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Álvaro Odriozola Arzallus (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo oðɾjoˈθola]; born 14 December 1995) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. Mainly a right back, he can also play as a winger.[2]

Álvaro Odriozola
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Odriozola with Real Madrid in 2018
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Odriozola Arzallus
Date of birth (1995-12-14) 14 December 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 19
Youth career
Marianistas
2006–2014 Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Real Sociedad B 86 (3)
2017–2018 Real Sociedad 50 (0)
2018– Real Madrid 14 (0)
National team
2017 Spain U21 3 (0)
2017– Spain 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:11, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2018

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Club careerEdit

Real SociedadEdit

Born in San Sebastián, Basque Country, Odriozola joined Real Sociedad's youth setup in 2006, at the age of ten.[3] On 1 September 2013 he made his senior debut with the reserves, starting in a 0–3 Segunda División B away loss against UD Las Palmas Atlético,[4] and in the same month made the first of several appearances in the UEFA Youth League.[5][6]

Odriozola was definitely promoted to the B-side ahead of the 2014–15 season, and scored his first goal on 6 September 2014 by netting the last in a 3–0 home win against Real Unión.[7] On 25 February 2016, he renewed his contract with Sanse until 2018.[8]

On 16 January 2017, as both Carlos Martínez and Joseba Zaldúa were injured, Odriozola made his first-team – and La Liga – debut by starting in a 2–0 away win against Málaga CF.[9] Until the end of the campaign, he played in a further 16 competitive matches.[10]

Odriozola renewed his contract until 2022 on 10 June 2017, and was definitively promoted to the senior squad ahead of the 2017–18 season, quickly becoming the first-choice right-back.[11] He scored his first professional goal on 15 February 2018, in the 2–2 draw with FC Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League round of 32 at Anoeta Stadium.[12]

Real MadridEdit

On 5 July 2018, Real Madrid reached an agreement with Real Sociedad for the transfer of Odriozola.[13][14] The fee was reported to be €30 million, plus €5 million of conditional add-ons.[15] He made his debut on 22 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win over RCD Espanyol.[16]

International careerEdit

Odriozola was first selected to play for Spain under-21s by Albert Celades, helping the squad reach the final of the 2017 UEFA European Championship.[10] He earned his first full cap for Spain on 6 October 2017, in a 3–0 win over Albania for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers; he played the entire match, and also provided an assist for Thiago Alcântara's goal as the team reached the finals as group winners.[17]

Odriozola was named in the 23-man squad for the finals in Russia.[18] He scored his first goal for his country on 3 June 2018, in a 1–1 friendly draw with Switzerland in Villarreal.[19]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 6 April 2019[20][21]
Club Season League Cup Other1 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Sociedad B 2013–14 Segunda División B 9 0 9 0
2014–15 Segunda División B 27 1 27 1
2015–16 Segunda División B 32 2 32 2
2016–17 Segunda División B 18 0 18 0
Total 86 3 0 0 0 0 86 3
Real Sociedad 2015–16 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 La Liga 15 0 1 0 16 0
2017–18 La Liga 35 0 0 0 6[a] 1 41 1
Total 50 0 1 0 6 1 57 1
Real Madrid 2018–19 La Liga 14 0 5 1 3[b] 0 22 1
Career total 150 3 6 1 9 1 165 5
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

1 Includes UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup matches.

InternationalEdit

As of match played 9 June 2018[22]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2017 2 0
2018 2 1
Total 4 1

International goalsEdit

As of 3 June 2018 (Spain score listed first, score column indicates score after each Odriozola goal)[22]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 June 2018 Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal, Spain    Switzerland 1–0 1–1 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Odriozola". Real Madrid C.F. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Odriozola, un puñal reconvertido a lateral" [Odriozola, a dagger converted into a full back]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 16 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Odriozola tuvo el debut soñado en Primera" [Odriozola had the debut of his dreams in Primera]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  4. ^ "El Sanse cae ante la UD Las Palmas Atlético (3–0)" [Sanse fall against UD Las Palmas Atlético (3–0)] (in Spanish). Real Sociedad. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Asoma la generación del 95" [The generation of 95 arrives]. Noticias de Gipuzkoa (in Spanish). 20 March 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  6. ^ "U19: Utd 0 Sociedad 1". Manchester United F.C. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  7. ^ "El Sanse se lleva con claridad el derbi ante el Real Unión (3–0)" [Sanse clearly win the derby against Real Unión (3–0)] (in Spanish). Real Sociedad. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Bautista, Zubeldia, Odriozola and Sangalli renew with Real Sociedad". Real Sociedad. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Esta Real sí araña" [This Real can scratch]. Marca (in Spanish). 16 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  10. ^ a b "OD CHOICE? Who is Manchester United target and young Real Sociedad defender Alvaro Odriozola?". The Sun. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  11. ^ Chozas, José Alberto (1 May 2018). "Odriozola volverá a la titularidad" [Odriozola will return to starting lineup] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Crónica del Real Sociedad – Salzburgo, 2–2" [Real Sociedad – Salzburg match report, 2–2] (in Spanish). Cuatro. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Official announcement: Álvaro Odriozola". Real Madrid C.F. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Agreement for the transfer to Real Madrid". Real Sociedad. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Official: Real Madrid sign Alvaro Odriozola". Sport. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  16. ^ Pettigrove, Jason (22 September 2018). "Asensio the difference against a dogged Espanyol". Marca. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Spain 3–0 Albania". UEFA. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Morata misses out on Spain's 23-man World Cup squad". Goal. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Spain held by Switzerland ahead of World Cup". The Charlotte Observer. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  20. ^ Álvaro Odriozola at BDFutbol  
  21. ^ Álvaro Odriozola at Soccerway  
  22. ^ a b "Álvaro Odriozola". European Football. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  23. ^ Rodríguez, José María (22 December 2018). "El Madrid agranda su leyenda" [Madrid largen their legend]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2018.

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