Espinosa in action for Barcelona B in 2012
|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)|
|Elche (on loan from Villarreal)|
|2015||→ Almería (loan)||15||(1)|
|2015–||→ Elche (loan)||11||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 November 2015.
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 goals 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 22 March 2015
- Javi Espinosa: otro Iniesta se cuece en La Masía (Javi Espinosa: another Iniesta being cooked in La Masía); Sport, 22 March 2011 (Spanish)
- Festival de goles en Soria (Goal festival in Soria); Diario AS, 26 February 2011 (Spanish)
- El Villarreal CF ficha a Javier Espinosa (Villarreal CF signs Javier Espinosa); Villarreal's official website, 11 July 2014 (Spanish)
- El Almería cierra el fichaje del centrocampista Espinosa, un jugador de calidad y talento (Almería completes the signing of central midfielder Espinosa, a player of quality and talent); Almería's official website, 9 January 2015 (Spanish)
- Espinosa jugará cedido en el Elche CF (Espinosa will play on loan at Elche CF); Villarreal's official website, 28 August 2015 (Spanish)
- "Javier Espinosa". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.
- FC Barcelona official profile
- Javier Espinosa profile at BDFutbol
- Javier Espinosa profile at Futbolme (Spanish)
- Javier Espinosa – FIFA competition record