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Óscar Luis Celada (born 9 March 1966), known simply as Óscar, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Óscar
Personal information
Full name Óscar Luis Celada
Date of birth (1966-03-09) 9 March 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Luarca, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Luarca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 Sporting B
1988–1994 Sporting Gijón 129 (10)
1988–1989Langreo (loan) 14 (1)
1994–1997 Zaragoza 60 (1)
1997–1999 Las Palmas 60 (4)
1999–2001 Universidad LP 57 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Over the course of nine seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 189 games and 11 goals, mainly with Sporting de Gijón (six years).

Football careerEdit

Born in Luarca, Asturias, Óscar arrived at local Sporting de Gijón in 1985, but had to wait three years for his first opportunities with the main squad. His best year came in the 1993–94 season, as he started in all his 26 appearances (21 complete games) while the club retained its La Liga status.

In 1994, Óscar moved to Real Zaragoza, helping the Aragonese to the campaign's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup – he did not leave the bench in the final[1]– but he was mainly a fringe player during his three-year spell.[2]

In his final four years, Óscar played two seasons apiece with UD Las Palmas and Universidad de Las Palmas CF, retiring in June 2001 at 35. After obtaining his degree in medicine, he returned to Zaragoza in 2008 as chief doctor;[3] in the following year, in the same capacity, he joined the Spain national team.[4]

In July 2017, still as part of the medical department and three years after cutting ties with Zaragoza,[5] Celada was appointed at Atlético Madrid.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1994/95: Nayim's bolt from the blue sinks Arsenal". UEFA. 1 June 1995. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  2. ^ Martín, Luis (11 July 2010). "Cocinero antes que fraile" [Cook before a priest]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ "El exjugador Óscar Luis Celada será el médico jefe de la primera plantilla" [Former player Óscar Luis Celada will be chief doctor of first team]. El Periódico de Aragón (in Spanish). 12 June 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Spain midfielder Iniesta steps up fitness battle". Reuters. 12 June 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Óscar Luis Celada deja los servicios médicos del Real Zaragoza" [Óscar Luis Celada leaves Real Zaragoza's medical department] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  6. ^ García, Jorge (7 July 2017). "Óscar Celada será el médico del primer equipo del Atlético" [Óscar Celada will be doctor of Atlético's first team]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 June 2018.

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