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Rubén Reyes Díaz (Spanish pronunciation: [ruˈβen ˈreʝes]; born 5 January 1979) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and is a manager.

Rubén Reyes
Personal information
Full name Rubén Reyes Díaz
Date of birth (1979-01-05) 5 January 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Avilés 35 (1)
2000–2001 Oviedo B 13 (8)
2000–2002 Oviedo 51 (2)
2002 Villarreal 5 (0)
2003–2004 Getafe 10 (0)
2004–2006 Albacete 4 (0)
2005Pontevedra (loan) 15 (1)
2006Pontevedra (loan) 15 (2)
2006–2007 Pontevedra 33 (7)
2007–2010 Rayo Vallecano 53 (1)
2010–2011 Pontevedra 18 (0)
2011–2012 Palencia 29 (0)
2012–2013 Alcobendas Sport 9 (0)
Total 290 (22)
Teams managed
2013–2015 Alcobendas Sport
2016–2017 Alcobendas Sport
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In a career spent mainly in the lower leagues, Reyes amassed Segunda División totals of 89 games and three goals in representation of five clubs. He appeared for Oviedo and Villarreal in La Liga, totalling 21 matches.

Football careerEdit

Born in Gijón, Asturias, Reyes began his professional career with local Real Avilés Industrial, in Segunda División B. For the 2000–01 season he moved to La Liga with local Real Oviedo, making his first appearance in the competition on 22 October 2000 in a 3–1 home win against RC Celta de Vigo;[1] the following month he scored in a 4–1 success over Real Valladolid also at the Estadio Carlos Tartiere,[2] but the club eventually failed to retain its status as third from bottom.[3]

For 2002–03, Reyes joined Villarreal CF again in the top division, for three years.[4][5] He appeared very rarely with the Valencian team, and finished the campaign with Segunda División's Getafe CF; in the following season, also with the Madrid side, he achieved a first-ever promotion to the top tier, but only saw action in two games (both from the bench).

Reyes then signed for Albacete Balompié, but did not play one single second in the first part of 2004–05, due to injury. From January–June 2005 he was loaned to Pontevedra CF in the second level,[6] playing 15 matches in a relegation-ending campaign;[7] in the following year's January transfer window the same befell, with the club now one division down, and staying down after failing in the promotion play-offs.[8]

After being finally released by Albacete, Reyes finally joined Pontevedra permanently, being one of the Galicians' cornerstones in 2006–07, although they once again did not promote. The following campaign he joined Rayo Vallecano, returning to the second tier at the first attempt.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El Oviedo sufre hasta el final" [Oviedo suffer until the end]. El País (in Spanish). 23 October 2000. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  2. ^ "El contragolpe del Oviedo rompió en la segunda al rey del empate" [Oviedo fast break crushed king of draws in second half]. ABC (in Spanish). 20 November 2000. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Spain 2000/01". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Rubén Reyes: "Ya me considero jugador del Villarreal"" [Rubén Reyes: "I now consider myself a Villarreal player"]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 3 July 2002. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Villarreal ficha al oviedista Rubén Reyes" [Villarreal sign Oviedo man Rubén Reyes]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 3 July 2002. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Altas y bajas – Primera División" [Ins and outs – First Division]. Marca (in Spanish). January 2005. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Se cumplen diez años del debut de Rubén Reyes" [Tenth anniversary of debut of Rubén Reyes]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 26 February 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  8. ^ "El Pontevedra cayó eliminado ante un Sevilla B ambicioso" [Pontevedra ousted by ambitious Sevilla B]. El Correo Gallego (in Spanish). 12 June 2006. Retrieved 24 September 2017.

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