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Natxo Insa
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Personal information
Full name Ignacio Insa Bohigues
Date of birth (1986-06-09) 9 June 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Cocentaina, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Johor Darul Ta'zim
Youth career
Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Valencia B 34 (2)
2007–2009 Valencia 1 (0)
2007–2009 Eibar (loan) 56 (3)
2009–2011 Villarreal B 74 (2)
2011 Villarreal 1 (0)
2011–2013 Celta 46 (3)
2013–2014 Antalyaspor 16 (0)
2015 Zaragoza 17 (0)
2015–2016 Alcorcón 34 (2)
2016–2017 Levante 35 (2)
2017– Johor Darul Ta'zim 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2017.

Ignacio 'Natxo' Insa Bohigues (born 9 June 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Malaysian club Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. as a midfielder.

Football career

Insa was born in Cocentaina, Alicante, Valencian Community. A product of Valencia CF's youth ranks, he made his first-team debut in a friendly with Fenerbahçe S.K. in July 2006, but spent the vast majority of that season with the B-side in the third division. He first appeared officially for the main squad on 5 December 2006, coming on as an early substitute in a UEFA Champions League game at A.S. Roma (0–1 group stage loss);[1] on 17 June of the following year he played his first La Liga game, featuring the last six minutes of the 3–3 home draw against Real Sociedad.[2]

For 2007–08, Insa would be loaned to Segunda División side SD Eibar,[3] scoring twice in 33 matches. The deal was renewed for the following campaign, where he appeared slightly less and also suffered team relegation.

In August 2009, Insa moved to Villarreal CF, spending his first season with its reserves also in division two.[4] He played just one official contest with the first team, 11 minutes in a 0–1 away loss to CA Osasuna.[5]

From 2011 to 2013, Insa represented Celta de Vigo. In the latter campaign he scored two goals, the first in a 2–2 home draw against FC Barcelona[6] and the second in a 1–0 triumph over RCD Espanyol also at Balaídos;[7] that last matchday win ultimately proved essential, as the Galicians eventually avoided relegation.[8]

After a one-year spell abroad at Turkey's Antalyaspor, Insa returned to Spain and its second level in January 2015, appearing for Real Zaragoza,[9] AD Alcorcón[10] and Levante UD[11] in quick succession. On 6 June 2017, he signed with Malaysia Super League side Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. for a fee of nearly 400,000.[12]

Club statistics

As of 3 October 2015
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valencia B 2006–07[13] Segunda División B 34 2 2[a] 0 36 2
Valencia 2006–07[13] La Liga 1 0 0 0 1[b] 0 2 0
Eibar (loan) 2007–08[13] Segunda División 33 2 1 0 34 2
2008–09[13] Segunda División 23 1 0 0 23 1
Total 56 3 1 0 57 3
Villarreal B 2009–10[13] Segunda División 34 2 34 2
2010–11[13] Segunda División 40 0 40 0
Total 74 2 74 2
Villarreal 2010–11[13] La Liga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Celta 2011–12[13] Segunda División 28 1 3 0 31 1
2012–13[13] La Liga 18 2 0 0 18 2
Total 46 3 3 0 49 3
Antalyaspor 2013–14[14] Süper Lig 16 0 4 1 20 1
Zaragoza 2014–15[13] Segunda División 17 0 0 0 17 0
Alcorcón 2015–16[14] Segunda División 34 2 1 0 35 2
Levante 2016–17[14] Segunda División 35 2 0 0 35 2
Career total 314 14 9 1 3 0 326 15
  1. ^ Appearances in Relegation Play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

Honours

Club

Levante

References

  1. ^ Roma 1–0 Valencia: Panucci sends Roma through; ESPN Soccernet, 5 December 2006
  2. ^ Valencia 3–3 Real Sociedad; ESPN Soccernet, 17 June 2007
  3. ^ "Eibar ficha al mediapunta Nacho Insa del Valencia B" [Eibar signs attacking midfielder Nacho Insa from Valencia B] (in Spanish). Join Futbol. 16 July 2007. Archived from the original on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Insa, el vecino que añora Alcoi (Insa, local who yearns for Alcoi); Faro de Vigo, 5 January 2012 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Osasuna ensure top-flight status". ESPN Soccernet. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Messi makes history as Barca draw". ESPN FC. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Insa hands Celta survival". ESPN FC. 1 June 2013. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Natxo Insa: "Fue el gol más importante de mi vida"" [Natxo Insa: "It was the most important goal of my life"] (in Spanish). Vavel. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Natxo Insa refuerza al Zaragoza" [Natxo Insa bolsters Zaragoza] (in Spanish). Marca. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Natxo Insa presentado oficialmente como nuevo futbolista de la A.D. Alcorcón" [Natxo Insa officially presented as the new footballer of A.D. Alcorcón] (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "El Levante UD llega a un acuerdo con Natxo Insa para su incorporación para las dos próximas temporadas" [Levante UD reach agreement with Natxo Insa for his signing for the following two seasons] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Welcome to JDT family Ignacio 'Natxo' Insa". Johor Darul Ta'zim. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Nacho Insa: Ignacio Insa Bohigues". BDFutbol. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c "Natxo Insa". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 

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