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Mikel Pagola Biurrun (born 4 March 1982) is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Tudelano as a goalkeeper.

Mikel Pagola
Personal information
Full name Mikel Pagola Biurrun
Date of birth (1982-03-04) 4 March 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Pamplona, Spain
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Tudelano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Oberena
2001–2004 Osasuna B 37 (0)
2003–2004Ponferradina (loan) 1 (0)
2004–2005 Burgos 21 (0)
2005 Badalona 4 (0)
2006 Móstoles 19 (0)
2006–2007 Guijuelo 33 (0)
2007–2008 Salamanca 16 (0)
2009 Ponferradina 2 (0)
2009–2010 Alavés 19 (0)
2010–2011 Badajoz 35 (0)
2011–2013 Linense 55 (0)
2013–2014 El Palo 37 (0)
2014– Tudelano 165 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2018

Apart from 18 months with Salamanca in Segunda División, he spent the vast majority of his career in Segunda División B, where he made over 400 appearances in service of 11 teams.

Football careerEdit

Born in Pamplona, Navarre, Pagola began his senior career with CD Oberena in Tercera División and joined Segunda División B team CA Osasuna B in 2001, also having a season on loan at SD Ponferradina before switching to Burgos CF in 2004; he continued competing in the latter level in the following years, being relegated with CD Móstoles in 2005–06.

Pagola earned his first transfer to a professional club, UD Salamanca of Segunda División, in the summer of 2007. He made the first of his 18 competitive appearances for the Castile and León side on 5 September, in a 1–2 home loss against Elche CF in the second round of the Copa del Rey.[1] On 19 January 2008, having fallen to third-choice behind Alberto and Biel Ribas, he terminated his contract and returned to division three with Ponferradina.[2]

After again being featured sparingly at the Estadio El Toralín, Pagola represented in quick succession and always in the third tier Deportivo Alavés, CD Badajoz, Real Balompédica Linense, CD El Palo and CD Tudelano. With the latter, for whom he signed in 2014, he had good form in the second half of the 2015–16 campaign, beating José Manuel Domínguez Vilches' clean sheet record of 976 minutes without conceding a goal in the competition and eventually Abel Resino's of 1,275 across all Spanish football,[3] racking up 1,342 before letting in the only goal of a home defeat to Hércules CF in the promotion play-offs.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El Elche sigue bien vivo (1–2)" [Elche still quite alive (1–2)]. La Verdad (in Spanish). 6 September 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ "El portero Mikel Pagola deja el Salamanca para fichar por la Ponferradina" [Goalkeeper Mikel Pagola leaves Salamanca to sign for Ponferradina]. El Confidencial (in Spanish). 19 January 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Mikel Pagola supera a Abel y logra un nuevo récord de imbatibilidad en el fútbol español" [Mikel Pagola surpasses Abel and achieves a new clean sheet record in Spanish football]. ABC (in Spanish). 15 May 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Mikel Pagola deja récord de imbatibilidad en 1.342 minutos" [Mikel Pagola leaves clean sheet record at 1,342 minutes]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 23 May 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2017.

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