Román Golobart

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Román Golobart
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Golobart being presented at FC Köln
Personal information
Full name Román Golobart Benet
Date of birth (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Murcia
Youth career
2006–2009 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Wigan Athletic 3 (0)
2011–2012 Inverness CT (loan) 22 (2)
2012 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2015 1. FC Köln 5 (0)
2013–2015 1. FC Köln II 28 (2)
2015 Erzgebirge Aue (loan) 4 (0)
2015–2016 Racing Ferrol 34 (1)
2016– Murcia 19 (3)
National team
2008 Spain U17 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Golobart and the second or maternal family name is Benet.

Román Golobart Benet (born 21 March 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Murcia mainly as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, 17-year-old Golobart signed for Wigan Athletic from RCD Espanyol on 7 August 2009 as new manager Roberto Martínez identified him as a future talent.[1] Despite appearances in pre-season friendlies and on the substitutes bench, he failed to play a competitive match in his first two seasons at the club, and in August 2011 was loaned to Scottish Premier League side Inverness Caledonian Thistle for six months.[2] He made his debut the following day at Pittodrie against Aberdeen,[3] but was unaccustomed to the pace of Scottish football and made two significant errors during the 1–2 away loss.[4]

Golobart scored his first goal for Inverness on 24 December 2011, also against Aberdeen but now in a 2–1 home win.[5] After the game he expressed his desire to extend his loan spell, making his last appearance for the club in a 2–0 success over Hibernian.

On 31 August 2012, Golobart joined Tranmere Rovers on a one-month loan deal.[6] He made his debut a day later in a 4–0 win against Colchester United, but failed to play again for his new team following Ash Taylor's early return from injury.[7]

Golobart played his first match for Wigan on 5 January 2013, in the third round of the FA Cup against Bournemouth.[8] He made his Premier League debut for the Latics that same month, starting at Stoke City in a 2–2 draw.[9]

1. FC Köln[edit]

At the end of the 2012–13 season, Golobart turned down a new deal with Wigan and signed a three-year contract with 1. FC Köln.[10] He made his debut in the 2. Bundesliga on 20 July 2013, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against Dynamo Dresden.[11]

In February 2015, Golobart was loaned to FC Erzgebirge Aue also in the German second level for the remainder of the campaign.[12]

Return to Spain[edit]

On 21 August 2015, Golobart returned to his homeland, signing a one-year deal with the option of a second at third tier club Racing de Ferrol,[13] contributing two goals from 36 appearances as they reached the play-offs. The following 23 July, he transferred to fellow league team Real Murcia.[14]

International career[edit]

Golobart represented Spain at under-17 level. His first cap came in a 1–1 draw with England.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Golobart's father, Joan, was also a footballer. He also represented Espanyol, but at senior level.

Golobart shares his birthdate with fellow Espanyol youth graduate Jordi Amat.[16]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 8 December 2013[17]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wigan Athletic 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inverness CT 2011–12 22 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 25 2
Wigan Athletic 2012–13 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Tranmere Rovers 2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1. FC Köln 2013–14 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 27 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 36 2

Honours[edit]

Wigan Athletic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latics raid Spain for duo". Sky Sports. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Roman's road heads North". Wigan Athletic. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Aberdeen 2–1 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "It's not Barcelona, but Golobart is adapting to Scottish football". Scotsman. 26 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Inverness CT 2–1 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 24 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tranmere Rovers sign Wigan Athletic's Roman Golobart on loan". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Golobart returns to Latics". Sky Sports. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Wigan 1–1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Stoke 2–2 Wigan". BBC Sport. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Golobart verstärkt das Abwehrzentrum" [Golobart strengthens center of defense] (in German). kicker. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Köln-Keeper sorgt für Lachnummer" [Köln's keeper made himself a laughing stock] (in German). Bild. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "FC Erzgebirge künftig mit Golobart und Wood" [FC Erzgebirge now with Golobart and Wood] (in German). Erzgebirge Aue. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "El Racing de Ferrol llega a un acuerdo con el central Román Golobart" [Racing de Ferrol reach an agreement with stopper Román Golobart] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Román Golobart, un nuevo refuerzo para la defensa grana" [Román Golobart, a new reinforcement for the grana defence] (in Spanish). La Opinión de Murcia. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Roman Golobart". UEFA.com. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Amat-Golobart, pareja de centrales" [Amat-Golobart, stopper duo] (in Spanish). Marcadorint. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Román Golobart". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 

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