Walter Fernández

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Walter
Personal information
Full name Walter Fernández Balufo
Date of birth (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Caldes de Montbui, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sant Julià
Youth career
Espanyol
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Barcelona B 0 (0)
2008–2009Mahonés (loan)
2009Antequera (loan) 10 (1)
2009–2012 Gimnàstic 44 (0)
2011–2012Videoton (loan) 33 (1)
2013–2014 Lokeren 11 (1)
2013–2014Petrolul Ploiești (loan) 21 (0)
2015 Skoda Xanthi 14 (0)
2015–2016 Panthrakikos 12 (0)
2016 Hospitalet 13 (0)
2017 Extremadura 10 (1)
2018– Sant Julià
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2017

Walter Fernández Balufo (born 14 August 1989), known simply as Walter, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Andorran club UE Sant Julià mainly as an attacking midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, Catalonia, Walter finished his formation at FC Barcelona.[1] He started his senior career in the lower leagues, being successively loaned to CF Sporting Mahonés and Antequera CF.[2]

For 2009–10, Walter signed for four years with Segunda División club Gimnàstic de Tarragona, making his professional debut on 30 August 2009 by starting in a 1–0 away win against Real Murcia[3] and finishing the season with 34 matches (21 starts). In late June 2011, however, both parties agreed to cancel his contract,[4] and he was loaned to Hungarian side Videoton FC for two years.[5]

Walter played his first match in top flight football on 24 July 2011, featuring the full 90 minutes in a 4–0 home success over Paksi SE. He had first appeared in the UEFA Europa League 11 days earlier, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–2 loss at SK Sturm Graz.[6]

In the following years, Walter failed to settle with a team, representing K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen,[7] FC Petrolul Ploiești,[8] Skoda Xanthi F.C. and Panthrakikos FC.[9]

Honours[edit]

Videoton

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Nul, Jolien (10 May 2013). "Interview Walter Balufo Fernandez: ex-Barça-speler in Lokerse loondienst" [Interview Walter Fernandez Balufo ex-Barça player employed at Lokeren] (in Dutch). K.S.C. Lokeren. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ "El Antequera ficha a Walter Fernández, procedente del Sporting Mahonés" [Antequera sign Walter Fernández, from Sporting Mahonés] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. ^ "El Nástic gana a un Murcia inofensivo en su campo" [Nástic defeat harmless Murcia in their own ground]. Marca (in Spanish). 30 August 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  4. ^ "El Nàstic i Walter rescinden el contrato" [Nàstic and Walter terminate contract] (in Spanish). Gimnàstic Tarragona. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  5. ^ "A spanyol Walter Fernandez Balufo a Vidihez igazolt" [Spaniard Walter Fernandez Balufo certified at Videoton] (in Hungarian). FMH Online. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Sturm strike late to leave Videoton facing uphill task". UEFA. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Ex-Barça-speler verdwijnt langs achterdeur bij Lokeren" [Former Barça player disappears through the back door at Lokeren] (in Dutch). Belgium Soccer. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Două transferuri realizate de FC Petrolul" [Two transfers made by FC Petrolul] (in Romanian). Petrolul Ploiești. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Walter Fernández sigue en Gecia [sic] y ficha por el Panthrakikos" [Walter Fernández remains in Greece and signs for Panthrakikos] (in Spanish). Futbolistas Emigrantes. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2017.

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