Antonio Jesús Vázquez Muñoz
Vázquez in 2009
|Full name||Antonio Jesús Vázquez Muñoz|
|Date of birth||18 January 1980|
|Place of birth||Santa Olalla, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2011–2013||Deportivo La Coruña||20||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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, 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. He spent his first season nursing a serious leg injury, but still contributed with 1,029 minutes in 12 starts to help the team return to the top flight after only one year.
- Jesús Vázquez se marcha del Tenerife y ficha por el Recreativo de Huelva (Jesús Vázquez leaves Tenerife and signs for Recreativo de Huelva); ABC, 16 June 2006 (in Spanish)
- Jesús Vázquez, presentado como nuevo jugador del Deportivo (Jesús Vázquez, announced as new Deportivo player); Europa Press, 29 June 2011 (in Spanish)
- Jesús Vázquez pasará por quirófano tras lesionarse en el entrenamiento (Jesús Vázquez to go under the knife after injury in training); La Voz de Galicia, 13 March 2012 (in Spanish)
- Jesús Vázquez recibe el alta médica tras superar lesión peroné (Jesús Vázquez cleared by medical staff after recoving from fibula injury); ABC, 17 July 2012 (in Spanish)