Sergio Cidoncha

Sergio Cidoncha Fernández (born 27 August 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Indian club Kerala Blasters FC.

Sergio Cidoncha
Personal information
Full name Sergio Cidoncha Fernández
Date of birth (1990-08-27) 27 August 1990
Place of birth El Escorial, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kerala Blasters
Number 22
Youth career
Collado Villalba
Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Atlético Madrid C 58 (13)
2011–2013 Atlético Madrid B 57 (7)
2013–2014Zaragoza (loan) 29 (2)
2014–2016 Albacete 33 (3)
2016–2018 Ponferradina 68 (8)
2018–2019 Jamshedpur 12 (3)
2019– Kerala Blasters 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2019

Football career

Born in El Escorial, Madrid, Cidoncha was a product of local Atlético Madrid's youth ranks. He made his senior debut in the 2009–10 season with the C-team, in the fourth division. Two years later, he was promoted to the reserves in the third level.

On 25 July 2013, Cidoncha was loaned to Real Zaragoza, freshly relegated to division two.[1] He made his debut in the competition on 17 August, in a 1–1 away draw against Hércules CF.[2]

On 4 August 2014, Cidoncha signed a two-year deal with Albacete Balompié, newly promoted to the second tier.[3] He opened his scoring account in the league on 23 November, his brace helping the hosts defeat CA Osasuna 2–0.[4]

Cidoncha returned to the third tier in summer 2016, joining SD Ponferradina.[5] On 10 August 2018, the 27-year-old moved abroad for the first time and signed with Indian Super League club Jamshedpur FC.[6]

On 12 June 2019, Cidoncha moved to fellow league team Kerala Blasters FC.[7]

Club statistics

As of match played on 20 October 2019
Club Season League Cup Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Atlético Madrid B 2011–12[8] Segunda División B 271271
2012–13[8] Segunda División B 306306
Total 577577
Zaragoza (loan) 2013–14[8] Segunda División 29210302
Albacete 2014–15[8] Segunda División 27331304
2015–16[8] Segunda División 601070
Total 33341374
Ponferradina 2016–17[8] Segunda División B 33210342
2017–18[8] Segunda División B 35652408
Total 688627410
Jamshedpur 2018–19[9] Indian Super League 12300123
Kerala Blasters 2019–20[9] Indian Super League 200020
Career total 201231130021226

    References

    1. Cidoncha llega al Zaragoza cedido por el Atlético de Madrid (Cidoncha arrives at Zaragoza on loan from Atlético de Madrid); Diario AS, 25 July 2013 (in Spanish)
    2. El Zaragoza recuerda lo difícil que es la Segunda (Zaragoza remember just how difficult Segunda is); Marca, 17 August 2013 (in Spanish)
    3. Cidoncha, sexto fichaje del Albacete (Cidoncha, sixth signing of Albacete); Marca, 4 August 2014 (in Spanish)
    4. "Cidoncha acrecienta la crisis de Osasuna con sus dos goles" [Cidoncha adds to Osasuna crisis with his two goals] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
    5. "Sergio Cidoncha se une a la SD Ponferradina" [Sergio Cidoncha added to SD Ponferradina] (in Spanish). SD Ponferradina. 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
    6. "ISL: Jamshedpur FC sign Spanish trio". Business Standard. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
    7. "Cidoncha shifts base to Kerala". Indian Super League. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
    8. "Cidoncha: Sergio Cidoncha Fernández". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
    9. Sergio Cidoncha at Soccerway
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