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LOPO LEAVES DEPORTIVO

01 Jun 2016
On Monday, Tino Fernández announced that Albert Lopo won’t continue at Deportivo. The Catalan centre-back played 201 official games with the club during seven seasons.

The departure of Albert Lopo was imminent as it was clear that the club wasn’t going to renew his contract; especially after the incident with coach Víctor Sánchez at the end of the season. And everything was official after president Tino Fernández confirmed it on Monday.

Despite the disciplinary problems, Depor’s boss preferred to focus in the long career of the player when he commented his departure, "Lopo has had a remarkable career on here. Maybe he was wrong, but has agreed to accept the disciplinary proceedings and has never said anything beyond a comment on a social network. It’s true that he won’t continue, but I want to thank him for what he has have done with us. I remember his decisive goals on last season."

Meanwhile, the Catalan centre-back was saying good-bye in a post in Facebook, ”Eight years have passed and I feel pretty happy to belong to this club. I want to thank all the employees at the club for the wonderful treatment. I also want to thank Oriol Riera, Celso Borges, Manuel Pablo, Haris Medunjanin, Toché and Antonio Núñez for making a second family to me in A Coruña. I also want to thank the club, the officials and especially president Tino Fernández for the way they treated me. I also thank the fans, the ones that supported me and also the ones that didn’t, because it wasn’t easy at times. Forza Depor!”

Lopo lived two stages with Deportivo and says good-bye in the season in which he played less games with the first team, in the end he played 201 official games (174 in liga, 16 in Copa Del Rey and 11 in European competitions) distributed in seven seasons.

The liga career of Lopo at Depor:

Season Games played Games as starter minutes yellow cards red cards goals assists
2006-2007 31 30 2,696 10 1 1 0
2007-2008 21 21 1,840 6 0 1 1
2008-2009 32 32 2,834 13 0 2 0
2009-2010 34 34 3,058 6 1 1 1
2013-2014 16 13 1,259 5 0 2 0
2014-2015 30 30 2,676 14 1 2 0
2015-2016 10 8 741 5 0 0 0
Totals 174 168 15,104 59 3 9 2

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