Héctor Font

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Héctor Font
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Font with Oviedo in 2015
Personal information
Full name Héctor Font Romero
Date of birth (1984-06-15) 15 June 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Villarreal, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Villarreal B 22 (10)
2003–2006 Villarreal 56 (3)
2003–2004 Ciudad Murcia (loan) 38 (2)
2006–2009 Osasuna 69 (3)
2009–2011 Valladolid 10 (0)
2010–2011 Xerez (loan) 29 (1)
2011–2012 Recreativo 2 (0)
2012 Cartagena 17 (0)
2012–2013 Lugo 24 (0)
2013–2014 Hércules 16 (0)
2014–2016 Oviedo 48 (0)
National team
2000 Spain U16 1 (0)
2004–2006 Spain U21 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Font and the second or maternal family name is Romero.

Héctor Font Romero (born 15 June 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder.

He played 274 professional league matches in his career, split nearly exactly between La Liga and Segunda División, representing Villarreal, Osasuna and Valladolid in the former and seven teams in the latter.

Club career[edit]

Born in Villarreal, Castellón, Valencian Community, Font started his career with hometown's Villarreal CF and appeared for the first team in the last two La Liga games in 2002–03, against RCD Espanyol and Real Betis. He spent the following season in the second division, on loan to Ciudad de Murcia.

Subsequently, Font returned to Villarreal where, although never an automatic starter, he managed to appear regularly. On 24 October 2004, he scored twice in a 4–0 home win against CD Numancia;[1] In the European front, he made 11 appearances (two goals) in the UEFA Cup as they reached the last eight, adding four matches in next campaign's UEFA Champions League for an eventual place in the semi-finals.

Surplus to requirements at Villarreal, Font joined CA Osasuna in July 2006. He made his official debut for the Navarrese club on 9 September in a 0–3 loss at FC Barcelona,[2] and would become first-choice in his second year, scoring in 3–1 home wins against RCD Mallorca and Atlético Madrid.[3]

In the second half of 2008–09, with the arrival of new coach José Antonio Camacho, Font was used sparingly. In late June 2009, the free agent moved to Real Valladolid on a three-year contract.[4] He only totalled 358 minutes of action in his first and only season, and the Castile and León team was also relegated from the top flight.

Font continued playing in the second level in the following years, with Xerez CD, Recreativo de Huelva,[5] FC Cartagena, CD Lugo and Hércules CF. In July 2014, he dropped down to the third level and signed for Real Oviedo,[6] playing 35 games in his first season as they won the title. After a second campaign curtailed by a knee injury, he was released.[7]

Honours[edit]

Villarreal
Oviedo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Villarreal 4–0 Numancia; ESPN Soccernet, 24 October 2004
  2. ^ Barcelona 3–0 Osasuna; ESPN Soccernet, 9 September 2006
  3. ^ Osasuna 3–1 Atlético Madrid; ESPN Soccernet, 24 February 2008
  4. ^ Héctor Font ficha por tres temporadas (Héctor Font signs for three seasons); Real Valladolid, 30 June 2009 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Recre ficha a Héctor Font (Recre signs Héctor Font); Marca, 26 July 2011 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ El Real Oviedo ficha a Héctor Font (Real Oviedo signs Héctor Font); La Nueva España, 14 July 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ ""En el Oviedo me han tratado genial"" ["They've treated me great at Oviedo"] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 

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