Raúl Albiol Tortajada (Spanish: [raˈul alˈβjol tortaˈxaða], Valencian: [raˈuɫ aɫβiˈɔɫ toɾtaˈdʒaða]; born 4 September 1985) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Italian club S.S.C. Napoli and the Spain national team.
A physically strong player who excels in the air, his main asset is his versatility, as he can play as a central defender, right back or defensive midfielder. He spent most of his career with Valencia and Real Madrid, winning five major titles with both teams combined; over the course of ten seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 229 games and seven goals. Abroad, he played several Serie A seasons for Napoli.
A Spanish international since 2007, Albiol represented the country in two World Cups and as many European Championships, winning three tournaments including the 2010 World Cup.Close