Iago Falque

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Falque and the second or maternal family name is Silva.
Iago Falque
Personal information
Full name Iago Falque Silva
Date of birth (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Vigo, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Youth career
2000–2001 Real Madrid
2001–2008 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Barcelona B 1 (1)
2008–2012 Juventus 0 (0)
2010–2011 Villarreal B (loan) 36 (11)
2012– Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
2012 Southampton (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Almería (loan) 22 (2)
2013–2014 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 28 (3)
National team
2007 Spain U17 12 (3)
2008–2009 Spain U19 11 (4)
2009 Spain U20 1 (0)
2011 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Iago Falque Silva (born 4 January 1990) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur, as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

FC Barcelona[edit]

Born in Vigo, Galicia, Falque began his career with Real Madrid before moving to FC Barcelona in 2001, joining the club's youth ranks. After seven years in the Barcelona youth academy, the young Spaniard was promoted to the FC Barcelona B team for a match. In his single appearance for the club, Falque scored his first professional goal. Following his debut, Falque was involved in a transfer negotiation, regarding heavy interest in the Spanish U-20 international, from Serie A club Juventus.

Juventus[edit]

On 30 August 2008, Falque signed a four-year contract with Juventus,[1] and officially was presented on 2 September 2008. He transferred to the Serie A club on a free deal, that included a €2.5m compensation to Barcelona, if certain matches and goals were reached by the player in his stay with the club.[2] On 6 December 2008, he received his first call-up to the club's first team in a match against U.S. Lecce, on the 15th matchday of the Serie A season. On 25 August 2009, Falque was loaned to Serie A side A.S. Bari,[3] where he played for the club's youth team, before returning to Juventus in January 2010, returning to their youth team.

On 29 July 2010, Falque joined Villarreal B on loan with the right of redemption.[4] Falque maintained a starting position for the club, making 36 appearances and scoring 11 goals. Villarreal CF opted not to activate their redemption clause, so, on 30 June 2011, Falque returned to Juventus.

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

On 25 August 2011, Falque joined English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan, with an option to make the move permanent.[5] He made his debut on 15 September, starting in a 0–0 away draw against PAOK for the season's UEFA Europa League.[6] On 16 January 2012, Tottenham signed Falque permanently,[7] and on 18 July he scored in a preseason 2–0 victory against Stevenage[8]

Southampton (loan)[edit]

On 16 January 2012, after signing permanently with Spurs, Falque immediately joined Championship leaders (on that date) Southampton on loan for the remainder of the season.[7][9]

Falque made his Southampton debut seven days later, starting in a 0–2 home loss against Leicester City.[10] However, he failed to make any other appearance with Saints, and subsequently returned to Tottenham in June.

Almería (loan)[edit]

On 23 January 2013, Falque joined Almería on loan until the end of the season.[11] He made his debut for the Andalusians on 4 February, but in a 1–2 away loss against Real Madrid Castilla,[12] and scored his first goal on the 24th, in a 4–1 home routing over SD Ponferradina.[13]

Falqué was ever-present in the promotion back to the top level, appearing in 22 matches and scoring two times.

Rayo Vallecano (loan)[edit]

On 22 August 2013 Falque joined La Liga side Rayo Vallecano, in a season-long loan, with a buyout clause.[14] He made his division debut eight days later, but in a 1–2 home loss against Levante.[15] In February 2014, Falque scored his first goals for Rayo, in a 4-1 win over Málaga: for the first, he "rushed down the right wing, beating two defenders with a turn and a nutmeg before knocking the ball in off the near post", and in the second, "exhibiting the same quick feet and ability to float past defenders as he did in the first".[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Juve continua a investire sui giovani: ecco Iago" [Juve keeps investing in their youth setup: now Iago] (in Italian). Calcio Blog. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Galicia pone una pica en la Juve" [Galicia leaves a kid in Juve] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Iago Falque jugará cedido en el Bari" [Iago Falque will play on loan for Bari] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Iago Falque, fichaje 'de Primera' para el Villarreal B" [Iago Falque, a 'Primera' signing for Villarreal B] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Yago completes loan switch to Tottenham". Juventus.com. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tottenham prise point at PAOK". UEFA. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Juve's Falque joins Saints on loan after sealing Spurs deal". BBC Sport. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stevenage 0 – 2 Tottenham". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Spanish Starlet Joins on Loan". Southampton FC. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Southampton 0–2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Yago in Almeria Loan". Tottenham Hotspur FC. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "El Castilla dura poco en la zona de descenso" [Castilla lasts little in the relegation zone] (in Spanish). Marca. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "El Almería tiene una reacción de Primera" [Almería has a Primera reaction] (in Spanish). Marca. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Iago Falque refuerza al Rayo" [Iago Falque bolsters Rayo]. Marca (in Spanish). 22 August 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ivanschitz steals win for Levante". ESPN FC. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Rayo claim convincing win". ESPN FC. PA Sport. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 

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