Espinosa in action for Barcelona B in 2012
|Full name||Javier Espinosa González|
|Date of birth||19 September 1992|
|Place of birth||Talavera de la Reina, Spain|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Almería (on loan from Villarreal)|
|2015–||→ Almería (loan)||15||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
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 CF Mestalla for the Segunda División B championship; on 26 February of the following year, after replacing fellow youth graduate Albert Dalmau, he contributed with one goal to a 6–4 Segunda División away success over CD Numancia.
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 the second level, and continued to appear regularly in the following campaign, netting a career-best seven goals as Barça B finished third.
On 11 July 2014, Espinosa signed a three-year deal with La Liga side Villarreal CF. He made his debut in the main category of Spanish football on 31 August, replacing Cani in the 70th minute of a 0–1 loss against former club Barcelona.
Espinosa scored his first goal in the top level on 21 September, netting his team's first in a 4–2 home win against Rayo Vallecano. On 9 January 2015 he was loaned to fellow league side UD Almería, until June.
- Spain U17
- As of 22 March 2015
- Javi Espinosa: otro Iniesta se cuece en La Masía (Javi Espinosa: another Iniesta being cooked in La Masía); Sport, 22 March 2011 (Spanish)
- Festival de goles en Soria (Goal festival in Soria); Diario AS, 26 February 2011 (Spanish)
- El Villarreal CF ficha a Javier Espinosa (Villarreal CF signs Javier Espinosa); Villarreal's official website, 11 July 2014 (Spanish)
- El Almería cierra el fichaje del centrocampista Espinosa, un jugador de calidad y talento (Almería completes the signing of central midfielder Espinosa, a player of quality and talent); Almería's official website, 9 January 2015 (Spanish)
- "Javier Espinosa". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.
- FC Barcelona official profile
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Javier Espinosa – FIFA competition record