What is... Ángel López up to?

Ciudad del Fútbol 09 Ago 2017
The Canary Island player made his debut with Luis Aragonés as Head Coach and was capped five times

Ángel López Ruano, born in Santa Lucía de Tirajana (Gran Canaria) on March 10th 1981, was raised in the ranks of UD Las Palmas, club with which he made his debut in First Division in the 2000/2001 season. He also played for RC Celta de Vigo, Villarreal CF and Real Betis Balompié. 

Luis Aragonés made him debut with the National Team in a friendly against Romania at the Ramón de Carranza Stadium on November 15th 2006. At the moment, he is still closely linked to football and is assistant coach with the UD Las Palmas youth squad, whilst earning his coach title. Outside of football he is involved in real estate and fashion. 

Memories with the National Team: "I had been dreaming of being called up for some time. You never truly believe it until they call you. It's one of the goals one sets as a professional footballer. I was capped with Spain and with Luis Aragonés, who two years later coached the team who won the EURO. For me it was incredible to be able to help the team qualify for the 2008 EURO."

Best moment with the Spain squad: "The most special moment I experience, other than the debut, was the matcha against Denmark (2-1) at the Santiago Bernabéu, which was full of fans. It was a key game, we had to struggle in order to qualify for the EURO and finally managed to win."

Current Spanish side:"The National Team is undergoing change, not only with the Head Coach, but with a generation of very good young players who not only win with Spain, but with their clubs too. But the newcomers are promising footballers. We have to try to achieve what took places a few years back and put Spain in the top spot again."
Spain's NT players: "I would pick David Silva. He makes difficult things seem easy. When he's inspired, Spain wins a lot. Plus he's scoring many goals with the National Team and right now, is a reference player."