|Full name||Javier Baraja Vegas|
|Date of birth||24 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Valladolid, Spain|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defender / Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Valladolid, Castile and León, and a product of hometown Real Valladolid's youth system as older brother Rubén, Baraja's first match in La Liga was on 26 August 2001 as he played 17 minutes in a 0–4 away loss against Deportivo de La Coruña. He only appeared in one more match in that first season, totalling just 107 minutes of action.
After stints in the second division, appearing scarcely with Getafe CF in two years (he played 13 games in his second year as the Madrid side achieved a first-ever top level promotion) and spending one season with Málaga CF's reserves, Baraja returned to Valladolid in 2005–06, featuring in 28 matches as the club returned to the top flight in the following campaign.
- Spain U16