2017–18 UD Almería season

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UD Almería
2017–18 season
President Spain Alfonso García Gabarrón
Manager Spain Fran Fernández
Stadium Juegos Mediterráneos
Segunda División 18th
Copa del Rey First round
Top goalscorer League: Rubén Alcaraz (9)
All: Rubén Alcaraz (9)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2017–18 season was UD Almería's twentieth seventh season of existence and the third consecutive in Segunda División.

Squad[edit]

As of 18 June 2018
No. Name Pos. Nat. Place of Birth Date of Birth (Age) Club
caps
Club
goals
Int.
caps
Int.
goals
Signed from Date signed Fee Contract End
Goalkeepers
1 René Román GK Spain Andalusia El Bosque (1983-12-15)15 December 1983 (aged 34) 42 0 Girona 5 July 2017 Free 30 June 2019
13 Fernando GK Spain Region of Murcia Murcia (1990-06-10)10 June 1990 (aged 27) 1 0 UCAM Murcia 5 July 2017 Free 30 June 2019
Defenders
2 Fran Rodríguez RB/RW Spain Andalusia Almuñécar (1995-05-22)22 May 1995 (aged 23) 22 2 Zaragoza 12 July 2017 Free 30 June 2019
3 Lucien Owona CB Cameroon Douala (1990-08-09)9 August 1990 (aged 27) 21 0 1 0 Alcorcón 22 July 2017 Free 30 June 2020
5 Ángel Trujillo CB Spain Community of Madrid Madrid (1987-09-08)8 September 1987 (aged 30) 154 1 Levante 5 August 2016 Free 30 June 2019
7 Marco Motta RB/RW Italy Merate (1986-05-14)14 May 1986 (aged 32) 46 3 1 0 Free agent 31 January 2017 Free 30 June 2019
21 Nano LB Spain Andalusia Málaga (1984-10-27)27 October 1984 (aged 33) 72 0 Panathinaikos Greece 24 August 2016 Free 30 June 2018
23 Jorge Morcillo (c) CB/LB Spain Valencian Community Valencia (1986-03-11)11 March 1986 (aged 32) 93 7 Rayo Vallecano 4 July 2015 Free 30 June 2018
24 Joaquín CB/DM Spain Andalusia Huércal de Almería (1996-05-31)31 May 1996 (aged 22) 75 0 Almería B 14 October 2015 Free 30 June 2021
29 Iván Martos CB/LB Spain Catalonia Manresa (1997-05-15)15 May 1997 (aged 21) 0 0 Almería B 7 December 2017 Free Undisclosed
30 Pervis Estupiñán LB/LW Ecuador Esmeraldas (1998-01-28)28 January 1998 (aged 20) 9 0 Watford England 17 July 2017 Loan 30 June 2018
34 Antonio Navas RB Spain Andalusia El Ejido (1995-02-13)13 February 1995 (aged 23) 3 0 Almería B 6 September 2016 Free 30 June 2018
39 Igor Engonga CB Equatorial Guinea Santander Spain (1996-01-04)4 January 1996 (aged 22) 0 0 Almería B 1 June 2018 Free Undisclosed
Midfielders
4 Verza DM/CM Spain Valencian Community Orihuela (1986-09-26)26 September 1986 (aged 31) 181 18 Levante 31 August 2017 Loan 30 June 2018
6 Mandi DM/CM Spain Canary Islands Santa Lucía (1989-03-01)1 March 1989 (aged 29) 23 0 Elche 8 July 2017 Free 30 June 2018
8 Tino Costa CM/AM Argentina Las Flores (1985-01-09)9 January 1985 (aged 33) 15 2 2 0 San Lorenzo 1 August 2017 Free 30 June 2018
10 José Ángel Pozo AM/RW/ST Spain Andalusia Málaga (1996-03-15)15 March 1996 (aged 22) 108 7 Manchester City England 31 August 2015 €500K 30 June 2020
11 Javi Álamo RW/LW/RB Spain Canary Islands Gáldar (1988-08-18)18 August 1988 (aged 29) 17 0 Osasuna 17 January 2017 Free 30 June 2018
14 Rubén Alcaraz CM/AM Spain Catalonia Barcelona (1991-05-01)1 May 1991 (aged 27) 42 9 Girona 11 July 2017 Loan 30 June 2018
16 Fidel LW/RW Spain Andalusia Dehesa de Ríotinto (1989-10-27)27 October 1989 (aged 28) 71 12 Córdoba 19 July 2016 €500K 30 June 2021
17 Lass Bangoura RW/LW Guinea Conakry (1992-03-30)30 March 1992 (aged 26) 10 0 31 4 Rayo Vallecano 1 February 2018 Loan 30 June 2018
18 Sulayman Marreh CM/DM The Gambia Abuko (1996-01-15)15 January 1996 (aged 22) 12 1 12 0 Watford England 26 January 2018 Loan 30 June 2018
26 Francisco Callejón CM Spain Andalusia Almería (1998-05-15)15 May 1998 (aged 20) 3 0 Almería B 8 April 2017 Free Undisclosed
28 Àlex Corredera AM/CM Spain Catalonia Sant Joan (1996-09-19)19 September 1996 (aged 21) 3 0 Deportivo B 9 July 2017 Free 30 June 2019
31 Gaspar LW Spain Castilla–La Mancha Tarazona la Mancha (1997-12-09)9 December 1997 (aged 20) 33 2 Almería B 11 September 2014 Free 30 June 2021
33 Lin Liangming RW/LW China Shantou (1997-06-04)4 June 1997 (aged 20) 1 0 Real Madrid B 24 August 2017 Loan 30 June 2018
37 Óscar Lozano RW/LW Spain Andalusia Motril (1996-06-14)14 June 1996 (aged 21) 2 0 Almería B 14 December 2017 Free Undisclosed
40 Javi Moreno RW Spain Andalusia Almería (1996-06-14)14 June 1996 (aged 21) 0 0 Almería B 13 May 2018 Free Undisclosed
Forwards
9 Juan Muñoz ST Spain Andalusia Utrera (1995-11-12)12 November 1995 (aged 22) 25 4 Sevilla 8 August 2017 Loan 30 June 2018
19 Hicham ST/LW Morocco San Javier Spain (1995-05-07)7 May 1995 (aged 23) 29 2 Almería B 17 December 2013 Free 30 June 2021
20 Pablo Caballero ST Argentina Totoras (1986-07-21)21 July 1986 (aged 31) 28 3 Lugo 17 July 2017 Free 30 June 2019
22 Edoardo Soleri ST Italy Rome (1997-10-19)19 October 1997 (aged 20) 11 2 Roma Italy 20 January 2018 Loan 30 June 2018
36 Sekou Gassama ST Spain Catalonia Granollers (1995-05-06)6 May 1995 (aged 23) 0 0 Almería B 14 December 2017 Free 30 June 2018

