Álvaro Arbeloa Coca (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo arβeˈloa ˈkoka]; born 17 January 1983) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club West Ham United. He is predominantly a right back, although he can also play on the left side.
He started his career with Real Madrid, playing mostly with the reserves. In 2006 he moved to Deportivo, joining Liverpool after half a season and going on to appear in 98 official games over the course of three Premier League seasons. In 2009, he returned to Real Madrid for a fee of £5 million, spending seven years there and winning eight major titles, including the 2011–12 edition of La Liga and two Champions League.
Arbeloa gained 56 caps for Spain, representing the country at the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 and winning all tournaments.Close