Javito in action for Orduspor
|Full name||Francisco Javier Peral Periane|
|Date of birth||4 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Moraleja, Spain|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2012||→ Orduspor (loan)||14||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
Born in Moraleja, Province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Javito joined FC Barcelona's youth system at the age of 17, signing from his local club. He made his professional debuts with the B-team, playing two seasons in Segunda División B and scoring a career-best ten goals in 29 games in his first.
Javito made his official debut for the first team on 7 December 2004, in a UEFA Champions League group stage match against FC Shakhtar Donetsk, playing the first half of the 0–2 away loss. However, he was unable to become a regular member of the main squad partly due to a long period on the sidelines as a result of thrombosis.
Javito joined Aris F.C. in the summer of 2006, being the first of several Spaniards that would move to the Greek club in the following years, as a result of the solid relationships between agent Manel Ferrer – an Aris collaborator – and the Spanish transfer market. He immediately established himself in the side's starting XI, helping them to the fourth position in the Superleague just one year after promoting.
In the 2007–08 playoffs, Javito netted twice in a 4–0 home win against AEK Athens FC. Previously, on 4 October 2007, he scored in a 1–2 loss at Real Zaragoza as the Thessaloniki team won 2–2 on aggregate and qualified to the group stages in the UEFA Cup.
After his solid late performances for Aris, as his contract was due to expire, Javi signed for a further three years, earning an approximate annual wage of €180.000. He started the 2008–09 campaign in great individual form, and scored the winning goal against Olympiacos F.C. on 26 October 2008 (1–0), breaking the ten-year record of invincibility that their opponents held at the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium.
On 16 September 2010, Javito scored the game's only goal at home against Europa League title holders Atlético Madrid, and also played the full 90 minutes in the second game at the Vicente Calderón Stadium (3–2 win) with Aris eventually finishing second in the group stage at the expense of precisely the Colchoneros.
Deportivo / Olympiakos
On 31 January 2011, Javito returned to his country and joined La Liga club Deportivo de La Coruña. He would not make one single appearance during his four-month spell due to bureaucratic problems, which included the lack of his signature in the document sent to FIFA, with the Galicians eventually being relegated.
Back to Spain
In late December 2012, Javito signed with Segunda División side Hércules CF. He contributed with 12 appearances until the end of the season (748 minutes of action), moving to fellow league club AD Alcorcón in the subsequent off-season.
Return to Greece
In the summer of 2014, Javito returned to Greece and its main category, agreeing to a one-year deal with PAE Kerkyra. The following year, he signed a one-year contract with fellow league club Panthrakikos FC.
- As of 17 February 2016
|Barcelona B||2004–05||Segunda División B||29||10||—||—||29||10|
|2005–06||Segunda División B||24||2||—||—||24||2|
|Total Barcelona B||53||12||—||—||53||12|
|Deportivo (loan)||2010–11||La Liga||0||0||0||0||—||0||0|
|Orduspor (loan)||2011–12||Süper Lig||14||1||7||2||—||21||3|
- "Debe ser el número 23" [Must be number 23] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- Deportivo archives
- Javito strike downs Atletico; ESPN Soccernet, 16 September 2010
- Atletico on the brink; ESPN Soccernet, 1 December 2010
- El Deportivo confirma el fichaje de Javito, del Aris (Deportivo confirms signing of Aris' Javito); Diario AS, 31 January 2011 (in Spanish)
- De la imposibilidad de que Javito debutara al caso Vecindario (From Javito not playing to the Vecindario affair); La Voz de Galicia, 8 February 2012 (in Spanish)
- El futuro del Deportivo se queda en el aire (Deportivo future in the air); Marca, 22 May 2011 (in Spanish)
- Παρελθόν από τον Ολυμπιακό ο Χαβίτο [Javito departure from Olympiacos] (in Greek). Sentra Goal. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
- El Hércules incorpora a David Cortés y Javito (Hércules add David Cortés and Javito); Marca, 27 December 2012 (in Spanish)
- Javito llega al Alcorcón (Javito arrives in Alcorcón); Marca, 12 July 2013 (in Spanish)
- Χαβίτο και με τη βούλα [Javito deal done] (in Greek). Sport 24. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- Χαβίτο και επίσημα στον Πανθρακικό [Javito confirmed at Panthrakikos] (in Greek). Gazzetta. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "Javito: Francisco Javier Peral Perianes". BDFutbol. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- "Javito". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Javito at BDFutbol