Roberto Soldado
Spanish footballer
Roberto Soldado
Roberto Soldado Rillo is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF as a striker.
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Soccer-Real's Benitez bemoans lack of precision after defeat
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez criticised his players for a poor first-half performance and a lack of accuracy in front of goal in the second after they suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday. The loss at the Madrigal, after an early goal by former Real forward Roberto Soldado, leaves the visitors third, five points adrift of pacesetters Barcelona and Atletico Madrid after 15 matches and heaps more pressure on the unpopular Benitez. Already reeling after they were hammered 4-0 at home by Barca in last month's La Liga 'Clasico', Real's defeat by Villarreal comes hard on the heels of their expulsion from the King's Cup for fielding an ineligible player.
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Tottenham transfer news: Spurs set to offload NINE players in summer clear-out including Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor
The Independent - almost 2 years
Tottenham will try to offload as many as nine players this summer, who cost the club in total £90million.
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I must do better, admits Spurs' Soldado
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado has vowed that he will prove a success at White Hart Lane after making an underwhelming start to his career in English football. The 28-year-old Spain international signed from Valencia for a reported fee of around £26 million ($42.6 million, 31.4 million euros) in August, but he has failed to hit the heights so far.
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Spurs win to ease pressure on Villas-Boas
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Tottenham Hotspur won 2-0 against Tromso in the bitter chill of Norway on Thursday to seal first place in Europa League Group K and ease a little of the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas. Reports in England in recent days suggest that the Portuguese is hanging on to his job after last Sunday's 6-0 hammering by Manchester City in the Premier League, and another substandard performance on the trip north of the Arctic Circle would have done him few favours, even if Spurs were already through to the last 32 before this game. Michael Dawson and Roberto Soldado were the only two players to keep their place in the team from the Manchester City debacle, and the much-changed Spurs side had to wait until the second half before finally breaking down a team who were recently relegated to the Norwegian second tier.
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City Six-pack Leaves Spurs Searching for Answers
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
For the first thirty minutes, I tried to be positive. The first goal scored by Manchester City against Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday came from what can be called a howler of a miskick by keeper Hugo Lloris, ultimately leading to a goal from Jesus Navas in his first league start for the hosts. ("Ultimately" might not be the right word here since it took all of 13 seconds for City to grab the lead.) I had a bad feeling when Younes Kaboul made a back pass to Lloris -- not the most promising way to start the match. Lloris's delivery of the ball to Sergio Aguero just outside the box invited an early shot, which Lloris saved, but Navas somehow curled the rebound into the top far corner. It was a nightmare of the beginning, but for the next half hour, Spurs looked the livelier team. Sometimes managers do read the papers, and it sure seemed as if Andre Villas-Boas had. Abandoning the inverted winger system with which we've all grown impatient, AVB put Aaron Lennon back at his fa ...
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Spurs could bring Adebayor in from the cold at Man City
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Oliver Haill LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's forgotten man Emmanuel Adebayor could be an attacking option for Sunday's Premier League trip to Manchester City. Coach Andre Villas-Boas said on Friday that Adebayor was in contention for his first appearance of the season after he played alongside Roberto Soldado in a 4-4-2 system in a behind-closed-doors friendly during the international break. "Our likely approach is to go with one up front," Villas-Boas told a news conference, suggesting his striker would be Soldado or Jermain Defoe. "They are very near each other at the moment and it could be a possibility that even Ade could play." Adebayor has not played for Spurs this season after being ordered to train with the reserves.
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Krul luck for Spurs as Newcastle win
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Tottenham Hotspur missed out on the chance to go level on points with second-placed Liverpool in the Premier League as goalkeeper Tim Krul inspired Newcastle to a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Loic Remy scored the only goal of the game in the 13th minute of the early kick-off match when, played in by Yoan Gouffran, he rounded Spurs keeper Brad Friedel before producing a composed finish. But that the Magpies, fresh from beating Chelsea, took all three points from this trip to north London owed much to a brilliant display by Dutch shot-stopper Krul, who produced a hatful of excellent saves. Among them were a fine effort to keep out Roberto Soldado's backwards header after he met a free-kick and an athletic effort when Krul going the wrong way after Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick took a huge deflection, clawed the ball away before combining with defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to clear Younes Kaboul's follow-up off the line.
