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Alvaro

Negredo*

Minutes played

45

Pass Accuracy

67%

Touches

17

Assists

1
Last game stats
Minutes played 45
Passes completed 4/6
Touches 17
Assists 1
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
Personal
Position Striker
Date of birth 20 August 1985
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height (ft) 6'01"
Weight (st) TBC
International caps / goals 14 / 6
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 1 0
Goals 0 0
Assists 1 0
Passes 88% 0
Yellow cards 0 0
Red cards 0 0

City on Negredo*:

Alvaro Negredo became City’s third summer signing in July 2013.

After building up a repuatation as one of La Liga’s most feared frontmen, Negredo followed in the footsteps of compatriot Jesus Navas in swapping the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán for the Etihad Stadium.

The pair terrorized defences up and down Spain in Alvaro’s four-year stay at the Andalusian side developing an understanding which helped the striker towards an impressive 70 goals in 139 appearances.

Far from a flat-track bully, Alvaro often proved to be a thorn in the side for some of La Liga’s leading lights, netting against Barcelona and Real Madrid on a number of occasions in his Sevilla career.

Alvaro began his professional career at Rayo Vallecano in the third tier of Spanish football but only made a handful of appearances in the 2004/05 season before Real Madrid swooped for his services.

Although he never made a first-team appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu, Negredo continued to learn his trade alongside some future Champions League heavyweights in Real Madrid’s Castilla selection.

Former City midfielder Javi Garcia was one player Alvaro called a teammate during his two year spell in the Segunda Division but Juan Mata, Alvaro Arbeloa and Roberto Soldado were also in and around the team.

The pull of first-team football eventually became too much for Alvaro to ignore and he left his hometown behind for a move to La Liga newcomers Almeria in 2007.

It proved to be a savvy move for the striker as he netted 32 times in two seasons, propelling Almeria to a surprise eighth place finish in his first season.

They finished further down the league in a difficult second season in the top flight but Negredo actually managed to better his total, weighing in with 19 strikes.

Sevilla smashed their transfer record to take Alvaro to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in 2009 and were repaid with 70 goals in 139 appearances over four seasons.

Negredo was an integral member of the squad that went on to lift the 2010 Copa del Rey, defeating Sergio Aguero’s Atletico Madrid in the final, thanks to a Jesus Navas goal in injury time.

Negredo made his international debut in 2009 for Spain’s 2-1 win over Armenia in World Cup qualifying on 6 October 2009.

His first international goals arrived in a pair against Edin Dzeko’s Bosnia a few days later in a 5-2 win in Zenica.

Alvaro missed out on selection for the World Cup in 2010 but he did go on to lift the European Championship trophy in Kiev in 2010.

Negredo won his first Premier League title in 2013/14 and scored 23 goals during his first season in English football.

He joined Valencia on a season-long loan deal in September 2014.

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