Miki Roque was born in Tremp, Leida, Catalunya, Spain on the 8th of July, 1988. These are the wilds of Catalunya, the countryside far from the metropolitan megalopolis that is Barcelona, and yet he made that treck from Leida to follow his passion: football. FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol made a similar journey, they were close friends, their families are even close, so it is obvious the sort of character you need to set out at 16 or 17 years of age from a smalltown in Catalunya and gather the interest of one of the greatest clubs in all of sport: Liverpool FC.
This is Liverpool FC mind you, at the heights of Rafa Benitez's Costa de la Merseyside club, and you make your one and only debut for their first team on the grandest stage of all in the Champions League as a late-game substitute for Xabi Alonso? He would have a hard time reaching those heights again. He went on-loan to at first Oldham Athletic in England and then Cartagena in Spain before being released. He turned up in the Real Betis youth team trying to rekindle his career. He never gave up and he attracted the attention of first team coach Pepe Mel. Miki would help Real Betis, who were mired in Segunda, ascend to the Primera division in
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