José Ángel Crespo
|Full name||José Ángel Crespo Rincón|
|Date of birth||9 February 1987|
|Place of birth||Lora del Río, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Racing Santander (loan)||13||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Verona (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Crespo was born in Lora del Río, Andalusia. A product of Sevilla FC's youth system, he made his first-team debut on 21 December 2005 in a 0–1 away defeat against Getafe CF, appearing in two more La Liga games during the season while still registered with the B-side.
In the 2007–08 campaign, with Antonio Puerta's (who played mostly as left back) untimely death, Crespo was definitely promoted to the main squad. In December 2008 Aston Villa reportedly showed interest in signing him, after several good performances under coach Manolo Jiménez, also his coach at Sevilla Atlético.
On 3 July 2009 Crespo was loaned to fellow top-divisioner Racing de Santander, in a season-long move. After appearing sparingly during his stint, with the Cantabrians narrowly avoiding relegation, he was released by Sevilla and joined Calcio Padova in Italy.
- Sevilla B
- Spain U19
- El Getafe aparca la crisis (Getafe parks crisis); El Mundo, 21 December 2005 (Spanish)
- El Aston Villa le echa el ojo al sevillista Crespo (Aston Villa eyes sevillista Crespo); Marca, 30 December 2007 (Spanish)
- Crespo jugará cedido una temporada en el Racing (Crespo will play one season on loan to Racing); Marca, 3 July 2009 (Spanish)
- Il difensore José Crespo in biancoscudato (Defender José Crespo in biancoscudato); Padova's official website, 2010 (Italian)
- Bueno double gives Spain glory; UEFA.com, 29 July 2006
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Stats at Tutto Calciatori (Italian)
- José Ángel Crespo – FIFA competition record
- Soccerway profile