Raúl Albiol Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Sep, 2018
Facts of Raúl Albiol
Date of Birth: 1985 , September-4
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: Spain
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Raúl Albiol
Nick Name El Chori
Nationality Spanish
Birth Place/City Vilamarxant
Profession Footballer
Working For Spanish National team and S.S.C Napoli
Net Worth 12,000,000 Euros
Weight in KG 74kg
Married Yes
Married to Alicia Roig
Children Azahara,Alma
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki
Siblings Miguel Albiol and Brian Albiol
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Raul Albiol is acknowledged as a Spanish professional footballer. His date of birth is 4 September 1985. He was born in Vilamarxant, Spain. His nickname is El Chori. As a footballer, he is very versatile as he plays terrifically as a central defender, right back as well as a defensive midfielder. He plays for Spanish National team and S.S.C Napoli in Italy. He has won several titles with Valencia and Real Madrid. He has also represented Spain in 2010 World Cup and European Championships. Because of his natural stature, he plays remarkably as a center back being tall and nimble.

Raúl Albiol's Early life     

He was born to Miguel Albiol Balaguer, his father. He has very supportive and loving parents. His brother also named Miguel plays for Murcia. His uncle Jose Luis Albiol was also a professional footballer. His parents had been selling lottery tickets in their native place Vilamarxant for about 20 years. He grew very fast physically as a youth player and took coordination exercises.

A miserable adversity happened when on his way to sign on loan for Getafe he met with a fatal car accident at the age of eighteen. He was undergoing treatment for 17 days and had his spleen removed. He has a fetish for video games and is unbeatable at football games.

Raúl Albiol's Career

He initially played football with two clubs in his native region joining Valencia CF at the age of 10. He played his first debut match against AIK Football in UEFA Cup at the age of eighteen. He debuted for La Liga on 15 January 2005 against Athletico Madrid that ended with a draw 1-1. He won a match against Real Madrid after 2 months triumphing with 2-1. He then returned back to Valencia. By the time he had already established himself as a desirable and preferable first choice player. He triumphed against Real Betis in the 2006-2007 league campaign settling with a 2-1 score.

In the same year, he was part of UEFA Champions League which they won with the 4-2 score. He joined Real Madrid on 25 June 2009. He was signed by the president Florentino Perez and was the first Spanish player in the team. He emerged as an unbeatable player triumphing in the Champions league at Olympique de Marseille registering the 3-1 score. He was replaced by another player named Ricardo Carvalho that was brought by Real Madrid and he had to embrace the bench.

His contract with Real Madrid was renewed till June 2017 and the contract was signed on 6 August 2012. He suffered from an ankle injury for about one month and it occurred while playing as a team captain for the Spanish Cup against CD Alcoyano. He was sold to Napoli in Italy for 12 million Euros on 21 July 2013 on a four-year contract.

He was married in a religious ceremony in Valencia Cathedral to his girlfriend Alicia Roig (Spouse)  in the year 2011 and has two Children with her. His elder daughter was born on 16 March 2009 named Azahara and the younger daughter born on January 7, 2010, named Alma. His Siblings are Miguel Albiol and Brian Albiol.

He has won 2 Ligas in the year (2003-2004, 2011-2012), 2 King’s cup (2007-2008, 2010-2011), 2010 World cup, 2004 Euro Cup under -19, UEFA Cup (2003-2004), Super Cup (2012-2013) etc.

His height is 1.90 m and weight is 74 kg. His current market value is £7.20m. His highest market value was £16.20m in 2010. with a fairly good salary.  According to the Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is around $10 million. His current team is Spain national football team and S.S.C Napoli.      

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