Diego Cervero

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Diego Cervero
Diego Cervero Otero.jpg
Cervero in 2015
Personal information
Full name Diego Cervero Otero
Date of birth (1983-08-13) 13 August 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Oviedo, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Burgos
Youth career
1993–2003 Oviedo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Oviedo B 52 (13)
2003–2006 Oviedo 92 (31)
2006 Marbella 6 (0)
2006–2007 Lealtad 22 (9)
2007–2009 Oviedo 76 (63)
2009–2012 Logroñés 108 (50)
2012–2016 Oviedo 102 (41)
2016–2017 Fuenlabrada 26 (7)
2017–2018 Mirandés 37 (23)
2018– Burgos 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 September 2018

Diego Cervero Otero (born 13 August 1983) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Burgos CF as a centre forward.

He spent most of his career with Oviedo, representing the club in Segunda División, Segunda División B and Tercera División. In the second competition, he played 290 games and scored 122 goals.

Club career[edit]

Born in Oviedo, Asturias, Cervero graduated from Real Oviedo's youth setup, and made his senior debuts with the reserves in the 2000–01 season, in Tercera División. In the summer of 2003 he was promoted to the main squad, now also in the fourth level, appearing regularly for the side during his three-year spell.[1]

In August 2006, Cervero went on a trial at Oldham Athletic after turning down a new contract from Oviedo.[2] However, nothing came of it and he moved to UD Marbella, signing in the subsequent transfer window with CD Lealtad.

In July 2007, Cervero returned to Oviedo,[3] and scored a career-best 35 goals during the 2008–09 campaign. On 15 July 2009, he signed a three-year deal with Segunda División B's UD Logroñés.[4]

On 5 July 2012, Cervero returned to his former club Oviedo after agreeing to a three-year contract.[5] He renewed his link in June 2014, also accepting a pay cut;[6] during most of his stint, he acted as team captain.[7][8]

Cervero made his Segunda División debut on 23 August 2015, aged 32, coming on as a late substitute for Miguel Linares in a 2–2 home draw against CD Lugo.[9] He returned to the third tier in August 2016, signing for CF Fuenlabrada.[10] After reaching the play-offs, he moved one year later to CD Mirandés,[11] where he was the group's top scorer with 23 goals in his debut campaign, yet his side failed to promote at the same hurdle.[12]

On 6 September 2018, 35-year-old Cervero joined Burgos CF also in the third division.[13]

Honours[edit]

Oviedo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cervero: "Es imposible que el Oviedo desaparezca" (Cervero: "It is impossible that Oviedo disappears"); Marca, 31 December 2010 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Should Diego Cervero get a contract?; Vital Football, 17 August 2006
  3. ^ Cervero anima el Campus del Oviedo tras las pruebas médicas (Cervero cheers up Oviedo camp after medical) Archived 16 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; Magazine Oviedista, 13 July 2007 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Logroñés ficha a Cervero para las tres próximas temporadas (Logroñés sign Cervero for the three following seasons); El Comercio, 15 July 2009 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Cervero regresa a casa (Cervero returns home); El Comercio, 5 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Cervero acepta una rebaja en su sueldo para seguir en el Oviedo (Cervero accepts a wage reduction to remain with Oviedo); La Nueva España, 7 June 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Ángel Fidalgo (13 September 2013). "Diego Cervero: «Mi casa es un búnker»" [Diego Cervero: «My home is a bunker»] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Diego Cervero continúa su carrera deportiva lejos del Oviedo" [Diego Cervero continues his sporting career far from Oviedo] (in Spanish). Marca. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  9. ^ Alberto Laz (23 August 2015). "Espectáculo y goles en el Tartiere" [Entertainment and goals at Tartiere] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  10. ^ R. J. García (13 August 2016). "Diego Cervero seguirá su carrera en el Fuenlabrada" [Diego Cervero will continue his career at Fuenlabrada] (in Spanish). El Comercio. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Diego Cervero jugará esta temporada en el Mirandés" [Diego Cervero will play for Mirandés this season] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Ex Oviedo: Cerrajería ficha por un 'gallito' de 2ªB" [Ex Oviedo: Cerrajería signs for a 2ªB 'underdog'] (in Spanish). La Voz de Asturias. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  13. ^ "El Burgos ficha a Diego Cervero" [Burgos sign Diego Cervero] (in Spanish). Burgos CF. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.

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