Napoli completes Raul Albiol signing

Napoli completes Raul Albiol signing

Notizie | 21/07/2013

Four-year contract for the Spanish defender

SSC Napoli completes the signing of Raul Albiol. The 27 year old Spanish defender coming from Real Madrid signed a four-year contract.

 

- BIOGRAPHY and CAREER -

Raul Albiol Tortajada was born in the Spanish town of Vilamarxant on September 4th 1985. He made his debut in 2002 with Valencia Mestala, Valencia's satellite team, collecting 49 games and scoring 5 goals. In 2004 he moved to Getafe, but played only 17 matches because of an injury. He scored an important goals in that season's derby against Real Madrid. From 2005 to 2009 with Valencia he played 131 games in the Liga and scored 6 goals. In 2009 he moved to Real Madrid where, in the last four seasons, he played 79 matches with one goal. 

As for European Cups, between Valencia and Real Madrid, he played 49 matches (Intertoto Cup, Europa League-Uefa Cup and Champions League). His palmarés includes the 2011/12 Liga and 2012 Spanish Supercup with Real Madrid, both playing for Real Madrid, and two Spanish Cups, one with Valencia in the 2007/08 season, and the other with Real Madrid, in the 2010/11 season. In 2003/04 he played one game in the Uefa Cup won by Valencia.

In addition to the 8 matches with Spain Under-21 national team, he played 40 matches with Spain, winning the 2008 and 2012 European Championships and the 2010 World Cup.