkeeper of Numancia); Marca, 10 July 2013 (in Spanish)
- Raúl Fernández-Cavada refuerza la portería del Racing 2014/15 (Raúl Fernández-Cavada bolsters Racings's goal for 2014/15); Racing Santander, 18 July 2014 (in Spanish)
- Raúl Fernández, nuevo portero del Real Valladolid (Raúl Fernández, new goalkeeper of Real Valladolid); Real Valladolid, 22 January 2015 (in Spanish)
- El portero Raúl Fernández-Cavada es desde hoy nuevo jugador del Club Deportivo Mirandés (Goalkeeper Raúl Fernández-Cavada is new player of Club Deportivo Mirandés as of today); CD Mirandés, 30 June 2015 (in Spanish)
- El Levante ficha a los guardametas Raúl Fernández y Remiro (Levante signs goalkeepers Raúl Fernández and Remiro)‚ Super Deporte, 1 July 2016 (in Spanish)