The Full Wiki

Albert Celades: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Albert Celades
Albert Celades cropped.jpg
Personal information
Full name Albert Celades López
Date of birth September 29, 1975 (1975-09-29) (age 34)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1990–1993 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Barcelona B 14 (3)
1995–1999 Barcelona 72 (4)
1999–2000 Celta Vigo 24 (1)
2000–2005 Real Madrid 56 (1)
2003–2004 Bordeaux (loan) 27 (3)
2005–2008 Zaragoza 71 (2)
2009 New York Red Bulls 17 (1)
2010 Kitchee 0 (0)
National team
1992 Spain U17 3 (0)
1993–1994 Spain U18 8 (1)
1996–1998 Spain U21 8 (1)
1998–2000 Spain 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 February 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Albert Celades López (born September 29, 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia[1]) is a former Spanish footballer, who played as a defensive midfielder.

A tactically astute player with a strong defensive mentality, he is best known for his stints with Barcelona and Real Madrid,[2] and was part of the Spanish squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.


Club career

Celades, who left Barcelona at age seven with his family to live in Andorra,[1] was a product of FC Barcelona's youth system. He made his first squad debuts during 1995–96, and finished his first professional season with 16 games and two goals, as the Catalonians finished third. Nonetheless, he would still spend another full season with the club's B team.

In 1997–98, Celades played in 36 matches, mostly as a sweeper, as the Louis van Gaal side conquered the national title after a three-year drought. He also started both legs of the 1997 UEFA Super Cup, helping Barça to a 3–1 aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund, but appeared less significantly in the following season, with Barça renewing its domestic supremacy.

After a year with Celta de Vigo, Celades moved to Real Madrid, against which he scored the winner (1–0) on November 28, 1999, in the previous season. During four seasons, he was used sparingly, but added two league trophies and the 2002 Champions League to his résumé. He also played 2003–04 on loan, to Ligue 1 side FC Girondins de Bordeaux.[3]

From 2005–08, Celades represented Real Zaragoza.[4] In his first year, he helped the club reach the Spanish Cup final, and would be relatively used during three seasons, as the Aragon side was relegated at the end of 2007–08, and Celades was released. He then went on trial with Major League Soccer side Red Bull New York, in February 2009[5] and, after impressing, signed with the club in March.[6]

Celades retired from competitive football on 24 October 2009,[7] immediately following the conclusion of the 2009 Major League Soccer season.[8] However, in early 2010, Kitchee SC from Hong Kong signed the player, alongside compatriot Agustín Aranzábal;[9] they both appeared with the club at the 2010 Lunar New Year Cup, a mid-season tournament.

International career

Celades played four times for the Spanish national team, and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, with two substitute appearances against Nigeria and Paraguay, in an eventual group stage exit.

His last match consisted of 30 minutes in an away win over Bosnia and Herzegovina (2–1), for the 2002 World Cup qualifiers.




Club statistics

League Appearances Goals
Spain Second Division 0 0 14 0 3
Spain Spanish League 0 0 223 0 8
France French League 0 0 27 0 3
UEFA Competitions 0 0 60 0 6
United States Major League Soccer 0 0 17 0 1


External links

Simple English

Albert Celades
Personal information
Full name Albert Celades López
Date of birth 29 September 1975 (1975-09-29) (age 35)
Place of birth    Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Red Bull New York
Number 4
Senior clubs
Years Club
Celta Vigo
Real Madrid
Girondins Bordeaux (loan)
Real Zaragoza
Red Bull New York
National team
1998-2000 Spain

Albert Celades (born 29 September, 1975) is a Spanish football player. He plays for Red Bull New York.

Club career statistics


Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
1995-96BarcelonaLa Liga162
1999-00Celta VigoLa Liga241
2000-01Real MadridLa Liga171
2003-04Girondins BordeauxLigue 1273
2004-05Real MadridLa Liga220
2005-06Real ZaragozaLa Liga260
United StatesLeague
2009Red Bull New YorkMajor League Soccer
CountrySpain 2248
RFA 273
United States 00
Total 25111

International career statistics

Spain national team



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address