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 38)
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 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Alvarellos.

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 Juanjo 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]


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