Soriano playing with Almería in 2013
|Full name||Fernando Soriano Marco|
|Date of birth||24 September 1979|
|Place of birth||Zaragoza, Spain|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2001–2002||→ Recreativo (loan)||39||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He spent most of his 19-year professional career with Almería, totalling ten seasons in two different spells. In La Liga, where he also represented Zaragoza and Osasuna, he amassed totals of 229 games and 21 goals, adding the same amount of matches and 33 goals in Segunda División.
During nine months and starting in 2016, Soriano also managed Almería.
Soriano was born in Zaragoza, Aragon. A product of hometown Real Zaragoza's youth ranks, he was loaned to second division side Recreativo de Huelva before appearing with the first team, which would befall during the 2002–03 season, also in the second level.
In La Liga, Soriano proved a very useful midfield element. In the 2003–04 campaign, he scored the winner in 2–1 wins over Racing de Santander and FC Barcelona while also helping his team to the conquest of the Copa del Rey.
Soriano joined UD Almería for 2005–06, netting seven goals in his first year. He was an instrumental figure in the club's first-ever top division promotion the next season, reuniting with former Zaragoza teammate Corona; both players were instrumental in the following campaign, as the Andalusians went on to finish eighth in their maiden experience in the top tier.
Soriano had a successful season overall in 2009–10, as Almería retained its status for the third consecutive year. Without the presence of striker Álvaro Negredo, he was much more depended upon in goalscoring matters and netted seven times in 35 games, joint-second in the team as they finished in 13th position (he also collected 13 yellow cards) – he spent many matches appearing as a supporting striker.
In late July 2011, after a disappointing campaign overall, Soriano terminated his contract with Osasuna and returned to his previous club, penning a three-year deal. He scored a career-best 12 goals from 39 appearances in the 2012–13 campaign, helping the team return to the top flight after a two-year absence.
On 17 May 2016, aged 36, Soriano retired and was immediately appointed manager of Almería until the end of the division two season. After managing to avoid relegation and remain unbeaten in his four games in charge (two wins and two draws), he renewed his contract for a further year.
|Zaragoza B||1997–98||Segunda División B||34||9||—||34||9|
- As of match played 26 February 2017
|Almería||17 May 2016||26 February 2017||32||8||9||15||32||37||−5||25.00|
- El Zaragoza logra la remontada en Santander (Zaragoza come from behind in Santander); El Mundo, 23 November 2003 (in Spanish)
- Todos contentos en la Romareda (Everybody happy at la Romareda); El Mundo, 23 May 2004 (in Spanish)
- Beckham misses out on Cup; BBC Sport, 17 March 2004
- Soriano busca su cuarto ascenso y Corona, el tercero (Soriano in search of a fourth promotion and Corona, a third); Marca, 19 June 2013 (in Spanish)
- Corona y Fernando Soriano, dos capitanes para buscar el ascenso (Corona and Fernando Soriano, two captains in search of promotion); Ideal, 17 June 2015 (in Spanish)
- Fernando Soriano quiere ser Pichichi (Fernando Soriano wants to be Pichichi); El Periódico de Aragón, 2 December 2012 (in Spanish)
- Guerrero deslavazado (Disjointed warrior); Ecos del Balón, 14 January 2014 (in Spanish)
- Soriano ficha por Osasuna por dos temporadas (Soriano signs for Osasuna for two seasons); Marca, 21 May 2010 (in Spanish)
- No goals in Osasuna; ESPN Soccernet, 29 August 2010
- Fernando Soriano regresa al Almería (Fernando Soriano returns to Almería)[permanent dead link]; UD Almería, 25 July 2011 (in Spanish)
- Soriano: "Ser favoritos al ascenso nos genera a veces una presión un poco excesiva" (Soriano: "Being favourites to promote sometimes brings an excessive pressure with it"); Marca, 28 February 2013 (in Spanish)
- El Almería se aprovecha de la fiesta de ascenso del Elche (Almería crash Elche's promotion party); Diario AS, 19 May 2013 (in Spanish)
- Fernando Soriano dirigirá al Almería hasta el final de la presente temporada (Fernando Soriano will manage Almería until the end of the current season); UD Almería, 17 May 2016 (in Spanish)
- Fernando Soriano será el entrenador del Almería para la próxima temporada (Fernando Soriano will be Almería's manager for the following season); UD Almería, 8 June 2016 (in Spanish)
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- "Soriano: Fernando Soriano Marco". BDFutbol. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
"Soriano: Fernando Soriano Marco". BDFutbol. Retrieved 29 September 2016.