Alberto Varo

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Alberto Varo
Personal information
Full name Alberto Varo Lara
Date of birth (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Tarragona, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
2004–2012 Gimnàstic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Pobla Mafumet 89 (1)
2014–2018 Gimnàstic 4 (0)
2016–2018Barcelona B (loan) 21 (0)
2018– Lugo 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2018

Alberto Varo Lara (born 18 March 1993) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for CD Lugo as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Tarragona, Catalonia, Varo joined Gimnàstic de Tarragona's youth setup in 2004, aged 11.[1] He made his debuts as a senior with the farm team in the 2012–13 campaign, in Tercera División.

On 27 February 2014, after both Manolo Reina and Tomeu Nadal were unavailable, Varo was called up to the main squad for a Segunda División B match against Valencia CF Mestalla.[2] Three days later he made his debut, starting in the 2–2 away draw.[3]

On 8 July 2015, after being a key defensive unit for the B-side in its promotion to the third level, Varo signed a new three-year deal with Nàstic.[4] On 6 September, he saved a penalty and also scored the equalizer for Pobla in a 1–1 draw against CF Badalona.[5]

On 28 February 2016, as Reina was suspended and Nadal left in the previous transfer window, Varo made his professional debut by playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 Segunda División away draw against Real Valladolid.[6] On 29 June, he was loaned to FC Barcelona B for one year.[7]

On 10 July 2018, Varo signed a two-year contract with CD Lugo.[8]


  1. ^ "Varo: 'Me han hecho sentir como uno más'" [Varo: "They made me feel like one"] (in Spanish). Diari de Tarragona. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hiroshi y Chumbi amenazan a Varo" [Hiroshi and Chumbi threat Varo] (in Spanish). Diari de Girona. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Valencia Mestalla 2–2 Nàstic" (in Catalan). Gimnàstic Tarragona. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Alberto Varo renueva por el Nàstic" [Alberto Varo renews with Nàstic] (in Spanish). Gimnàstic's official website. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Alberto Varo atura un penal i aconsegueix el gol de l'empat en la darrera jugada" [Alberto Varo saves a penalty and gets the equalizing goal in the last play] (in Catalan). Tarragona 21. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "El Nástic suma un punto ante el Valladolid que sabe a poco" [Nástic gets an insufficient point against Valladolid] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Agreement to sign Varo, Martínez and Cardona to FC Barcelona B". FC Barcelona. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "El Lugo anuncia el fichaje del portero Alberto Varo, del Nàstic" [Lugo announce the signing of goalkeeper Alberto Varo, from Nàstic] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 

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