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Raúl Albiol

Born Sep 4, 1985

Raúl Albiol Tortajada is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. His main asset is his versatility, as he can play as a central defender, right back or defensive midfielder.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Raúl Albiol.


1985 Birth Born on September 4, 1985.


2003 17 Years Old He made his first-team debut on 24 September 2003 in a UEFA Cup first-round contest against AIK Fotboll, at 18 years and four days, but spent the first year still registered with the B side.
2004 18 Years Old In August 2004, whilst travelling to sign a deal to join Getafe CF on loan, Albiol was involved in a serious car accident, being put in intensive care.
2005 19 Years Old He managed to recover completely and, after reappearing in January, played a very important part in the Madrid side surviving the relegation scrap: he made his La Liga debut on 15 January 2005, in a 1–1 home draw with Atlético de Madrid, he scored against another side from the capital, Real Madrid, in a 2–1 home triumph, two months later.


2006 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Albiol then returned the following season to Valencia, and quickly established himself as first-choice due to his versatility. In the opening game of the 2006–07's league campaign, he scored the winner (his only goal of the season) against Real Betis, as the game finished 2–1.
2007 21 Years Old During his four-season spell with the first team, his smallest output consisted of 29 matches, and he helped the Che to the 2007–08 Copa del Rey.
2009 23 Years Old On 25 June 2009 Albiol joined Real Madrid, for a fee thought to be in the region of €15 million, becoming the first Spanish player signed by Florentino Pérez upon his return to the presidency. … Read More
2010 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010–11, Albiol was relegated to the bench as Real Madrid brought in another player for his position, Ricardo Carvalho (a compatriot of newly-appointed manager José Mourinho), only appearing in the league through injury or suspension to teammates (Pepe again missed several matches due to physical problems). … Read More
2011 25 Years Old On 26 January 2011, in the semi-final first leg against Sevilla FC (1–0 away win), he cleared a Luís Fabiano shot just before it crossed the goal line. … Read More
2012 26 Years Old 1 More Event
On 6 August 2012, Albiol renewed his contract with Real Madrid until June 2017. … Read More
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