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Eloi Amagat Arimany (born 21 May 1985), known simply as Eloi, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for UE Olot.

Eloi
Personal information
Full name Eloi Amagat Arimany
Date of birth (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Girona, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olot
Youth career
1995–2001 Penya Bons Aires
2001–2004 Vilobí
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Girona 47 (0)
2004–2005Palafrugell (loan) 8 (1)
2006–2007Gavà (loan) 37 (3)
2008–2009 Lorca Deportiva 19 (2)
2009–2012 Llagostera 90 (21)
2012–2018 Girona 133 (8)
2018 New York City 9 (0)
2019– Olot 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:35, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

SpainEdit

Born in Girona, Catalonia, Eloi began his career with hometown side Girona FC, being loaned to neighbouring FC Palafrugell and CF Gavà for two of the following three seasons.[1] In the summer of 2008, after helping his parent club promote to Segunda División for the first time in 49 years, he joined Lorca Deportiva CF also in Segunda División B, meeting the opposite fate.

In November 2009, Eloi signed for UE Llagostera in Tercera División.[2] He scored eight goals in his second year, to help his team reach the third level for the first time ever.

On 5 July 2012, Eloi returned to Girona and division two, signing a one-year contract with an option to a further season.[3] He made his debut in the competition on 18 August, against neighbours CE Sabadell FC;[4] the following weekend he netted his first goal in the league, playing five minutes and contributing to a 5–1 away routing of CD Guadalajara.[5]

Eloi contributed with 16 matches in the 2016–17 campaign, as the Estadi Montilivi-based club promoted to La Liga for the first time in its history.[6] He made his debut in the Spanish top flight on 16 February 2018 at the age of 32, coming on as a late substitute in the 3–0 home win against CD Leganés.[7]

New York CityEdit

On 25 July 2018, Eloi moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing with New York City FC.[8] He made his debut in the Major League Soccer on 22 August, being one of two players sent off for the hosts in a 1–1 home draw to the New York Red Bulls.[9]

UE OlotEdit

On 31 January 2019, Eloi signed with UE Olot for the rest of the season.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ El Girona es reforça amb el fitxatge del migcampista Eloi Amagat (Llagostera) (Girona strengthen with signing of midfielder Eloi Amagat (Llagostera)); Televisió de Catalunya, 6 July 2012 (in Catalan)
  2. ^ L´exjugador del Girona Eloi Amagat debutarà amb el Llagostera (Ex-Girona's Eloi Amagat will make debut with Llagostera); Emporda, 1 November 2009 (in Catalan)
  3. ^ Eloi Amagat, nuevo jugador del Girona (Eloi Amagat, new Girona player) Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine; Girona FC, 5 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Girona y Sabadell parten con un empate que satisface a ambos (Girona and Sabadell start with a satisfying draw); Marca, 18 August 2012 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Jandro reescribe la historia ante el Guadalajara (Jandro rewrites history against Guadalajara); Marca, 25 August 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Las caras del ascenso del Girona (The faces of Girona's promotion); El Periódico de Aragón, 4 June 2017 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Girona beats Leganes 3–0, continues to impress in Liga debut); The Washington Post, 16 February 2018
  8. ^ "New York City FC sign veteran Spanish midfielder Eloi Amagat". Major League Soccer. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  9. ^ Das, Andrew (22 August 2018). "Two goals, two reds and one tie for Red Bulls and N.Y.C.F.C." The New York Times. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  10. ^ Eloi Amagat, accent gironí de luxe, ueolot.com, 31 January 2019

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