Jandro (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Alejandro Castro Fernández
Date of birth (1979-02-27) 27 February 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Mieres, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Valencia B 133 (50)
1999–2002 Valencia 3 (0)
2000 Numancia (loan) 0 (0)
2002–2005 Celta 51 (14)
2003 Albacete (loan) 21 (7)
2005–2007 Alavés 63 (3)
2007–2009 Gimnàstic 67 (12)
2009–2010 Elche 9 (3)
2010–2015 Girona 168 (36)
2015 Huracán 18 (2)
2016 Cádiz 14 (1)
National team
1998 Spain U18 1 (1)
1998 Spain U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 6 June 2016 (UTC).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castro and the second or maternal family name is Fernández.

Alejandro Castro Fernández (born 27 February 1979 in Mieres, Asturias), known as Jandro, is a Spanish footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

A product of Valencia CF's youth system, Jandro played three times for the first team in a three-year span (with a stint at CD Numancia in between, where he did not appear. Subsequently, he had another La Liga spell with Celta de Vigo, also playing sparingly during two seasons and being loaned in between.[1][2]

After helping Celta regain its top flight status in 2005, scoring 12 league goals, Jandro moved to Deportivo Alavés also in the top division,[3] being immediately relegated. In the 2007 summer he signed with Gimnàstic de Tarragona[4] and, after two second level seasons with the Catalans, as first-choice, continued in the category as he signed with Elche CF on a two-year contract.

On 11 March 2010, after appearing rarely for the club – but netting three times – Jandro was released by mutual consent.[5] In late July he signed with another club in division two, Girona FC,[6] and scored 11 goals while playing in all 42 games (38 starts, nearly 3,500 minutes of action) in his first season, with his team eventually ranking 11th.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

On 25 August 2012, Jandro was named Man of the match as Girona won 5–1 away against CD Guadalajara, netting once and providing two assists.[18]


  1. ^ Ficha de Jandro Castro (Jandro Castro profile); at CiberChe (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Jandro; Yo Jugué en el Celta, 4 April 2008 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Llegan fichajes bonitos y baratos (Pretty and cheap signings arrive); Mundo Deportivo, 12 July 2005 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Jandro ya puede vestir de grana (Jandro can finally wear his grana shirt); Mundo Deportivo, 8 August 2007 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Jandro deja de pertenecer al Elche (Jandro no longer belongs to Elche); Elche CF, 10 March 2010 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Jandro, presentado en Girona (Jandro, presented in Girona); Mundo Deportivo, 28 July 2010 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ El Girona se da un festín con un triunfo ante un candidato al ascenso (Girona throws a feast with win against promotion candidate); Marca, 28 August 2010 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ El Granada ya le ha tomado la medida a esta categoría (Granada gets accustomed to this category); Marca, 3 October 2010 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ La figura de Jandro pone fin a la mala racha del Girona (Stellar Jandro ends Girona's negative streak); Marca, 23 October 2010 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Un penalti en el añadido impide el triunfo de la UD (Injury-time penalty prevents UD's win); Marca, 13 November 2010 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Toché salva un punto a seis minutos del final (Toché rescues point six minutes from time); Diario AS, 2 January 2011 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Girona 2–1 Nàstic; Gimnàstic Tarragona, 5 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ 0–1: Jandro da la victoria al Girona en tiempo añadido (0–1: Jandro gives win to Girona in injury time); Mundo Deportivo, 12 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ El Girona vence al Alcorcón (3–1) con un gran Despotovic (Girona beats Alcorcón (3–1) with great Despotovic); Europa Press, 18 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  15. ^ El Girona tiene un tridente para soñar con los 'playoffs' (Girona has trio to dream of 'playoffs'); Marca, 22 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  16. ^ El Girona mantiene su racha y trunca la del Villarreal B (Girona continues streak and ends Villarreal B's); Marca, 26 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  17. ^ El tridente del Girona acaba con un Albacete a la deriva (Girona trio ends drifting Albacete); Marca, 26 March 2011 (in Spanish)
  18. ^ Jandro reescribe la historia ante el Guadalajara (Jandro rewrites history against Guadalajara); Marca, 25 August 2012 (in Spanish)

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