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Málaga CF signs Sergio Gontán ‘Keko’

Young midfielder, Sergio Gontán Gallardo ‘Keko’ (Brunete, Madrid, 27/12/91) one of last season’s LaLiga revelations, will be with Málaga CF for the next four seasons after the agreement reached with Sociedad Deportiva Eibar.

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22/06/2016 19:11

Málaga CF has gained the services of one of the national players sparking the most interest this year, following his great season with Eibar.  A footballer raised in the youth ranks of Atlético de Madrid, who exploded into the First Division with some excellent figures in League and Cup clashes: 32 matches, scoring three goals and five goal assists.

Career

Sergio Gontán Gallardo ‘Keko’ grew up in Atlético de Madrid’s youth ranks, making his first team debut at just 17 years of age in 2008/09.  Following this, the player continued his development on loan to Real Valladolid, FC Cartagena and Girona FC, before embarking on an adventure in Italy, which saw him signed to Serie A side, Calcio Catania until 2012/13.

On his return to Spain, ‘Keko’ played for Albacete in LaLiga Adelante before joining SD Eibar in the First Division in 2015/16, where he was one of the key players in ensuring the team stayed in the highest category of Spanish football for another season.

National team

Sergio Gontán ‘Keko’ has been an international in all youth categories with Spain, winning the European Championships with the under-17s in 2008, and runners-up with the under-19s in 2010.