Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Delgado and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
Carlos Delgado
Personal information
Full name Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez
Date of birth (1990-04-22) 22 April 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Puerto Real, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
La Salle
2005–2007 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Málaga B 15 (1)
2009 Sparta Rotterdam 0 (0)
2009–2010 Valladolid B 31 (2)
2010–2011 Almería B 5 (0)
2011 Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 11 (1)
2011–2012 Orihuela 31 (1)
2012–2014 Valencia B 35 (1)
2014–2015 Leganés 12 (0)
2015– Recreativo 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez (born 22 April 1990) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Recreativo de Huelva as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Early years / Sparta[edit]

Born in Puerto Real, Cádiz, Andalusia, Delgado joined Málaga CF's youth system at the age of 15. In early 2008 he rejected a new contract and went on trial with Eredivisie club Sparta Rotterdam,[1] finally signing in January 2009[2] but failed to make a single appearance, subsequently returning to his country and joining Real Valladolid, who assigned the player to its B-side.[3]

In the 2010 summer Delgado signed with another reserve team, UD Almería B. However, in January of the following year, after only playing five games in Segunda División B, he returned to the Netherlands and Sparta, on loan.[4] He made his debut for the club – who now competed in Eerste Divisie – on 28 January, against RBC Roosendaal; on 11 February, he scored against FC Dordrecht.

In July 2011 Delgado returned to Spain, joining Orihuela CF also in the third level.[5]


On 12 June 2012 Delgado signed a two-year deal with La Liga club Valencia CF, being initially a part of the B-team setup in division three.[6] He made his debut for Mestalla on 26 August against Gimnàstic de Tarragona and, the following month, was called up to train with the main squad by manager Mauricio Pellegrino due to Ricardo Costa's injury;[7] on the 29th he sat on the bench for a game against Real Zaragoza, but remained an unused substitute.[8]

On 2 October Delgado made his official debut for the Che, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 home win against Lille OSC for the season's UEFA Champions League.[9] He continued to appear regularly with the reserves, however.


On 8 August 2014 Delgado joined CD Leganés, newly promoted to Segunda División.[10] He only made his debut for the club on 23 November, starting in a 0–1 away loss against CD Mirandés.

After appearing in only 12 matches (664 minutes of action), Delgado was released.


On 2 August 2015 Delgado signed a one-year deal with Recreativo de Huelva in the third division.[11]


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