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Sergi Canós Tenés (born 2 February 1997) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a winger for English club Brentford. He represented Spain between U15 and U19 level and has been described as a "quick attacking player".[3] He is also adept as a forward or a attacking midfielder.

Sergi Canós
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Canós playing for Barcelona in 2012
Personal information
Full name Sergi Canós Tenés[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Nules, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
0000–2010 Nules
2010–2013 Barcelona
2013–2015 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Liverpool 1 (0)
2015–2016Brentford (loan) 38 (7)
2016–2017 Norwich City 3 (0)
2017– Brentford 92 (14)
National team
2012 Spain U15
2013 Spain U16 2 (0)
2013–2014 Spain U17 10 (5)
2016 Spain U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:24, 5 May 2019 (UTC)


Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Nules, Castellón, Valencian Community, Canós began his career in the youth system at hometown club Nules, before rejecting attention from Valencia, Villareal and Atlético Madrid to join Barcelona's academy in 2010.[4] Able to play as a winger or forward,[5] he left La Masia in 2013.[6]


Canós moved to England to sign for Premier League club Liverpool at the age of 16 in 2013.[6] After receiving international clearance in November 2013,[7] he progressed through the U18 team during the 2013–14 season to make his debut for the club's reserves in August 2014.[6] Canós appeared in every match of Liverpool's 2014–15 UEFA Youth League campaign and scored one goal.[2][6] He spent the majority of the 2015–16 season away on loan,[8] but returned to Anfield in time to be included in Jürgen Klopp's squad for the final day of the Premier League season versus West Bromwich Albion.[9] He made what would prove to be his only senior appearance for Liverpool as a late substitute for Sheyi Ojo in the 1–1 draw.[10] Canós departed the club on 12 July 2016.[11]

Brentford (loan)Edit

On 31 August 2015, Canós joined Championship club Brentford on a loan which was later extended until the end of the 2015–16 season.[12][8] He made the first senior appearance of his career as a late substitute for Philipp Hofmann in a 1–1 draw with Leeds United at Elland Road on 12 September.[10] He made regular substitute appearances and scored the first senior goal of his career versus Nottingham Forest on 21 November, netting within three minutes after coming on for John Swift.[9] After the appointment of Dean Smith as manager in December,[13] Canós broke into the starting lineup and the day after extending his loan,[9] he scored Brentford's Goal of the Season versus Reading on 28 December.[14] He scored four further goals during the second half of the season and finished with seven goals from 39 appearances.[10]

Norwich CityEdit

On 13 July 2016, Canós signed a four-year contract with Championship club Norwich City for an undisclosed fee,[11] reported to be an initial £2.5 million,[15] which could have risen to £4.5 million.[16] He was largely out of favour at Carrow Road and featured mainly in cup competitions,[17] scoring his first goals for the club with a brace in a 6–1 EFL Cup second round thrashing of Coventry City on 23 August 2016.[18] Canós scored for the U23 team in a 5–0 EFL Trophy group stage win over Barnet on 4 October,[19] but failed to break into the squad for league matches and left the club on 31 January 2017,[17] after having made just 9 appearances during the first half of the 2016–17 season.[18]

Return to BrentfordEdit

On 31 January 2017, Canós rejoined Brentford on four-and-a-half-year contract, with an option for a further year.[20] The undisclosed fee (rumoured to be £2,500,000) made him the club's record signing.[21] Canós made his second Brentford debut five days later, as a 69th-minute substitute for Florian Jozefzoon during a 3–3 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.[18] He scored the first goals since his return to Griffin Park with a brace in a 5–3 victory over Burton Albion on 18 March.[18] Canós finished the 2016–17 season with four goals from 18 appearances.[18]

An ankle injury, sustained during pre-season, ruled Canós out of the early matches of the 2017–18 season.[22] He made his first appearance of the season with a start versus Aston Villa on 9 September 2017, but lasted just 33 minutes of the 0–0 draw before suffering a recurrence of the same injury.[23][24] He made his second return of the season as a late substitute in a 3–3 draw with Sunderland on 21 October and scored his first goal of the season on his eighth appearance, in a 3–1 win over West London rivals Fulham on 2 December.[23] Canós was sent off for the first time in his career when he received a straight red card for a tackle on Derby County's Marcus Olsson in a match on 3 February 2018.[25] He finished a "frustrating" 2017–18 season with 31 appearances and three goals.[23][26]

