Javier Espinosa

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Espinosa and the second or maternal family name is González.
Javier Espinosa
Elche vs Mallorca 15.JPG
Espinosa in action for Elche in 2015
Personal information
Full name Javier Espinosa González
Date of birth (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Talavera de la Reina, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Levante
Number 6
Youth career
2005–2011 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Barcelona B 101 (14)
2014–2016 Villarreal 6 (1)
2015 Almería (loan) 15 (1)
2015–2016 Elche (loan) 38 (0)
2016– Levante 24 (0)
National team
2009 Spain U17 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.

Javier Espinosa González (born 19 September 1992) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Levante UD as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Barcelona B[edit]

Espinosa playing for Barcelona B in 2012

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Villarreal[edit]

On 11 July 2014, Espinosa signed a three-year deal with Villarreal CF.[4] He made his debut in La Liga on 31 August, replacing Cani in the 70th minute of a 0–1 loss against former club Barcelona.[5]

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.[6] On 9 January 2015 he was loaned to fellow league side UD Almería, until June.[7]

On 28 August 2015, Espinosa joined Elche CF in the second division, in a season-long loan deal.[8]

Levante[edit]

On 19 July 2016, after cutting ties with Villarreal, Espinosa signed a two-year contract with Levante UD, recently relegated to the second tier.[9]

Honours[edit]

Spain U17

Club statistics[edit]

As of 29 May 2016[10]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other [11] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2009–10 1 0 1 0
2010–11 4 1 4 1
2011–12 32 1 32 1
2012–13 27 5 27 5
2013–14 37 7 37 7
Total 101 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 14
Villarreal 2014–15 6 1 2 0 7 2 15 3
Almería 2014–15 15 1 1 0 16 1
Elche 2015–16 38 1 1 0 39 0
Career totals 160 17 4 0 7 2 0 0 171 18

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