Alvaro Negredo profile - Manchester City FC

Accessibility links

Access other Manchester City products

Close

Continue to mcfc.co.uk

Continue to mcfc.co.uk
Negrado

9

Alvaro

Negredo*

Minutes played

45

Pass Accuracy

67%

Touches

17

Assists

1
Last game stats
Minutes played 45
Passes completed 4/6
Touches 17
Assists 1
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
Personal
Position Striker
Date of birth 20 August 1985
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height (ft) 6'01"
Weight (st) TBC
International caps / goals 14 / 6
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 1 0
Goals 0 0
Assists 1 0
Passes 88% 0
Yellow cards 0 0
Red cards 0 0

City on Negredo*:

Alvaro Negredo became City’s third summer signing in July 2013.

After building up a repuatation as one of La Liga’s most feared frontmen, Negredo followed in the footsteps of compatriot Jesus Navas in swapping the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán for the Etihad Stadium.

The pair terrorized defences up and down Spain in Alvaro’s four-year stay at the Andalusian side developing an understanding which helped the striker towards an impressive 70 goals in 139 appearances.

Far from a flat-track bully, Alvaro often proved to be a thorn in the side for some of La Liga’s leading lights, netting against Barcelona and Real Madrid on a number of occasions in his Sevilla career.

Alvaro began his professional career at Rayo Vallecano in the third tier of Spanish football but only made a handful of appearances in the 2004/05 season before Real Madrid swooped for his services.

Although he never made a first-team appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu, Negredo continued to learn his trade alongside some future Champions League heavyweights in Real Madrid’s Castilla selection.

Former City midfielder Javi Garcia was one player Alvaro called a teammate during his two year spell in the Segunda Division but Juan Mata, Alvaro Arbeloa and Roberto Soldado were also in and around the team.

The pull of first-team football eventually became too much for Alvaro to ignore and he left his hometown behind for a move to La Liga newcomers Almeria in 2007.

It proved to be a savvy move for the striker as he netted 32 times in two seasons, propelling Almeria to a surprise eighth place finish in his first season.

They finished further down the league in a difficult second season in the top flight but Negredo actually managed to better his total, weighing in with 19 strikes.

Sevilla smashed their transfer record to take Alvaro to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in 2009 and were repaid with 70 goals in 139 appearances over four seasons.

Negredo was an integral member of the squad that went on to lift the 2010 Copa del Rey, defeating Sergio Aguero’s Atletico Madrid in the final, thanks to a Jesus Navas goal in injury time.

Negredo made his international debut in 2009 for Spain’s 2-1 win over Armenia in World Cup qualifying on 6 October 2009.

His first international goals arrived in a pair against Edin Dzeko’s Bosnia a few days later in a 5-2 win in Zenica.

Alvaro missed out on selection for the World Cup in 2010 but he did go on to lift the European Championship trophy in Kiev in 2010.

Negredo won his first Premier League title in 2013/14 and scored 23 goals during his first season in English football.

He joined Valencia on a season-long loan deal in September 2014.

Latest tweets: @_alvaronegredo_

Instagram: @mcfcofficial

  • Pellegrini on Frank Lampard: "His career is brilliant, he's a great professional and I think it's been a proud moment for this team to have him here playing for the season. "I'm sure he will be important for New York City. He's a very good player with a lot of experience and a very good professional." #mcfc #nycfc
  • Martin in the middle... #mcfc
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 406: Mejores amigos!
  • @vincentkompany has promised City will return stronger and more determined than ever to reclaim the @premierleague title. Read more on #mcfc.co.uk!
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 405: Tourè de force
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 404: Reaching for the top
  • The league’s most prolific striker is closing in on the Golden Boot…

Read more about @aguerosergiokun16 @premierleague exploits on #mcfc.co.uk
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 403: What you looking at?
  • Hart-stopping!

Is this Joe Hart's save of the season? Following his wonder save against Swansea, CityTV have compiled his top ten.

Watch now on mcfc.co.uk.
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 402: Bac to work
  • REGRAM @mcfcamericascup

Welcome to MCFC Americas Cup Instagram account. Follow us for the latest news, competitions and updates for @MCFC's official US tournament! #MCFCAmericasCup
  • #mcfc Instagram of the Day 401: Hart-stopper
  • Was that Joe Hart's best-ever save? Here's what the man himself thought... Interview in full on #mcfc.co.uk now. #swansvcity
  • #mcfc #swansvcity
  • FULL TIME: Swansea 2-4 City. 5 @premierleague wins on the spin for City following an absorbing clash at the Liberty Stadium.

A brace from Yaya Toure, one a piece from Milner and Bony and a world class save from Hart ensures direct entry into the @uefachampionsleague. #swansvcity #mcfc
  • HALF TIME: Swansea 1-2 City. Yaya Toure and James Milner with the goals for City but Sigurdsson pulled one back for the Swans. #swansvcity #mcfc
  • Here's your #mcfc line-up to face Swansea in full. Kick-off in 20 minutes. Where are you following from? #swansvcity
  • Is there to be a Liberty Stadium return for Wilfried Bony? Full #swansvcity team news just announced on #mcfc.co.uk
  • In position at the Liberty Stadium! Come on City! #swansvcity #mcfc
  • Two games to go... We fight to the end #together
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 400: Say cheese
  • THE LAST TIME: City edged a five-goal thriller at the Liberty Stadium.

What happens tomorrow? #swansvcity #mcfc
  • Top 20 #EtihadMoments... It has to be... 1. Aguerooooooooooooooo! #mcfc http://t.co/Im9SLMM68d
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 399: Camera shy
  • When goalkeepers attack!

Ten years on from David James's memorable cameo v Boro we're celebrating football's frustrated strikers on mcfc.co.uk.
  • Pellegrini pondering whether to bring back @vincentkompany and Yaya Toure for Swansea clash.

Full story on mcfc.co.uk now.
  • Top 20 #EtihadMoments... 2. @samnasri8 gets the title-winning party started... #mcfc
  • #MCFC Instagram of the Day 398: Woodwork-out
  • See @vincentkompany and Pablo Zabaleta discuss two great #EtihadMoments with Cityzens.

Watch the full video on mcfc.co.uk now.
  • Top 20 #EtihadMoments... 3. Shaun Wright-Phillips nets the fourth in the #ManchesterDerby. #mcfc
  • "I've always kept my eye out for Swansea's results since I left..." Read @franklampard's thoughts on returning to one of his former clubs on mcfc.co.uk now.
  • Top 20 #EtihadMoments... 4. Cometh the hour, cometh the captain. #mcfc
  • #TBT FA Cup winners #onthisday in 2011. #mcfc

This site uses cookies. By clicking allow you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Allow