Javier Espinosa

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Javier Espinosa
Javi Espinosa (crop).jpg
Espinosa in action for Barcelona B
Personal information
Full name Javier Espinosa González
Date of birth (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth Talavera de la Reina, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Villarreal
Number TBA
Youth career
2005–2011 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Barcelona B 101 (14)
2014– Villarreal 0 (0)
National team
2009 Spain U17 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Espinosa and the second or maternal family name is González.

Javier Espinosa González (born in 19 September 1992) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Villarreal CF as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Espinosa moved to FC Barcelona's youth system, La Masia, at the age of 13. On 1 May 2010, whilst still a junior, he made his senior debuts with the B-team, playing the second half in a 2–1 home win against Valencia Mestalla after replacing fellow youth graduate Albert Dalmau, and scoring in the process.[1]

Espinosa became a regular fixture under new manager Eusebio Sacristán. He scored five goals in 27 games in the 2012–13 season, again spent in Segunda División.

Honours[edit]

Spain U17

Club statistics[edit]

As of 7 June 2014[2]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other [3] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2009–10 1 0 1 0
2010–11 4 1 4 1
2011–12 32 1 32 1
2012–13 27 5 27 5
2013–14 37 7 37 7
Total 101 14 101 14
Career totals 101 14 101 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Festival de goles en Soria (Goal festival in Soria); Diario AS, 26 February 2011 (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Javier Espinosa". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.

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