Walsall player 133. Zigor Aranalde


 

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Zigor Aranalde Sarasola (born 28 February 1973) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.
Born in Ibarra, Gipuzkoa, Aranalde began his football career at lowly CD Hernani, going on to spend seven of his eight professional seasons in his country in the Segunda División.
In 1996–97 he was first-choice at Sevilla in La Liga, but the Andalusians finished third from the bottom so were relegated.Just before the start of the 2000–01 Football League season, Aranalde joined English Division Two (third-tier) club Walsall on a two-year contract. He spent just under five seasons at the Bescot Stadium, winning promotion via the play-off final in his first year and being a regular member of the side until he was surprisingly released by manager Paul Merson in March 2005; he moved on to Sheffield Wednesday immediately following his release, but was sent off in only his second game for the club, and never appeared for them again.
In the summer of 2005 Aranalde signed for Carlisle United, newly promoted from the Conference to League Two. They went on to win the division championship that season and with it promotion to League One. Aranalde scored five goals during the course of the campaign, and was part of a squad which included two other former Walsall players,striker Karl Hawley and future Preston North End manager Paul Simpson. On 1 October he scored Bristol Rovers 5000th ever goal in a 1–3 loss with an own goal. Carlisle released Aranalde at the end of the 2007–08 season. Two years later, after playing some amateur football in Spain, he returned to England as chief scout at League One club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Personal information
Full name Zigor Aranalde Sarasola
Date of birth 28 February 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Ibarra, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Hernani
1992–1994 Eibar 42 (1)
1994–1996 Atlético Marbella 56 (0)
1996–1997 Sevilla 22 (0)
1997–1999 Albacete 51 (2)
1999–2000 Logroñés 39 (1)
2000–2005 Walsall 195 (5)
2005 Sheffield Wednesday 2 (0)
2005–2008 Carlisle United 109 (6)
2008–2009 Almansa
2009–2010 La Gineta
National team
Basque Country
Teams managed
2011–2013 Albacete (assistant)

 

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Walsall player 74. Robert Mark Taylor


 Robert Mark Taylor
Date of birth 22 February 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Walsall, England

Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder

Senior career
Years                                             Team                       Apps          (Gls)
1984–1989                                 Walsall                        113             (4)
1989–1991                                 Sheffield Wednesday      9             (0)
1991 →                  (loan)            Shrewsbury Town          19             (2)
1991–1998                                 Shrewsbury Town         249           (13)
1998–2000                                 Hereford United             76             (3)
2000–2001                                 Nuneaton Borough        20             (0)
2001–2002                                 Halesowen Town           45             (2)
2002–2006                                 Redditch United              ?               ?
2006–2008                                 Bromsgrove Rovers        29             (0)
2008                                           Rugby Town                    4              (0)

Robert Mark Taylor (born 22 February 1966 in Walsall), known as Mark Taylor, is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Walsall where he made 113 appearances scoring 4 goals. At Sheffield he played 9 times and scored no goals and at Shrewsbury Town where he made 19 appearances on loan prior to signing where he made another 249 and scored 13 goals plus 2 when on loan. He then moved into the non-league  for clubs including Hereford United, Nuneaton Borough, Halesowen Town,] Redditch United, Bromsgrove Rovers and Rugby Town, prior to retirement.