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Álvaro Negredo

Álvaro Negredo Sánchez (born 20 August 1985) is a Spain Association football who plays for Sevilla FC as a Forward (association football).

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Álvaro Negredo biography


Álvaro Negredo Sánchez (born 20 August 1985) is a Spain Association football who plays for Sevilla FC as a Forward (association football).

Nicknamed La fiera de Vallecas (The beast of Vallecas), Álvaro Negredo career was associated with Real Madrid C.F., although Álvaro Negredo could never become a part of its first-team setup, going on to represent other teams in Álvaro Negredo country.

Club career

Real Madrid

Born in Madrid, Negredo started Álvaro Negredo career at local Rayo Vallecano, making Álvaro Negredo professional debuts in early 2005, with the team by then in the Segunda División B. Álvaro Negredo switched during that summer to another side in the country's capital, as Álvaro Negredo ended Álvaro Negredo formation in Real Madrid C.F. affiliate Real Madrid Castilla, from 2005–07.

In 2006–07 Segunda División, Negredo developed as a striker, scoring 18 league goals, although Álvaro Negredo could not prevent Castilla's drop from the Segunda División. Álvaro Negredo impressed the first team's coach Fabio Capello, and was called for a few Real matches in the Copa del Rey, but stayed unused on the bench. Finally, Álvaro Negredo made Álvaro Negredo debut for the first team in a friendly against Atlético Madrid.

Almería

In July 2007, Negredo was sold to La Liga newcomers UD Almería, with Real Madrid having an option to rebuy. Álvaro Negredo made Álvaro Negredo topflight debut on 26 August, in a 3–0 shock win at Deportivo de La Coruña. On 2 February 2008, Álvaro Negredo scored from the Penalty kick in a 2–0 home win against Álvaro Negredo former team. On 19 April, in a 4–1 away success against UEFA Europa League and 2006–07 Copa del Rey holders Sevilla FC, Álvaro Negredo added two, after having missed a penalty kick.

Negredo finished 2007–08 La Liga as Almería's topscorer with 13 goals, as the side from Andalusia finished 8th. In 2008–09 La Liga, Álvaro Negredo netted five in the side's first six matches, including a Last-minute goal scored against neighbours Recreativo de Huelva (1–0), on 28 September 2008. In February of the following year, Álvaro Negredo scored a brace against Valencia CF, which took Álvaro Negredo league tally to ten, albeit in a 2–3 away loss, and finished the campaign at 19, with the club producing a slightly less successful season.

Real Madrid return / Sevilla

Real Madrid exercised their buyback option of a reported Euro5 million on Negredo during the summer of 2009, and the player returned to first team training with the club, on 10 July. In the Real Madrid C.F. season 2009–10 Pre-season, Álvaro Negredo scored the fourth goal against LDU Quito, in a 4–2 2009 Peace Cup win.

Negredo had been tipped to join Real Zaragoza or Hull City A.F.C., 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.

Negredo made Álvaro Negredo 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 Álvaro Negredo second appearance, Álvaro Negredo scored Álvaro Negredo first goal for Sevilla, against CA Osasuna, in a 2–0 away success.

A starter throughout most of 2009–10 La Liga, with Luís Fabiano and Frédéric Kanouté fighting for the other striker berth, Negredo's first season was highly irregular. Álvaro Negredo suffered a scoring drought that lasted (in the league alone) 12 games, only ending on May 2, 2010, in a 3–1 home win against Atlético Madrid, Álvaro Negredo two goals coming from Penalty kick (he had already lost Álvaro Negredo starting position at the time, but the Malian was suspended for that game); Álvaro Negredo added another brace the following match, a 5–1 away routing of Racing de Santander, for a total of 11 in the league (another in the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League). Álvaro Negredo was also Ejection (sports) three times in the season, the last of which almost prevented Álvaro Negredo participation in the 2009–10 Copa del Rey against Atlético de Madrid, after insulting the Assistant referee (association football) in Sevilla's 3–2 win at former club Almería (the ban was later lifted and Álvaro Negredo was allowed to play – Fabiano was unavailable for the match through injury – in the 2010 Copa del Rey Final).

Negredo was an undisputed first-choice for Sevilla in the 2010–11 La Liga - Fabiano also returned to São Paulo FC in March 2011 - scoring 27 official goals, 20 in the league. Highlights included braces against Villarreal CF (3–3 away draw in 2010–11 Copa del Rey, with Álvaro Negredo team eventually reaching the semifinals), Deportivo (3–3 away draw), Real Madrid (2–6 home loss,) Osasuna (2–3 loss, away) and RCD Espanyol (3–2 away win).

International career

On 6 October 2009, Negredo received Álvaro Negredo first call to the Spain national football team by manager Vicente del Bosque, for a 2010 FIFA World Cup 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA) against Armenia national football team (on the 10th), following the injuries of David Villa and Daniel Güiza. Álvaro Negredo made Álvaro Negredo 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 Assist (football)) in another away fixture, against Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (5–2 triumph), as Spain eventually won all ten group matches. Álvaro Negredo was, however, overlooked for the final stages in South Africa, with the national team winning the tournament.

Honours

Club

Sevilla
- Copa del Rey: 2009–10 Copa del Rey
- Supercopa de España: Runner-up 2010 Supercopa de España

Club statistics



1Includes Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España.

Personal life

Negredo's older brothers, César Negredo Sánchez and Rubén Negredo Sánchez, are also footballers, the former a Defender (association football), the latter a forward. Both played their entire careers in Segunda División B or lower.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81lvaro_Negredo

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