Gonzalo Melero

Squad No. 22
Date of Birth January 2, 1994
Age 28
Height 183cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Madrid
Previous Clubs SD Huesca

Gonzalo Julián Melero Manzanares (born 2 January 1994) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Levante UD as a central midfielder.

Born in Madrid, Melero joined Real Madrid’s youth setup in 2004, aged ten, after starting it out at EF Zona Norte. He made his debuts as a senior with the former’s C-team in the 2013–14 campaign, being relegated from Segunda División B.

In July 2014 Melero was promoted to the reserves, now also in the third level. On 30 January of the following year, after being sparingly used by manager Zinedine Zidane, he moved to Segunda División’s SD Ponferradina in a 2+1⁄2-year deal.

Melero made his professional debut on 15 February 2015, coming on as a second half substitute for Pablo Infante in a 2–1 home loss against CD Numancia. He scored his first professional goal on 27 February of the following year, but in a 4–2 away loss against Bilbao Athletic.

On 27 July 2016, after Ponfe’s relegation, Melero signed a one-year contract with SD Huesca still in the second level. On 10 December, he scored a brace in a 5–2 home routing of UCAM Murcia CF.

Melero was an undisputed starter during the 2017–18 campaign, contributing with a career-best 17 goals as his side achieved promotion to La Liga. He made his debut in the category on 19 August 2018, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 away win against SD Eibar.

On 3 July 2019, after suffering relegation, Melero signed a four-year contract with Levante UD still in the top tier.