Sergio Álvarez Conde

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Sergio
Sergio Álvarez Conde 2015.JPG
Sergio with Celta in 2015
Personal information
Full name Sergio Álvarez Conde
Date of birth (1986-08-03) 3 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Catoira, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Celta
Number 1
Youth career
Arosa
1999–2004 Celta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Celta B 167 (0)
2008–2009 Racing Ferrol (loan) 15 (0)
2011– Celta 104 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 December 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Álvarez and the second or maternal family name is Conde.

Sergio Álvarez Conde (born 3 August 1986), known simply as Sergio, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Celta de Vigo as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Sergio in action for Celta in 2012

Born in Catoira, Pontevedra,[1][2] Sergio began his career with local Arosa SC, joining Galician neighbours Celta de Vigo in 1999 at the age of 13. He made his senior debuts with the B-side in Segunda División B, playing four full seasons in the category and spending 2008–09 on loan to another club in that level and region, Racing de Ferrol.

Sergio made his debut for Celta's first team on 4 June 2011, in a 3–0 Segunda División home win against FC Cartagena, the last matchday of the campaign.[3] Shortly after, following the starter Ismael Falcón's departure to Hércules CF, he was definitely promoted to the main squad, being awarded the #1 jersey.[4]

On 5 October 2012 Sergio made his La Liga debut, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 home win against Sevilla FC.[5] He would spend the season as a backup to Javi Varas, however.

Varas subsequently returned to Sevilla from his loan but Sergio remained as understudy, behind fellow youth graduate Yoel. After the latter's departure to Valencia CF, he renewed his link until 2016 and was finally chosen as first-choice.[6]

On 1 November 2014, Sergio made a string of superb saves to deny FC Barcelona in a 1–0 win at the Camp Nou.[7] He was also an important unit of the Célticos in a 2–0 home success against Atlético Madrid, on 15 February of the following year.[8]

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