Francesc Arnau

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Francesc Arnau
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Arnau training with Málaga in 2010
Personal information
Full name Francesc Xavier Arnau Grabulosa
Date of birth (1975-05-23)23 May 1975
Place of birth Les Planes, Spain
Date of death 22 May 2021(2021-05-22) (aged 45)
Place of death Oviedo, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Real Oviedo (sporting director)
Youth career
1990–1995 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Barcelona B 119 (0)
1996–2001 Barcelona 24 (0)
2001–2011 Málaga 131 (0)
Total 274 (0)
National team
1996–1998 Spain U21 13 (0)
1997 Spain U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Francesc Xavier Arnau Grabulosa (23 May 1975 – 22 May 2021) was a Spanish footballer. He played as a goalkeeper. He worked as a sporting director for Málaga and Real Oviedo.

In a 16-year professional career he only played for Barcelona and Málaga, appearing in 126 La Liga games over the course of 12 seasons.

Arnau died on 22 May 2021 in Oviedo, Spain one day before his 46th birthday.[1]

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