David Simón

David Simón Rodríguez Santana (born 16 December 1988), known as David Simón, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right back for FC Cartagena.

David Simón
Personal information
Full name David Simón Rodríguez Santana
Date of birth (1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
Atlético Feria
Unión Viera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Unión Viera 31 (0)
2010–2014 Las Palmas B 109 (11)
2011–2012Vecindario (loan) 33 (2)
2014–2018 Las Palmas 95 (3)
2018–2020 Deportivo La Coruña 38 (1)
2020– Cartagena 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2020

Club careerEdit

Las PalmasEdit

Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, David Simón started playing as a senior with local CF Unión Viera. In 2010, he moved to UD Las Palmas, being assigned to the reserves in Tercera División.

In the summer of 2011, David Simón was loaned to Segunda División B's UD Vecindario.[1] He featured regularly for the club, which was relegated to the fourth level.

In June 2012, David Simón renewed his contract with Las Palmas until 2015,[2] but remained with the reserves, however. In August 2014, he was definitely promoted to the main squad.[3]

On 23 August 2014, David Simón played his first match as a professional by starting in a 2–0 home win against UE Llagostera for the Segunda División.[4] He scored his first goal in the competition on 21 March of the following year, but in a 2–4 away loss to CD Numancia.[5]

David Simón was an undisputed starter during the campaign, appearing in 41 games and scoring twice as his team returned to La Liga after a 13-year absence.[6] He made his debut in the competition on 22 August 2015, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss to Atlético Madrid.[7]


On 24 July 2018, after suffering relegation, David Simón terminated his contract with Las Palmas,[8] and signed a two-year deal with fellow second division side Deportivo de La Coruña the following day.[9] He made only ten league appearances in 2019–20 due to a pubis injury,[10] scoring once in an eventual relegation.[11][12]


David Simón agreed to a one-year contract with FC Cartagena on 2 September 2020.[13]


  1. ^ Derek, Simón e Israel buscan reivindicarse con el Vecindario (Derek, Simón and Israel seek to vindicate with Vecindario); La Provincia, 30 July 2011 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ David Simón y Borja, hasta 2015 (David Simón and Borja, until 2015); Canarias 7, 12 June 2012 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Roque, Jesús y David Simón se quedan en el primer equipo (Roque, Jesús and David Simón remain in the first team); Vavel, 12 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Aráujo brilla con un golazo en el estreno de Las Palmas (Araujo shines with a great goal in Las Palmas' debut); Marca, 23 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Julio Álvarez alarga el mal momento de Las Palmas (Julio Álvarez extends Las Palmas' poor run); Marca, 21 March 2015 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Dorta, Nehemías (27 June 2015). "David Simón 2014/15: eléctrica revelación" [David Simón 2014/15: electric revelation] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  7. ^ Al Atlético le falta (Atlético lack something); Marca, 22 August 2015 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ "David Simón se desvincula de la UD Las Palmas" [David Simón cuts ties with UD Las Palmas] (in Spanish). UD Las Palmas. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  9. ^ Yordi, Juan (25 July 2018). "David Simón elige al Deportivo" [David Simón chooses Deportivo] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. ^ Fuentes, Pablo (1 February 2020). "La luz al final del túnel para David Simón" [Light at the end of the tunnel for David Simón] (in Spanish). La Provincia. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  11. ^ De la Cruz, Luis (12 July 2020). "Pinchi mete al Deportivo en un gran lío" [Pinchi puts Deportivo in major trouble] (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  12. ^ Falcón, Susana (1 September 2020). "David Simón, dispuesto a quedarse en el Dépor" [David Simón, willing to remain at Dépor] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  13. ^ "David Simón, velocidad y veteranía para reforzar el lateral derecho" [David Simón, speed and experience to bolster the right back] (in Spanish). FC Cartagena. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.

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