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Sergio Tejera Rodríguez (born 28 May 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Oviedo as a central midfielder.

Sergio Tejera
Personal information
Full name Sergio Tejera Rodríguez
Date of birth (1990-05-28) 28 May 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Oviedo
Number 20
Youth career
1996–2000 Damm
2000–2006 Espanyol
2006–2009 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Chelsea 0 (0)
2009Mallorca B (loan) 19 (6)
2009–2011 Mallorca B 23 (2)
2010–2012 Mallorca 31 (0)
2012–2015 Espanyol 12 (1)
2014–2015Alavés (loan) 22 (1)
2015–2018 Gimnàstic 98 (7)
2018– Oviedo 28 (2)
National team
2005 Spain U16 1 (0)
2007 Spain U17 2 (1)
2013– Catalonia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 January 2013

Club careerEdit

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Tejera joined local RCD Espanyol's youth ranks in 2000, aged 10. Six years later, he was spotted by Chelsea scout Frank Arnesen during a match with the Spanish under-15s, signing with the London club in late March.[1] During his spell with the Blues, he appeared in 22 matches for the reserves and scored once.

In the last days of the 2009 January transfer window, Chelsea agreed to loan Tejera to RCD Mallorca in his country.[2] On 24 July, the Balearic Islands side exercised their buying option on the player and signed him to a four-year deal.[3]

Tejera spent the vast majority of his first seasons with Mallorca with the B-team, in the third division. On 7 November 2010, he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, playing 11 minutes in a 2–3 away loss against Real Zaragoza.[4]

In the summer of 2012, Tejera returned to Espanyol as Javi Márquez moved in the opposite direction.[5] He scored his first goal in the top flight on 2 September, netting his team's second in a 2–3 defeat at Levante UD.[6]

On 29 January 2014, after receiving no playing time during the campaign, Tejera was loaned to Deportivo Alavés until June.[7] On 4 August, after featuring regularly, his loan was extended for one year.[8]

On 8 July 2015, Tejera terminated his contract with the Pericos[9] and moved to neighbouring Gimnàstic de Tarragona hours later.[10] On 11 June 2018, he signed a two-year deal with second division club Real Oviedo.[11]

HonoursEdit

Spain U17

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