|Full name||Javier Ignacio Aquino Carmona|
|Date of birth||11 February 1990 (age 23)|
|Place of birth||Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Right winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Javier Ignacio Aquino Carmona (born 11 February 1990 in San Francisco Ixhuatán, Oaxaca) is a Mexican footballer who currently plays for Spanish club Villareal CF as a midfielder. He began his career as a player for Cruz Azul's youth division teams. He has also been called up with the Mexico senior national team and the Mexico national under-23 team, playing in the 2011 Copa America, the 2011 Pan American Games, and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Born in San Francisco Ixhuatán in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Javier had shown great technical qualities as a teenager so he began playing in Cruz Azul's lower division squads. Aquino played for Cruz Azul Lagunas of the third division, and after having outstanding performances he traveled to Mexico City to join Cruz Azul Reserves. He waited years for an opportunity, until the Apertura 2010 season where he was taken into consideration, together with other youth players to join the first team. Aquino was one of the revelations of the tournament, his main virtues being dribbling, speed and passing accuracy.
On 23 July 2010 during the Apertura 2010, Aquino debuted for Cruz Azul under coach Enrique Meza in a 0–3 win over Estudiantes Tecos, coming in as a 57th minute substitute for Alejandro Vela. He scored his first goal in the Primera División on 24 October 2010 during match-day 13 of the Apertura 2010 against Morelia in a 1–1 draw at Estadio Morelos. He gradually cemented his place into the team's starting eleven as the main right-winger, going on to play for two more years at Cruz Azul, amassing over 90 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals.
On 28 January 2013 it was announced that Aquino was transferred to Villarreal CF of Spain. He made his league debut coming on as a 67th minute substitute for Moi Gómez in a 1–1 draw against Hércules CF.
He was called up by Luis Fernando Tena to play in the 2011 Pan American Games in which he played in all six games and won the Gold Medal match against Argentina. He scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Club Leon on 5 July 2012 in a 1–1 draw. Aquino had to take the diq a hiatus from the senior squad to train with the Mexico U-23 team in preparations for the Summer Olympics.
Senior national team
Since the national team that played the 2011 Copa América was an under-22 squad comprised with 5 over-age players (FIFA has the team as the official senior squad), it could be said that his debut with senior squad was on 11 November 2011 against Serbia in a 2–0 friendly match coming on in the 86th minute for Andrés Guardado. He made his next appearance on 25 January 2012 in another friendly match against Venezuela where he was attributed as adding creativity to Mexico's offense. He entered the game on the 56th minute while the game was tied 1–1, and was involved in the last two goals that Mexico scored to win the match 3–1.
As of 18 May 2013
U-23 International appearances
As of 11 August 2012
U-23 International goals
|1.||5 July 2012||Estadio Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico||Club Leon||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||4 August 2012||Wembley Stadium, London, England||Senegal||2–0||4–2||2012 Olympics Games|
Senior International appearances
As of 16 June 2013
|Senior squad appearances|
|1.||11 June 2011||Sam Boyd Stadium, Nevada, United States||Venezuela||0–3||Friendly|
|2.||27 June 2011||Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Bolivia||0–1||Friendly|
|3.||4 July 2011||Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina||Chile||2–1||2011 Copa América|
|4.||8 July 2011||Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina||Peru||0–1||2011 Copa América|
|5.||12 July 2011||Estadio Ciudad de La Plata La Plata, Argentina||Uruguay||1–0||2011 Copa América|
|6.||11 November 2011||Estadio Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico||Serbia||2–0||Friendly|
|7.||25 January 2012||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Venezuela||3–1||Friendly|
|8.||7 September 2012||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica||Costa Rica||0–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9.||11 September 2012||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Costa Rica||1–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|10.||12 October 2012||BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States||Guyana||0–5||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|11.||30 January 2013||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale,United States||Denmark||1–1||Friendly|
|12.||6 February 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||Jamaica||0–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|13.||22 March 2013||Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Honduras||2–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|14.||26 March 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||United States||0–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|15.||7 June 2013||Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama, Panama||Panama||0–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|16.||16 June 2013||Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Italy||1–2||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
- Mexico U-23
1Includes the Copa MX
2Includes the CONCACAF Champions League
3Includes the Copa Libertadores
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