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Álvaro Negredo
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Negredo Sánchez
Date of birth August 20, 1985 (1985-08-20) (age 24)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Sevilla
Number 19
Youth career
2000–2001 Escuela Fútbol A.F.E
2001–2004 Rayo Vallecano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Rayo B 15 (14)
2004–2005 Rayo Vallecano 12 (1)
2005–2007 Real Madrid B 65 (22)
2007–2009 Almería 70 (32)
2009– Sevilla 23 (7)
National team
2006 Spain U21 1 (0)
2009– Spain 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2009

Álvaro Negredo Sánchez (born August 20, 1985 in Madrid) is a Spanish footballer currently playing for Sevilla FC, as a striker. His nickname is La fiera de Vallecas (The beast of Vallecas).


Club career


Real Madrid

Negredo started his career at Rayo Vallecano, making his professional debuts in early 2005, with the team by then in the third level. He switched during that summer to another Madrid side, as he ended his formation in Real Madrid affiliate Real Madrid Castilla, from 2005–07.

In his last season, Negredo developed as a striker, scoring 18 league goals, although he could not prevent Castilla's drop from the second division. He impressed the first team's coach Fabio Capello, and was called for a few Real matches in the Spanish Cup, but stayed unused on the bench. Finally, he made his debut for the first team in a friendly against Atlético Madrid.


In July 2007, Negredo was sold to La Liga newcomers UD Almería, with Real Madrid having an option to rebuy. He made his topflight debut on August 26, in a 3–0 shock win at Deportivo de La Coruña. On February 2, 2008, he scored from the spot in a 2–0 home win against his former team.[1] On April 19, in a 4–1 away success against UEFA Cup and domestic cup holders Sevilla FC, he added two, after having missed a penalty kick.

Negredo finished the season as Almería's topscorer with 13 goals, as the side from Andalusia finished 8th. In 2008–09, he netted five in the side's first six matches, including a 95' minute scored against neighbours Recreativo de Huelva (1–0), on September 28, 2008. In February of the following year, he scored a brace against Valencia CF, which took his league tally to 10, albeit in a 2–3 away loss. He finished the campaign at 19, with the club producing a slightly less successful season.

Real Madrid return

Real Madrid exercised their buyback option of a reported 5 million on Negredo during the summer of 2009,[2] and the player returned to first team training with the club, on July 10, 2009.[3][4] In the pre-season, he scored the fourth goal against LDU Quito, in a 4–2 Peace Cup win.[5]


Negredo had been tipped to join Real Zaragoza or Hull City, but finally decided to sign a reported five-year deal with Sevilla for €15 million, with Real Madrid having an option to rebuy the player in the first two years.[6][7]

Negredo made his debut for Sevilla on 31 August 2009, against Valencia CF, coming as a substitute in the 37th minute on a 0–2 away loss. Two weeks later, on his second appearance, he scored his first goal for Sevilla, against CA Osasuna, in a 2–0 away success.[8]

International career

On October 6, 2009, Negredo received his first call to the Spanish senior team by manager Vicente del Bosque, for a 2010 World Cup qualifier against Armenia (on the 10th), following the injuries of David Villa and Daniel Güiza. He made his debut replacing Fernando Torres early in the second half, in an eventual 2–1 away win.

Four days later, Negredo started and scored twice (also providing two assists) in another away fixture, against Bosnia and Herzegovina (5–2 triumph), as Spain eventually won all ten group matches.

International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2009-10-14 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-3 2–5 2010 World Cup Qualifier
2 2009-10-14 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-4 2–5 2010 World Cup Qualifier



All stats correct as of 1 February 2010[9]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2004-05 Rayo Vallecano Segunda División B 12 1 - - 12 1
2005-06 Real Madrid Castilla Segunda División 25 4 - - 25 4
2006-07 40 18 - - 40 18
2007-08 UD Almería La Liga 36 13 2 0 - 38 13
2008-09 34 19 1 0 - 35 19
2009-10 Sevilla 19 7 3 2 6 1 28 10
Career total 166 62 6 2 6 1 178 65

Personal life

Negredo's older brother, César, is also a footballer. A defender, he currently plays for CD Alcoyano. He is leftfooted.


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