Fernando Navarro

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Fernando Navarro
Personal information
Full name Fernando Navarro Corbacho
Date of birth (1982-06-25) 25 June 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1993–2000 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Barcelona C 1 (0)
2000–2004 Barcelona B 65 (0)
2001–2006 Barcelona 21 (1)
2004Albacete (loan) 7 (0)
2005–2006Mallorca (loan) 33 (1)
2006–2008 Mallorca 73 (1)
2008–2015 Sevilla 203 (0)
2015–2018 Deportivo La Coruña 75 (0)
Total 478 (3)
National team
1999 Spain U17 1 (0)
2000–2001 Spain U18 8 (0)
2002 Spain U21 3 (0)
2008 Spain 2 (0)
2006– Catalonia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fernando Navarro Corbacho (Spanish pronunciation: [feɾˈnando naˈβaro]; born 25 June 1982) is a Spanish retired footballer. Mainly a left back, he could also play as a central defender.

He spent most of his professional career with Barcelona and Sevilla, winning three major titles with the latter club and playing 412 La Liga matches during 17 seasons, also appearing in the competition for Albacete, Mallorca and Deportivo.

Navarro represented Spain at Euro 2008, winning the tournament.

Club career[edit]

Barcelona / Mallorca[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Navarro came through the ranks of giants FC Barcelona, was on the verge of replacing longtime left back Sergi Barjuán who had left for Atlético Madrid in 2002, until a serious knee injury finished off his chances with hometown club.[1][2] On 3 November 2002 he scored his only goal for Barça and his first as a professional, in a 1–1 away draw against Racing de Santander.[3]

After an uneventul six-month loan at Albacete Balompié in 2004, also in La Liga, Navarro was loaned again, this time to RCD Mallorca (still in the top flight) for the 2005–06 season.[4] After a successful campaign the Balearic Islands side decided to purchase him on a permanent deal,[5] and he was an undisputed starter in the following two years.

Sevilla[edit]

On 18 June 2008, Navarro was bought by Sevilla FC for a reported 5 million.[6] He was an automatic first-choice in his first two seasons combined as the Andalusians ranked respectively third and fourth, but did collect a combined 27 yellow cards.

In the following campaigns, with no real competitor in his position, Navarro continued to be an undisputed starter for Sevilla. On 26 October 2011 he renewed his contract, due to expire in June 2013, for a further three years.[7] Late into the previous month, he was involved in an incident in a home fixture against Valencia CF: after opponent Aritz Aduriz stepped on Emir Spahić in the 70th minute, the latter's reaction was apparently exaggerated, but Navarro vehemently asked for a red card to Aduriz, which was conceded by the referee.[8][9]

From the year 2013 onwards, after the emergence of youth graduate Alberto Moreno, Navarro appeared in several games as a central defender.[10][11]

Deportivo[edit]

On 19 June 2015, aged 32, Navarro signed a two-year deal with fellow league team Deportivo de La Coruña, with an option for a third.[12] Three years later, shortly after having being relegated, he announced his retirement.[13]

International career[edit]

Spanish national team coach Luis Aragonés called Navarro for an exhibition game with France on 6 February 2008. He did not enter the pitch, however, going on to make his debut against United States on 4 June in a 1–0 friendly win.[14]

