Manu Barreiro

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Manu Barreiro
Personal information
Full name Manuel Barreiro Bustelo
Date of birth (1986-07-08) 8 July 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Compostela, Spain
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Valencia B 3 (1)
2005–2006 Lalín 33 (8)
2006–2008 Algeciras 52 (16)
2008 Cádiz B 12 (8)
2008–2009 Cádiz 22 (2)
2009 Jerez Industrial 16 (6)
2010 Zamora 7 (0)
2010–2011 Cerceda 32 (20)
2011–2012 Pontevedra 35 (13)
2012–2014 Racing Ferrol 69 (42)
2014–2016 Alavés 63 (16)
2017–2019 Gimnàstic 78 (16)
2019– Lugo 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 April 2019

Manuel 'Manu' Barreiro Bustelo (born 8 July 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for CD Lugo as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Barreiro was a Valencia CF youth graduate, he made his debut as a senior with the reserves in the 2004–05 season, in Tercera División.

After prolific lower league spells at CD Lalín and Algeciras CF, Barreiro joined Cádiz CF on 31 January 2008.[1] Initially assigned to the B-side, he made his first-team debut on 20 April 2008, coming on as a late substitute for Natalio in a 1–0 away win against CD Numancia for the Segunda División championship.[2]

Barreiro scored his first professional goal on 18 May 2008, but in a 2–5 loss at RC Celta de Vigo.[3] After the club's relegation to Segunda División B, he was definitely promoted to the main squad.[4]

Released by Cádiz in the summer of 2009, Barreiro subsequently represented Jerez Industrial CF,[5] Zamora CF,[6] CCD Cerceda, Pontevedra CF[7] and Racing de Ferrol.[8] With the latter, he scored a career-best 21 goals in two consecutive seasons, as his team achieved promotion to the third level and missed out another in the play-offs.[9]

On 27 June 2014, Barreiro returned to division two after six years, signing for Deportivo Alavés,[10] he scored 11 goals for the Basques during his debut campaign, including braces against CA Osasuna and CD Lugo,[11] and added a further five in the following as they returned to La Liga after ten years.[12]

On 22 December 2016, after making no league appearances during the first half of the season, Barreiro terminated his contract[13] and joined second tier club Gimnàstic de Tarragona just hours later,[14] he was sent off for two bookable offenses on his debut – a 1–1 home draw to CD Tenerife – the latter for not wearing the obligatory shinpads.[15]

On 28 January 2019, Barreiro signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Lugo.[16]





  1. ^ "El Cádiz ficha a Manu Barreiro" [Cádiz sign Manu Barreiro]. Diario de Cádiz (in Spanish). 31 January 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ "El Cádiz araña tres puntos en casa del líder" [Cádiz scrape three points at leaders] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. 20 April 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  3. ^ Martín, Miguel (18 May 2008). "El Celta se aferra a la Segunda División tras golear al Cádiz" [Celta cling on to Segunda División after routing Cádiz]. Faro de Vigo (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  4. ^ Aguilera, J. M. (5 September 2008). "Luismi tiene ficha del primer equipo y Barreiro del filial" [Luismi is registered with the first team and Barreiro, with the reserves] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  5. ^ De Jerez, Antonio (24 August 2009). "El Industrial presenta a Manu Barreiro y firma a González" [Industrial present Manu Barreiro and sign González] (in Spanish). Andalucía Información. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  6. ^ "La llegada de Manu Barreiro al Zamora está a falta de unos pequeños flecos" [The arrival of Manu Barreiro to Zamora is pending due to minor tweaks]. El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish). 26 December 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ Otero, Xabi (28 June 2011). "Manu: "Opté por el Pontevedra por su nombre, es un gran club"" [Manu: "I opted for Pontevedra because of its name, it's a great club"]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Manu Barreiro será racinguista" [Manu Barreiro will be racinguista] (in Spanish). Racing Ferrol. 27 June 2012. Archived from the original on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  9. ^ "El Racing de Ferrol, rival del Laudio en la lucha por la 2ªB" [Racing de Ferrol, Laudio rivals in fight for 2ªB] (in Spanish). CD Laudio. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  10. ^ "El sustituto de Viguera en el Alavés será Manu Barreiro" [Viguera's replacement at Alavés will be Manu Barreiro]. Marca (in Spanish). 27 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Manu Barreiro, cinco goles en los tres últimos encuentros" [Manu Barreiro, five goals in the last three contests]. El Correo (in Spanish). 30 March 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b "La temporada, en números" [The season, in numbers] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Manu Barreiro y el Deportivo Alavés acuerdan la rescisión de su contrato" [Manu Barreiro and Deportivo Alavés agree to termination of his contract] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  14. ^ "El davanter Manu Barreiro i el Nàstic arriben a un acord" [Forward Manu Barreiro and Nàstic reach an agreement] (in Catalan). Gimnàstic Tarragona. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  15. ^ "¡Expulsado por no llevar las espinilleras!" [Sent off for not wearing shinpads!]. Marca (in Spanish). 9 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  16. ^ "Manu Barreiro nuevo jugador del CD Lugo" [Manu Barreiro new player of CD Lugo] (in Spanish). CD Lugo. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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