José Luis Gayá

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gayá and the second or maternal family name is Peña.
José Luis Gayá
Personal information
Full name José Luis Gayá Peña
Date of birth (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Ondara, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number 31
Youth career
2006–2012 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Valencia B 65 (3)
2012– Valencia 17 (1)
National team
2012 Spain U17 2 (1)
2013 Spain U18 2 (0)
2013– Spain U19 6 (0)
2013– Spain U20 4 (0)
2014– Spain U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2014

José Luis Gayá Peña (born 25 May 1995) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ondara, Alicante, Valencian Community, Gayá was a product of Valencia CF's youth system. He made his senior debuts with the reserves at not yet 17, playing 21 minutes in a 1–0 away win against Andorra CF for the third division championship. It would be his only appearance of the season.

On 30 October 2012 Gayá appeared in his first official game with the main squad, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 win at UE Llagostera for the campaign's Copa del Rey.[1] He made his first appearance in the UEFA Europa League on 12 December of the following year, in a 1–1 group stage home draw against FC Kuban Krasnodar.[2]

Gayá played his first game in La Liga with the Che on 27 April 2014, starting and featuring the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 home loss against eventual champions Atlético Madrid.[3] On 3 August he scored the first goal in a 3–1 win over S.L. Benfica, in that year's Emirates Cup.[4]

Gayá was made a starter by new manager Nuno Espírito Santo in 2014–15. He scored his first goal as a professional and in the Spanish top flight on 25 September 2014, grabbing his team's second in a 3–0 home success against Córdoba CF.[5]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 21 December 2014[6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valencia 2012–13 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2014–15 16 1 0 0 16 1
Total 17 1 1 0 3 0 21 1
Career totals 17 1 1 0 3 0 21 1

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