Javi López

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Javi López
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Personal information
Full name Javier López Rodríguez
Date of birth (1986-01-21) 21 January 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Osuna, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Full back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Betis C 15 (1)
2005–2007 Betis B 38 (4)
2007–2010 Espanyol B 44 (1)
2009– Espanyol 193 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.

Javier 'Javi' López Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈβjer ˈlopeθ]; born 21 January 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for RCD Espanyol as a full back or central midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Osuna, Seville, Andalusia, and a product of Real Betis' youth ranks, López signed with RCD Espanyol in 2007.[1] On 4 October 2009 he made his debut for the first team of the latter, in a La Liga game against Villarreal CF, taking the pitch with less than ten minutes to go as the ten-man side eventually held off the hosts to a 0–0 draw;[2] the vast majority of his first season was spent, however, with the B-side, which suffered relegation from the third division.

López was definitely promoted to the main squad for the 2010–11 campaign, being used by manager Mauricio Pochettino in various midfield and defender positions.[3] He scored his first goal as a professional on 18 September 2011, but in a 1–2 away loss to Real Zaragoza where he was also sent off for two bookable offences, one of them resulting in a penalty.[4]


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