Alvaro Raton

Alvaro Lopez Raton (born 29 January 1993) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Zaragoza as a goalkeeper.

Club Career

Born in O Carballino, Ourense, Galicia, Raton joined Valencia CF's youth setup in 2007, aged 13, after spells at CD Arenteiro and Pabellon CF. He subsequently represented Deportivo de La Coruna and Montaneros CF as a youth, before signing for Arroyo CP in 2012.

After making no appearances for Arroyo, Raton left the club in December 2012 and moved to Algeciras CF in Tercera Division. He made his senior debut on 10 February 2013, starting in a 2–0 home win against CD Alcala.

Raton joined Real Betis' reserve team also in the fourth level in June 2013, after impressing on a trial. After being rarely used, he signed with CF Villanovense on 17 July 2014.

On 12 June 2015 Raton moved to another reserve team, Real Zaragoza B in the fourth division. On 15 July of the following year, after being an undisputed starter, he renewed his contract until 2019 and was definitely promoted to the first team.

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