Francisco Gallardo

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Paco Gallardo
Personal information
Full name Francisco Gallardo León
Date of birth (1980-01-13) 13 January 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Puskás
Number 71
Youth career
Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Sevilla B 32 (2)
2000–2007 Sevilla 118 (8)
2004–2005 Getafe (loan) 22 (1)
2006 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 2 (0)
2006 Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 7 (0)
2006–2007 Murcia (loan) 20 (2)
2007–2009 Murcia 16 (2)
2009–2011 Huesca 35 (0)
2011–2013 Diósgyőr 40 (3)
2013– Puskás 20 (1)
National team
1997–1998 Spain U17 4 (0)
1998–1999 Spain U18 9 (1)
2000–2001 Spain U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gallardo and the second or maternal family name is León.

Francisco 'Paco' Gallardo León (born 13 January 1980 in Seville, Andalusia) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Puskás Akadémia FC in Hungary, as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

A product of Sevilla FC's prolific youth system, Gallardo made his first-team debuts aged 20, being instrumental in the Andalusians' 2001 return to La Liga and proceeding to have a further two solid seasons with the main squad. In November 2001 he was fined and suspended by the Royal Spanish Football Federation for violating standards of "sporting dignity and decorum", after he congratulated teammate José Antonio Reyes, who had just scored, by bending down and nibbling on his penis.[1][2]

After a relatively successful loan at Getafe CF, helping the Madrid outfit retain its newly acquired top division status, Gallardo's career would be very irregular: he served two unassuming loans in early 2006, starting in Portugal, then moved in the 2006–07 campaign to Real Murcia in Segunda División, still on contract to Sevilla.

In 2007–08 Gallardo could only appear in ten league matches with Murcia, which was relegated from the top flight. In the following season he was ousted from the squad alongside José María Movilla by manager Javier Clemente, and spent several months without a team, being reinstated in March 2009 after the coach's sacking; he was finally released in June.[3]

On 19 November 2009 Gallardo moved to another side in the second level, SD Huesca, after a successful week's trial.[4]

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