Roberto Soldado is a Spanish striker who plays for Spain and English club Tottenham Hotspur. Born on the 27th of May 1985 Soldado has played most of his career in Spain with Valencia, Getafe and Real Madrid. Soldado possesses world class finishing, aerial and scoring abilities making him one of the deadliest strikers in the Premier League.
Soldado began his club career with Real Madrid joining the side aged 15 years old where he made his first team debut in October 2005 against Valencia playing 18 minutes in a 2-1 home loss. He scored his first goal for the club against Olympiacos in a 2-1 win in the UEFA Champions League. In 2006 Soldado moved to Osasuna on loan before signing a permanent deal with Getafe in 2008
He signed for Getafe for Ã¢â€šÂ¬4 million on a four year deal from Madrid where he scored his first goal for the club on the 19th of October 2008 in a 1-2 away loss to Malaga CF. He went on to score 33 goals for the club in two seasons before signing for Valencia in 2010 for Ã¢â€šÂ¬10 million and he was seen as an replacement for departing David Villa to Barcelona. He scored on his debut against Bursaspor in a 4-0 win in the Champions League. The Spanish forward was prolific at the club where he netted over 81 goals in over 140 appearances for the club.
On the 1st of August 2013 Soldado signed for English club Tottenham Hotspur for £26 million and this broke the Spurs transfer record by 9 million beating Paulinho's signing of £17 million. On his Premier League debut Soldado scored a penalty in a 1-0 away win against Crystal Palace. Soldado has played for Spain on several occasions and has scored over five times for 'La Roja'.