Summary

  • Coke Schalke's fourth summer signing.
  • Scored twice in 2016 Europa League final.
  • A three-time Europa League winner with Sevilla.

Fans of a Liverpool FC persuasion are still having nightmares about three-time UEFA Europa League winner Coke, but what do you know about FC Schalke 04's new Spanish recruit? Allow bundesliga.com to fill in the blanks…

Jorge Andujar Moreno, or Coke as he known, was born and raised in the Spanish capital city Madrid. A product of the Rayo Vallecano de Madrid youth system, he made his first senior start for Los Franjirrojos in 2005/06, aged 18. He became an integral member of the side in no time at all, making 32 appearances in his debut season alone.

In 2007/08, Coke's lung-busting forays up the right-hand side and three goals helped Rayo gain promotion to Spain's Segunda Division after a number of near-misses in the preceding years. By the end of the 2010/11 campaign, the Madrid-based outfit were celebrating promotion to La Liga following an eight-year absence.

Coke won promotion to La Liga with boyhood club Rayo Vallecano, before joining Sevilla in summer 2011.

Coke and Rayo went their separate ways that summer, with the then 24-year-old signing a four-year deal to join Sevilla FC. Despite making 32 appearances in his first season at the club, he had to wait until March 2013 to open his account, scoring a brace in a 4-0 home win over Real Zaragoza.

Silverware followed as Sevilla lifted the first of three successive Europa League crowns thanks to a penalty shootout win against SL Benfica at the end of 2013/14. Coke was involved in the second - a 3-2 win over Ukrainian outfit Football Club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk - and was the catalyst for victory in the third, scoring twice in a 3-1 success against Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool.

Coke captained Sevilla and scored twice in the 2015/16 Europa League final triumph against Liverpool.

As well as his impressive Europa League haul, Coke joins Schalke with runners-up medals in the Copa Del Rey and UEFA Super Cup to his name. He can play at right-back or on the right-hand side of midfield, brings natural width to the table and welcome leadership qualities, having captained Sevilla on a number of occasions during 2015/16.

The former Spain Under-16 international will get another opportunity to taste Europa League gold with Schalke in 2016/17, but it is a return to the UEFA Champions League that the 29-year-old's new employers crave most of all. Who better to put the fizz back in the Royal Blues' top-four aspirations than serial continental conqueror Coke?

Christopher Mayer-Lodge