Alejandro Calvo García

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Alejandro Calvo García (born 1 January 1972 in Ordizia, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country), commonly known as Jandro, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

After unsuccessfully emerging through Real Sociedad's youth ranks and playing with amateurs SD Beasain, Jandro started his professional career with local SD Eibar also in the Basque Country, often playing as a forward.[1] In two seasons of play which were spent in the second division, he amassed totals of 47 games and four goals.

In 1996, aged 24, García joined English club Scunthorpe United. On 29 May 1999, his goal in the play-off final against Leyton Orient secured The Iron promotion to the second level.[2]

After eight seasons and 268 official appearances for Scunthorpe, with 41 goals, Jandro returned to his country and played amateur football with Torrellano CF, retiring in 2008 at the age of 36.


After retiring, Calvo, alongside journalist Íñigo Gurruchaga, wrote a book about his days with Scunthorpe, called Scunthorpe hasta la muerte ("Scunthorpe until i die").[3]

Club statistics[edit]

Club Country Period League apps. League gls.
Real Sociedad B Spain Spain 1989–1992
Beasain Spain Spain 1992–1994 51 10
Eibar Spain Spain 1994–1996 47 4
Scunthorpe England England 1996–2004 236 33
Torrellano Spain Spain 2004–2008 72 15
TOTALS 1989–2008 355 52


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