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Lloris Knocked Out, Stays On, as Scoreless Spurs Go 99' for Hard-earned Point at Goodison Park
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Sometimes a goalless draw is a dismal bore. Other times it can inspire 1,500 words. Tottenham's away match at Everton on Sunday had the makings of a wide-open affair. Everton is a very solid team and has benefited from the form of Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku, who had tallied 5 goals over the club's last 5 league matches. Former Wigan manager Roberto Martinez plays an attacking style, and he was bound to go for it with the likes of Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman, who comprise one of the Premier League's finest pair of attacking fullbacks. But Tottenham came out owning the first 30 minutes with crisp ball movement that kept the action in the Everton half of the field. Jan Vertonghen, again playing at left back instead of his favored center half position, turned in a Man of the Match performance and out-Bainesed Baines. Sandro started in his defensive mid role just in front of manager Andre Villas-Boas' high line and looked much better than he did in his disappointing performance ...
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AVB Indicts Home Fans After Controversial Penalty Against Hull City Moves Tottenham to 4th in Table
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
This one goes down as winning ugly. Tottenham's 1-0 win over Hull City at White Hart Lane Sunday doesn't send one searching for superlatives. Save for one five-minute sequence in the first half, the possession-dominant Spurs looked uninspired on the attack but still emerged with three points thanks to a controversial penalty converted by Roberto Soldado in the 80th minute. On a squad for which the starting XI is a week-to-week story, the interesting choice Sunday was manager Andre Villas-Boas's selection of Lewis Holtby for a second consecutive league start over Christian Eriksen. After his Tottenham debut last month, Eriksen looked to have established himself as the team's preferred no. 10. But his only start since the West Ham debacle came in the Europa League on Thursday in Transnistria, a state that technically doesn't exist. Upon their club's return from the Twilight Zone, supporters were happy to see Aaron Lennon on the pitch at kickoff. This was supposed to be the match w ...
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Spurs' Soldado makes Hull pay the penalty
Yahoo News - over 3 years
London (AFP) - Roberto Soldado scored his third penalty of the season to earn Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 victory over Hull City at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
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Tottenham's Sudden Star Leads Spurs Past Hosts Aston Villa
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend is living a charmed life of late. After helping England qualify for next year's World Cup finals with two scintillating performances during the recent international break, Townsend put in a Man of the Match performance in leading Spurs to a 2-0 win over Aston Villa in Birmingham on Sunday. The victory extended the visitors' unbeaten streak at Villa Park to ten matches, following Tottenham's 4-0 win over the Claret and Blue in the Capital One Cup last month. Villa has been a bit of a cobra early on this season, shocking Arsenal at the Emirates in the season opener and then scoring a smash-and-grab win over Manchester City in late September. A spirited opposition and a slick pitch under heavy rain had Spurs looking flat and sloppy in the early stages of the match. But credit to Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas. After getting bested on tactics by West Ham manager Sam Allardyce two weeks ago, AVB rose to the occasion on Sunday. With the Spurs attack a ...
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Soccer-English premier league summaries
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Oct 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the English premier league matches on Sunday Sunday, October 20Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Andros Townsend 31, Roberto Soldado 69 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 35,391- - -Saturday, October 19West Ham United 1 Ricardo Vaz Te 58 Manchester City 3 Sergio Aguero 16,51, David Silva 80 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 34,507- - -Stoke City 0 West Bromwich Albion 0 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 25,904- - -Swansea City 4 Phil Bardsley 57og, Jonathan de Guzman 59, Wilfried Bony 65pen, Chico 80 Sunderland 0 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 20,245- - -Manchester United 1 ...
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Cracks Appear at White Hart Lane as Hammers Shock Spurs With Three Second-Half Strikes
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Heading into last week's match against Chelsea, many around the league were talking up Tottenham's title chances. After this weekend's debacle against lowly West Ham, it's hard to see Spurs as legitimate contenders for even a Top 4 finish. Champions League teams score goals. Tottenham has now scored just 6 goals in 7 matches--or as many as recently promoted Hull City, who've built their midfield around Spurs castoffs Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore. Champions League teams do not get outshot (as they were 4 to 5 in attempts on target today), outcornered (6 to 7), and outmuscled against relegation zone teams. And definitely not on their home pitch. Champions League teams step up when threatened by weaker teams. They don't collapse. Tottenham's vulnerability on corners cost them for the first time this season. Winston Reid, who looked to have pushed off Jan Vertonghen, got his head on Stewart Downing's cross to initiate the ricochet sequence that led to West Ham's first goal of ...
