David Rochela

David Rochela Calvo (born 19 February 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Thai club Port as a central defender.

David Rochela
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Rochela playing for Port in 2018
Personal information
Full name David Rochela Calvo
Date of birth (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth As Pontes, Spain[1]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Port
Number 22
Youth career
Deportivo La Coruña
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Deportivo B 57 (0)
2010–2013 Deportivo La Coruña 9 (0)
2012Racing Santander (loan) 12 (0)
2013Hapoel Tel Aviv (loan) 13 (0)
2014–2015 Buriram United 37 (5)
2015Port (loan) 16 (3)
2016– Port 97 (19)
National team
2005 Spain U16 1 (0)
2007 Spain U17 15 (0)
2008–2009 Spain U19 13 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:58, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Formed at Deportivo La Coruña, he made 18 appearances including in La Liga and the Segunda División, also representing Racing de Santander in the latter. He spent most of his career in the Thai League 1, winning honours at Buriram United and Port.

Club careerEdit

DeportivoEdit

Born in As Pontes de García Rodríguez, Galicia, Rochela began his career at local Deportivo de La Coruña, initially for the reserve team in the Segunda División B. He was one of several new faces called up by first-team manager Miguel Ángel Lotina for a Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg on 27 January 2010 against Sevilla FC, who had won the first match 3–0;[2] he debuted as a 70th-minute substitute for Juca in an inconsequential 1–0 away victory.[3]

Rochela made his La Liga bow on 24 April 2010, as a half-time replacement for the injured Piscu in a 1–0 loss at Valencia CF.[4][5] He then started the next three games in the closing stages of the season.[6]

Rochela barely played in the next two years, as Deportivo were relegated and then promoted as champions of the Segunda División.[7] On 20 July 2012, with three years remaining on his Depor contract, he was loaned to newly relegated Racing de Santander.[8] He spent the second half of that campaign in his first foreign experience, at Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. in the Israeli Premier League.[9]

ThailandEdit

Rochela moved to Thai Premier League champions Buriram United F.C. where he won the Kor Royal Cup in February 2014 with a 1–0 win over Muangthong United FC.[10] On 2 November that year, he scored a penalty in a 2–1 home defeat of Police United F.C. to retain the title.[11]

On 9 July 2021, Rochela scored again from the spot in a 5–1 Port F.C. victory at Guangzhou F.C. in the group stage of the AFC Champions League . It was his first goal in a continental competition.[12]

International careerEdit

Rochela was part of the Spanish squad at the 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, winning the tournament in Belgium.[13] The same year, they finished second at the FIFA World Cup held in South Korea.[14]

Club statisticsEdit

As of 21 October 2014[15]
Club Season League Cup[16] Continental[17] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Deportivo 2009–10 La Liga 4 0 1 0 5 0
2010–11 2 0 4 0 6 0
Total 6 0 5 0 11 0
Deportivo B 2010–11 Segunda División B 25 0 0 0 25 0
Total 25 0 0 0 25 0
Deportivo 2011–12 Segunda División 3 0 4 0 7 0
Total 3 0 4 0 7 0
Racing Santander 2012–13 Segunda División 12 0 2 0 14 0
Total 12 0 2 0 14 0
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2012–13 Israeli Premier League 13 0 0 0 13 0
Total 13 0 0 0 13 0
Buriram United 2014 Thai Premier League 36 4 10 2 6 0 52 6
Total 36 4 10 2 6 0 52 6
Career total 95 4 21 2 6 0 122 6

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Deportivo

Buriram United

Port

InternationalEdit

Spain U17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "David Rochela". Eurosport. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Lotina convoca a varios jugadores del filial para medirse al Sevilla" [Lotina calls up various reserve players to face Sevilla]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 26 January 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  3. ^ "El Sevilla mete el otro pie en las semifinales" [Sevilla put the other foot in the semi-finals]. Diario de Cádiz (in Spanish). 28 January 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  4. ^ Gil, Alfonso (25 April 2010). "Otro paso más hacia la tercera plaza" [Another step towards third place]. El Día de Córdoba (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Piscu sufre una fractura de clavícula y tendrá que ser operado" [Piscu suffers a fractured clavicle and will have to be operated on]. Marca (in Spanish). 24 April 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  6. ^ Rodríguez, Rúben D. (12 May 2010). "Rochela entra por la puerta grande" [Rochela enters with a bang]. La Opinión A Coruña (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Temporada 2011–2012" [2011–2012 season] (in Spanish). Deportivo La Coruña. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Rochela se marcha cedido al Racing de Santander" [Rochela leaves on loan to Racing de Santander]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 20 July 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Rochela: "Estoy trabajando bien y quiero convencer al entrenador"" [Rochela: "I am working hard and I want to convince the manager"]. La Opinión A Coruña (in Spanish). 27 July 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  10. ^ a b Antelo, Iván (2 February 2014). "Rochela gana la Supercopa de Tailandia" [Rochela wins the Thai Supercup]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  11. ^ a b Leong, Kelvin (2 November 2014). "Defending champions Buriram United win fourth Thai Premier League title". ESPN. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  12. ^ "UPDATE 3-AFC Champions League Summaries". Reuters. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  13. ^ a b García, Óscar (6 September 2018). "Rochela, de campeón de Europa sub 17 a 'embajador' del fútbol español en Tailandia" [Rochela, from under 17 European champion to 'ambassador' of Spanish football in Thailand]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  14. ^ a b Egea, Pablo (28 December 2018). "Los 50 jugadores de las categorías inferiores de la selección más prometedores al inicio de la década ¿dónde están?" [The 50 most promising players of the national team's youth sides at the start of the decade, where are they?]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  15. ^ "David Rochela". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  16. ^ Includes Copa del Rey, Thai FA Cup, Thai League Cup, Kor Royal Cup
  17. ^ Includes AFC Champions League
  18. ^ Del Río, Joel (2 November 2019). "David Rochela y Sergio Suárez conquistan la Thai FA Cup" [David Rochela and Sergio Suárez win the Thai FA Cup]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 January 2022.

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