Canós featured predominantly as a starter through the first half of the 2018–19 season, but lost his place to Emiliano Marcondes in early December 2018.[27] He regained his starting role late in the month and came into form in late-January and early-February 2019, scoring four goals in as many matches.[27] A dearth of fit full backs at the club led head coach Thomas Frank to deploy Canós as a right wing back in a number of matches during February and he finished the 2018–19 season with a career-high 50 appearances and 9 goals.[28][29][30]

International careerEdit

Canós made his international debut for Spain at U15 level and was a part of the team which reached the quarter-final of the 2012 Copa de México de Naciones.[31] He progressed to play at U16 and U17 level, making six appearances and scoring two goals during the U17s' unsuccessful qualification campaign for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[32]

Canós made his U19 debut in a friendly against Italy on 20 January 2016 and appeared in two of Spain's three 2016 European U19 Championship unsuccessful elite round qualifiers three months later.[32][33]

Personal lifeEdit

Canós is a Valencia supporter.[34] His family run a Spanish restaurant, Gracias, on Penny Lane in Liverpool.[35]


  • Mediterranean International Cup Player of the Tournament: 2013[36]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 5 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool 2015–16[10] Premier League 1 0 1 0
Brentford (loan) 2015–16[10] Championship 38 7 1 0 39 7
Norwich City 2016–17[18] Championship 3 0 1 0 2 2 6 2
Norwich City U21 2016–17[18] 3[a] 1 3 1
Brentford 2016–17[18] Championship 18 4 18 4
2017–18[23] 30 3 1 0 0 0 31 3
2018–19[30] 44 7 4 2 2 0 50 9
Brentford total 130 21 6 2 2 0 138 23
Career total 134 21 7 2 4 2 3 1 148 26
  1. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy


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  2. ^ a b c Sergi Canós at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. ^ Wickham, Chris (31 August 2015). "Brentford sign Sergi Canos on loan from Liverpool". Brentford F.C. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Liverpool sign coveted Barcelona starlet Sergi Canós". Footy Accumulators. 15 June 2013. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013.
  5. ^ Deacon, Chris (5 September 2015). "Liverpool's Sergi Canos says Brentford is the 'ideal club' to play for". Brentford F.C. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Sergi Canos". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  7. ^ Jones, Gary (14 November 2013). "Liverpool finally given chance to unleash wonderkid signing". Daily Star. London. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Sergi Canos 'can't believe' Reading wonderstrike". Brentford F.C. 28 December 2015. Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
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  11. ^ a b "NORWICH CITY SIGN SERGI CANOS". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Brentford sign Sergi Canos on loan from Liverpool – News – Brentford FC". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Brentford appoint Dean Smith as Head Coach – News – Brentford FC". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  14. ^ Brett, Ciaran (8 May 2016). "Liverpool's on loan winger Sergi Canos wins Goal of the Season Award". Brentford F.C. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  15. ^ Pitt-Brooke, Jack (13 July 2016). "Sergi Canos agrees £2.5m switch from Liverpool to Norwich". The Independent.
  16. ^ "Norwich City transfer rumours: Sergi Canos completes Carrow Road move". Eastern Daily Press. 12 July 2016.
  17. ^ a b "SERGI CANOS MOVES TO BRENTFORD". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h "Games played by Sergi Canos in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Sergi Canós Player Profile – ESPN FC". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Sergi Canos rejoins Brentford". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  21. ^ "All Time Brentford Records & Achievements | Soccer Base". Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  22. ^ Moore, Tom (17 August 2017). "Brentford availability update for trip to Ipswich". getwestlondon. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  23. ^ a b c d "Games played by Sergi Canos in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  24. ^ "Brentford FC Dean: Performance warranted three points". Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Brentford FC Derby County 3 Brentford 0". Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  26. ^ "Sergi Canos: 'I tried to give everything'". Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  27. ^ a b "Sergi Canós Player Profile – ESPN FC". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  28. ^ Storer, Tom (14 February 2019). "Every word from Brentford boss after victory against Villa". footballlondon. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  29. ^ "WATCH: Sergi Canos on form, formation, and socks". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Sergi Canós in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  31. ^ "Colombia, a la final de la Copa México de Naciones Sub-15". El Espectador (in Spanish). Bogotá. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  32. ^ a b Sergi CanósUEFA competition record
  33. ^ Brett, Ciaran (21 January 2016). "Sergi Canos makes Spain under-19 debut". Brentford F.C. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  34. ^ "Meet the Academy... Sergi Canos". Liverpool F.C. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  35. ^ Kelly, Andy (13 August 2015). "Young Liverpool FC star, the Beatles and the Michelin-starred chef". Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  36. ^ Harrison, Simon (6 December 2018). "'Barcelona was my world – but I'm so happy I left'". Retrieved 10 December 2018.

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