Sergio Escudero (footballer, born 1989)
Escudero training with Schalke 04 in 2010
|Full name||Sergio Escudero Palomo|
|Date of birth||2 September 1989|
|Place of birth||Valladolid, Spain|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2010–2013||Schalke 04 II||10||(2)|
|2013||→ Getafe (loan)||9||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2016.
Born in Valladolid, Castile and León, Escudero joined Real Murcia in 2007, playing his first season as a senior with the B-side in Segunda División B. On 13 June 2009, he made his debut with the first team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 home win against UD Salamanca as the hosts had already retained their Segunda División status.
Escudero was definitely promoted to the main squad for the 2009–10 campaign, being the most utilized player in his position (2,250 minutes) as Murcia was eventually relegated, after ranking in 20th position. In late March 2010, interest surfaced from La Liga giants Real Madrid, but nothing came of it.
In the 2010 summer, 20-year-old Escudero signed with FC Schalke 04 in Germany, alongside compatriots José Manuel Jurado and Raúl González for an undisclosed fee. He made his Bundesliga debut on 26 February 2011, playing 68 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against 1. FC Nuremberg.
Escudero was loaned to La Liga club Getafe CF in late January 2013, to cover for injured Mané. His maiden appearance in the competition took place on 2 February, as he started in a 3–1 home win over Deportivo de La Coruña.
Escudero joined the Madrid outskirts side permanently on 11 July 2013, penning a five-year contract. He scored two goals in his first full season, against FC Barcelona (2–5 home loss) and Sevilla FC (1–0, also at home), the latter all but guaranteeing his team stayed in the top flight for another year.
On 3 July 2015, Escudero moved to fellow league team Sevilla after agreeing to a four-year deal. He netted his first goal for the Andalusians on 29 November, the only in a league fixture against Valencia CF at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
Escudero played second-fiddle to Benoît Trémoulinas in his first year, but still managed to play in 27 games across all competitions, including the full 90 minutes of the final of the UEFA Europa League against Liverpool in Basel (3–1 win).
- Schalke 04
- "El Murcia liquidó al Salamanca" [Murcia finished Salamanca] (in Spanish). Marca. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "El Madrid ya sabe lo que vale Sergio: 5 millones y cesión" [Madrid knows what Sergio is worth: 5 millions and loan] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- "Schalke sign Escudero". ESPN Soccernet. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- "Schalke 04 1–1 Nurnberg". ESPN Soccernet. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- "Escudero, cedido del Schalke al Getafe" [Escudero, loaned by Schalke to Getafe] (in Spanish). El País. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Getafe 3–1 Deportivo: La valentía de Luis García obtiene su premio" [Getafe 3–1 Deportivo: Luis García bravery gets prize] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "El Getafe ficha a Escudero tras un acuerdo con el Schalke" [Getafe signs Escudero after agreement with Schalke] (in Spanish). Marca. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Pedro sparks Barca comeback". ESPN FC. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Getafe move out of drop zone". ESPN FC. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "El Sevilla FC y el Getafe llegan a un acurdo para el traspaso de Escudero" [Sevilla FC and Getafe reach an agreement for the transfer of Escudero] (in Spanish). Sevilla FC. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
- "Sevilla dominate nine-man Valencia in one-sided affair". Eurosport. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- "Esudero [sic], a la espera de que Tremoulinas abra la puerta" [Esudero, waiting for Tremoulinas to open the door] (in Spanish). El Desmarque Radio. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- "La minimizada legión de Emery" [Emery's minimized legion] (in Spanish). Diario de Sevilla. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- "Sevilla make it three in row at Liverpool's expense". UEFA.com. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
- "OFFICIAL | Call-up for FYROM and England matches". Royal Spanish Football Federation. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.