Álex Gálvez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gálvez and the second or maternal family name is Jimena.
Álex Gálvez
Personal information
Full name Alejandro Gálvez Jimena
Date of birth (1989-06-06) 6 June 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Granada, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eibar
Number 3
Youth career
2004–2007 Albacete
2007–2008 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Villarreal 0 (0)
2008–2009 Onda (loan) 26 (3)
2009–2010 Villanovense 31 (3)
2010–2012 Sporting B 51 (4)
2011–2012 Sporting Gijón 12 (2)
2012–2014 Rayo Vallecano 54 (2)
2014–2016 Werder Bremen 41 (2)
2016– Eibar 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2017.

Alejandro 'Álex' Gálvez Jimena (born 6 June 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for SD Eibar as a central defender or a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Granada, Andalusia, Gálvez played youth football for Albacete Balompié and Villarreal CF, being loaned by the latter to farm team CD Onda in Tercera División in what was his senior debut.

In the following two seasons, he played in Segunda División B with CF Villanovense and Sporting de Gijón's reserves,[1][2] being relegated on both occasions but reinstated in 2010–11.

Sporting Gijón[edit]

On 13 December 2011, Gálvez made his debut with Sporting's main squad, in a Copa del Rey match against RCD Mallorca (1–0 away win, 1–2 aggregate loss).[3] On 15 January of the following year, again as a starter and a stopper, he made his first La Liga appearance for the Asturians, scoring the first goal of the game in an eventual 2–1 home triumph over Málaga CF.[4]

Rayo Vallecano[edit]

On 18 July 2012, Gálvez agreed to terms with Rayo Vallecano on a two-year deal.[5] He scored his first official goal for his new team on 20 October 2013, netting from a 30-meter free kick for the game's only at UD Almería.[6]

In late May 2013, the Madrid outskirts club rejected a 2 million offer from Borussia Dortmund.[7]

Werder Bremen[edit]

On 13 May 2014, after consecutively helping Rayo retain its top flight status, free agent Gálvez signed a three-year contract with SV Werder Bremen in Germany.[8] For most of the first half of his first season he was deployed in defensive midfield by coach Robin Dutt, but under the former's successor Viktor Skrypnyk he became a constant in the centre of defence, until injuries limited him to five appearances from January–May 2015.[9]

Continuing injury problems over the summer break proved detrimental to pre-season training for Gálvez, as he was mostly used as a backup for Assani Lukimya at the beginning of the 2015–16 campaign.[10]

Eibar[edit]

On 3 August 2016, Gálvez agreed to a three-year deal with SD Eibar in the Spanish top division.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 May 2016
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting Gijón 2011–12[12] La Liga 12 2 2 0 0 0 14 2
Rayo Vallecano 2012–13[12] La Liga 28 0 2 0 0 0 30 0
2013–14[12] La Liga 26 2 4 0 0 0 30 2
Total 54 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 2
Werder Bremen 2014–15[13] Bundesliga 20 1 2 0 0 0 22 1
2015–16[14] 21 1 3 0 0 0 24 1
Total 41 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 2
Career total 107 6 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Sporting B ficha al granadino Álex Gálvez, nieto del ex presidente Jimena" [Sporting B signs Granada's own Álex Gálvez, grandchild of ex-president Jimena]. Ideal (in Spanish). 11 June 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "El Sporting B de Javi Vidales arranca esta mañana" [Javi Vidales' Sporting B gets going this morning]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 15 July 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Muñiz, gol de bandera" [Muñiz, wonder goal]. Marca (in Spanish). 13 December 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tremendous Trejo stuns Malaga". ESPN Soccernet. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Alejandro Gálvez firma por dos temporadas con el Rayo" [Alejandro Gálvez signs for two seasons with Rayo] (in Spanish). Rayo Vallecano. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gálvez descarga un Rayo" [Gálvez unleashes a Ray ("Rayo" in English)]. Marca (in Spanish). 20 October 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "El Rayo rechaza 2 kilos del Dortmund por Gálvez" [Rayo rejects 2 grand from Dortmund for Gálvez]. Marca (in Spanish). 30 May 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Galvez schlägt an der Weser auf" [Galvez arrives at the Weser] (in German). kicker. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Galvez und das gute Gefühl: "Ich starte durch"" [Galvez and the good feeling: "I will hit the ground running"]. Kreiszeitung (in German). 10 July 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Klemm, Hans-Günter (26 August 2015). "Galvez ohne Groll: Lukimya hat es verdient" [Galvez holds no grudge: Lukimya deserves it] (in German). kicker. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Alejandro Gálvez, jugador de SD Eibar hasta 2019" [Alejandro Gálvez, player of SD Eibar until 2019] (in Spanish). SD Eibar. 3 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c "Gálvez: Alejandro Gálvez Jimena". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Alejandro Galvez" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Alejandro Galvez" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 

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