Juvenal Edjogo-Owono

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Edjogo-Owono and the second or maternal family name is Montalbán.
Juvenal
Personal information
Full name Juvenal Edjogo-Owono Montalbán
Date of birth (1979-04-03) 3 April 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth Sabadell, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Santa Coloma
Youth career
Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Vilassar Mar
1999–2003 Espanyol B 85 (15)
2001–2002 Levante (loan) 19 (0)
2003–2004 Racing Santander 0 (0)
2004 Castellón 17 (5)
2004–2005 Alavés 19 (0)
2005–2007 Recreativo 26 (1)
2007 Tenerife 13 (2)
2007–2008 Cartagena 29 (2)
2008–2013 Sabadell 157 (19)
2013–2014 Cornellà 15 (1)
2014– Santa Coloma 0 (0)
National team
2003–2015 Equatorial Guinea 28 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Juvenal Edjogo-Owono Montalbán (born 3 April 1979), simply known as Juvenal, is an Equatoguinean footballer who plays for Andorran club FC Santa Coloma as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, to an Equatoguinean father and a Spanish mother, Juvenal played in the lower leagues in four of his first five years as a senior, including three with RCD Espanyol's reserves, who loaned him to Levante UD in 2001 for his first professional experience (Segunda División). In the 2003–04 season he was part of Racing de Santander's La Liga roster, but did not appear in the competition for the Cantabrians, being released in the January transfer window.

In the following two seasons Juvenal played in the second level, achieving top flight promotions with both Deportivo Alavés and Recreativo de Huelva. In the 2006–07 campaign he failed that objective with CD Tenerife, also appearing in less than one 1/2 of the league games.

In the 2008 summer, after one season in Segunda División B with FC Cartagena, 29-year-old Juvenal returned to his hometown and signed for CE Sabadell FC, contributing with 34 appearances and five goals in his third year as the Arlequinats returned to division two after an absence of 18 years.

International career[edit]

Juvenal qualified for Equatorial Guinea because of his father, born in Niefang – his mother hailed from Andalusia. He made his debut for the national team in 2003 and, between that year and 2008, appeared in eight FIFA World Cup qualification matches, scoring on 7 June 2008 in a 1–4 away defeat against South Africa for the 2010 edition.[1]

In late 2007, Juvenal played in unofficial games against the Region of Murcia[2] and Extremadura.[3] Two months before his 36th birthday, and immediately after the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, he retired from international football.[4]

International goals[edit]

As of 28 September 2014[5]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 September 2007 Nuevo Estadio, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Cameroon
1–0
1–0
2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2 7 June 2008 Super Stadium, Pretoria, South Africa  South Africa
4–1
4–1
2010 World Cup qualification
3 11 November 2012 Nuevo Estadio, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Madagascar
1–0
2–0
2014 World Cup qualification
4 9 June 2012 Nuevo Estadio, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Sierra Leone
1–0
2–2
2014 World Cup qualification
5 9 June 2012 Nuevo Estadio, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Sierra Leone
2–2
2–2
2014 World Cup qualification
6 16 June 2013 Nuevo Estadio, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Tunisia
1–0
1–1
2014 World Cup qualification

Club statistics[edit]

As of 20 March 2015
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Levante 2001–02[6] Segunda División 19 0 1 0 20 0
Racing Santander 2003–04[6] Segunda División 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 2 0
Castellón 2003–04[6] Segunda División B 13 4 0 0 4[b] 1 17 5
Alavés 2004–05[6] Segunda División 19 0 0 0 19 0
Recreativo 2005–06[6] Segunda División 26 1 1 0 27 1
2006–07[6] La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 26 1 1 0 27 1
Tenerife 2006–07[6] Segunda División 13 2 0 0 13 2
Cartagena 2007–08[6] Segunda División 29 2 1 1 30 3
Sabadell 2008–09[6] Segunda División B 36 5 0 0 3[b] 0 39 5
2009–10[6] Segunda División B 32 5 2 0 34 5
2010–11[6] Segunda División B 34 5 0 0 1[b] 0 35 5
2011–12[6] Segunda División 27 4 1 0 28 4
2012–13[6] Segunda División 24 0 0 0 24 0
Total 153 19 3 0 4 0 160 19
Cornellà 2013–14[7] Tercera División 15 1 15 1
Santa Coloma 2014–15[8] Primera Divisió 0 0 0 0 4[c] 0 4 0
Career total 287 29 6 1 14 1 307 31
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in Promotion Play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

Personal life[edit]

Juvenal's younger brothers, Alberto and José, are also footballers. The former, a forward, also represented Sabadell, but played almost exclusively in the lower divisions, with a brief spell with UE Sant Andreu in the third level.

The latter never competed in higher than the regional divisions.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juvenal Edjogo-OwonoFIFA competition record
  2. ^ Murcia gana por la mínima a Guinea Ecuatorial (Murcia gets minimal advantage over Guinea Equatorial); Marca, 26 December 2007 (Spanish)
  3. ^ La selección extremeña inicia su andadura con una victoria (Extremaduran autonomous team gets going with win); Marca, 28 December 2007 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Resultado histórico del Nzalang pese a la derrota con la RD Congo (Historical result of Nzalang despite the defeat with the DR Congo); Equatorial Guinea Press, 7 February 2015 (Spanish)
  5. ^ "Juvenal – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Juvenal: Juvenal Edjogo-Owono Montalbán". BDFutbol. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Juvenal Edjogo". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Juvenal". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  9. ^ La Liga más atractiva (The most attractive league); El Mundo Deportivo, 23 October 2004 (Spanish)

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