Roberto Fernández Alvarellos

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Roberto in 2010
Personal information
Full name Roberto Fernández Alvarellos
Date of birth (1979-01-25) 25 January 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Chantada, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Celta B 71 (0)
2002–2008 Sporting Gijón 197 (0)
2008–2010 Osasuna 28 (0)
2010–2015 Granada 131 (0)
2015– Lugo 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 August 2017

Roberto Fernández Alvarellos (born 25 January 1979), known simply as Roberto, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for CD Lugo as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Roberto was born in Chantada, Lugo. After several years struggling at Celta de Vigo, never making it past its B-team, he moved to Sporting de Gijón in 2002.[1] Save for his first season, when he was backup to Juan José Valencia, he was an undisputed starter during his entire stay,[2] winning the Ricardo Zamora Trophy in the 2005–06 campaign by conceding only 31 goals in 38 games, whilst going unbeaten for 825 minutes with the Segunda División club.[3]

In June 2008, after playing in all the league matches but one to help Sporting return to the top division after a ten-year absence,[4] Roberto also moved to La Liga, signing a three-year contract with CA Osasuna.[5] After starting his first year on the bench, he eventually beat competition from veteran Ricardo (formerly of Manchester United)[6] and became first-choice, but lost it again in the 2009–10 season, appearing almost exclusively in the domestic cup – he played the last two rounds in the league, with the Navarrese already safe from the relegation zone.

On 14 July 2010, Roberto was released by Osasuna and signed a three-year deal with Granada CF,[7] returned to the second level after 22 years. He only missed two games in the regular season in his first year, then starred in the play-offs in an eventual second consecutive promotion for the Andalusians.[8]

Roberto was first-choice in three of the four following seasons, all spent in the top flight. He signed for CD Lugo on 17 July 2015, after his contract expired.[9]


  1. ^ "Caras nuevas en ambos equipos" [New faces in both teams]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 20 July 2002. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Roberto: 637 minutos sin encajar ningún gol" [Roberto: 637 minutes without conceding a goal]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 10 February 2004. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "La joya de la corona" [The jewel of the crown]. El Comercio (in Spanish). 16 July 2006. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "El Sporting le brindó el ascenso a Quini diez años después" [Sporting toasted promotion to Quini ten years later]. Marca (in Spanish). 15 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Osasuna ficha al portero Roberto Fernández por tres temporadas" [Osasuna sign goalkeeper Roberto Fernández for three seasons]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 18 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Roberto: "Ricardo y yo llevamos bien la rivalidad"" [Roberto: "Ricardo and I have a quite sane rivalry"]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 29 August 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "El Granada cierra el fichaje del portero Roberto" [Granada complete signing of goalkeeper Roberto]. Marca (in Spanish). 14 July 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Apoteósico ascenso" [Apotheotic promotion]. Ideal (in Spanish). 18 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "El portero Roberto Fernández acaba de firmar con el CD Lugo" [Goalkeeper Roberto Fernández has just signed with CD Lugo] (in Spanish). CD Lugo. 17 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 

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