Espinosa in action for Elche in 2015
|Full name||Javier Espinosa González|
|Date of birth||19 September 1992|
|Place of birth||Talavera de la Reina, Spain|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2015||→ Almería (loan)||15||(1)|
|2015–2016||→ Elche (loan)||38||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
Born in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Espinosa moved to FC Barcelona's youth system, La Masia, at the age of 13. On 1 May 2010, whilst still a junior, he made his senior debuts with the B-team, playing the second half in a 2–1 home win against Valencia CF Mestalla for the Segunda División B championship; on 26 February of the following year, after replacing fellow youth graduate Albert Dalmau, he contributed with one goal to a 6–4 Segunda División away success over CD Numancia.
Espinosa became a regular fixture under new manager Eusebio Sacristán. He scored five times in 27 games in the 2012–13 season, again spent in the second level, and continued to appear regularly in the following campaign, netting a career-best seven goals as Barça B finished third.
Espinosa scored his first goal in the top level on 21 September, netting his team's first in a 4–2 home win against Rayo Vallecano. On 9 January 2015 he was loaned to fellow league side UD Almería, until June.
- Spain U17
- As of 29 May 2016
- Javi Espinosa: otro Iniesta se cuece en La Masía (Javi Espinosa: another Iniesta being cooked in La Masía); Sport, 22 March 2011 (in Spanish)
- Festival de goles en Soria (Goal festival in Soria); Diario AS, 26 February 2011 (in Spanish)
- "Todos los goles del Barça B 2013–14" [All 2013–14 Barça B goals] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
- El Villarreal CF ficha a Javier Espinosa (Villarreal CF signs Javier Espinosa); Villarreal CF, 11 July 2014 (in Spanish)
- Sandro Ramirez strikes to give Barcelona victory over Villarreal; ESPN FC, 31 August 2014
- El Villarreal llega a tiempo (Villarreal arrive on time); Marca, 21 September 2014 (in Spanish)
- El Almería cierra el fichaje del centrocampista Espinosa, un jugador de calidad y talento (Almería completes the signing of midfielder Espinosa, a player of quality and talent); UD Almería, 9 January 2015 (in Spanish)
- Espinosa jugará cedido en el Elche CF (Espinosa will play on loan at Elche CF); Villarreal CF, 28 August 2015 (in Spanish)
- El Levante UD llega a un acuerdo con Javier Espinosa para su incorporación para las dos próximas temporadas (Levante UD reach an agreement with Javier Espinosa for his signing for the following two seasons); Levante UD, 19 July 2016 (in Spanish)
- "Javier Espinosa". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.