Rafel Sastre

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Rafel Sastre
Personal information
Full name Rafel Sastre Reus
Date of birth (1975-10-22) 22 October 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Binissalem, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Mallorca B 93 (6)
1999–2001 Cádiz 63 (3)
2001–2011 Sporting Gijón 309 (4)
2011–2012 Huesca 22 (0)
2012–2013 Atlético Baleares 23 (0)
Total 510 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sastre and the second or maternal family name is Reus.

Rafel Sastre Reus (born 22 October 1975) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back.

He amassed Segunda División totals of 311 games and four goals over the course of nine seasons, seven of those with Sporting de Gijón. He appeared in La Liga with the same club, totalling 52 appearances in that competition.

Football career[edit]

Sastre was born in Binissalem, Balearic Islands. For 14 professional seasons he represented RCD Mallorca B, Cádiz CF (two years in the third division) and Sporting de Gijón. With the Asturias club he amassed totals of 257 games with four goals in the second level, including 37 in the 2007–08 campaign as it returned to La Liga after a ten-year hiatus; during this timeframe, he eventually gained team captaincy.[1]

Sastre made his first appearance in the top flight at almost 33, in 2008–09's opener, a 1–2 home loss to Getafe CF[2][3] and, during his two top flight years with the team, appeared in 44 league matches combined, with Sporting also retaining its status in the 2009–10 season.[4]

In June 2011, aged nearly 36, Sastre left Gijón after ten years with the same club and signed for SD Huesca in division two. He retired one year later, after one season in the third tier with CD Atlético Baleares.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Sastre's younger brother, Lluís (ten years his junior), is also a footballer. A midfielder, they coincided at Huesca in the 2011–12 season.[6]


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