Raúl Fernández-Cavada Mateos

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Personal information
Full name Raúl Fernández-Cavada Mateos
Date of birth (1988-03-13) 13 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
1997–1998 Colegio Francés
1998–2006 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Basconia 29 (0)
2007–2010 Bilbao Athletic 19 (0)
2008–2009 Conquense (loan) 24 (0)
2009–2010 Granada (loan) 22 (0)
2010–2014 Athletic Bilbao 5 (0)
2013–2014 Numancia (loan) 11 (0)
2014–2015 Racing Santander 4 (0)
2015 Valladolid 1 (0)
2015–2016 Mirandés 41 (0)
2016– Levante 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.

Raúl Fernández-Cavada Mateos (born 13 March 1988), known simply as Raúl, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Levante UD as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

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[1] then Granada CF:[2] 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.[3]

On 10 July 2013, Raúl was loaned to CD Numancia from division two.[4] On 18 July of the following year, he moved to Racing de Santander also in the category, after agreeing to a one-year deal.[5]

On 22 January 2015, Raúl terminated his contract with the Cantabrians and moved to fellow league team Real Valladolid hours later.[6] On 30 June, after acting as a backup to Javi Varas, he signed for CD Mirandés also in the second tier.[7]

On 1 July 2016, after appearing in 49 competitive games during his first and only season, free agent Raúl joined fellow league club Levante UD.[8]


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