Roberto Trashorras

Roberto Trashorras Gayoso (born 28 February 1981) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Roberto Trashorras
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Trashorras playing for Rayo Vallecano in 2013
Personal information
Full name Roberto Trashorras Gayoso
Date of birth (1981-02-28) 28 February 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Rábade, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1989–1995 Racing Vilalbés
1995–1999 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Barcelona C 9 (4)
1999–2003 Barcelona B 107 (29)
2001 Barcelona 1 (0)
2003–2005 Real Madrid B 65 (10)
2005–2006 Numancia 12 (1)
2006–2008 Las Palmas 62 (11)
2008–2011 Celta 107 (17)
2011–2018 Rayo Vallecano 211 (9)
Total 574 (81)
National team
1997 Spain U16 2 (1)
1998–1999 Spain U17 9 (6)
1999–2000 Spain U18 8 (4)
2001 Spain U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Having come through the youth setup at Barcelona, he spent most of his career with Rayo Vallecano, appearing in 219 competitive matches. Totalling both clubs, he amassed La Liga totals of 171 games and seven goals.

Club careerEdit

Trashorras in action for Celta

Born in Rábade, Province of Lugo, Galicia, Trashorras finished his football formation with FC Barcelona, playing one game with the first team on 6 October 2001, a 1–2 La Liga away loss against Deportivo de La Coruña where he came on as a second-half substitute for Alfonso Pérez.[1] In the summer of 2003 he moved to Real Madrid, never graduating however from their reserves.[2]

For 2005–06, Trashorras joined Segunda División side CD Numancia. He appeared very little during his tenure – less than one third of the games[3]– and switched to UD Las Palmas also in the second level the following season, finally establishing himself in professional football.[4]

In July 2008, Trashorras signed a five-year contract with RC Celta de Vigo of division two.[5] An undisputed starter from the beginning he had his best season in 2009–10, scoring nine goals in 38 matches and helping the Galicians to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, where they were ousted by eventual finalists Atlético Madrid (2–1 on aggregate, with the player netting in the first leg in Madrid in a 1–1 draw).[6][7][8]

On 11 August 2011, after reaching an agreement to terminate his contract with Celta, Trashorras signed a contract with Rayo Vallecano, freshly promoted to the top tier.[9] On 31 January 2018, after seven seasons as an undisputed starter and captain,[10] the 37-year-old left the club.[11]

On 29 August 2018, after several months of inactivity, Trashorras announced his retirement from professional football.[12]


  1. ^ Fran prolonga la sequía blaugrana en Riazor (Fran extends blaugrana drought at Riazor); El Mundo, 7 October 2001 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Trashorras, la Gran Vía del Rayo Vallecano (Trashorras, Rayo Vallecano's Great Way (pun on Madrid's Gran Vía)); Marca, 23 April 2016 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Breve enciclopedia numantina (Brief numantina encyclopedia); Desde Soria, 29 May 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El lucense vivió dos remontadas en Las Palmas y una en Soria (Man from Lugo experienced two comebacks in Las Palmas and one in Soria); La Voz de Galicia, 3 April 2009 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Trashorras y Falcón, nuevos fichajes del Celta (Trashorras and Falcón, new Celta signings); Marca, 25 June 2008 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Un doblete de Trashorras acaba con el 'matagigantes' (Trashorras brace ends 'giantkiller'); Marca, 1 September 2009 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ El Atlético vuelve a arriesgar la Copa (Atlético risk Cup again); Marca, 22 January 2010 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ 0–1: Un gol de Forlán mete al Atlético en semifinales (0–1: Forlán goal sends Atlético to semi-finals); Mundo Deportivo, 28 January 2010 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Trashorras jugará en Primera con el Rayo (Trashorras to play in Primera with Rayo); Marca, 11 August 2011 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Roberto Trashorras cumple 200 partidos con la 'franja' (Roberto Trashorras celebrates 200 matches with the 'sash'); Marca, 4 March 2017 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Roberto Trashorras deja de ser jugador del Rayo Vallecano (Roberto Trashorras is no longer a Rayo Vallecano player); Rayo Vallecano, 31 January 2018 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Trashorras se retira del fútbol (Trashorras retires from football); Diario AS, 29 August 2018 (in Spanish)

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