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Torres and 'Tonghen Tangle, Mata Makes His Case as Chelsea Fight Back for Draw at Tottenham
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Let's put any thoughts of a Tottenham title challenge on hold for the time being, shall we? For the first 30 minutes or so against Chelsea this weekend, Spurs looked to be playing the part. Blues manager Jose Mourinho had gone into the match with a reactive lineup, and Spurs happily took advantage with recently anointed no. 10 Christian Eriksen sparking the attack. In the 19th minute, Eriksen took a pass from Moussa Dembele and found Roberto Soldado in the box, who set it up for the darting Gylfi Sigurdsson. John Terry's attempt at a tackle forced the winger to switch over to his left foot as he put it past Petr Cech on the near post for his third goal, matching his league total from last season. But just as Spurs looked to have a grip on the game, Chelsea began to show signs of danger toward the end of the half and took over the match entirely upon Mourinho's introduction of Juan Mata after the break. This time last year, some spoke of Mata as being the best player in the league, w ...
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Paulinho's Winner Rescues AVB and Spurs from Frustration Against Cardiff City
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Sometimes the game is not fair, even when it's fair. Sometimes, you can get off 11 shots on target and not score, as Tottenham had done heading into extra time on Sunday. Host Cardiff City might have parked the bus in front of goal, but they left the door unlocked and the keys in the ignition. At times, it looked as if Spurs, who took 29 shots in all on the day, were taking target practice. (Note to Andros Townsend: No points for shooting dead center each time.) This from a team that beat Manchester City 3-2 last month? Despite Spurs' dominance, it looked as if the strategy would pay off for overmatched Cardiff City, who seemed destined to emerge with a valuable point from a scoreless draw. But suddenly, in the 93rd minute and against the run of frustration, Paulinho deftly directed a pass from fellow summer signee Erik Lamela and -- finally -- Tottenham had a ball past keeper David Marshall. With that winner, the most unfair result of the day was suddenly Marshall, my pick for ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roberto Soldado
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Died in 2016.
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  • 2015
    On 13 December 2015, Soldado netted the game's only goal to help defeat his former club Real Madrid at the Estadio El Madrigal.
    More Details Hide Details Soldado represented Spain at all its youth levels, scoring a total of 26 goals. He was first called up to the first team in June 2007 for two UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers, against Latvia and Liechtenstein, playing in both; however, he did not make it to the finals in Switzerland and Austria, as the nation emerged victorious. On 29 February 2012, after nearly five years of absence, Soldado returned to the national team: he came on as a substitute for Fernando Llorente at half-time of a friendly with Venezuela in Málaga, scoring twice after only seven minutes on the pitch; afterwards, he gained a penalty and the sending off of Fernando Amorebieta, but missed the ensuing attempt, only to close the score at 5–0 in the 83rd minute.
    On 14 August 2015, Soldado returned to his country's top flight, signing a three-year contract with Villarreal CF for a reported £10 million.
    More Details Hide Details He scored in his very first appearance, helping to a 1–1 draw at Real Betis in which he started and retired injured midway through the second half.
  • 2014
    On 18 October 2014, making his first league start of the campaign, Soldado set up Christian Eriksen's goal during the match against Manchester City, also having a penalty saved by Joe Hart in an eventual 1–4 away loss.
    More Details Hide Details His first goal came on 30 November, the decisive in a 2–1 home victory over Everton.
    Soldado scored the only goal against relegation-threatened Cardiff City on 2 March 2014, his first goal of the calendar year for Tottenham.
    More Details Hide Details He netted just six times in his debut season, only two of which came from open play, and was included in The Telegraph website's list of the "10 worst buys of the Premier League season".
  • 2013
    Manager Vicente del Bosque selected Soldado to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup squad.
    More Details Hide Details He scored in the opener on 16 June, helping to a 2–1 win against Uruguay. Real Madrid Tottenham Spain Spain U19
    Valencia agreed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for the transfer of Soldado on 1 August 2013, for a fee of £26 million, which would break the English club's previous record of £17 million paid for Paulinho earlier in the summer.
    More Details Hide Details The transfer was completed four days later after a successful medical. On his Premier League debut on 18 August, Soldado scored Tottenham's winning goal with a penalty kick in a 1–0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Four days later, he scored his first goals in European competition for Spurs, netting a brace in a 5–0 win at FC Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League playoff round. On 20 October, Soldado scored his first Premier League goal from open play, in a 2–0 victory against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Two months later he netted his first hat-trick for Tottenham, against FC Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League group stage (4–1).
  • 2012
    On 23 October 2012, Soldado scored a hat-trick against FC BATE Borisov, in a 3–0 success for the Champions League group stage in Minsk.
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    Soldado scored his 25th official goal of the campaign on 18 March 2012, netting all of his team's goals in a 3–0 win at Bilbao.
    More Details Hide Details In late June, he extended his contract until 2017.
  • 2011
    In late November 2011, in two home games separated by only five days, he added five more: two in a 2–3 home loss against Real Madrid and three in a 7–0 routing of K.R.C. Genk for the Champions League group stage.
