Eddy Silvestre Pascual Israfilov

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pascual and the second or maternal family name is Israfilov.
Eddy Pascual
Personal information
Full name Eddy Silvestre Pascual Israfilov
Date of birth (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Granada (on loan from Murcia)
Number 14
Youth career
2005–2007 Milan
2007–2008 La Mojonera
2008–2010 Poli Ejido
2010–2011 Murcia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Murcia B 23 (0)
2011– Murcia 52 (2)
2014– Granada (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2015– Azerbaijan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2015

Eddy Silvestre Pascual Israfilov (born 2 August 1992), commonly known as Eddy or Eddy Pascual, is an Azerbaijani footballer who plays for Granada CF, on loan from Real Murcia, as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Roquetas de Mar, Almería, through an Angolan father and an Azerbaijani mother, Eddy joined Milan's youth setup in 2005, aged 13, but moved to lowly La Mojonera CF two years later.[1] In the 2010 summer he joined Real Murcia.[2]

Eddy made his first-team debut on 8 May 2011, starting in a 2–1 home success against Jumilla CF for the Segunda División B championship;[3] it was his maiden appearance in the competition as the Murcians were promoted at the end of the season. However, he spent several years with the B-side in Tercera División.

On 25 August 2012 Eddy played his first match as a professional, coming on as a substitute in a 3–2 win at Sporting de Gijón.[4] On 26 January 2014 he scored his first goal, netting his side's second in a 2–2 home draw against RCD Mallorca.[5]

On 1 September 2014 Eddy moved to La Liga side Granada CF, in a season-long loan deal with a buyout clause.[6] He made his debut in the competition on the 20th, replacing Rubén Rochina in the 62nd minute of a 1–0 away success over Athletic Bilbao.[7]

International career[edit]

Eddy's father, Domingo Pascual, was born in Luanda, Angola while his mother, Irada Israfilova, comes from Baku, Azerbaijan. As a result, he is eligible for these two countries, in addition to his native country, Spain.[8]

In 2013, Eddy was called up to Azerbaijan for a friendly match against Qatar.[9] However, he refused to link up with the national squad, alleging club obligations.[10]

On 8 January 2015, Azerbaijan's manager Robert Prosinečki declared that Eddy opted to represent the country.[11] In March 2015, Eddy was called up to the Azerbaijan national football team, making his debut on 28 March 2015, against Malta in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 April 2015[13][14]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
2010–11 Murcia Segunda División B 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Murcia Imperial Tercera División 23 0 23 0
2012–13 Murcia Segunda División 16 0 1 0 17 0
2013–14 35 2 1 0 2[a] 0 38 2
2014–15 Granada La Liga 5 0 3 0 8 0
Total Spain 80 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 87 2
Career total 80 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 87 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Del correccional al fútbol de élite" [From the reformatory to the elite football] (in Spanish). La Verdad. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Eddy Silvestre lidera al Murcia: un azerbaiyano que deslumbra en Segunda" [Eddy Silvestre leads Murcia: an Azerbaijani who stands out in Segunda] (in Spanish). Zoom News. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Eddy se presenta ante su afición y Molino deja los mejores detalles en Nueva Condomina" [Eddy presents himself to the crowd and Molino leaves the best details at Nueva Condomina] (in Spanish). Info Deporte Murcia. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "El Sporting fracasa con un Murcia que jugó una hora con diez" [Sporting fails with a Murcia which played an hour with ten] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "El Mallorca se vuelve a quedar rozando la zona de promoción" [Mallorca draws near to promotion zones again]. Marca. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Eddy Silvestre rojiblanco horizontal" [Eddy Silvestre straight rojiblanco] (in Spanish). Granada's official website. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Athletic Bilbao 0–1 Granada". ESPN FC. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Millimizin yeni oyunçusu Eddi İsrafilov kimdir?" [Who is Eddy Israfilov, our new player?]. Qol.az (in Azerbaijani). 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Фогтс позвал в сборную полузащитника Мурсии [Vogts calls up Murcia midifielder to the national team]. Azerisport.com (in Russian). 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Eddy Silvestre renuncia a jugar con Azerbaiyán por el Murcia" [Eddy Silvestre refuses to play with Azerbaijan for Murcia] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Eddi İsrafilov yığmamızda oynamaq təklifini qəbul edib" [Eddy Israfilov has accepted the offer to play the national team] (in Azerbaijani). Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  12. ^ Azerbaijan vs Malta
  13. ^ Eddy Israfilov profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Eddy Israfilov Club matches". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 

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