Managers[edit]

Name Nat. Place of Birth Date of Birth (Age) Signed from Date signed Role Departure Manner Contract End
Luis Miguel Ramis Spain Catalonia Tarragona (1970-07-25)25 July 1970 (aged 47) Free agent 14 March 2017 Permanent 12 November 2017 Sacked 30 June 2018
Fran Fernández Spain Andalusia Almería (1980-03-20)20 March 1980 (aged 38) Almería B 12 November 2017 Interim 17 November 2017 Ended tenure[i] 30 June 2018
Lucas Alcaraz Spain Andalusia Granada (1966-06-21)21 June 1966 (aged 51) Free agent 16 November 2017 Permanent 24 April 2018 Resigned 30 June 2018
Fran Fernández Spain Andalusia Almería (1980-03-20)20 March 1980 (aged 38) Almería B 24 April 2018 Permanent 30 June 2018
  1. ^ Alcaraz was signed on 16 November 2017, but Fernández was in charge of the club in a match against Zaragoza the following day

Staff members[edit]

Name Staff role
Ricardo Molina Assistant manager
Goalkeeping coach
Edu Frapoli Fitness coach
Javier Fernández Technical coach
Ángel Férez Goalkeeping coach
Misael Rivas Doctor
Fran Simón Physio
Pedro Serrano Physio

Source: UD Almería's official website

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
18 DF Spain Antonio Marín 21 EU Granada B Loan return Summer 2019 Free UD Almería
27 MF Spain Carlos Selfa 25 EU Linense Loan return Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
19 FW Morocco Hicham Khaloua 22 EU Celta B Loan return Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
31 MF Spain Gaspar 19 EU Almería B Promoted Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
4 DF Spain Alex Quintanilla 26 EU Mirandés Transfer Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
1 GK Spain René Román 33 EU Girona Transfer Summer 2019 Free UD Almería
13 GK Spain Fernando 27 EU UCAM Murcia Transfer Summer 2019 Free UD Almería
6 MF Spain Mandi 28 EU Elche Transfer Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
14 MF Spain Rubén Alcaraz 26 EU Girona Loan Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
2 DF Spain Fran Rodríguez 22 EU Zaragoza Transfer Summer 2019 Free UD Almería
30 DF Ecuador Pervis Estupiñán 19 Non-EU Watford England Transfer Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
20 FW Argentina Pablo Caballero 30 EU Lugo Transfer Summer 2019 Free UD Almería
3 DF Cameroon Lucien Owona 26 EU Alcorcón Transfer Summer 2020 €70K UD Almería
8 MF Argentina Tino Costa 32 EU San LorenzoArgentina Transfer Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
15 MF Spain Nauzet Alemán 32 EU Free agent Transfer Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
29 MF Spain Javi Pérez 22 EU Almería B Transfer Summer 2018 Free La Voz de Almería
4 MF Spain Verza 30 EU Levante Loan Summer 2018 Free UD Almería
22 FW Italy Edoardo Soleri 20 EU Roma Italy Loan Winter 2018 Free UD Almería
18 MF The Gambia Sulayman Marreh 22 EU Watford England Loan Winter 2018 Free UD Almería
17 MF Guinea Lass Bangoura 25 EU Rayo Vallecano Loan Winter 2018 Free UD Almería