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    In the first game of the 2011–12 season (second round), Soldado scored four goals against Racing Santander – one in his own net – in an eventual 4–3 home win.
    More Details Hide Details His last two goals arrived in the final three minutes.
    On 2 April 2011, Soldado scored all of Valencia's goals in a 4–2 away win against former club Getafe.
    More Details Hide Details In the next fixture, a local derby against Villarreal CF, he netted two more in a 5–0 home thrashing, and finished the season as joint-fourth top scorer as his team ranked third and qualified to the Champions League.
  • 2010
    In early June 2010, after a successful year at Getafe – 16 league goals, and the club qualified for the UEFA Europa League – Soldado returned to his hometown and signed for Valencia for €10 million, replacing FC Barcelona-bound David Villa.
    More Details Hide Details In his first official game, on 14 September, for the Champions League group stage, he contributed one goal in the Ches 4–0 win at Bursaspor; when the two teams met at the Mestalla Stadium in November, he netted two more, in a 6–1 success.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On 19 December 2009, Soldado took his league tally to ten after scoring twice in a 2–1 win at Sevilla FC – with this achievement, he became Getafe's best ever scorer in the first division, surpassing Manu del Moral and Daniel Güiza; he missed one month of competition due to injury but, in his return to action, scored from a bicycle kick, earning his side a point in the 1–1 home draw against Gijón.
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    Soldado started 2009–10 in impressive fashion, scoring three past Racing Santander in a 4–1 away win.
    More Details Hide Details After a long scoring drought, he added three more against newly promoted Xerez CD, in a 5–1 home triumph.
    On 25 January 2009 Soldado netted a hat-trick as an early substitute, in a 5–1 home win against Sporting de Gijón.
    More Details Hide Details On 22 March, as Getafe struggled in the league, he scored twice to secure another home triumph, 2–1 with Recreativo de Huelva. The following month he netted the opener against his first professional club, albeit in a 2–3 away defeat.
  • 2008
    He scored his first goal for the club on 19 October 2008 in a 1–2 away loss against Málaga CF, adding two in another away defeat, with Osasuna (2–5), two months later; in between, he was sent off in a 0–3 home loss against Valencia, for head-butting Carlos Marchena.
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    In late July 2008 Soldado was sold to Getafe CF for €4 million, signing a four-year deal with the side from the Madrid outskirts, like former Real midfielder Esteban Granero the previous week.
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  • 2007
    Soldado returned to Real Madrid where, on 11 July 2007, he renewed his contract with the team until 30 June 2012.
    More Details Hide Details In a 21 July interview with Spanish newspaper Diario AS, he revealed that he would be wearing number 9 shirt in his second stint: "During the preseason I'll be number 9, the number I've always dreamed of. When I step onto the pitch at the Bernabéu I'll remember all the hard work it took to get here". However, he finished the campaign with just five league appearances (one start, at Deportivo de La Coruña), the second with fewer minutes for the league champions.
  • 2006
    On 24 July 2006, Soldado officially became the first member of Real Madrid to leave under new manager Fabio Capello and new president Ramón Calderón, moving to fellow La Liga club Osasuna on a season-long loan.
    More Details Hide Details Set to score goals and return to Real Madrid as a better footballer, he stated: "The idea is to leave and have a good season with a first division team scoring goals, and to develop as a footballer". Osasuna had finished fourth in the previous campaign, to earn themselves a place in the third qualifying round of the Champions League, hence Soldado chose them over a number of other Spanish clubs competing for his presence. "The following year I want to return to the Real first team. I chose Osasuna because it gives me the chance to play in the Champions League", he said to Real Madrid's website after his signing; he finished the campaign with a total of 15 official goals, making him the Navarrese team's top scorer.
  • 2005
    In the 2005–06 campaign, with Castilla, Soldado scored 19 goals in Segunda División – two penalties – to become joint-second highest goalscorer, alongside Ciudad de Murcia's José Juan Luque, one goal behind Ikechukwu Uche of Recreativo de Huelva.
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    After years of prolific goalscoring with the club's B-team, he made his first team debut on 23 October 2005 against Valencia CF, playing 18 minutes in a 1–2 home loss.
    More Details Hide Details Previously, on 28 September, he had scored an 86th-minute winner after just six minutes on the pitch, in the season's UEFA Champions League contest against Olympiakos FC (2–1 home win), adding a late equalizer against CA Osasuna and another in a 3–2 success at Racing de Santander as Real finished second in the league, also netting in the 4–0 win against Athletic Bilbao for the Copa del Rey.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Born on May 27, 1985.
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