Roberto Soldado Rillo is a Spain international striker currently featuring for the Spanish giants Valencia. He developed at the you academy of Real Madrid and has been with Los Che since 2010, and is now rated as one of the best and deadliest strikers in Europe.
Soldado joined Real Madrid when he has just stepped into his teens and boomed into Real Madrid Castilla in 2002 and stayed there for the next four years. He made his senior debut for Real Madrid in September 2005 and was already among the goals right from the start.
Soldado was sent on loan to La Liga minnows Osasuna for the 2005-2006 season to gain first team experience. He impressed at Pamplona, scoring a decent 11 goals in 30 matches for Osasuna. He returned to Real Madrid at the start of the 2007-2008 season and renewed his contract, thus allowing him to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until the summer of 2012.
However, in 2008 Soldado was let go to Getafe, where he established himself as one of the better and more prolific strikers in La Liga. Two years later in 2010 he signed for Valencia and after overcoming an early season injury, hit the opposition’s goal regularly.
Soldado has since captured the attention of the football followers in Europe and has scored over 40 league goals for Valencia, making them a force in Spain once again.
Soldado played for Spanish U-21 side from 2003-2006 and was called by the Spanish national team coach Luis Aragones in June 2007 to the senior side to play against Latvia and Liechtenstein in the Euro 2008 qualifiers.