Alberto Jiménez (footballer)

Alberto Jiménez Benítez (born 15 November 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a defensive midfielder.

Alberto Jiménez
Personal information
Full name Alberto Jiménez Benítez
Date of birth (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 30)
Place of birth La Oliva, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
2009–2011 Tenerife
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Tenerife B 57 (5)
2012–2022 Tenerife 194 (4)
2014–2015Valencia B (loan) 24 (1)
2022Albacete (loan) 17 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 May 2022

Football careerEdit

Born in La Oliva, Province of Las Palmas, Alberto finished his formation with local CD Tenerife, making his senior debuts with the B-team in the fourth division. In his second season as a senior he appeared 17 times with the main squad (13 in the league) and scored three goals, achieving promotion to the second level via the play-offs.

On 18 August 2013 Alberto played his first game as a professional, coming on as a late substitute in a 0–1 away loss against AD Alcorcón.[1] On 13 August of the following year he renewed his contract for a further season, being immediately loaned to Valencia CF Mestalla in a season-long deal.[2]

On 10 November 2015, after returning from loan, Alberto extended his link until 2018.[3] He scored his first professional goal on 15 April 2017, netting his team's second in a 3–3 home draw against Girona FC.

On 28 June 2017, after establishing himself as a starter, Alberto renewed his contract until 2020.[4] On 17 May 2020, he further extended his contract for three years.[5]

On 10 January 2022, after featuring in only 87 minutes for the first half of the campaign, Alberto was loaned to Primera División RFEF side Albacete Balompié until June.[6]


  1. ^ El Alcorcón sigue abonado a los finales con suspense (Alcorcón and close games a marriage made in heaven); Marca, 18 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Tenerife renueva a Alberto Jiménez y lo cede al Valencia Mestalla (Tenerife renew Alberto Jiménez and loan him to Valencia Mestalla); Mundo Deportivo, 13 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ El Tenerife renueva al majorero Alberto Jiménez hasta junio de 2018 (Tenerife renew the islander Alberto Jiménez until June 2018); La Vanguardia, 10 November 2015 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Alberto Jiménez renueva con el Tenerife hasta junio de 2020 (Alberto Jiménez renews with Tenerife until June 2020); Mundo Deportivo, 28 June 2017 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Alberto, blanquiazul tres temporadas más" [Alberto, white-and-blue three more seasons] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. 17 May 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Alberto Jiménez jugará cedido en el Albacete Balompié" [Alberto Jiménez will play on loan at Albacete Balompié] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. 10 January 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2022.

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