Raul Albiol

Born: September 4, 1985 (age 32)

Height: 6'3" (191cm)

Hometown: Valencia, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Centre-back
Team: Napoli (no. 33)
Raul Albiol
Career History
Senior2009-2013Real Madrid
2013-Napoli
International2007-Spain
Sports Mole has 97 articles about Raul Albiol. Articles 1 to 40:
Napoli's Argentinian-French forward Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates after scoring with teammates Napoli's Spanish forward Jose Maria Callejon (R) and Napoli's Spanish defender Raul Albiol during the Italian Serie A football match SSC Napoli vs Inter Milan
Raul Albiol: 'Napoli getting closer to mounting Scudetto challenge'
Napoli centre-back Raul Albiol suggests that his side are getting closer to becoming a team capable of consistently challenging for the Scudetto.
May 21, 11:40
Gareth Bale puts a tender arm around Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale return for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale return to the Real Madrid starting lineup for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Napoli.
Mar 7, 18:31
Cristiano Ronaldo holds up the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Preview: Napoli vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg between Napoli and Real Madrid, with the holders enjoying a 3-1 lead at the halfway stage of the tie.
Mar 6, 16:44
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Casemiro hits stunner in Real Madrid win
Real Madrid come one goal from behind to record a 3-1 win over Napoli in the first leg of their last-16 clash in the Champions League.
Feb 15, 21:39
Bologna's defender from Morocco Adam Masina (L) jumps for the ball with Napoli's defender from Spain Raul Albiol during the Italian Serie A football match Carpi vs AC Milan at the Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna on December 6, 2015.
Report: Raul Albiol close to Napoli return
A report claims that Napoli centre-back Raul Albiol, who has been on the sidelines since September, is close to a first-team return.
Nov 7, 18:02
Raul Albiol of Napoli and Pablo Osvaldo of Juventus in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Juventus at Stadio San Paolo on March 30, 2014
Agent: Napoli will not sell Raul Albiol
The agent of Raul Albiol claims that Napoli are not prepared to sell his client in this summer's transfer window, despite reported interest from Valencia.
Jun 9, 14:07
Simone 'Lady' Zaza celebrates scoring during the Serie A game between Juventus and Napoli on February 13, 2016
Result: Juventus winning run continues as they move top of Serie A
Juventus extend their Serie A winning streak to 15 games and climb to the top of the table courtesy of a 1-0 win over title rivals Napoli.
Feb 13, 21:39
Napoli's Argentinian-French forward Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates after scoring with teammates Napoli's Spanish forward Jose Maria Callejon (R) and Napoli's Spanish defender Raul Albiol during the Italian Serie A football match SSC Napoli vs Inter Milan
Team News: Napoli make wholesale changes for Roma
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri makes nine changes from the Europa League on Thursday for the game against Roma in Serie A.
Dec 13, 16:15
Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring goal 1-0 during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio San Paolo on November 30, 2015 in Naples, Italy.
Result: Gonzalo Higuain double sinks Inter Milan
Gonzalo Higuain scores twice as Napoli claim a 2-1 win over 10-man Inter Milan to move to the top of Serie A.
Nov 30, 21:59
Sampdoria's Brazilian forward Citadin Martins Eder celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Sampdoria Vs Empoli on January 11, 2015
Result: Sampdoria fight back for Napoli draw
Eder scores twice in a minute as Sampdoria come from two goals down to share a 2-2 draw with Napoli in Serie A.
Aug 30, 21:46
Lazio's Italian midfielder Marco Parolo (C) after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio vs Parma on April 29, 2015
Half-Time Report: Lazio on course for Champions League place at Napoli
Marco Parolo and Antonio Candreva score as Lazio build a healthy lead against Champions League rivals Napoli.
May 31, 20:45
Juventus' forward from Argentina Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring with Juventus' midfielder from Chile Arturo Vidal during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Lazio at 'Juventus Stadium' in Turin on April 18, 2015
Preview: Juventus vs. Napoli
Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's Serie A match between Juventus and Napoli in Turin.
May 21, 17:02
Riccardo Saponara of Empoli FC celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between Empoli FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Carlo Castellani on April 30, 2015
Result: Napoli dealt Champions League blow after Empoli defeat
Napoli's hopes of Champions League qualification suffer a blow after losing to Empoli in Seria A.
