Sito Riera

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Sito Riera
Personal information
Full name Llorenç Riera Ortega
Date of birth (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Manacor, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Śląsk Wrocław
Number 22
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Barcelona C 5 (0)
2005–2007 Barcelona B 64 (16)
2007–2008 Espanyol B 29 (0)
2008–2009 Espanyol 0 (0)
2008–2009 Panthrakikos (loan) 28 (5)
2009–2011 Panionios 49 (7)
2012–2014 Chornomorets 37 (3)
2014–2016 Kairat 41 (4)
2016– Śląsk Wrocław 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Riera and the second or maternal family name is Ortega.

Llorenç "Sito" Riera Ortega (born 5 January 1987) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a forward for Polish club Śląsk Wrocław.

Football career[edit]

Born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Riera represented both major clubs in Barcelona, FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol, but never made it past its B-sides. In the 2007–08 season he suffered relegation from the third division with the latter, not managing to find the net in the process.

On 8 July 2009, after a loan experience with Panthrakikos FC,[1] Riera signed with fellow Superleague Greece team Panionios FC. On 14 December 2011, player and club mutually terminated the contract.[2]

At the start of March 2014, Riera left FC Chornomorets Odesa – which he represented for one and a half seasons, earning a late red card in his last game for the team, a 1–0 away win against PSV Eindhoven for the UEFA Europa League group stage[3]– due to the civil unrest caused by the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.[4] On 23 June 2014 he moved to Kazakhstan, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract with FC Kairat.[5]

On 1 April 2016, after three seasons of irregular playing time, Riera left the Almaty Central Stadium,[6] and resumed his career that August with Śląsk Wrocław in the Polish Ekstraklasa.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Riera's older brother, Albert, is also a footballer. A winger, he represented, amongst others, Espanyol, Liverpool and the Spanish national team.[8]




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