Saúl Berjón

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Saúl
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Personal information
Full name Saúl Berjón Pérez
Date of birth (1986-05-24) 24 May 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Oviedo, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Oviedo
Number 21
Youth career
Covadonga
Oviedo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Berrón
2005–2006 Lealtad 34 (12)
2006–2007 Langreo 38 (7)
2007–2008 Pájara Playas 37 (9)
2008–2010 Las Palmas 64 (8)
2010–2012 Barcelona B 26 (3)
2011–2012 Alcorcón (loan) 35 (4)
2012–2014 Murcia 76 (12)
2014–2016 Eibar 63 (7)
2016 UNAM 13 (0)
2017– Oviedo 33 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2017

Saúl Berjón Pérez (born 24 May 1986), known simply as Saúl, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Oviedo as a left winger or forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Oviedo, Asturias, Saúl graduated from Real Oviedo's youth setup, but started playing as a senior with lowly Berrón CF. After representing Tercera División clubs CD Lealtad and UP Langreo, he joined Segunda División B's UD Pájara Playas de Jandía in the 2007 summer.

Saúl scored nine goals during the season, and subsequently moved to UD Las Palmas in Segunda División on 19 May 2008.[1] He played his first match as a professional on 30 August, coming on as a substitute for Sergio Suárez in the 56th minute of a 0–1 away loss against Real Sociedad.[2]

Saúl scored his first professional goal on 13 September 2008, in a 2–2 home draw against Real Zaragoza.[3] He netted five more during his debut campaign with the Canary Islands side.

On 20 August 2010, Saúl joined FC Barcelona for a 300,000 fee,[4] being assigned to the reserves also in the second level.[5] He appeared regularly for the Catalans, before being loaned to fellow league team AD Alcorcón on 30 August 2011.[6]

On 4 August 2012, Saúl signed for Real Murcia.[7] After narrowly avoiding relegation in 2012–13 he featured in 43 matches during the following season, scoring six times as the Pimentoneros finished fourth but were relegated due to financial problems.

On 26 August 2014, Saúl signed a two-year deal with SD Eibar, newly promoted to La Liga.[8] He made his debut in the competition four days later, replacing Dani García in a 1–2 loss at Atlético Madrid,[9] and scored his first league goal on 4 September, netting his side's second through a spectacular volley in a 3–3 home draw against Levante UD.[10]

On 24 June 2016, Saúl moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing for Mexico's Club Universidad Nacional.[11] On 28 December, he returned to Spain and its second division after joining his first club Oviedo.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Saúl's cousin, Adrián Colunga, is also a footballer. A striker, he played in several clubs during his career, representing Recreativo de Huelva, Real Zaragoza and Getafe CF in La Liga.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La UD Las Palmas ficha al ariete Saúl, primo de Adrián (UD Las Palmas sign forward Saúl, Adrián's cousin); Canarias7, 19 May 2008 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ La Real empieza con buen pie el camino hacia el ascenso (Real start path to promotion on the good foot); Marca, 30 August 2008 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Hasta dos veces reaccionó Las Palmas ante el Zaragoza (Las Palmas reacted twice against Zaragoza); Marca, 13 September 2008 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Barça B ficha por 300.000 euros a Saúl Berjón, de Las Palmas (Barça B sign Saúl Berjón from Las Palmas, for €300,000); Diario AS, 14 August 2010 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ a b Saúl Berjón, último refuerzo del filial (Saúl Berjón, last B-team addition); FC Barcelona, 20 August 2010 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Saúl Berjón, cedido al Alcorcón (Saúl Berjón, loaned to Alcorcón); FC Barcelona, 30 August 2011 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Saúl y Catalá serán los próximos refuerzos en llegar (Saúl and Catalá will be the next additions to arrive); Marca, 4 August 2012 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Saúl Berjón firma por dos temporadas por la SD Eibar (Saúl Berjón signs for two seasons with SD Eibar) Archived 2014-09-03 at the Wayback Machine.; SD Eibar, 26 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Una estrategia peligrosa (A dangerous strategy); Marca, 30 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Piovaccari levels thriller late on; ESPN FC, 4 October 2014
  11. ^ Saúl Berjón, a Pumas UNAM (Saúl Berjón, to Pumas UNAM); Diario AS, 24 June 2016 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Saúl Berjón, nuevo jugador del Real Oviedo (Saúl Berjón, new player of Real Oviedo); Real Oviedo, 28 December 2016 (in Spanish)

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