Samuel San José Fernández

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Samuel
Personal information
Full name Samuel San José Fernández
Date of birth (1984-03-01) 1 March 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Santander, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Llagostera
Youth career
Rayo Cantabria
Racing Santander
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Racing B
2005–2008 Racing Santander 8 (0)
2006–2007 Sporting Gijón (loan) 33 (0)
2008 Las Palmas (loan) 21 (0)
2008–2011 Las Palmas 68 (2)
2011–2014 Ponferradina 90 (1)
2014–2015 Racing Santander 22 (0)
2015–2016 Atlético San Luis 16 (0)
2016– Llagostera 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2016.

Samuel San José Fernández (born 1 March 1984), known simply as Samuel or Samu for short, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for UE Llagostera as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Santander, Cantabria, Samu was a product of hometown Racing de Santander's youth system. He first appeared for its main squad on 11 September 2005, in a 0–1 home loss against Cádiz CF; he finished the season with seven appearances (all but one were complete matches) and four yellow cards, as the Cantabria side finished 17th in La Liga and narrowly avoided relegation.

After having served one season-long loan stint with Sporting de Gijón in the second division, Samu returned to Racing but, midway through the 2007–08 campaign, would be loaned again, alongside teammate Christián Fernández, to second level strugglers UD Las Palmas. Both would be instrumental in helping the Canarians retain their league status.

Subsequently, Christian returned to Santander but Samu stayed, signing for three years with the option for a further one.[1] He appeared in an average of 23 games in the following three division two seasons, with the club always managing to stay afloat.

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