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.
Personal information
Full name Juvenal Edjogo-Owono Montalbán
Date of birth (1979-04-03) 3 April 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Sabadell, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Santa Coloma
Number 21
Youth career
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– Equatorial Guinea 28 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Juvenal Edjogo-Owono Montalbán (born 3 April 1979), simply known as Juvenal, is an Equatoguinean footballer who plays for FC Santa Coloma in Primera Divisió, 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]

International goals[edit]

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


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.[4]


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