Jordi Figueras Montel

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Jordi
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Jordi in training with Rubin Kazan
Personal information
Full name Jordi Figueras Montel
Date of birth (1987-05-16) 16 May 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Lleida, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Betis
Number 25
Youth career
Lleida
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Lleida 0 (0)
2005–2008 Real Madrid C
2008–2009 Celta B 24 (5)
2009–2010 Celta 30 (1)
2010–2012 Rubin Kazan 8 (0)
2010–2011 Valladolid (loan) 25 (2)
2011–2012 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 17 (0)
2012–2013 Club Brugge 34 (1)
2013 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 14 (0)
2013– Betis 25 (1)
* 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 Figueras and the second or maternal family name is Montel.

Jordi Figueras Montel, known as simply Jordi (born 16 May 1987), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Betis as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Lleida, Catalonia, Jordi had an unsuccessful short spell at Real Madrid where he arrived at age 18 from his hometown club UE Lleida, only playing for the C-side. He then moved to Celta de Vigo in the summer of 2008, initially being assigned to the reserves.

In the 2009–10 season Jordi was firmly established in Celta's starting XI, with the Galicians in the second division. However, on 17 February 2010, he was sold to Russia's FC Rubin Kazan for 850,000,[1] joining compatriot César Navas.[2]

Jordi returned to his country in 2010–11, being loaned to Real Valladolid in the second level and appearing regularly during the campaign. In the 2011 summer, in the same predicament, he joined Rayo Vallecano in La Liga, in a season-long move.[3]

Jordi made his debut in the Spanish top flight on 28 August 2011, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Athletic Bilbao.[4] He played the full 90 minutes in all the games in the first part of the season[5] but, on 19 January 2012, moved clubs and countries again, signing for Club Brugge K.V. in the Belgian Pro League for four 1/2 years after successfully passing his medical.[6][7]

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