Apr 30, 21:37
Napoli's French-Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match between SSC Napoli and UC Sampdoria on April 26, 2015
Result: Napoli hit back to beat Sampdoria
Napoli come from behind to boost their Champions League hopes with a 4-2 win over Sampdoria.
Apr 26, 21:39
Napoli's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during their Italian Super Cup football match against Juventus on December 22, 2014
Half-Time Report: Napoli bounce back to lead Sampdoria
Goals from Manolo Gabbiadini and Gonzalo Higuain hand Napoli a 2-1 half-time lead over Sampdoria.
Apr 26, 20:34
Juan Iturbe of AS Roma celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the TIM Cup match between AS Roma and Empoli FC at Olimpico Stadium on January 20, 2015
Team News: Roma make three changes for Napoli clash
Roma boss Rudi Garcia makes three changes to his side for the Serie A fixture with Napoli.
Apr 4, 10:50
Netherlands Davy Klaassen (C) celebrates after scoring against Spain on March 31, 2015
Match Analysis: Netherlands 2-0 Spain
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Netherlands beat Spain 2-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday.
Mar 31, 22:26
Manolo Gabbiadiani # 23 of SSC Napoli celebrates with his team mates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match on February 1, 2015
Team News: Four changes for Napoli ahead of Dynamo Moscow clash
Napoli manager Rafael Benitez makes four changes ahead of his side's Europa League last-16 first leg against Dynamo Moscow at the Stadio San Paolo.
Mar 12, 19:57
Miroslav Klose #11 of SS Lazio celebrates with his team-mate Balte Keita after scoring his goal during the TIM Cup match between Torino FC and SS Lazio at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on January 14, 2015
Result: Lazio, Napoli draw in the first leg of Coppa Italia semi-final
Lazio and Napoli draw 1-1 in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final.
Mar 4, 21:43
Christian Maggio of Napoli in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Torino FC at Stadio San Paolo on October 27, 2013
Team News: Napoli make seven changes for Serie A match against Torino
Napoli make seven changes for their Serie A match against Torino.
Mar 1, 19:34
Napoli's Manolo Gabbiadini (L-2) celebrates with his team mates after score a goal during the first-leg round of 32 UEFA Europa League football match against Trabzonspor on February 19, 2015
Result: Trabzonspor succumb to heavy Napoli defeat
Trabzonspor fall to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Napoli in Thursday evening's Europa League round-of-32 first-leg clash at the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium.
Feb 19, 19:54
Manolo Gabbiadiani # 23 of SSC Napoli celebrates with his team mates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match on February 1, 2015
Half-Time Report: Napoli thrashing Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor are falling to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Napoli in Thursday evening's Europa League clash at the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium.
Feb 19, 18:51
Anthony Reveillere of Napoli during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Chievo Verona at Stadio San Paolo on January 25, 2014
Team News: Napoli rest players for Parma clash
Napoli rest key players in Thursday evening's Serie A clash at home to Parma in preparation for their Italian Super Cup clash in Doha on December 22.
Dec 18, 19:57
Raul Albiol of Napoli and Pablo Osvaldo of Juventus in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Juventus at Stadio San Paolo on March 30, 2014
Tottenham Hotspur 'in talks with Napoli over Raul Albiol deal'
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly discuss a January deal for Napoli defender Raul Albiol.
Dec 13, 18:06
Mauricio Pochettino the Spurs manager directs his players during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
Report: Tottenham Hotspur eye triple January swoop
A report suggests that Tottenham Hotspur are lining up moves for Jay Rodriguez, Morgan Schneiderlin and Raul Albiol when the transfer window reopens in January.
Dec 8, 02:55
Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates after scoring his third goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio San Paolo on October 26, 2014
Result: Napoli fire six past Hellas Verona
Napoli come from behind to claim a 6-2 win against Hellas Verona in their Serie A match at the Stadio San Paolo.
Oct 26, 18:54
Valencia's forward Paco Alcacer celebrates his goal during the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal second leg football match Valencia CF vs FC Basel at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 10, 2014
Team News: Paco Alcacer starts up front for Spain
Paco Alcacer starts up front for Spain for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Macedonia.
