Roberto Losada

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Roberto Losada
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Losada as a Kitchee player (2011)
Personal information
Full name Roberto Losada Rodríguez
Date of birth (1976-10-25) 25 October 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Vigo, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kitchee (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Oviedo B 55 (23)
1996–2003 Oviedo 103 (18)
1998–1999 Toledo (loan) 37 (8)
2002 Mallorca (loan) 13 (4)
2003–2006 Valladolid 67 (13)
2007 Las Palmas 17 (0)
2007–2010 Lugo 95 (21)
2010–2012 Kitchee 32 (17)
Total 419 (104)
National team
2005–2008 Galicia 3 (1)
Teams managed
2012– Kitchee (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Losada and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.

Roberto Losada Rodríguez (Chinese: 盧比度; born 25 October 1976) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.

Over the course of seven seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 113 games and 27 goals, almost all with Real Oviedo. In addition, he also played in 124 Segunda División matches (16 goals) and spent two years in Hong Kong with Kitchee.

Football career[edit]

Losada was born in Vigo, Province of Pontevedra. Nicknamed El Chino due his facial features,[1] he made his professional debuts for Real Oviedo at just 18, as the club was also in La Liga; after two season-long loans, at CD Toledo and RCD Mallorca (the former in the second division), he returned, going on to be an important attacking member – although mostly as a backup – as the Asturias team would eventually drop two levels in just four years.

Losada left in the 2003–04 campaign to Real Valladolid in the top flight, equalling a career-best eight goals but again being relegated. After years of intermittent use, he left in January 2007 to another side in the second level, UD Las Palmas,[2] not managing to score in his five-month spell.

In the 2007 summer, Losada returned to his native Galicia, signing with CD Lugo in division three. After three years, aged nearly 34, he had his first abroad experience, joining Hong Kong club Kitchee SC[3] and helping it win the national championship in his first season after 47 years; at the end of the campaign, he was also named Hong Kong Footballer of the Year and MVP, making the competition's Best Eleven.[4]

Losada was made Kitchee captain for 2011–12, replacing Lo Kwan Yee.[5] He announced his retirement on 26 May 2012 at nearly 36 years of age, after netting the equaliser in stoppage time of extra time in the Hong Kong FA Cup final, which his team won.

Losada immediately joined the club's coaching staff, being named compatriot Josep Gombau's assistant.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Valladolid
Kitchee

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lo Kwan Yee
Kitchee SC captain
August 2011 – May 2012
Succeeded by
Chu Siu Kei