Carlos Calvo (footballer, born 1985)

Carlos Calvo Sobrado (born 18 September 1985) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays mainly as a winger but also as a forward.

Carlos Calvo
Calvo (left) in action for Xerez in 2009
Personal information
Full name Carlos Calvo Sobrado
Date of birth (1985-09-18) 18 September 1985
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Elche B
2005 Valladolid B 2 (0)
2006 Villajoyosa 18 (2)
2006–2007 Alcoyano 33 (5)
2007–2010 Xerez 111 (8)
2010–2012 Udinese 0 (0)
2010–2011Granada (loan) 37 (3)
2011–2012Hércules (loan) 42 (8)
2012–2013 Almería 36 (2)
2013–2015 Skoda Xanthi 29 (4)
2015–2016 Huesca 4 (0)
2016–2017 Cádiz 13 (1)
2017Badalona (loan) 7 (0)
2017–2018 Recreativo 13 (1)
2018–2019 Jamshedpur 15 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 February 2019

Club career

Calvo was born in Madrid. After playing well into his 20s with modest sides – Elche CF Ilicitano, Real Valladolid B, Villajoyosa CF and CD Alcoyano – he had his first taste of professional football in the 2007–08 season, with second division's Xerez CD. On 13 June 2009, he became an integral part of the Andalusians' history as he scored the 2–1 winner against SD Huesca which certified the club's first-ever promotion to La Liga.[1]

On 31 January 2010, as Xerez ranked last in the league, Calvo netted twice to help his team come from behind against RCD Mallorca at home, in just the second win in 20 games.[2] After the team's relegation he moved to Serie A side Udinese Calcio, for three years; on 13 July, however, he was transferred to Granada CF of the second level.[3]

Calvo started in 15 of the league matches he appeared in his only season and scored three times, as the club achieved a second consecutive promotion. Still owned by the Italians, he spent the following campaign also in division two, with Hércules CF.[4]

After his contract with Udinese expired, Calvo joined UD Almería on 1 September 2012.[5] He spent the following years in the Superleague Greece, with Skoda Xanthi FC.

On 25 August 2015, Calvo returned to Spain after agreeing to a one-year deal with SD Huesca, newly promoted to the second tier.[6] After representing in quick succession Cádiz CF, CF Badalona and Recreativo de Huelva,[7] he signed with Indian Super League club Jamshedpur FC on 10 August 2018.[8]


  1. El Xerez hace historia con su primer ascenso a Primera (Xerez make history with their first promotion to Primera); Marca, 13 June 2009 (in Spanish)
  2. Xerez stun Mallorca to record much-needed win; ESPN Soccernet, 31 January 2010
  3. Carlos Calvo y Matías Alonso, nuevos fichajes del Granada Club de Fútbol (Carlos Calvo and Matías Alonso, new Granada Club de Fútbol signings); Granada CF, 13 July 2010 (in Spanish) Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "El Hércules cierra la incorporación de Carlos Calvo" [Hércules complete Carlos Calvo addition] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  5. "El Almería cierra el fichaje de Carlos Calvo" [Almería complete signing of Carlos Calvo] (in Spanish). Teleprensa. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  6. "Carlos Calvo, nuevo jugador azulgrana" [Carlos Calvo, new azulgrana player] (in Spanish). SD Huesca. 25 August 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  7. "Carlos Calvo, décima incorporación albiazul" [Carlos Calvo, tenth white-and-blue addition] (in Spanish). Recreativo Huelva. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  8. "Jamshedpur Football Club sign Carlos Calvo, Pablo Morgado and Sergio Cidoncha". Jamshedpur FC. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
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