Rubén Pulido

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Rubén Pulido
Rubén Pulido and Javier Paredes 2009.jpg
Pulido (left) in 2009
Personal information
Full name Rubén Martín Pulido
Date of birth (1979-02-02) 2 February 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Real Madrid C
2000–2001 Conquense 29 (5)
2001–2002 Getafe 32 (0)
2002–2003 Sporting Gijón 22 (4)
2003–2004 Rayo Vallecano 34 (4)
2004–2007 Getafe 49 (3)
2007–2008 Almería 26 (3)
2008–2010 Zaragoza 45 (2)
2010–2012 Asteras Tripoli 39 (4)
2012–2014 Aris 35 (0)
Total 311 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rubén Martín Pulido (born 2 February 1979) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

He amassed La Liga totals of 97 games and eight goals over the course of five seasons, representing in the competition Getafe, Almería and Zaragoza. He finished his professional career in Greece.

Football career[edit]

Pulido was born in Madrid. After appearing for modest UB Conquense and Getafe CF, the latter then in the third division, the Real Madrid youth graduate spent one second level season each with Rayo Vallecano and Sporting de Gijón.

In the 2004 summer, Pulido returned to Getafe, helping the capital side retain their recently obtained top level status. However, he was never an undisputed starter during his three years with the club, with a best output of 25 La Liga games in his second.

In July 2008, Pulido joined top flight newcomers UD Almería, and was one of the Andalusia team's most important players during his first year scoring three league goals, including the only in a 20 January 2008 home win over Deportivo de La Coruña[1] and another in a 2–2 home draw to FC Barcelona on 16 March.[2]

After just one season with Almería – he had signed a two-year deal – Pulido joined Real Zaragoza, freshly relegated to the second level. He contributed with 23 matches as the Aragonese were immediately promoted back.

In the 2009–10 campaign, Pulido played in roughly the same number of games, netting against former club Almería (2–1 home win[3]) and Villarreal CF (3–3 home draw[4]), and appearing inclusively as right-back; in the following summer, the 31-year-old did not see his contract renewed and joined Greek team Asteras Tripoli FC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Almeria 1–0 Deportivo La Coruña; ESPN Soccernet, 20 January 2008
  2. ^ Barcelona cornered by plucky Almería; UEFA.com, 16 March 2008
  3. ^ Zaragoza edge to victory; ESPN Soccernet, 1 November 2009
  4. ^ Villarreal battle back for draw; ESPN Soccernet, 15 May 2010

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