Jonathan Viera

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Jonathan Viera
Jonathan Viera.jpg
Viera playing for Las Palmas
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Viera Ramos
Date of birth (1989-10-21) 21 October 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number TBA
Youth career
Atlético Feria
2005–2008 Las Palmas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Las Palmas B 42 (19)
2010–2012 Las Palmas 60 (16)
2012– Valencia 18 (2)
2013–2014 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 26 (5)
National team
2011 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Viera and the second or maternal family name is Ramos.

Jonathan Viera Ramos (born 21 October 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF as a right winger or an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Las Palmas[edit]

Born in Las Palmas, Viera finished his youth career with hometown's UD Las Palmas, where he earned the nickname Romário.[1] He made his senior debuts with the reserve team, appearing in ten third division games in 2008–09 and suffering relegation; on 18 February 2010, he renewed his contract until June 2013.[2]

Viera was definitely promoted to the main squad for the 2010–11 season, as the team competed in the second level.[3] He finished the campaign with 31 matches (26 starts) and six goals, including three in a 5–3 away win against FC Barcelona B on 15 May 2011, which all but certified the Canary Islands outfit's permanence.[4]

In January 2012, amidst rumours of a transfer – Las Palmas inclusively had everything arranged with Granada CF but the deal eventually fell through – Viera assured he would stay with his club until the end of the season.[5] He finished as the second-best top scorer in the squad at nine, only trailing another youth graduate, Vitolo, by one goal.

Valencia[edit]

On 6 May 2012, one month before the Las Palmas season ended, Viera signed with La Liga's Valencia CF for five years and 2.5 million.[6][7] He made his official debut against FC Barcelona, playing 13 minutes in a 0–1 away loss.[8]

Viera scored his first goal in the top flight on 29 September 2012, closing the score in a 2–0 home win over Real Zaragoza.[9] On 30 August of the following year he was loaned to Madrid-based Rayo Vallecano, in a season-long move without the option of making the deal permanent afterwards.[10]

Club statistics[edit]

Viera being interviewed after signing with Valencia (in Spanish).
As of 27 January 2014[11]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Las Palmas 2010–11 31 7 0 0 31 7
2011–12 29 9 0 0 29 9
Total 60 16 0 0 60 16
Valencia 2012–13 17 2 4 0 2 0 23 2
2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 18 2 4 0 2 0 24 2
Rayo Vallecano 2013–14 18 5 1 0 19 5
Total 18 5 1 0 19 5
Career totals 96 25 5 0 2 0 103 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La perla del líder" [The leader's gem] (in Spanish). La Provincia. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan Viera renueva por tres temporadas" [Jonathan Viera renews for three seasons] (in Spanish). La Provincia. 18 February 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Juanpe, Vitolo, Vicente Gómez y Jonathan Viera se incorporan al primer equipo" [Juanpe, Vitolo, Vicente Gómez and Jonathan Viera join first team] (in Spanish). Marca. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jonathan Viera resucita a Las Palmas en el Mini Estadi" [Jonathan Viera brings Las Palmas back to life at Mini Estadi] (in Spanish). Marca. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jonathan Viera: "Yo quiero quedarme hasta junio"" [Jonathan Viera: "I want to stay until June"] (in Spanish). Las Palmas' official website. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "El Valencia ficha a Jonathan Viera, mediapunta de Las Palmas" [Valencia signs Jonathan Viera, Las Palmas attacking midfielder] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Spanish youngster Jonathan Viera signs with Valencia". Footballcracy. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Barca inspired by Adriano; ESPN Soccernet, 2 September 2012
  9. ^ Ten-man Valencia ease to victory; ESPN Soccernet, 29 September 2012
  10. ^ "Jonathan Viera se marcha cedido al Rayo Vallecano" [Jonathan Viera goes to Rayo Vallecano on loan] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Jonathan Viera at ESPN FC

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