Johor Bahru: Johor Darul Takzim (DT) berjaya mengikat bekas penyerang Atletico Madrid dan Real Zaragoza, Braulio Nobrega Rodriguez untuk menyertainya bagi saingan Liga Malaysia (Liga-M) musim depan.
Pemain berusia 27 tahun itu akan bergandingan dengan bekas bintang Argentina dan Benfica SL, Pablo Aimar yang sebelum ini turut bersetuju menyertai Johor DT - BHarian online
Braulio Nóbrega Rodríguez, simply known as Braulio (born 18 September 1985), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Johor Darul Takzim F.C., football club from Johor, Malaysia.
Braulio was born in Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands. Having grown through the youth system of Atlético Madrid, he played 11 La Liga games for the Colchoneros between 2004–06 (ten being in his debut season) before being loaned to RCD Mallorca (January–June 2006) and second division's UD Salamanca in 2006–07, where he finished the season as the team's top scorer.
Braulio was loaned again in the 2007–08 campaign, this time to Madrid side Getafe CF, where he teamed up again with Manu del Moral who had played with him in Atlético's youth squads.
On 25 October 2007 he scored a marvellous backheel goal in the group stage of the UEFA Cup, in a 2–1 win against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. He also netted the third and final goal for Getafe in the competition's quarterfinal second-leg match against FC Bayern Munich, capitalizing on a defensive mistake by Lúcio in the box and proceeding to put the ball past Oliver Kahn, in a 3–3 home draw (4–4 aggregate loss).
On 28 June 2008 Braulio signed a four-year contract with Real Zaragoza, freshly relegated to the second level. He was relatively used as the Aragonese were immediately promoted to the top flight, but then suffered an injury which sidelined him for several months; upon return in late 2009 he found himself without room in the first team and, on 23 January 2010, was loaned to Recreativo de Huelva, as another forward, Adrián Colunga, moved, in the same predicament, in the opposite direction.
In January 2012, after being released by Zaragoza and sorting out his legal problems, Braulio joined FC Cartagena in division two. He scored six goals in only four 1/2 months, not enough however to help the Murcian club avoid relegation; in July he joined another team in the category, Hércules CF.
Full name : Braulio Nóbrega Rodríguez
Date of birth : 18 September 1985 (age 27)
Place of birth : Puerto del Rosario, Spain
Height : 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position : Forward
Current club Hércules
2002–2004 Atlético Madrid
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Atlético B 29 (17)
2004–2008 Atlético Madrid 11 (0)
2006 Mallorca (loan) 2 (0)
2006–2007 Salamanca (loan) 39 (14)
2007–2008 Getafe (loan) 19 (3)
2008–2011 Zaragoza 56 (6)
2010 Recreativo (loan) 20 (2)
2012 Cartagena 18 (6)
2012–2013 Hércules 14 (5)
2013– Johor Darul Takzim
2005 Spain U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 June 2013.