Selected for UEFA Euro 2008, Navarro appeared against Greece in the 2–1 group stage success,[15] as Spain emerged victorious in the tournament. Previously, he played at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 20 May 2017
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2000–01[17] Segunda División B 25 0 25 0
2001–02[17] Segunda División B 32 0 6[a] 0 38 0
2003–04[17] Segunda División B 8 0 8 0
Total 65 0 6 0 71 0
Barcelona 2000–01[17] La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02[17] La Liga 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2002–03[17] La Liga 13 1 1 0 9[b] 0 23 1
2003–04[17] La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[17] La Liga 5 0 1 0 2[b] 0 8 0
Total 21 1 3 0 11 0 35 1
Albacete (loan) 2003–04[17] La Liga 7 0 0 0 7 0
Mallorca (loan) 2005–06[17] La Liga 33 1 1 0 34 1
Mallorca 2006–07[17] La Liga 37 1 2 0 39 1
2007–08[17] La Liga 36 0 6 0 42 0
Total 106 2 9 0 115 2
Sevilla 2008–09[17] La Liga 31 0 8 0 5[c] 0 44 0
2009–10[17] La Liga 29 0 6 0 8[b] 0 43 0
2010–11[17] La Liga 30 0 6 0 7[d] 0 1[e] 0 44 0
2011–12[17] La Liga 35 0 2 0 2[c] 0 39 0
2012–13[17] La Liga 35 0 6 0 41 0
2013–14[17] La Liga 24 0 2 0 13[c] 0 39 0
2014–15[18] La Liga 19 0 6 0 6[c] 0 1[f] 0 32 0
Total 203 0 36 0 41 0 2 0 282 0
Deportivo 2015–16[17] La Liga 35 0 0 0 35 0
2016–17[17] La Liga 25 0 1 0 26 0
Career total 462 3 49 0 52 0 8 0 571 3
  1. ^ Appearances in Promotion Play-offs
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ Appearance in Supercopa de España
  6. ^ Appearance in UEFA Super Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barcelona

Sevilla

International[edit]

Spain

References[edit]

  1. ^ Un lateral con alma de fondista (A full-back with the soul of a long-distance runner); El Mundo, 16 November 2003 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Navarro no-go for Barça; UEFA, 17 December 2002
  3. ^ El Barcelona pierde la oportunidad de pasar al Madrid (Barcelona miss the chance to overtake Madrid); El Mundo, 3 November 2002 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ La maldición de los cedidos (The curse of the loanees); El Periódico de Catalunya, 6 July 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ De Paula signs out at Real Sociedad; UEFA, 9 June 2006
  6. ^ Fernando Navarro debuta en la Eurocopa con España como Sevillista (Navarro makes Eurocup debut with Spain as a Sevillista) Archived 27 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine.; Sevilla FC, 18 June 2008 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Nueva bomba en A Balón Parado: el Sevilla FC amplía el contrato de Fernando Navarro hasta 2016 (New bomb in A Balón Parado: Sevilla FC extend Fernando Navarro's contract until 2016); Sevilla FC, 26 October 2011 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Kanoute ends Valencia run; ESPN Soccernet, 24 September 2011
  9. ^ El Sevilla caza al Valencia (Sevilla hunt Valencia); El País, 25 September 2011 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Fernando Navarro: "Me han dicho que seré importante en el plantel" (Fernando Navarro: "I've been told i'll have an important role in this squad"); Estadio Deportivo, 26 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Fernando Navarro, resignado a jugar de central (Fernando Navarro, resigned to playing as a centre-back); El Desmarque, 28 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Fernando Navarro, nuevo jugador del Real Club Deportivo (Fernando Navarro, new player of Real Club Deportivo); Deportivo La Coruña, 19 June 2015 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ "Fernando Navarro anuncia su retirada" [Fernando Navarro announces retirement] (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  14. ^ Fernando Navarro debutó con la selección absoluta (Fernando Navarro made full national team debut); Soitu, 5 June 2008 (in Spanish)
  15. ^ "Russia 2–0 Sweden & Greece 1–2 Spain". BBC Sport. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  16. ^ Fernando NavarroFIFA competition record (archive)
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Fernando Navarro: Fernando Navarro Corbacho". BDFutbol. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Fernando Navarro". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  20. ^ Keegan, Mike (27 May 2015). "Dnipro 2–3 Sevilla: Carlos Bacca scores twice as La Liga side survive scare to retain Europa League crown and earn Champions League spot with dramatic win in Warsaw". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  21. ^ "Ganó el serio, cayó el alegre" [Serious won, playful lost] (in Spanish). El País. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2018.

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