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Roberto Soldado Rillo | Forward

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 159

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Tottenham exited the Europa League after an error-strewn 2-0 defeat by Fiorentina gave the Italian side a 3-1 aggregate win.
This could be the final nail in the coffin of Roberto Soldado's spluttering Tottenham career. The away side dominated the first half and had a clear chance to go ahead in the tie when Soldado broke the offside trap and found himself one on one with the Fiorentina keeper. However, instead of shooting he elected to square the ball to Nacer Chadli and woeful under hit his pass, allowing the keeper to recover. It was a shocking piece of play, and Spurs never recovered. Mario Gomez raced clear after a second-half mistake by Federico Fazio and slid the ball under Hugo Lloris before Chelsea loanee Mohamed Salah sealed the win after an error by Jan Vertonghen. The result is a blow for Spurs before their biggest game of the season so far - the League Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday. Feb 26 - 4:25 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Tottenham's Roberto Soldado scored his first Premier League goal of the season with the winner as Spurs beat Everton at White Hart Lane.

We were treated to an entertaining clash at White Hart Lane, as Tottenham edged out Everton 2-1 to record only their third home win of the Premier League season. The Toffees took the lead thanks to a wonderful Kevin Mirallas strike after 15 minutes, but the goal seemed like a shot in the arm for Spurs who dominated the rest of the first half. Their dominance was rewarded - Christian Eriksen equalised after Tim Howard spilled Harry Kane's shot, before Aaron Lennon played a through ball to Roberto Soldado, who slotted in to the net. Everton had more possession in the second half, but Mauricio Pochettino's men weathered the storm and deserved the three points. This was as well as Tottenham have played all season and they move up to 7th in the table, just two points off the Champions League spots.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Tottenham came from behind to knock Championship leaders Nottingham Forest out of the Capital One Cup.

Tottenham were rotten for 60 minutes as Nottingham Forest's team of youngsters outplayed their opponents before taking a deserved lead to shock White Hart Lane. The set-back forced Mauricio Pochettino in to three substitutions - bringing on Ryan Mason, Erik Lamela and Harry Kane - and all three had an impact. Firstly, young Mason stuck a fine goal from distance before Roberto Soldado scored with an instinctive finish, diverting Andros Towsend's shot in to the net to put Spurs ahead. In injury time, Lamela played a cute ball through to Kane who slotted home to complete a 3-1 victory. The result ends a run of four games without a win, but there is a far tougher test lying in wait at the Emirates on Saturday.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 07:57:00 AM

Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is very doubtful for this weekend's match against Sunderland.

The forward is dealing with a back and neck injury and is almost certainly ruled out. Soldado hasn't started a game for Tottenham yet this season and has only made one appearance off the bench. During his absence, Emmanuel Adebayor has started all three Premier League matches and Harry Kane was come in off the bench late in games. We are not excited about Soldado's near term fantasy appeal.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:21:00 PM

With a large roster full of players he didn't choose word has leaked out that Mauricio Pochettino is willing to sell as many as 11 (yes, ELEVEN) players before the transfer deadline.

Surely not all eleven player from among Michael Dawson, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Kyle Naughton, Nacer Chadli, Sandro, Etienne Capoue, Mousa Dembele, Andros Townsend, Aaron Lennon, Roberto Soldado and Vlad Chiriches are likely to leave it certainly sends a message to teams interested in deadline deals for any of them. Assuming he can facilitate at least a partial clear out of those names, Pochettino hopes to bring in Loic Remy, Memphis Dupay, Morgan Scnheiderlin, Toby Alderweireld, and Mateo Musacchio to reshape the squad to his liking. That's a lot of moves in 18 days.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Tottenham played out an exciting 3-3 draw with Seattle Sounders in Mauricio Pochettino’s first game in charge.

Lewis Holtby scored the opening goal of an entertaining match, before Seattle turned things around to take a 2-1 lead. Spurs equalised when Roberto Soldado was fouled in the box and converted the resulting penalty, but the fun wasn't over. Seattle went ahead once again, with the scoring completed with Iago Falque made it 3-3, also from he penalty spot. It was the first match for new manager Mauricio Pochettino and he declared himself satisfied - "I’m happy as it was the first game of the tour, the conditions were difficult with warm temperatures and all the players did their best. This is the time to improve and learn and I'm very pleased with all the players."
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 04:41:00 AM

Atletico Madrid want to sign Roberto Soldado from Tottenham to replace Chelsea target Diego Costa.

