Luque

Date of birth11 March 1978
Place of birthBarcelona
NationalitySpanish
Weight80 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

A major surprise inclusion when Spain's 2002 World Cup squad was announced, Alberto had yet to make his debut at international level.

A product of the Barcelona youth system, he could not break into the first team and moved to Real Mallorca in 1997.

Again he found first team football hard to come by despite forging an excellent partnership with Diego Tristran in the second string and he spent a season on loan at Malaga in 1999-2000.

He returned to Real Mallorca and formed an excellent attacking partnership with Samuel Eto'o that enabled the club to avoid relegation for two seasons.

Alberto joined Newcastle United in August 2005 with a five-year contract.

On the plus side, Alberto scored his first Newcastle goal in a 4-1 win at Sunderland. On the negative side, his transfer from Deportivo La Coruna was questioned by the Stevens Inquiry into football corruption.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Real Mallorca 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 2002
Málaga 01 Aug 1999 31 May 2000 L
Deportivo La Coruña 01 Jul 2002 26 Aug 2005
Newcastle United 26 Aug 2005 25 Aug 2007
Ajax 25 Aug 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Real Mallorca Primera Liga 32
9
5
2001-02 Real Mallorca Primera Liga 36
14
3
2001-02 Real Mallorca UEFA Champions League 7
1
1
1
2001-02 Real Mallorca UEFA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 5
27
8
1
2002-03 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 3
6
2
2003-04 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 28
4
8
3
2003-04 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 9
2
5
2004-05 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 26
11
11
5
2004-05 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 2
1
2005-06 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
1
2005-06 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
2
2005-06 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2005-06 Newcastle United Premier League 6
8
1
1
2006-07 Newcastle United Premier League
7
1
2006-07 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 5
3
1
2006-07 Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Oct 2000 Real Mallorca v Racing Santander W 2-1 Primera Liga 5
21 Oct 2000 Deportivo La Coruña v Real Mallorca D 1-1 Primera Liga 6
28 Oct 2000 Real Mallorca v Barcelona W 2-0 Primera Liga 7
01 Nov 2000 Real Madrid v Real Mallorca W 0-2 Primera Liga 8
05 Nov 2000 Real Sociedad v Real Mallorca W 0-1 Primera Liga 9
12 Nov 2000 Real Mallorca v Numancia W 2-1 Primera Liga 10
18 Nov 2000 Las Palmas v Real Mallorca L 1-0 Primera Liga 11
25 Nov 2000 Real Mallorca v Villarreal W 2-1 Primera Liga 12
03 Dec 2000 Real Zaragoza v Real Mallorca D 1-1 Primera Liga 13
10 Dec 2000 Real Mallorca v Osasuna D 1-1 Primera Liga 14
17 Dec 2000 Celta Vigo v Real Mallorca D 2-2 Primera Liga 15
20 Dec 2000 Real Mallorca v Español W 3-2 Primera Liga 16
14 Jan 2001 Real Mallorca v Alavés W 4-3 Primera Liga 18
21 Jan 2001 Oviedo v Real Mallorca D 1-1 Primera Liga 19
28 Jan 2001 Valladolid v Real Mallorca L 2-0 Primera Liga 20
04 Feb 2001 Real Mallorca v Valencia D 2-2 Primera Liga 21
11 Feb 2001 Malaga v Real Mallorca W 0-1 Primera Liga 22
18 Feb 2001 Real Mallorca v Athletic Bilbao W 1-0 Primera Liga 23
25 Feb 2001 Racing Santander v Real Mallorca L 2-1 Primera Liga 24
03 Mar 2001 Real Mallorca v Deportivo La Coruña W 2-1 Primera Liga 25
11 Mar 2001 Barcelona v Real Mallorca D 1-1 Primera Liga 26
18 Mar 2001 Real Mallorca v Real Madrid W 1-0 Primera Liga 27
01 Apr 2001 Real Mallorca v Real Sociedad D 1-1 Primera Liga 28
08 Apr 2001 Numancia v Real Mallorca W 0-2 Primera Liga 29
15 Apr 2001 Real Mallorca v Las Palmas W 2-1 Primera Liga 30
22 Apr 2001 Villarreal v Real Mallorca D 2-2 Primera Liga 31
29 Apr 2001 Real Mallorca v Real Zaragoza W 2-1 Primera Liga 32
06 May 2001 Osasuna v Real Mallorca L 1-0 Primera Liga 33
13 May 2001 Real Mallorca v Celta Vigo W 2-0 Primera Liga 34
20 May 2001 Español v Real Mallorca W 0-1 Primera Liga 35
10 Jun 2001 Alavés v Real Mallorca W 2-4 Primera Liga 37
17 Jun 2001 Real Mallorca v Oviedo W 4-2 Primera Liga 38
08 Aug 2001 Hajduk Split v Real Mallorca D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
21 Aug 2001 Real Mallorca v Hajduk Split D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
26 Aug 2001 Real Mallorca v Las Palmas D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
08 Sep 2001 Athletic Bilbao v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
11 Sep 2001 Real Mallorca v Arsenal W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
15 Sep 2001 Real Mallorca v Alavés D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
19 Sep 2001 Panathinaikos v Real Mallorca D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
26 Sep 2001 Schalke 04 v Real Mallorca D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
30 Sep 2001 Real Mallorca v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
03 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
07 Oct 2001 Real Mallorca v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
13 Oct 2001 Sevilla v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
16 Oct 2001 Real Mallorca v Schalke 04 D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
21 Oct 2001 Real Mallorca v Rayo Vallecano D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
24 Oct 2001 Arsenal v Real Mallorca L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group C
27 Oct 2001 Osasuna v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
30 Oct 2001 Real Mallorca v Panathinaikos D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
04 Nov 2001 Real Mallorca v Tenerife D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
11 Nov 2001 Real Sociedad v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 12
18 Nov 2001 Español v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
22 Nov 2001 Slovan Liberec v Real Mallorca D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
25 Nov 2001 Real Mallorca v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
01 Dec 2001 Valencia v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
06 Dec 2001 Real Mallorca v Slovan Liberec D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
09 Dec 2001 Real Mallorca v Malaga D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
16 Dec 2001 Real Betis v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
23 Dec 2001 Real Mallorca v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
06 Jan 2002 Valladolid v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
13 Jan 2002 Las Palmas v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
20 Jan 2002 Real Mallorca v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
27 Jan 2002 Alavés v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 22
02 Feb 2002 Real Mallorca v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
06 Feb 2002 Villarreal v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
09 Feb 2002 Real Mallorca v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
17 Feb 2002 Real Zaragoza v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
24 Feb 2002 Real Mallorca v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 27
03 Mar 2002 Rayo Vallecano v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
10 Mar 2002 Real Mallorca v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
24 Mar 2002 Real Mallorca v Real Sociedad D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
31 Mar 2002 Real Mallorca v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
06 Apr 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
13 Apr 2002 Real Mallorca v Valencia D 0-0 Primera Liga 34
21 Apr 2002 Malaga v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 35
28 Apr 2002 Real Mallorca v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
05 May 2002 Real Madrid v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 37
11 May 2002 Real Mallorca v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 38


