Sergio Tejera

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Tejera and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
Sergio Tejera
Personal information
Full name Sergio Tejera Rodríguez
Date of birth (1990-05-28) 28 May 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gimnàstic
Number 23
Youth career
1996–2000 Damm
2000–2006 Espanyol
2006–2009 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Chelsea 0 (0)
2009 Mallorca B (loan) 19 (6)
2009–2011 Mallorca B 23 (2)
2010–2012 Mallorca 31 (0)
2012–2015 Espanyol 12 (1)
2014–2015 Alavés (loan) 22 (1)
2015– Gimnàstic 34 (0)
National team
2005 Spain U16 1 (0)
2007 Spain U17 2 (1)
2013– Catalonia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 January 2013

Sergio Tejera Rodríguez (born 28 May 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Gimnàstic de Tarragona as a central midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Tejera joined local RCD Espanyol's youth ranks in 2000, aged 10. Six years later, he was spotted by Chelsea scout Frank Arnesen during a match with the Spanish under-15s, signing with the London club in late March.[1] During his spell with the Blues, he appeared in 22 matches for the reserves and scored once.

In the last days of the 2009 January transfer window, Chelsea agreed to loan Tejera to RCD Mallorca in his country.[2] On 24 July, the Balearic Islands side exercised its buying option on the player and signed him to a four-year deal.[3]

Tejera spent the vast majority of his first seasons with Mallorca with the B-team, in the third division. On 7 November 2010, he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, playing 11 minutes in a 2–3 away loss against Real Zaragoza.[4]

In the 2012 summer Tejera returned to Espanyol, as Javi Márquez moved in the opposite direction. He scored his first goal in the top flight on 2 September, netting his team's second in a 2–3 defeat at Levante UD.[5]

On 29 January 2014, after receiving no playing time during the campaign, Tejera was loaned to Deportivo Alavés until June.[6] On 4 August, after featuring regularly, his loan was extended for one year.[7]

On 8 July 2015, Tejera terminated his contract with the Pericos[8] and moved to neighbouring Gimnàstic de Tarragona hours later.[9]

Honours[edit]

Spain U17

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