Güiza signs four-year contract

Tuesday, July 8, 2008











Fenerbahce signs Spanish striker Daniel Gonzalez Güiza, just days after Luis Aragonés took over as coach of the Fenerbahce side. Güiza is going to come to Istanbul on Monday to sign the official four-year contract.

About Güiza:

Having started playing in Xerez CD, still a teenager, Güiza was snapped by Real Mallorca, but failed to impress in three seasons at the insular club, playing only 7 times and scoring just 1 goal. After three more seasons in the Segunda División, he moved to Ciudad de Murcia before joining Getafe CF. Güiza blossomed as a first-rate striker, scoring at an impressive rate of 20 goals in just over 60 games, while the team from the Madrid outskirts achieved two consecutive ninth-league places. On July 2007, Güiza returned to Mallorca, finishing the season as the league's top scorer, netting 27 times, with no penalty kicks. On November 8, 2007, Güiza was called for the first time to a Spanish national side which faced Sweden and Northern Ireland in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying. He made his international debut against the latter on November 21 in a 1-0 home win in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, as the nation's fate was already (for the best) decided. He was subsequently named in the nation's Euro 2008 final squad. On June 18, 2008, Güiza scored Spain's second goal in a 2-1 victory over Greece at UEFA Euro 2008 for his first international goal. He also came on as a substitute in Spain's quarter final against Italy, he was also chosen to be the fourth kicker in their penalty shoot-out but he missed the penalty. In the semi-finals match against Russia Güiza scored his second competitive goal for Spain and also his second in the Euro 2008. Spain went all the way to win the game 3–0 and earn the remaining spot in the final versus Germany. Spain eventually won the tournament with a 1-0 victory.

Name: Daniel Gonzalez Güiza
Date of birth: 17 Ağustos 1980 
Place of Birth: Cadiz
Height: 1.80

Weight: 80 kg.