Sergio Pelegrín

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Sergio Pelegrín
Personal information
Full name Sergio Pelegrín López
Date of birth (1979-04-18) 18 April 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 18
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Espanyol B 20 (0)
2000–2001 Mallorca B 32 (0)
2001–2003 Zaragoza B 67 (7)
2003–2004 Girona 29 (1)
2004–2007 Alicante 104 (7)
2007–2009 Salamanca 67 (2)
2009–2010 Rayo Vallecano 36 (2)
2010–2015 Elche 120 (6)
2015–2016 Alavés 36 (3)
2016– Elche 17 (1)
National team
1997 Spain U17 5 (0)
1997 Spain U18 5 (0)
1998 Spain U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pelegrín and the second or maternal family name is López.

Sergio Pelegrín López (born 18 April 1979) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Elche CF as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Pelegrín spent until the age of 28 playing in Segunda División B, where he represented RCD Espanyol B, RCD Mallorca B, Real Zaragoza B, Girona FC and Alicante CF. For the first and second clubs, he appeared in two official games apiece, in both cases in the UEFA Intertoto Cup.[1]

Subsequently, Pelegrín moved to Segunda División, appearing for UD Salamanca,[2] Rayo Vallecano[3] and Elche CF.[4] He scored a career-best four goals in 28 games in the 2011–12 season,[5] then started in all his 35 league appearances in the following campaign as the Valencian Community side returned to La Liga after 24 years.

Pelegrín became the oldest player to make his debut in the Spanish top flight on 4 November 2013 at age 34, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–1 home loss against Villarreal CF.[6][7] On 30 June 2015, he signed a one-year deal with Deportivo Alavés in the second level.[8]

On 30 June 2016, after achieving another top level promotion, Pelegrín left Alavés as his contract expired[9] and returned to his former club Elche.[10]




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