Kiko Femenía

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Kiko Femenía
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Kiko in action for Hércules in 2011
Personal information
Full name Francisco Femenía Far
Date of birth (1991-02-02) 2 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Sanet i els Negrals, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Alavés
Number 21
Youth career
2000–2001 Beniarbeig
2001–2004 FB Dénia
2004–2008 Hércules
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Hércules B 10 (0)
2008–2011 Hércules 71 (4)
2011–2013 Barcelona B 63 (6)
2013–2014 Real Madrid B 5 (0)
2015 Alcorcón 17 (0)
2015– Alavés 61 (5)
National team
2009 Spain U18 2 (1)
2009–2010 Spain U19 6 (0)
2011 Spain U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Femenía and the second or maternal family name is Far.

Francisco 'Kiko' Femenía Far (born 2 February 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Deportivo Alavés mainly as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Hércules[edit]

Born in Sanet i els Negrals, Alicante, Valencian Community, Femenía was a product of Hércules CF's youth ranks. He made his first-team debut on 15 June 2008 at just 17, appearing in a Segunda División match at Cádiz CF, a 1–1 draw which eventually certified the Andalusians' relegation even though they protested against the illegal fielding of an opposing player, precisely the youngster.[1]

During the 2008–09 season, Femenía played another game with the main squad, again in the last round but against UD Salamanca (5–1 away win). In the subsequent off-season, he signed his first professional contract after penning a five-year link[2] and, in the following campaign, still only 18, he would be a much more important midfield unit, being the first substitute for veteran Francisco Rufete and appearing in nearly 1,000 minutes in the league to help the club return to La Liga after an absence of 13 years.

On 28 August 2010, Femenía made his debut in the top division, replacing Abel Aguilar in the second half of the home fixture against Athletic Bilbao: after only a few minutes on the pitch, however, and a couple of poor decisions, he suffered an anxiety attack from which he later fully recovered, although the Basques eventually won it 1–0.[3]

Barcelona[edit]

Femenía joined FC Barcelona B on 6 July 2011, for 2 million plus €1.5 million in add-ons.[4] He scored his first official goal for his new team on 4 September, opening the score in a 4–0 away win against FC Cartagena.[5]

Femenía netted five times in 30 games – 23 starts – in his first season, helping the Catalans to the eighth position.

Real Madrid[edit]

In late August 2013, Femenía was released by Barcelona, stating that he had been "ruined emotionally".[6] Just hours later, he signed for Real Madrid, being assigned to the reserves in the second level.[7]

Femenía appeared in only five matches during the whole campaign, which ended in relegation, and left the club in December 2014.

Alcorcón[edit]

On 7 January 2015, Femenía signed a six-month deal with AD Alcorcón also in the second tier.[8] He totalled 996 minutes of action during the season, helping his team finish 11th.

Alavés[edit]

On 2 July 2015, Femenía moved to fellow league side Deportivo Alavés after agreeing to a one-year contract.[9] He contributed with 38 appearances and five goals in his debut campaign as they returned to the top flight after ten years, and was eventually reconverted into a right back.[10][11]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 2 February 2014[12]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[13] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hércules B 2007–08 1 0 1 0
2008–09 9 0 9 0
Total 10 0 10 0
Hércules 2007–08 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 35 3 5 0 40 3
2010–11 34 1 1 0 35 1
Total 71 4 6 0 77 4
Barcelona B 2011–12 30 5 30 5
2012–13 33 1 33 1
Total 63 6 63 6
Career totals 144 10 6 0 150 10

Honours[edit]

Alavés

References[edit]

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