Adrián López Álvarez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid as a forward. Following his days at the Real Oviedo's youth system, Adrian moved to Oviedo’s first squad, scoring twice in 26 matches, while playing in Segunda División B. In October 2006, Oviedo were given a €330.000 compensation by the La Liga side along with a professional contract. In March 2008, Adrián was loaned to Segunda División strugglers Deportivo Alavés. After helping the Basque team avoid relegation with three league goals, he returned to A Coruña to be loaned again to newly-promoted Málaga CF, on a season-long deal. For 2009–10 season, he returned to Deportivo, where he began to feature prominently in the starting XI, in various offensive positions. In the 2010–11 campaign, he finished the season as the team's top scorer at eight (in 36 games). In July 2011, he signed on to join Atlético Madrid on a four year contract. In the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Canada, Adrián scored a hat-trick for Spain against Jordan, with all three goals coming in a span of 10 minutes, late in the first half. He was awarded the Golden Boot as the highest scorer in the 2011 UEFA European Championships in Denmark.
In the last few years, it’s looked increasingly difficult to close the gap between La Liga’s big two – Barcelona and Real Madrid – and the rest of the pack. However, it now looks like Atletico Madrid are doing just that. With players like David Villa and Adrian in the … Continue reading →
Unai Emery is back in Spain and this time in charge of a stuttering Sevilla team which spectacularly beat Real Madrid at the start of the season but has then faded away. The reason I say he’s back in Spain … Continue reading →
Adrian Lopez: A Move That Could Prove Costly for Wenger
Arsenal are reportedly moving closer to signing Spanish striker, Adrian Lopez, from Atletico Madrid in a deal that could see boss, Arsene Wenger, finally spend some of the cash he has been hoarding over the past six months. The Gunners are in severe need of firepower after their summer signings, … Continue reading →
Another weekend, and another must win game awaits us. It has been a mixed few days since the 5-2 win at Reading. And I say, mixed because, it was only f*cking Reading, and on the other hands, it is a massive win in the long term. Having suffered a harrowing few weeks, the win came [...]