Antonio Raíllo and Joan Sastre hit appearance milestones for the club
The centre back and academy product made their 150th and 100th appearance respectively in the goalless draw against Sporting Gijón
The club would like to express its congratulations to Joan Sastre and Antonio Raíllo for completing 100 and 150 appearances in red and black respectively in our goalless draw against Sporting Gijón on Matchday 13.
Raíllo joined the club in 2016 and has since become an integral part of our defensive system, scoring six goals across 32 games in La Liga, 76 fixtures in the Segunda División, seven appearances in Segunda B, three ties in the Copa del Rey and a further six play-off finals resulting in consecutive promotions from Segunda B to La Liga.
“I’m very happy,” the centre back told club media. “There have been moments during my time here where it appeared I was more on the out than I was in, but at the end of the day, I’m happy to be here and have said that often. I hope to be a part of many more games and celebrate with even more wins.”
Academy product Joan Sastre also reached an appearance milestone against Sporting Gijón, entering RCD Mallorca’s 100 club with a total of 19 fixtures in La Liga, 37 games in the Segunda División, 33 appearances made in Segunda B, five Copa del Rey ties and six promotion play-off finals resulting in consecutive promotions from Segunda B to La Liga. Having made his senior debut in 2015 after progressing through our youth system, Sastre is one of the latest successful graduates from a long line of talent produced at Son Bibiloni.
“I’m very happy to reach this milestone as it’s not something easy to do,” he told club media. “It was a dream to get into the first team a few years ago, so to reach 100 games is another dream come true. Being able to help this club and enjoy being in the team where I’m from is very important to me.”
“I’ve shown that RCD Mallorca has a very important academy system in Spain and gives you the chance to progress to the first team and compete at the highest level of professional football. I think we’ve all seen that anything can be achieved.”