Víctor Vázquez

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Not to be confused with Víctor Vázquez Rosales.
Víctor Vázquez
Personal information
Full name Víctor Vázquez Solsona
Date of birth (1987-01-20) 20 January 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Club Brugge
Number 7
Youth career
1996–1997 CF Damm
1997–2005 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Barcelona C 29 (7)
2006–2011 Barcelona B 118 (12)
2008–2011 Barcelona 1 (0)
2011– Club Brugge 103 (15)
National team
2002 Spain U16 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vázquez and the second or maternal family name is Solsona.

Víctor Vázquez Solsona (born 20 January 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Belgian club Club Brugge K.V. as an attacking midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Barcelona[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Vázquez joined the youth system of FC Barcelona at the age of nine. He progressed through its ranks, making his debut for the first team on 12 April 2008 after coming on as a substitute for Santiago Ezquerro in the final 15 minutes in a 2–2 away draw against Recreativo de Huelva.[1] Pep Guardiola called him for the team's pre-season in the following campaign, where he appeared in three official games, but none in La Liga.

On 9 December 2008 Vázquez started and finished in the 2–3 home loss against FC Shakhtar Donetsk, in the last UEFA Champions League group stage match, but was again mainly registered with the B-team. On 8 February of the following year he suffered a serious knee injury in a game for the reserves, going on to miss the remainder of the season in Segunda División B.

Due to the lengthy calendar in 2009–10, many first-team players were given breaks towards the end of the year. Thus, on 29 December 2009, four Barça B players were called by Guardiola: Vázquez, Thiago Alcântara, Gai Assulin and Jonathan dos Santos.[2] All returned to the B-side the following month.

On 7 December 2010, after coming from the bench for fellow youth graduate Jeffrén Suárez, who suffered an early injury, Vázquez scored his first goal for Barcelona's first team, contributing to a 2–0 home win against FC Rubin Kazan for the Champions League group stage, as the Blaugrana had already secured the first place in their group.[3]

Club Brugge[edit]

In late April 2011, after 14 years with the same club (including youth years), Vázquez agreed to join Belgian team Club Brugge KV,[4] and a three-year contract was signed the following month.[5][6] In March 2013 he extended his link until 2016, being considered a key player and essential to the further development of the squad according to sporting director Arnar Grétarsson.[7]

Honours[edit]

Barcelona
Club Brugge

Club statistics[edit]

As of 16 September 2014[8]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[9] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona C 2005–06 29 7 - - - - - - 29 7
Total 29 7 - - - - - - 29 7
Barcelona B 2006–07 29 1 - - - - - - 29 1
2007–08 27 9 - - - - - - 27 9
2008–09 19 0 - - - - - - 19 0
2009–10 18 1 - - - - - - 18 1
2010–11 25 1 - - - - - - 25 1
Total 118 12 - - - - - - 118 12
Barcelona 2007–08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Total 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Club Brugge 2011–12 35 6 1 0 11 1 - - 47 7
2012–13 28 3 1 0 5 1 - - 34 4
2013–14 20 2 1 0 1 0 - - 22 2
2014–15 4 0 1 0 2 2 - - 7 2
Total 87 11 4 0 19 4 - - 110 15
Career totals 235 30 4 0 21 5 0 0 260 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recreativo Huelva 2–2 Barcelona". ESPN Soccernet. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "El Barça sube a 4 del filial" [Barça promote 4 from reserves] (in Spanish). Sport. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Rubin blown away by Barcelona young guns". UEFA.com. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Victor Vazquez in Brugge, maar nog niet voor handtekening" [Victor Vazques in Bruges, but not yet for signature]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 30 April 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brujas: oficial la llegada de Víctor Vázquez" [Club Brugge: arrival of Víctor Vázquez official] (in Spanish). esFutbol. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "El presidente del Brujas confirma el fichaje de Víctor Vázquez" [Club Brugge president confirms signing of Víctor Vázquez] (in Spanish). Sport. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Victor Vazquez verlengt contract bij Club Brugge" [Victor Vazques extends contract at Club Brugge]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 21 March 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Víctor Vázquez". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.

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