Iago Falque

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Falque and the second or maternal family name is Silva.
Iago Falque
Iago Falque.jpg
Falque playing for Roma in 2015
Personal information
Full name Iago Falque Silva
Date of birth (1990-01-04) 4 January 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Vigo, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Torino (loan)
Number TBD
Youth career
2000–2001 Real Madrid
2001–2008 Barcelona
2008–2010 Juventus
2009–2010 Bari (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Juventus 0 (0)
2010–2011 Villarreal B (loan) 36 (11)
2011–2014 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
2012 Southampton (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Almería (loan) 22 (2)
2013–2014 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 28 (3)
2014–2015 Genoa 32 (13)
2015– Roma 15 (2)
2016– Torino (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2007 Spain U17 12 (3)
2008–2009 Spain U19 11 (4)
2009 Spain U20 1 (0)
2011 Spain U21 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:24, 29 December 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:58, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Iago Falque Silva (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈjaɣo ˈfalke]; born 4 January 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a winger for Italian club Torino on loan from Roma .

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Vigo, Galicia, Falque began his career with Real Madrid before moving to Barcelona in 2001. After several years in the club's youth ranks, he was never aggregated either to the first team of Frank Rijkaard nor B side of Luis Enrique. On 30 August 2008, Falque signed a four-year contract with Juventus,[1] and was officially presented on 2 September 2008. He transferred to the Serie A club on a free deal which included compensation to Barcelona up to €2.5 million if certain matches and goals were reached by the player in his stay with the club.[2] On 6 December 2008, he received his first call-up to the club's first team in a match against Lecce, on the 15th matchday of the 2008–09 Serie A season.

On 25 August 2009, Falque was transferred on loan to Bari, then newly promoted to Serie A.[3] After playing the first half of the season with the Primavera formation, he returned to Juventus on 15 January 2010 without ever debuting for Bari's first team.

On 29 July 2010, Falque joined Villarreal B on loan with the right of redemption.[4] He maintained a starting position for the club, making 36 appearances and scoring 11 goals. Villarreal opted not to activate their redemption clause and so, on 30 June 2011, Falque returned to Juventus.

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

On 25 August 2011, Falque joined Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan deal, with an option to make the move permanent.[5] He was first named in a matchday squad on 10 September, remaining unused in a 2–0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers,[6] and made his debut five days later by starting in a goalless away draw against PAOK for the season's UEFA Europa League.[7]

On 9 December 2012, he played his only Premier League match, appearing for five minutes at the end of a 1–2 loss at Everton as a substitute for striker Jermain Defoe.[8]

Loan to Southampton[edit]

On 16 January 2012, Tottenham signed Falque permanently for €1 million (€250,000 went to Barcelona),[9][10] loaning him to Championship leaders Southampton for the remainder of the season.[10][11] He made his Southampton debut seven days later, starting in a 0–2 home loss against Leicester City.[12] However, he failed to make any other appearance with Saints, subsequently returning to Tottenham in June, and on 18 July he scored in a pre-season 2–0 victory at Stevenage.[13]

Loan to Almería[edit]

On 23 January 2013, Falque joined Almería on loan until the end of the season.[14] He made his debut for the Andalusians on 4 February in a 1–2 away loss against Real Madrid Castilla,[15] and scored his first goal on 24 February in a 4–1 home routing over Ponferradina.[16] Falque was ever-present in the promotion back to the top level, appearing in 22 matches and scoring two times.

Loan to Rayo Vallecano[edit]

On 22 August 2013, Falque joined La Liga side Rayo Vallecano in a season-long loan deal, with a buyout clause.[17] He made his division debut eight days later in a 1–2 home loss against Levante.[18] In February 2014, Falque scored his first goals for Rayo, in a 4–1 win over Málaga; for the first, he "rushed down the right wing, beating two defenders with a turn and a nutmeg before knocking the ball in off the near post", and in the second, "exhibiting the same quick feet and ability to float past defenders as he did in the first".[19]


On 1 August 2014, Genoa confirmed the signing of Falque.[20][21] He scored his first Serie A goal on 2 November in a 4–2 win at Udinese.[22] On 24 February 2015, Falque opened the scoring in the Derby della Lanterna against Sampdoria, an eventual 1–1 draw.[23] He scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season on 17 May in a 4–1 win away to Atalanta.[24]


On 1 July 2015, Falque's transfer to Roma was confirmed as a season-loan deal for €1 million, with a buyout clause activated as soon as he plays one official match for Roma with the additional sum of €7 million with €1 million performance-related bonus. The contract that Falque signed after the buyout clause will be until 30 June 2020.[25]

Loan to Torino[edit]

On 19 July 2016, it was announced that Falque will be loaned to Torino for the 2016–17 season.

International career[edit]

Career statistics[edit]






  1. ^ "La Juve continua a investire sui giovani: ecco Iago" [Juve keeps investing in their youth setup: now Iago] (in Italian). Calcio Blog. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Galicia pone una pica en la Juve" [Galicia leaves a kid in Juve] (in Spanish). La Voz de Galicia. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Iago Falque jugará cedido en el Bari" [Iago Falque will play on loan for Bari] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Iago Falque, fichaje 'de Primera' para el Villarreal B" [Iago Falque, a 'Primera' signing for Villarreal B] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Yago completes loan switch to Tottenham". Juventus.com. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Lyon, Sam (10 September 2011). "Wolverhampton 0-2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tottenham prise point at PAOK". UEFA. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (9 December 2012). "Everton 2-1 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Financial Report 30 June 2012" (PDF). Juventus FC. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Juve's Falque joins Saints on loan after sealing Spurs deal". BBC Sport. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Spanish Starlet Joins on Loan". Southampton FC. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Southampton 0–2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Stevenage 0 – 2 Tottenham". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Yago in Almeria Loan". Tottenham Hotspur FC. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "El Castilla dura poco en la zona de descenso" [Castilla lasts little in the relegation zone] (in Spanish). Marca. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "El Almería tiene una reacción de Primera" [Almería has a Primera reaction] (in Spanish). Marca. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Iago Falque refuerza al Rayo" [Iago Falque bolsters Rayo]. Marca (in Spanish). 22 August 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Ivanschitz steals win for Levante". ESPN FC. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Rayo claim convincing win". ESPN FC. PA Sport. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "IL GRIFO ACCELERA CON IAGO FALQUE" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  21. ^ http://www.football-italia.net/53301/genoa-formalise-falque
  22. ^ Costa, Diego (2 November 2014). "Udinese-Genoa 2-4, Matri colpisce ancora. Rossoblù sempre più in alto" [Udinese 2-4 Genoa, Matri strikes again. Rossoblù keep rising]. La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "Sampdoria-Genoa 1-1. Iago apre, Eder risponde" [Sampdoria 1-1 Genoa. Iago opens, Éder responds]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 24 February 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "Atalanta-Genoa 1-4, Falque show e salvezza per i bergamaschi" [Atalanta 1-4 Genoa, Falque show and salvation for the ones from Bergamo]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 17 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  25. ^ "OPERAZIONI DI MERCATO Iago Falqué Silva" (PDF) (Press release). A.S. Roma. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "TMW VIAREGGIO – Trionfa la Juventus" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  27. ^ "Ciro Immobile turns 20 in a perfect week!". juventus.it. 20 February 2010. 

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