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Orlando Rubén Yáñez Alabart (born 12 October 1993), known as Rubén Yáñez (Spanish pronunciation: [ruˈβen ˈɟʝaɲeθ] is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Getafe CF as a goalkeeper.

Rubén Yáñez
Personal information
Full name Orlando Rubén Yáñez Alabart
Date of birth (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Blanes, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 25
Youth career
2006–2009 Lloret
2009–2010 Girona
2010–2012 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Real Madrid C 26 (0)
2013–2015 Real Madrid B 34 (0)
2015–2017 Real Madrid 0 (0)
2017– Getafe 0 (0)
2017–2018Cádiz (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2013 Spain U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:55, 12 May 2018 (UTC)


Club careerEdit

Born in Blanes, Girona, Spain, Yáñez joined Real Madrid's youth academy from local side Girona FC in 2010, aged 17. He made his senior debut in the 2012–13 season, playing 26 games for the C-team in Segunda División B. In July 2013, Yáñez was promoted to the reserves, in Segunda División.[2]

On 8 September 2013, Yáñez made his professional debut, starting in a 0–1 home loss against CD Mirandés.[3] Mainly a backup to Fernando Pacheco during the campaign, he appeared in four matches as his side suffered relegation.

After Pacheco's promotion to the main squad, Yáñez was an undisputed starter for the reserves in 2014–15, contributing with 30 appearances. On 5 August 2015 he was promoted to the first team by new manager Rafael Benítez,[4] and made his debut four days later, coming on as a late substitute for Kiko Casilla in a 0–0 friendly draw against Vålerenga Fotball.[5]

Yáñez was the third option behind Keylor Navas and Casilla when the team won the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.[6] He did not make an appearance during the season when Madrid won the 2016–17 La Liga[7][8] and the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League.[9]

On 17 August 2017, Yáñez signed a four-year deal with Getafe CF, being immediately loaned to Cádiz CF for one year.[10] He made only six appearances during his time in Andalusia, all in the Copa del Rey.[11]



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  2. ^ Yáñez y Llorente tendrán el premio del Castilla (Yáñez and Llorente will have Castilla's prize); Defensa Central, 18 July 2013 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  3. ^ El Mirandés se pone líder a costa de un filial que sigue sin puntuar (Mirandés becomes leader under the expense of a reserve team which remains without points); Marca, 8 September 2013 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  4. ^ Real Madrid boss Benitez: Ruben Yanez part of senior squad; Tribal Football, 5 August 2015
  5. ^ Rubén Yáñez debutó con el primer equipo (Rubén Yáñez debuted with the first team); Real Madrid's official website, 9 August 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Spot-on Real Madrid defeat Atlético in final again". 28 May 2016.
  7. ^ "El Real Madrid, campeón de LaLiga Santander 2016/17". 21 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Real Madrid win La Liga title with victory at Malaga". 21 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Majestic Real Madrid win Champions League in Cardiff". 3 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Comunicado oficial" [Official announcement] (in Spanish). Getafe CF. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Un año demasiado gris para los cuatro jugadores cedidos" [A year that was too grey for the four loan players]. Diario de Cádiz (in Spanish). 8 June 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.

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