Sep 8, 19:20
Spain's forward Fernando Torres scores his team's second goal during a Group B match between Australia and Spain at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014
Match Analysis: Australia 0-3 Spain
Sports Mole dissects the action as Spain end their World Cup Group B campaign with a 3-0 win over Australia, who finish bottom of the group.
Jun 23, 19:28
Spain pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014
Team News: Vicente del Bosque overhauls Spain side for Australia clash
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque overhauls his side for their World Cup encounter with Australia.
Jun 23, 15:54
Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia on January 19, 2014
Gerard Pique forced to depart Spain training
An abductor injury could see Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique miss Spain's World Cup Group B clash with Australia on Monday.
Jun 22, 13:14
Rafael Benitez of Napoli looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Napoli and FC Porto at the Emirates Stadium on August 4, 2013
Team News: Napoli boss Rafael Benitez makes six changes on final day
Rafael Benitez makes six changes to his side for their final day clash with Hellas Verona in Serie A.
May 18, 19:26
Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Lazio during the Serie A match on April 13, 2014
Result: Gonzalo Higuain hat-trick downs Lazio
Gonzalo Higuain scores a hat-trick as Napoli beat 10-man Lazio 4-2 in their Serie A match in Naples.
Apr 13, 16:01
Napoli's Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Hellas Verona during their Serie A match on January 12, 2014
Half-Time Report: Napoli, Lazio level at the break
Napoli and Lazio are level in their Serie A clash at the Stadio San Paolo this afternoon.
Apr 13, 14:55
Josè Maria Callejon of Napoli scores the opening goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Juventus at Stadio San Paolo on March 30, 2014
Live Commentary: Napoli 2-0 Juventus - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of Napoli's 2-0 victory over Juventus in their Serie A match at the Stadio San Paolo.
Mar 30, 19:15
Napoli's Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champion's League group F football match against Arsenal FC on December 11, 2013
Team News: Gonzalo Higuain returns for Napoli against Juventus
Gonzalo Higuain is one of four changes to Napoli's side to take on Juventus, who are without Carlos Tevez through suspension.
Mar 30, 19:12
Barcelona's Javier Mascherano in action during the match against Atletico Madrid on August 28, 2013
Raul Albiol wants Javier Mascherano at Napoli
Napoli defender Raul Albiol welcomes the Italian side's interest in Barcelona centre-back Javier Mascherano.
Mar 25, 17:52
Spain's Thiago Alcantara in action against Italy during the final of the UEFA European U21 Championships on June 18, 2013
Result: Pedro strike gives Spain victory
Pedro scores in the second half to give Spain a 1-0 win over Italy in their international friendly.
Mar 5, 22:54
Swansea's new head coach Garry Monk greets fans ahead of the match against Cardiff during their Premier League match on February 8, 2014
Half-Time Report: Jonathan de Guzman fires Swansea City level against Napoli
Jonathan de Guzman's 30th-minute goal gives Swansea City a vital away goal against Napoli in the Europa League round of 32.
Feb 27, 18:50
Rafael Benitez of Napoli looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Napoli and FC Porto at the Emirates Stadium on August 4, 2013
Rafael Benitez satisfied with Napoli win
Napoli manager Rafael Benitez says that he is "satisfied" with his team's 2-0 win over Sassuolo.
Feb 16, 17:36
Head coach Rafael Benitez of SSC Napoli during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between SSC Napoli and Olympique de Marseille at Stadio San Paolo on November 6, 2013
Rafael Benitez: 'Napoli must be more ruthless'
Napoli manager Rafael Bentiez admits that his team need to be more clinical in front of goal.
Jan 26, 13:42



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Napoli55001931615
2Juventus55001431115
3Inter Milan5410112913
4AC Milan5401106412
5Torino5320105511
6Lazio5311108210
7Roma43019369
8Sampdoria42206428
9Atalanta BCAtalanta52129727
10Fiorentina52038716
11CagliariCagliari520346-26
12AC Chievo VeronaChievo512258-35
13Bologna512247-35
14SPALSPAL511338-54
15SassuoloSassuolo511338-54
16Udinese5104710-33
17Genoa502359-42
18Hellas VeronaHellas Verona5023111-102
19Crotone5014111-101
20BeneventoBenevento5005114-130
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