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Sergio Mantecón

Sergio Mantecón
Personal information
Full name Sergio Martínez Mantecón
Date of birth (1980-06-08) 8 June 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lorca Deportiva
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Badajoz B
2001–2003 Badajoz 74 (1)
2003–2006 Alicante 112 (5)
2006–2008 Hércules 21 (0)
2008 Ponferradina 20 (4)
2008–2010 Castellón 68 (5)
2010–2014 Elche 119 (3)
2014–2017 Cádiz 66 (1)
2017– Lorca Deportiva
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2016

Sergio Martínez Mantecón (born 8 June 1980) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for C.F. Lorca Deportiva.

Club career

Born in Madrid, Mantecón finished his formation with local giants Real Madrid, but made his senior debuts with CD Badajoz's reserves. On 3 January 2001 he played his first professional game with the latter's first team, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–4 home loss against Racing de Santander for the season's Copa del Rey;[1] he finished the league campaign with eight Segunda División appearances.

In the following two years, Mantecón was a regular starter for the Extremaduran side, being relegated in 2003. In August of that year he joined Alicante CF in Segunda División B,[2] appearing twice in the promotion playoffs but falling consecutively short.

On 29 June 2006, Mantecón moved to Hércules CF in the second division.[3] After being regularly used in his first season he was left out of the squad in his second, and subsequently joined third level's SD Ponferradina in January 2008.[4]

Mantecón agreed to a two-year contract with CD Castellón on 24 June 2008.[5] After experiencing another team relegation in 2010, he joined fellow league club Elche CF in the off-season;[6] after starting in 25 of his 39 matches in the 2012–13 season, as they returned to La Liga after more than two decades, he signed a new one-year deal with the Franjiverdes.[7]

On 19 August 2013, 33-year-old Mantecón made his debut in the Spanish top flight, replacing David Generelo midway through the second half of a 0–3 away loss against Rayo Vallecano.[8] After only 12 appearances and two starts during the campaign, he was released in June 2014[9] and moved to Cádiz CF in the third level.[10]

In the 2017 off-season, Mantecón signed with Tercera División club C.F. Lorca Deportiva.[11]

References

  1. ^ El Racing aprovecha los regalos (Racing take advantage of gifts); Mundo Deportivo, 4 January 2001 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Badajoz pierde a Mantecón y casi a Rodri (Badajoz lose Mantecón and Rodri's almost gone); El Periódico de Extremadura, 11 August 2003 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ El Hércules ficha a Xisco Nadal, Sergio Mantecón y Piti de una tacada (Hércules sign Xisco Nadal, Sergio Mantecón and Piti in one go); Marca, 29 June 2006 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Mantecón firma con la Ponferradina hasta el final de la temporada (Mantecón signs for Ponferradina until the end of the season); La Verdad, 19 January 2008 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Mantecón ficha por el Castellón (Mantecón signs for Castellón); Marca, 24 June 2008 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Mantecón ficha por un año con el Elche (Mantecón signs for a year with Elche); La Verdad, 13 July 2010 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ El Elche renueva a Sergio Mantecón (Elche renew Sergio Mantecón); Marca, 13 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Rayo up and running Archived 2014-02-28 at the Wayback Machine.; ESPN FC, 19 August 2013
  9. ^ Carta de despedida de Sergio Mantecón (Sergio Mantecón's farewell letter) Archived 7 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; Elche CF, 5 June 2014 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Mantecón rompe su compromiso con el Hércules para jugar en el Cádiz (Mantecón breaks agreement with Hércules to play for Cádiz); Mundo Deportivo, 9 July 2014 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ El exfranjiverde Sergio Mantecón ficha por el Lorca Deportiva (Former franjiverde Sergio Mantecón signs for Lorca Deportiva); Diario Información, 28 February 2017

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