HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on March 3, 2014
Developed in the RCD. Espanyol and Real Madrid youth systems, Fragoso made his professional debut with Espanyol B at age 17. After a brief stint with ADA Alcorcón, the midfielder signed with Extremadura UD in 2002, becoming a key player in the Almendralejo-based team, with 68 league appearances and a goal in two seasons.
Fragoso’s performance with Extremadura earned him a contract with FC Barcelona, where he became a starter for their B-squad from 2004-07. While further developing his game alongside several members of Spain’s current World Cup championship team and some of the elite coaches in the world, Fragoso was called up to play with Barça’s first team in the Copa del Rey tournament in 2005.
After three successful years with Barcelona, Fragoso had brief stints with Ciudad Murcia and Granada 74 in Spain’s second division. In 2008, the right-footed player moved on to play with Cádiz CF, becoming instrumental in the club’s promotion to the second division while registering 80 appearances and three goals.
At the international level, Fragoso has represented Spain as a member of the Under-16 and Under-18 national squads while competing in the UEFA European Championships in 1998 and 2001, respectively. In both tournaments, Fragoso and La Rojita delivered third-place finishes, defeating Portugal 2-1 with the U-16s, and Yugoslavia, 6-2, three years later with the U-18s.