Roberto Santamaría Ciprián
|Full name||Roberto Santamaría Ciprián|
|Date of birth||27 February 1985|
|Place of birth||Pamplona, Spain|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2006–2008||Las Palmas B||22||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Málaga (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2018
Born in Pamplona, Navarre, Santamaría was a product of CA Osasuna's youth ranks, and was transferred to UD Las Palmas in summer 2006. In the Canary Islands, he spent his first two seasons with the reserves, making his debut with the first team on 23 February 2008 in a second division match against Celta de Vigo in which he saved a penalty kick, helping to a 1–0 home win.
In the 2009 off-season, Santamaría was loaned to Málaga CF. During the campaign, he played as backup to also newly signed Gustavo Munúa, appearing in all of the club's four games in the Copa del Rey.
On 12 August 2010, after terminating his Las Palmas contract, Santamaría joined Girona FC in the second level, replacing Albert Jorquera who retired earlier in the summer. He continued to compete in that tier in the following years, representing SD Ponferradina (two spells), Osasuna, RCD Mallorca, CF Reus Deportiu and SD Huesca.
- El Celta se aleja del ascenso al perder con el Las Palmas tras un increíble final (Celta lose touch with promotion zone after losing with Las Palmas in incredible finale); La Voz de Galicia, 23 February 2008 (in Spanish)
- Pocos jugadores del Málaga lograron el aprobado (Few Málaga players passed the test); Diario Sur, 17 May 2010 (in Spanish)
- Roberto Santamaría, nuevo portero del Girona (Roberto Santamaría, new Girona goalkeeper); Girona FC, 12 August 2010 (in Spanish)
- Santamaría: "De verdad, lo mío con los penaltis es cuestión de suerte" (Santamaría: "Really, my thing with penalties is a matter of luck"); Marca, 4 November 2008 (in Spanish)
- Mikel Santamaría: "Ningún equipo ha sido muy superior a nosotros" (Mikel Santamaría: "No team has bested us by far"); Diario de Navarra, 30 December 2014 (in Spanish)