Mumbai City FC have wrapped up the signing of FC Goa midfielder Alberto Noguera for the 2022-23 season. The 32-year-old Spaniard has been an integral part of FC Goa’s midfield over the past two seasons.
Born in Madrid, Noguera spent his formative years at Getafe CF before turning professional with Rayo Vallecano B in the fourth tier Tercera División in 2007. A season later he was at S.S Reyes before he was picked up by Atlético Madrid in July of 2009.
Initially he was assigned to the Atlético Madrid C team who were also competing in the Tercera División. In 2010, he was moved up to Atlético’s reserve side – Atlético Madrid B who were playing in the third tier Segunda División B. A year later he made his debut with the senior side in the 2010-11 La Liga and ended up making a total of two appearances for the Los Rojiblancos.
Current League One side Blackpool FC signed the midfielder in 2012 and over the course of the English Championship season, Alberto made only one appearance. After leaving Blackpool FC in 2013, Noguera played club football in Azerbaijan briefly before returning to Spain and continuing his career in the second and third tier of Spanish football. Alberto featured heavily for Lorca FC between 2016 and 2018 and helped the club win promotion to the second tier Segunda División in the 2016-17 season.
Prior to joining FC Goa in 2020, Noguera turned up for CD Numancia – a period which also included a loan spell to Racing de Santander.
During the course of his career mostly in the Spanish lower divisions, Alberto has featured in 261 matches scoring 17 goals and assisting six.
For FC Goa over the last two seasons, the attacking midfielder made 39 appearances in the ISL scoring four goals and assisting 11. He won the Durand Cup with the Gaurs in 2021.
ISL 2021-22 STATS: Alberto Noguera
|Minutes played||1851 (19 Matches)|
|Shots / on target||21/57.10%|
|Passes / accurate||1008/87.10%|
|Long passes / accurate||70/64.30%|
|Crosses / accurate||23/30.40%|
|Dribbles / successful||101/63.4%|
|Duels / won||506/52.00%|
|Aerial duels / won||18/44.40%|
|Losses / own half||182/25.30%|
|Recoveries / opp. half||104/64.40%|
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