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1980-81 Spain UEFA Under-21
1
1980-81 Spain Under-20 v Under 21 1
1
1998-99 Spain UEFA Under-21 1
2
1
1998-99 Spain Under-21 1
1999-00 Spain UEFA Under-21 4
2
3
1999-00 Spain Under-21
1
2000-01 Spain Olympics
2
2001-02 Spain FIFA World Cup
2
2003-04 Spain International Friendly 2
1
2003-04 Spain UEFA European Championship
2
2004-05 Spain FIFA World Cup 2
3
2
2004-05 Spain International Friendly 1
1
2005-06 Spain FIFA World Cup
1
2005-06 Spain International Friendly 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Dec 1980 Spain v Luxembourg W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group
06 May 1981 Spain v Italy W 2-1 Under-20 v Under-21
17 Nov 1998 Italy v Spain D 0-0 U21
26 Mar 1999 Spain v Austria W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
30 Mar 1999 Netherlands v Spain W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
04 Jun 1999 Spain v Netherlands W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
07 Sep 1999 Spain v Cyprus D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
16 Nov 1999 Spain v Norway W 4-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
28 Mar 2000 Spain v Italy W 3-0 U21
27 May 2000 Spain v Czech Republic D 1-1 UEFA U21 Final round group A
27 May 2000 Spain v Czech Republic D 1-1 UEFA U21 Final round group A
29 May 2000 Spain v Croatia D 1-1 UEFA U21 Final round group A
01 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Spain W 0-1 UEFA U21 Final round group A
14 Sep 2000 Korea Republic v Spain W 0-3 Olympics Finals Group B
17 Sep 2000 Spain v Chile L 1-3 Olympics Finals Group B
12 Jun 2002 South Africa v Spain W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
16 Jun 2002 Spain v Republic of Ireland W 1-1 (3-2) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
11 Oct 2003 Armenia v Spain W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 2004 Spain v Peru W 2-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Spain v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Spain v Andorra W 4-0 International Friendly
20 Jun 2004 Portugal v Spain L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
09 Oct 2004 Spain v Belgium W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
13 Oct 2004 Lithuania v Spain D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
17 Nov 2004 Spain v England W 1-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Spain v San Marino W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
26 Mar 2005 Spain v China PR W 3-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Spain v Lithuania W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
08 Jun 2005 Spain v Bosnia and Herzegovina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
17 Aug 2005 Spain v Uruguay W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Spain v Canada W 2-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Spain v Serbia and Montenegro D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.