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Luis Alberto (footballer, born 1992)

Luis Alberto Romero Alconchel (Spanish pronunciation: [lwisalˈβeɾto roˈmeɾo];[α] born 28 September 1992), known as Luis Alberto, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or a winger for Italian club S.S. Lazio.

Luis Alberto
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Luis Alberto playing for Lazio in 2017
Personal information
Full name Luis Alberto Romero Alconchel[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth San José del Valle, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Lazio
Number 10
Youth career
2004–2009 Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Sevilla B 77 (25)
2011–2013 Sevilla 7 (0)
2012–2013Barcelona B (loan) 38 (11)
2013–2016 Liverpool 9 (0)
2014–2015Málaga (loan) 15 (2)
2015–2016Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 29 (6)
2016– Lazio 70 (16)
National team
2010–2011 Spain U18 2 (0)
2011–2012 Spain U19 3 (1)
2013 Spain U21 1 (0)
2017– Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:52, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2017

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Club careerEdit

SevillaEdit

A product of Sevilla FC, Luis Alberto was born in San José del Valle, Cádiz, and he spent his first two seasons as a senior with the B-team in Segunda División B, scoring 15 goals in his second.[3][4] On 16 April 2011 he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut for the Andalusians, replacing another club youth graduate, Rodri, in the second half of a 0–1 away loss against Getafe CF.[5]

Barcelona BEdit

 
Luis Alberto playing for Barcelona B in 2012

In August 2012, Luis Alberto was loaned to FC Barcelona B in a one-year deal, with the Catalans having the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.[6] He made his official debut on 2 September by playing two minutes in a 2–0 home win over CE Sabadell FC,[7] and finished the campaign as second top scorer in the squad, only behind Gerard Deulofeu.

LiverpoolEdit

On 20 June 2013, Sevilla received a £6.8 million offer from Premier League club Liverpool for Luis Alberto, which was accepted.[8] The signing was completed two days later, subject to international clearance,[9] and he made his debut for his new club on 13 July in a 4–0 pre-season friendly win over Preston North End.[10]

On 1 September 2013, Luis Alberto made his league debut, playing the last seven minutes in a 1–0 home win against Manchester United in place of Philippe Coutinho.[11] On 15 December, shortly after having scored a hat-trick in an under-21 match with the Reds, he provided an assist for Luis Suárez in the 5–0 away demolition of Tottenham Hotspur.[12]

On 26 June 2014, Luis Alberto was loaned to Málaga CF in a season-long move.[13] In the league opener, on 23 August, he scored the only goal in a home victory against Athletic Bilbao.[14]

On 5 July 2015, Luis Alberto agreed a loan move to Deportivo de La Coruña subject to a medical the following day. There, he linked up with manager Víctor Sánchez, who was previously in Sevilla's coaching staff.[15]

LazioEdit

On 31 August 2016, Alberto signed for Italian club S.S. Lazio for a fee of €4 million.[16][17]

International careerEdit

Luis Alberto earned his only cap for the Spain under-21 team on 5 February 2013, coming on for Valencia CF's Paco Alcácer midway through the second half of a 1–1 friendly draw in Belgium.[18] He first appeared with the full side on 11 November 2017, playing the last 16 minutes in a 5–0 friendly win over Costa Rica.[19]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 26 May 2019[20]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sevilla 2010–11 La Liga 2 0 1 0 3 0
2011–12 5 0 1 0 6 0
Barcelona B (loan) 2012–13 Segunda División 38 11 38 11
Liverpool 2013–14 Premier League 9 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
Málaga (loan) 2014–15 La Liga 15 2 5 0 20 2
Deportivo (loan) 2015–16 La Liga 29 6 2 0 31 6
Lazio 2016–17 Serie A 9 1 1 0 10 1
2017–18 34 11 3 0 1[a] 0 9[b] 1 47 12
2018–19 27 4 5 1 0 0 5[b] 1 37 6
Total Italy 70 16 9 1 1 0 14 2 94 19
Total Spain 89 19 9 0 98 19
Total England 9 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
Career total 168 35 20 1 2 0 14 2 204 38
  1. ^ Appearance in Supercoppa Italiana
  2. ^ a b All appearances in Europa League

HonoursEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Luis and Alberto are pronounced [lwis] and [alˈβeɾto] respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League squad numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Luis Alberto". Eurosport. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ "La maduración de Luis Alberto" [The coming of age of Luis Alberto]. Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). 14 September 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Obra de arte de Luis Alberto ante el San Roque" [Luis Alberto masterpiece against San Roque]. Marca (in Spanish). 28 February 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ Setback for Sevilla; ESPN Soccernet, 16 April 2011
  6. ^ "Luis Alberto y Sergi Juste, nuevos jugadores del Barça B" [Luis Alberto and Sergi Juste, new Barça B players]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 6 August 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Femenía y Rafinha estrenan el casillero de La Masia" [Femenía and Rafinha get first points for La Masia]. Marca (in Spanish). 2 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  8. ^ Sevilla forward Luis Alberto to have medical at Liverpool after agreeing £6.8m move; Mail Online, 20 June 2013
  9. ^ "Reds complete Luis Alberto deal". Liverpool F.C. 22 June 2013. Archived from the original on 26 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Reds hit Preston for four – report". Liverpool F.C. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Liverpool 1–0 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Tottenham 0–5 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Luis Alberto seals Malaga loan switch". Liverpool F.C. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Mateu corta las alas a Iraizoz" [Mateu clips Iraizoz's wings]. Marca (in Spanish). 23 August 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Luis Alberto llega esta noche a A Coruña para pasar mañana lunes reconocimiento médico" [Luis Alberto arrives tonight in A Coruña for a medical on Monday] (in Spanish). Deportivo La Coruña. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  16. ^ "Comunicato 31.08.2016" [Press release 31.08.2016] (in Italian). S.S. Lazio. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Relazione finanziaria semestrale consolidata al 31 Dicembre 2016" [Six-monthly consolidated financial report at 31 December 2016] (PDF) (in Italian). S.S. Lazio. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  18. ^ "España invierte en su futuro" [Spain invest in their future]. Marca (in Spanish). 5 February 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Silva nets brace, Spain thrash Costa Rica in friendly". Chicago Tribune. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Luis Alberto". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  21. ^ "Coppa Italia: Atalanta bow to Lazio". Football Italia. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Juventus-Lazio 2–3: Murgia al 94' decide la Supercoppa" [Juventus-Lazio 2–3: Murgia decides Supercup in the 94th]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 13 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

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