Javier Garrido

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Garrido and the second or maternal family name is Behobide.
Javier Garrido
Javier Garrido of Norwich City.jpg
Garrido playing for Norwich City in 2012
Personal information
Full name Javier Garrido Behobide
Date of birth (1985-03-15) 15 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Irun, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 18
Youth career
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Real Sociedad B 44 (1)
2004–2007 Real Sociedad 86 (1)
2007–2010 Manchester City 49 (2)
2010–2013 Lazio 21 (0)
2012–2013 Norwich City (loan) 34 (0)
2013– Norwich City 6 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Spain U17 13 (0)
2004 Spain U19 9 (0)
2005 Spain U20 2 (0)
2005–2006 Spain U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2008

Javier Garrido Behobide (born 15 March 1985) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Norwich City. He is a left back characterized by his constant overlapping runs.[2]

Club career[edit]

Real Sociedad[edit]

Born in Irun, Basque Country, Garrido signed for Real Sociedad when he was a child and continued his training at the lower levels of the club. Between 2002 and 2004, he was part of the players of Real Sociedad B, where he played 50 games for this team in the Second Division B.

He made his debut with the first team of Real Sociedad in a Copa del Rey match on 8 October 2003 with a 2–1 win against Real Oviedo. Garrido's professional career began in 2004 when he became a part of the first team in the 2004–05 season to replace Agustín Aranzábal, who had left the club in the summer transfer window for Real Zaragoza. He made his league debut against Levante UD on 29 August 2004. In his three seasons with Real Sociedad in La Liga, he played 86 games and scored 1 goal and being the most used left-back for Sociedad in those three seasons. Despite starting the season with Real Sociedad, he left due to his team's economical problems following their relegation in 2006–07.

Manchester City[edit]

Garrido playing for Manchester City in 2007.

On 2 August 2007, Garrido signed for Manchester City for £1.5m (€2.2 million),[3] on a four-year contract.[4][5] He made his debut on 11 August against West Ham United. Garrido played a part in the most successful Premiership start in the club's history with four victories and four clean sheets from the opening six games. But he was replaced by Michael Ball just before Christmas. His team eventually ended in the ninth place in the league and qualified for the UEFA Cup through fairplay.

Garrido scored his first goal for City direct from a free kick against Liverpool in their 3–2 loss on 5 October 2008.[6] His second season with City was more disappointing than the first, as he only made 13 league appearances, 14 less than the previous season. The following summer he took part in the Vodacom Challenge appearing in a game against Kaizer Chiefs and as an unused substitute against Celtic. During his third season in England, Garrido found it increasingly hard to find a place in the first team squad. In the Manchester derby, in which United won 4–3, Garrido, as an unused substitute in the match, was struck on the head by a coin as he headed down the tunnel at half-time. After the match, Garrido told Daily Mail, making accusation to United, for causing trouble and described the club's action as 'climate of hostility'.[7] However, this changed when Roberto Mancini replaced Mark Hughes as City manager, he came off the bench against Stoke City on 26 December to gain only his first league appearance of the 2009–10 season, a few days later he came off the bench for Stephen Ireland against Wolverhampton Wanderers and scored a freekick.[8]

After leaving Manchester City, Garrido says he has no feud with Mancini - who sold him in 2010 - and say Mancini was grateful to him when he gave him a chance to play in the first team.[9]

Lazio[edit]

On 30 July 2010, he joined Lazio from Manchester City - just days after Aleksandar Kolarov joined City from Lazio - on a four-year deal, with the fee of 2.2 million euros (1.5 million pounds).[10] After four months joining Lazio, Garrido had to wait until make his debut on 14 November 2010, coming on as a substitute, in a 2-0 win over Napoli.

On 25 November 2010, when he made his scored his first goal, in the fourth round of Coppa Italia match, in a 3–0 win against AlbinoLeffe. Shortly making his debut, Garrido soon suffered an Achilles tendon problems. On 6 March 2011, he made his return, coming on as a substitute in a late minute, as Lazio beat Palermo 2–0. Under manager Edoardo Reja, Garrido find it diffiuclt to make it to the first team, due to injuries and would be often used in first team ins and out in his first season.[11]

The next season, Garrido was barely used for the club in the first half of the season, due to muscular problems, at first, and then Strain in mid-March. Garrido made his first appearance, making his first start, of the season, as Lazio lose 3–2 against Genoa on 5 February 2012.

Norwich City[edit]

On 16 August 2012, Garrido joined Norwich City on a season long loan from Lazio,[12] with an option to extend it beyond the 2012–13 season. The move was complete after his international clearance was granted and he was given the number 18 shirt.[13] Upon joining Norwich, Garrido told BBC Radio Norfolk that joining the club was an easy decision to make.[14]

Garrido made his debut on 25 August 2012 in a 1–1 draw against QPR. Since then, Garrido managed to beat Marc Tierney for the left back position and established himself in the first team. In a match against Manchester United on 17 November, Garrido assisted Anthony Pilkington, crossing the ball to him for a header, giving Norwich City a 1–0 win.[15] In late December, Garrido stated he would like to stay at Norwich.[16] On 14 May 2013, Norwich announced they had agreed to sign Garrido on a permanent deal to join the club from 1 July on a two year contract, with an option for another year.[17]

International career[edit]

Garrido played for Spain U-19 where he won the 2004 edition of UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. He also earned four caps for Spain U-21.

Statistics[edit]

As of 21 September 2013.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Europe Total
2004–05 Real Sociedad La Liga 28 0 0 0 - - - - 28 0
2005–06 33 0 0 0 - - - - 33 0
2006–07 25 1 0 0 - - - - 25 1
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2007–08 Manchester City Premier League 27 0 0 0 0 0 - - 27 0
2008–09 13 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 19 1
2009–10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Italy League Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana Europe Total
2010–11 Lazio Serie A 10 0 1 1 - - - - 11 1
2011–12 11 0 0 0 - - - - 11 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Norwich City Premier League 34 0 1 0 0 0 - - 35 0
2013–14 6 0 2 0 2 0 - - 10 0
Total Spain 86 1 0 0 - - - - 86 1
Total Italy 21 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 1
Total England 89 2 3 0 4 0 4 0 100 2
Career total 196 3 4 1 4 0 4 0 208 4

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester City FC profile". Manchester City F.C. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Javier Garrido". Manchester City F.C. 2 August 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  3. ^ "City sign Garrido". Manchester City F.C. 2 August 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  4. ^ "City sign Garrido". Manchester City F.C. 2 August 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Elano heads Man City triple swoop". BBC Sport. 2 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Man City 2–3 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Hitting back: Manchester City coin victim Javier Garrido accuses United of creating 'climate of hostility' as Craig Bellamy fears three-match ban". Daily Mail. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Gamecast: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester Ciy". ESPN Soccernet. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Norwich City's Javier Garrido praises Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini". Sky Sports. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lazio land Garrido". Sky Sports. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Here comes Santa Cruz but the dream is Mariga" [Arriva Santa Cruz ma il sogno è Mariga] (in Italian). Repubblica.it. 27 December 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Javier Garrido joins Norwich City from Lazio". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Garrido granted work permit". Sky Sports. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Norwich City was easy move - Javier Garrido". BBC Sport. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Norwich 1-0 Manchester United". BBC Sport. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Javier Garrido wants to stay at Norwich City". EDP 24. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Javier Garrido: Norwich City sign left-back on permanent deal". BBC Sport. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 

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