Enrique González Casín

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Quique
Personal information
Full name Enrique González Casín
Date of birth (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Valladolid, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Deportivo La Coruña
Number 7
Youth career
2000–2009 Valladolid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Valladolid B 123 (40)
2010–2012 Valladolid 6 (0)
2011–2012Logroñés (loan) 21 (0)
2013–2014 Guadalajara 38 (24)
2014–2017 Almería 81 (31)
2015Racing Santander (loan) 19 (4)
2017–2018 Osasuna 42 (4)
2018– Deportivo La Coruña 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 June 2018

Enrique González Casín (born 16 May 1990), commonly known as Quique, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Deportivo de La Coruña as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Quique was born in Valladolid, Castile and León. He finished his formation with local Real Valladolid, and made his senior debuts with the reserves in the 2007–08 season, in Segunda División B.

On 27 August 2010, Quique played his first match as a professional, coming on as a late substitute in a 3–0 home win against Villarreal CF B for the Segunda División championship.[1] He finished the campaign with six appearances for the main squad, which returned to La Liga after a two-year absence.

On 2 September 2011, Quique joined third level club UD Logroñés on loan.[2] After his return, he rejected a loan to CD Guijuelo and returned to the B-team in Tercera División, scoring 19 goals during 2012–13.[3]

After being deemed suplus to requirements by new Valladolid manager Juan Ignacio Martínez,[4] Quique terminated his contract on 21 August 2013.[5] He signed for CD Guadalajara on the same day.[6]

After netting a career-best 24 goals during his first and only season, Quique joined UD Almería in the top flight on 21 May 2014.[7] He made his debut in the competition on 12 September, replacing Wellington Silva in the 64th minute of a 1–1 home draw against Córdoba CF.[8]

Quique scored his first goal for the Andalusians on 5 December, netting the third in a 4–3 away win over Real Betis for the Copa del Rey.[9] On 30 January 2015, he was loaned to second level's Racing de Santander until June.[10]

After returning from loan, Quique was an undisputed starter for Almería, netting 15 goals during the season. Highlights included a brace in a 3–1 win at SD Ponferradina, on 17 April 2016.[11]

Quique scored a further 16 times during the 2016–17 campaign, with braces against Levante UD (2–2 home draw), AD Alcorcón (3–1 home win) and CD Mirandés (2–0, also home) – the latter strikes also managed to help his side avoid relegation.[12] On 14 July 2017, he signed a five-year contract with fellow second tier club CA Osasuna for a fee of 1.5 million.[13]

On 20 July 2018, Quique joined Deportivo de La Coruña still in the second division, for a fee of € 1.7 million.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Valladolid abre el telón de Segunda con una goleada ante el Villarreal B (Valladolid open Segunda curtains with routing of Villarreal B); Marca, 27 August 2010 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Quique llega al UD Logroñés para «trabajar al máximo y crecer como jugador» (Quique arrives at UD Logroñés to «work as hard as i can and grow as a player»); El Correo, 2 September 2011 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Otro golpe para Quique González (Another blow for Quique González); El Norte de Castilla, 7 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Juan Ignacio enseña la puerta de salida a Quique y Lázaro (Juan Ignacio shows door to Quique and Lázaro); Valladolid Deporte, 11 August 203 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Quique rescinde su contrato y abandona el Valladolid (Quique terminates his contract and leaves Valladolid); Diario AS, 21 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Quique, procedente del R. Valladolid, firma por el Dépor (Quique, from R. Valladolid, signs for Dépor); CD Guadalajara, 21 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Quique González, segundo fichaje del Almería, tras Therasil Dangda, para la temporada 2014–2015 (Quique González, second signing of Almería, after Teerasil Dangda, for the 2014–2015 season) Archived 21 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; UD Almería, 21 May 2014 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Almería y Córdoba van poco a poco (Almería and Córdoba go at it little by little); Marca, 12 September 2014 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ El Betis recuerda quién es... demasiado tarde (Betis remember who they are... too late); Marca, 5 December 2014 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Quique González, segundo refuerzo invernal para el Racing (Quique González, second winter addition for Racing); Racing Santander, 30 January 2015 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ El Almería conquista el Toralín y complica a la Ponferradina (Almería take Toralín and make things hard for Ponferradina); Diario AS, 17 April 2016 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ … Y van 16; Quique supera su registro goleador como jugador del Almería (… Make that 16; Quique surpasses his scoring record as an Almería player); UD Almería, 27 May 2017 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ El Club Atlético Osasuna ficha a Quique (Club Atlético Osasuna sign Quique); CA Osasuna, 14 July 2017 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ El R. C. Deportivo comunica a Osasuna que abonará la cláusula de rescisión de Quique González (R. C. Deportivo state to Osasuna that they will pay the rescision clause of Quique González); CA Osasuna, 20 July 2018 (in Spanish)

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