Braulio Nóbrega Rodríguez is a Spanish footballer who plays as a forward and is a La Liga veteran. He is a prolific striker and an impactful player on the field.
Braulio was born on 18 September 1985 in Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands. He rose through the ranks in the youth system at Atlético Madrid and took everybody by surprise through his striking abilities even at a young age.
Braulio started his football journey playing at the youth level with Atlético Madrid. He made 29 appearances for Atlético Madrid B while scoring 17 goals between 2004 and 2006.
He garnered experience while playing with the reserve side and emerged as an effective striker. In 2005, he was included in the Spain Under-20 squad for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup but did not make his debut and spent the time on the bench.
Braulio made his professional debut for Atletico Madrid in the 2004 La Liga season and made 11 appearances in the two seasons he played. He was then loaned to RCD Mallorca in January 2006 and made two appearances for them. He was then again loaned over to the UD Salamanca, a second division team.
Rise to glory
Braulio showed his real worth when he was loaned to Getafe CF in 2007 where he received great support from Manu del Moral, his mate from his time at Atletico.
He scored a brilliant goal in a crucial group stage match of the UEFA Cup against Tottenham Hotspur which resulted in a 2-1 win for Getafe. He scored a total of 3 crucial goals for the club in the UEFA Cup in 10 appearances.
His performance resulted in him being signed by Real Zaragoza on a four-year contract.
Braulio hit a low point in his career when he was accused and arrested in September 2011 for a sexual assault.
He pleaded guilty and was ousted from the Real Zaragoza's squad. He was then released by the club the next month.
In June 2012, he then avoided a prison sentence by reaching an agreement to pay for the damages caused. The incident put a bad mark on his image.
Braulio has been associated with many clubs in his career. He has made the most appearances for Real Zaragoza in his career. In 59 appearances for the club, he has scored 6 goals while providing 6 assists.
He has scored the most number of goals in his career for Doxa Katokopias where he has scored 10 goals along with 1 assist in 15 appearances.
His latest signing has been with the Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League. He has made 10 appearances for the club without scoring any goal.