To put it kindly, Soldado had a difficult first season in England. For the first few months the service to the striker was poor, and he was limited to half chances and penalties, but as the season wore on he missed multiple simple opportunities, looked desperately low on confidence and his work-rate simply wasn't up to scratch. It turns out that Tottenham have only paid £13million to Valenica so far, as the rest of the transfer free was based on certain targets which the player has failed to meet, so the club could allow him to leave for a similar amount. Southampton's Jay Rodriguez and QPR's Loic Remy have both been linked as possible replacements.
Fri, May 30, 2014 04:50:00 AM

Spurs striker, Roberto Soldado, is back in training after a hamstring injury. However, this weekend's match against Fulham comes to soon for him to return to first team action.

Soldado's injury has given youngster, Harry Kane, a chance to stake his own claim and two goals in as many matches makes a statement. He'll get a chance to make it three straight against Fulham this weekend.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:38:00 AM

Roberto Soldado scored the only goal as Tottenham beat Cardiff 1-0.

It was a poor game in truth, settled by one moment of quality. On 28 minutes Emmanuel Adebayor's beautifully weighted pass was controlled and finished well by Soldado - only the Spaniard's second Premier League goal from open play this season and his his first in nine games. Spurs were in control for most of the match but their passing was slack at times and Cardiff had a couple of decent moment on the counter-attack down the wings against the two reserve full-backs, Kyle Naughton and Zeki Fryers. Harry Kane, on as a substitute, had a great chance to settle things with a second goal for the home side but David Marshall saved well when one-on-one. Tim Sherwood's men keep their slim hopes of a top four finish alive, while Cardiff remain rooted in the relegation zone, three points from safety.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Misfiring Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is working hard on and off the training field to convince Tottenham fans and the board he is worth the £26 million they paid last summer.

The Telegraph report Soldado is determined to improve his form, putting in extra hours on the training pitch while also taking three English lessons a week with a personal tutor in an attempt to improve his ability to communicate and integrate with his team-mates. The striker's efforts did not help at the weekend, as he missed two wonderful opportunities to score once on as a substitute at Norwich, but he could get another chance to impress in the Europa League on Thursday.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Roberto Soldado was guilty of missing a glorious chance as Spurs lost the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 first leg tie with Dnipro.

Soldado is having a really tough time of things at the moment and this performance will not have put him any closer to displacing Emmanuel Adebayor as the starting striker in Tim Sherwood's side. As the ball was rolled across the box, the Spanish forward had an open goal to aim at but skied his effort high and wide. Yevhen Konoplyanka's second-half penalty secured a 1-0 win for Dnipro and Spurs have it all to do in the second leg.
Source: Vine
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 05:56:00 AM

Tottenham beat Stoke City 3-0 at home to give Tim Sherwood his first home win since taking over Andre Villas-Boas.

Roberto Soldado, Mousa Dembele, and Aaron Lennon all scored to give Spurs a comfortable win over Stoke City to bring them up to seventh place where they are tied in points with Manchester United. Spurs have looked average under new manager Tim Sherwood but there were a number of improvements today and they will be fine if they continue on this track. Stoke City go down to 12th place and continue struggling away from home. They find themselves with the worst away record in the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Roberto Soldado scored his first Tottenham hat-trick as Spurs maintained their 100% record in the Europa League by easing past Anzhi Makhachkala 4-1 at White Hart Lane.

Soldado had four chances and scored three goals, including two smart finishes and a penalty. This is sure to do his confident the world of good and could give him a chance of starting ahead of Jermain Defoe against Liverpool in Week 16. Lewis Holtby also scored, while Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen both played a part in the game on their return from injury.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Tottenham forward Roberto Soldado says he is not totally happy with the performances he has produced since joining the London club in the summer.

Soldado has six goals so far, which isn't a disaster for a striker joining a new league in a different country, but when you break the statistics down he has scored just one goal from open play in the league. It's not just down to the Spaniard though; he's found himself isolated and Tottenham are having problems creating chances in general. Andre Villas-Boas has to work out how to get the best out of the attacking talent in the squad. Trying two strikers could be an option, with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor both available, while Erik Lamela is due a league start.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:05:00 PM

Roberto Soldado scoring from the spot in a 1-0 Tottenham victory is a familiar storyline and it happened again in Week 9 as Spurs topped Hull 1-0.

The critical moment in Spurs' Week 9 victory over Hull City was Ahmed Elmohamady handled the ball in the area. Roberto Soldado, who finally scored a goal from open play last weekend, went back to the spot to convert the penalty and give his side the win. Spurs were dominant in time of possession and the penalty was their eventual reward. With Chelsea and Spurs both winning Spurs go to fourth heading into Week 10.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 01:58:00 PM