Total spending: Decrease 70,000

Out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
15 MF Spain Corona 36 EU Free agent Retired Summer Free UD Almería
25 MF France Karim Yoda 28 EU Getafe Loan return Summer Free UD Almería
3 DF Spain Fran Vélez 26 EU Wisła Kraków Poland Contract rescinded Summer Free UD Almería
22 MF Spain Iván Sánchez 24 EU Albacete Transfer Summer Free UD Almería
13 GK Spain Casto 35 EU Alcorcón Contract ended Summer Free
1 GK Spain Julián Cuesta 26 EU Wisła Kraków Poland Contract ended Summer Free
2 DF Spain Isidoro 30 EU Free agent Contract ended Summer Free
4 DF Spain Ximo Navarro 27 EU Las Palmas Contract ended Summer Free
12 DF Portugal Henrique Sereno 32 EU Free agent Contract ended Summer Free
5 MF Spain Borja Fernández 36 EU Valladolid Contract ended Summer Free
8 MF Nigeria Ramon Azeez 24 EU Lugo Contract ended Summer Free
17 MF Spain Antonio Puertas 25 EU Granada Contract ended Summer Free
18 FW Spain Juanjo Expósito 31 EU Racing Santander Contract ended Summer Free
22 FW Nigeria Kalu Uche 34 EU Free agent Contract ended Summer Free
9 FW Spain Quique González 27 EU Osasuna Transfer Summer €1.5M UD Almería
12 FW Spain Chuli 26 EU Getafe Transfer Summer €700K Getafe CF
6 MF Senegal Pape Maly Diamanka 27 EU Numancia Contract rescinded Summer Free UD Almería
27 MF Spain Carlos Selfa 25 EU Peña Deportiva Contract rescinded Summer Free UD Almería
17 MF Spain Iago Díaz 24 EU Ponferradina Contract rescinded Summer Free UD Almería
29 MF Spain Javi Pérez 22 EU Valladolid B Contract rescinded Summer Free UD Almería
4 DF Spain Alex Quintanilla 27 EU Free agent Contract rescinded Summer Free UD Almería
18 DF Spain Antonio Marín 21 EU Granada B Contract rescinded Summer Free UD Almería
15 MF Spain Nauzet Alemán 32 EU Retired Contract rescinded Winter Free UD Almería

Total gaining: Increase 2,200,000

Balance

Total: Decrease 2,130,000

Contracts[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
31 MF Spain Gaspar 19 Signed 4 years June 2021 UD Almería
19 FW Morocco Hicham Khaloua 22 Signed 4 years June 2021 UD Almería

Last updated:

Player statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of 18 June 2018
No. Pos Nat Player Total Segunda División Copa del Rey
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Spain René 42 0 42 0 0 0
2 DF Spain Fran Rodríguez 22 2 16+5 2 1 0
3 DF Cameroon Lucien Owona 21 0 15+5 0 1 0
4 MF Spain Verza 25 2 15+9 2 1 0
5 DF Spain Ángel Trujillo 20 0 16+3 0 0+1 0
6 MF Spain Mandi 23 0 20+3 0 0 0
7 DF Italy Marco Motta 31 3 29+2 3 0 0
8 MF Argentina Tino Costa 15 2 5+9 2 1 0
9 FW Spain Juan Muñoz 25 4 16+9 4 0 0
10 FW Spain José Ángel Pozo 39 2 37+2 2 0 0
11 MF Spain Javi Álamo 11 0 2+8 0 1 0
13 GK Spain Fernando 1 0 0 0 1 0
14 MF Spain Rubén Alcaraz 42 9 39+2 9 0+1 0
16 MF Spain Fidel 31 4 24+7 4 0 0
17 MF Guinea Lass Bangoura 10 0 5+5 0 0 0
18 MF The Gambia Sulayman Marreh 12 1 12 1 0 0
19 FW Morocco Hicham 24 1 11+12 1 1 0
20 FW Argentina Pablo Caballero 28 3 11+16 3 1 0
21 DF Spain Nano 35 0 32+3 0 0 0
22 FW Italy Edoardo Soleri 11 2 9+2 2 0 0
23 DF Spain Jorge Morcillo 26 2 26 2 0 0
24 DF Spain Joaquín 36 0 34+1 0 1 0
26 MF Spain Francisco Callejón 2 0 1+1 0 0 0
28 MF Spain Àlex Corredera 3 0 1+2 0 0 0
29 DF Spain Iván Martos 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF Ecuador Pervis Estupiñán 27 0 19+7 0 1 0
31 MF Spain Gaspar 25 1 21+4 1 0 0
33 MF China Lin Liangming 1 0 0 0 1 0
34 DF Spain Antonio Navas 2 0 1+1 0 0 0
36 FW Spain Sekou Gassama 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 MF Spain Óscar Lozano 2 0 0+2 0 0 0
39 DF Equatorial Guinea Igor Engonga 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 MF Spain Javi Moreno 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players on loan to other clubs:
Players who have left the club after the start of the season:
15 MF Spain Nauzet Alemán 8 0 3+4 0 0+1 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Segunda División Copa del Rey Total
1 MF Spain 14 Rubén Alcaraz 9 0 9
2 FW Spain 9 Juan Muñoz 4 0 4
MF Spain 16 Fidel 4 0 4
3 DF Italy 7 Marco Motta 3 0 3
FW Argentina 20 Pablo Caballero 3 0 3
4 DF Spain 2 Fran Rodríguez 2 0 2
MF Spain 4 Verza 2 0 2
MF Argentina 8 Tino Costa 2 0 2
FW Spain 10 José Ángel Pozo 2 0 2
FW Italy 22 Edoardo Soleri 2 0 2
DF Spain 23 Jorge Morcillo 2 0 2
5 MF The Gambia 18 Sulayman Marreh 1 0 1
FW Morocco 19 Hicham 1 0 1
MF Spain 31 Gaspar 1 0 1
TOTALS 38 0 38

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Segunda División Copa del Rey Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
7 Italy DF Marco Motta 11 1 0 0 11 1
23 Spain DF Jorge Morcillo 10 2 0 0 10 2
24 Spain DF Joaquín 9 1 0 0 9 1
14 Spain MF Rubén Alcaraz 9 0 0 0 9 0
6 Spain MF Mandi 8 0 0 0 8 0
10 Spain FW José Ángel Pozo 7 1 0 0 7 1
18 The Gambia MF Sulayman Marreh 7 1 0 0 7 1
4 Spain MF Verza 6 0 0 0 6 0
21 Spain DF Nano 6 0 0 0 6 0
1 Spain GK René Román 5 0 0 0 5 0
16 Spain MF Fidel 4 1 0 0 4 1
2 Spain DF Fran Rodríguez 4 0 0 0 4 0
3 Cameroon DF Lucien Owona 3 0 0 0 3 0
5 Spain DF Ángel Trujillo 3 0 0 0 3 0
31 Spain MF Gaspar 3 0 0 0 3 0
17 Guinea MF Lass Bangoura 2 0 0 0 2 0
20 Argentina FW Pablo Caballero 2 0 0 0 2 0
22 Italy FW Edoardo Soleri 2 0 0 0 2 0
30 Ecuador DF Pervis Estupiñán 2 0 0 0 2 0
8 Argentina MF Tino Costa 0 1 1 0 1 1
9 Spain FW Juan Muñoz 1 0 0 0 1 0
19 Morocco FW Hicham 1 0 0 0 1 0
34 Spain DF Antonio Navas 1 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 106 8 1 0 107 6

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season/Friendlies[edit]

Segunda División[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
16 Córdoba 42 15 6 21 57 65 −8 51
17 Albacete 42 11 16 15 35 46 −11 49
18 Almería 42 12 12 18 38 45 −7 48[a]
19 Cultural Leonesa (R) 42 11 15 16 54 67 −13 48[a] Relegation to Segunda División B
20 Barcelona B (R) 42 10 14 18 46 54 −8 44
Source: La Liga
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored[1]
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Almería finished ahead of Cultural Leonesa on head-to head points: Cultural Leonesa–Almería 0–0, Almería–Cultural Leonesa 2–1

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
42 12 12 18 38 45  −7 48 9 6 6 22 18  +4 3 6 12 16 27  −11

Last updated: 18 June 2018.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Ground A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A
Result W D L W L W D L L D L L L L W D W L W L W D L D W L W W D L L L L D D L W D W L D D
Position 5 5 12 8 11 5 5 11 15 14 16 17 20 20 19 20 15 18 14 16 14 15 17 19 15 18 16 14 14 15 16 17 18 17 17 18 18 17 15 16 19 18
Last updated: 18 June 2018.
Source:[citation needed]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Copa del Rey[edit]

References[edit]