Players - Miki Roque

Miki Roque
Birthdate: 8 July 1988
Birthplace: Tremp, Catalonia, Spain
Date of death: 24 June 2012
Other clubs: Oldham Athletic (loan 2007), Xerex (loan 2007-08), Cartagena (loan 2008-09), Real Betis (2009-11)
Bought from: Lleida (youth)
Signed for LFC: 15.08.2005
Liverpool debut: 05.12.2006
Last appearance: 05.12.2006
Contract expiry: 01.07.2009
Win ratio: 0% W:0 D:0 L:1
LFC league games/goals: 0 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 1 / 0

Player Profile

Liverpool scout, Paco Herrera discovered Roque at Lleida in the Spanish second division. Roque later commented: "I don't mind where I play as long as I can play football which I love. I can play centre-half and central midfield and like both positions."  Roque's progress was rewarded when he was named amongst Liverpool's substitutes for their Champions League return to the Ataturk stadium in Istanbul against Galatasaray in December 2006. With only a few minutes remaining, Roque came on for Xabi Alonso. Roque had a brief spell with Oldham Athletic at the end of the 2006/07 season, after which he returned to Spain where, still on loan, he represented Xerex Club Deportivo and Cartagena. In the summer of 2009 Roque was released by Liverpool, along with three of his contemporaries, namely Ronald Huth, Godwin Antwi and Gary Mackay-Steven. Roque played for the reserve team in his first year at Real Betis and then moved up into the first-team squad for the 2010/11 season. In March 2011 came the sad news that Roque had been diagnosed with pelvic cancer and he had to suspend his playing career to concentrate on treatment. On 24 June 2012 Miki Roque lost his greatest battle of all at the tragically early age of twenty-three. 
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 1 0 1
2006-2007 0 0 0 1 0 1
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
1 Galatasaray
Total Started/substitutions
0 Started
0 On the bench
1 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Competition
1 Champions League
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 05.12.2006 Galatasaray Ataturk Stadium Europe
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Oldham Athletic 2006-2007 England 2 4 0 4 0
Xerez CD 2007-2008 Spain 2 1 0 1 0
FC Cartagena 2008-2009 Spain 3 30 3 30 3
Real Betis 2010-2011 Spain 2 12 2 12 2
Total 47 5 47 5