Antonio Jesús Vázquez Muñoz

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Jesús Vázquez
Vázquez in 2009
Personal information
Full name Antonio Jesús Vázquez Muñoz
Date of birth (1980-01-18) 18 January 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Santa Olalla, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Extremadura B
1999–2002 Extremadura 74 (9)
2002–2006 Tenerife 147 (13)
2006–2011 Recreativo 175 (16)
2011–2013 Deportivo La Coruña 20 (0)
2013–2017 Recreativo 130 (6)
Total 546 (44)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Antonio Jesús Vázquez Muñoz (born 18 January 1980), known as Jesús Vázquez, is a former Spanish professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

He played in 382 Segunda División games and scored 34 goals during 12 seasons, representing mainly Tenerife and Recreativo (four years apiece). He added 105 appearances in La Liga in a 19-year senior career, with the second club as well as Deportivo.

Football career[edit]

Born in Santa Olalla del Cala, Huelva, Andalusia, Vázquez first played professionally in the second division, with CF Extremadura and CD Tenerife, for a total of seven years. In the 2001–02 season, whilst with the former, he scored a career-best six goals in 39 games but saw his team get relegated.

For the 2006–07 campaign, Vázquez joined Recreativo de Huelva,[1] freshly promoted to La Liga, going on to be an undisputed first-choice for his hometown club. He never played in less than 29 matches during his tenure, precisely when the side was relegated from the top level at the end of 2008–09.

In late June 2011, aged 31, Vázquez left Recre and signed with Deportivo de La Coruña for two years.[2] He spent his first season nursing a serious leg injury,[3][4] but still contributed with 1,029 minutes in 12 starts to help the team return to the top flight after only one year.




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