Raúl Gañán

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Raúl Gañán
Personal information
Full name Raúl Gañán Bermúdez
Date of birth (1974-12-20) 20 December 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Bilbao Athletic 29 (0)
1995–1996 Durango (loan) 32 (0)
1997–1998 Barakaldo 34 (2)
1998–2001 Alavés 18 (1)
1999 Badajoz (loan) 21 (1)
2001–2010 Salamanca 298 (3)
2010–2011 Eibar 34 (0)
Total 466 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Raúl Gañán Bermúdez (born 20 December 1974) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a right back.

Over the course of nine seasons, he appeared in 285 Segunda División games, mainly with Salamanca (four goals scored). In La Liga he competed with Alavés, being only a reserve player.

Football career[edit]

Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Gañán started with hometown's Athletic Bilbao, but never made it past its reserves. His professional debuts were made with lowly Barakaldo CF also in the Basque region, in Segunda División B.

Gañán then spent three years with Deportivo Alavés, then on the verge of La Liga and European consolidation. However, barred by Cosmin Contra and Delfí Geli in successive seasons, he could never establish himself in the starting XI; during his stint, he was also loaned for five months to Segunda División club CD Badajoz.

In 2001, Gañán joined UD Salamanca in the second level, being an undisputed starter from the very beginning – incidentally, in the year he appeared in the least games, 17 in the 2004–05 campaign, the team was relegated, but promoted in the very next year – going on to amass more than 300 official appearances for the Castile and León side.

Aged nearly 36, and after again having contributed heavily to Salamanca's staying in division two (38 matches, 37 complete), Gañán returned to his native region, signing for SD Eibar in the third tier.

Honours[edit]

Alavés
Salamanca

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liverpool win nine-goal epic with golden goal". UEFA.com. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 

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