Sergio

Date of birth10 November 1976
Place of birthBarcelona
NationalitySpanish
Weight77 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

A talented midfielder he is a product of the Espanyol youth system after signing as a youngster from Hospitalet. He played for the second team for three seasons before forcing his way into the first team towards the end of the 1997-1998 season. He was a key in the team's midfield and his excellent performances earned him his first international cap in April 2001 against Japan. He moved to Deportivo La Coruna in the summer of 2001 for a £ 10 million fee and he has been a regular member of the Spanish squad since. He may have to be content with a position on the bench in the Finals as the Spanish squad is loaded with talent in the central positions.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Hospitalet 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1995
Espanyol 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 2001
Deportivo La Coruña 01 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Espanyol Primera Liga 38
4
4
2000-01 Espanyol UEFA Cup 5
1
2
2001-02 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 27
11
4
4
2001-02 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 7
3
1
1
2002-03 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 34
3
3
4
2002-03 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 9
1
2003-04 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 32
5
3
7
2003-04 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 13
1
2004-05 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 33
1
3
3
2004-05 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 1
2005-06 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Intertoto Cup 2


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
09 Sep 2000 Real Zaragoza v Español W 1-2 Primera Liga 1
14 Sep 2000 Olimpija Ljubljana v Espanyol L 2-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 2000 Español v Osasuna L 1-2 Primera Liga 2
24 Sep 2000 Celta Vigo v Español L 1-0 Primera Liga 3
28 Sep 2000 Español v Olimpija Ljubljana W 2-0
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Oct 2000 Español v Rayo Vallecano D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
18 Oct 2000 Español v Real Sociedad L 1-2 Primera Liga 4
22 Oct 2000 Alavés v Español L 1-0 Primera Liga 6
26 Oct 2000 Español v Grazer AK W 4-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Oct 2000 Español v Oviedo W 2-0 Primera Liga 7
01 Nov 2000 Valladolid v Español D 1-1 Primera Liga 8
04 Nov 2000 Español v Valencia W 1-0 Primera Liga 9
09 Nov 2000 Grazer AK v Español L 1-0
Agg: 1-4
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Nov 2000 Malaga v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
19 Nov 2000 Español v Athletic Bilbao W 2-1 Primera Liga 11
23 Nov 2000 Español v FC Porto L 0-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
26 Nov 2000 Racing Santander v Español W 1-2 Primera Liga 12
02 Dec 2000 Español v Deportivo La Coruña L 0-2 Primera Liga 13
07 Dec 2000 FC Porto v Español D 0-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 2000 Barcelona v Español L 4-2 Primera Liga 14
16 Dec 2000 Español v Real Madrid L 1-2 Primera Liga 15
20 Dec 2000 Real Mallorca v Español L 3-2 Primera Liga 16
07 Jan 2001 Español v Numancia W 2-0 Primera Liga 17
14 Jan 2001 Las Palmas v Español L 1-0 Primera Liga 18
21 Jan 2001 Español v Villarreal W 2-1 Primera Liga 19
27 Jan 2001 Español v Real Zaragoza W 5-0 Primera Liga 20
04 Feb 2001 Osasuna v Español W 1-3 Primera Liga 21
10 Feb 2001 Español v Celta Vigo L 0-1 Primera Liga 22
18 Feb 2001 Real Sociedad v Español L 2-1 Primera Liga 23
25 Feb 2001 Rayo Vallecano v Español D 1-1 Primera Liga 24
04 Mar 2001 Español v Alavés D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
11 Mar 2001 Oviedo v Español D 2-2 Primera Liga 26
18 Mar 2001 Español v Valladolid W 1-0 Primera Liga 27
31 Mar 2001 Valencia v Español W 0-1 Primera Liga 28
08 Apr 2001 Español v Malaga L 1-2 Primera Liga 29
15 Apr 2001 Athletic Bilbao v Español W 0-1 Primera Liga 30
22 Apr 2001 Español v Racing Santander W 3-0 Primera Liga 31
29 Apr 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Español L 1-0 Primera Liga 32
05 May 2001 Español v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
13 May 2001 Real Madrid v Español D 2-2 Primera Liga 34
20 May 2001 Español v Real Mallorca L 0-1 Primera Liga 35
27 May 2001 Numancia v Español L 2-1 Primera Liga 36
10 Jun 2001 Español v Las Palmas W 3-2 Primera Liga 37
16 Jun 2001 Villarreal v Español L 4-0 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
2000-01 Spain FIFA World Cup
1
2000-01 Spain International Friendly
1
2001-02 Spain FIFA World Cup
1
2001-02 Spain International Friendly 1
2
2001-02 Spain UEFA Under-21 1
2002-03 Spain International Friendly
2
2002-03 Spain UEFA European Championship 1
1
2005-06 Spain International Friendly
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
24 Mar 2001 Spain v Liechtenstein W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
25 Apr 2001 Spain v Japan W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 2001 France v Spain L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
14 Nov 2001 Spain v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Netherlands v Spain L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain W 0-5 International Friendly
12 Jun 2002 South Africa v Spain W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
21 Aug 2002 Hungary v Spain D 1-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Spain v Ecuador W 4-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Spain v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Jun 2003 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
17 Aug 2005 Spain v Uruguay W 2-0 International Friendly


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