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Koke (footballer born 1992)

Koke
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Resurrección and the second or maternal family name is Merodio.

Jorge Resurrección Merodio, aka Koke (born 8 January 1992), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid as a midfielder.

Football career

Koke was born in Madrid. Having arrived at Atlético Madrid's youth system at the age of eight, he made his debut for the first team on 19 September 2009, playing in the second half of a 2–5 away loss against FC Barcelona.[1] Again from the bench he appeared in the next La Liga round, at home against UD Almería (2–2).[2]

Koke scored his first goal for Atlético against Sevilla FC on 26 February 2011, his 47th-minute header from a Diego Forlán cross being the 1–1 equalizer in an eventual 2–2 home draw.[3] He finished his first full season as a professional with 17 games, as the Colchoneros finished seventh and qualified to the UEFA Europa League.

Koke was again an important midfield unit for Atlético in the 2011–12 campaign, under both Gregorio Manzano and his successor Diego Simeone. On 29 April 2012 he netted his first league goal of the season, opening the score in the 62nd minute of an eventual 2–2 draw at Real Betis.[4]

Aged only 20, Koke came of age during 2012–13, starting in 38 of his 48 official appearances and scoring three goals – this included 112 minutes of play in the season's Copa del Rey final, won against Real Madrid.[5] He also began developing above-average passing skills, either through set pieces or open play.[6][7]

Honours

Club

Atlético Madrid

Country

Spain U21
  • UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship: 2013
Spain U17

Club statistics

(correct as of 22 October 2013)[8]
Club Season League Cup[9] Continental[10] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Madrid 2009–10 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11 17 2 2 0 0 0 19 2
2011–12 25 2 2 0 13 0 40 2
2012–13 33 3 7 0 8 0 48 3
2013–14 9 2 2 0 3 0 14 2
Atlético Madrid 88 9 13 0 24 0 125 9
Career totals 88 9 13 0 24 0 125 9

References

External links

  • Atlético Madrid official profile
  • BDFutbol profile
  • Koke at National-Football-Teams.com
  • FIFA competition record
  • Transfermarkt profile

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