Javier Paredes

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Javier Paredes
Rubén Pulido and Javier Paredes 2009.jpg
Paredes (right) in 2009
Personal information
Full name Javier Paredes Arango
Date of birth (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Oviedo, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Oviedo B 26 (0)
2001–2003 Oviedo 40 (1)
2003–2005 Real Madrid B 67 (1)
2005–2007 Getafe 40 (0)
2007–2014 Zaragoza 157 (0)
2015–2016 Albacete 58 (3)
2017– Ebro 14 (1)
National team
2000–2001 Spain U18 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Paredes and the second or maternal family name is Arango.

Javier Paredes Arango (born 5 July 1982) is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Ebro mainly as a left back.

He started his career with Real Oviedo, and made his La Liga debut with Getafe in 2005. During a 14-year professional career he represented mainly Zaragoza, signing in 2007 and appearing in 172 competitive games.

Football career[edit]

Early years / Getafe[edit]

Paredes was born in Oviedo. After starting playing football at hometown Asturias club Real Oviedo and being relegated from the second division in the 2002–03 season, he left for two additional campaigns in Real Madrid's B-side, Real Madrid Castilla, who competed in the third level.

In 2005–06, Paredes joined Getafe CF also in the Madrid area, and made his official – and La Liga – debut on 28 August 2005, in a 2–0 away win against Real Sociedad. He appeared in only seven games that season, barred by first-choice Mariano Pernía, but would be the undisputed starter in the following after the Argentine left for Atlético Madrid.


For 2007–08, Paredes signed with Aragon's Real Zaragoza, agreeing on a five-year deal.[1] Initially backing up Juanfran, he finished as first-choice as the team eventually got relegated; he was again starter in the following campaign, helping to an immediate promotion back.

Pushed by new signing Ivan Obradović, Paredes featured in just 20 league matches in 2009–10, but was still the most utilized left-back as Zaragoza retained its top division status. In the summer he was deemed surplus to requirements by manager José Aurelio Gay, being limited to training. In early September 2010, during a training session, both got involved in a serious argument that nearly evolved to a physical confrontation;[2] subsequently, the player was suspended by the club,[3] being reinstated – and inserted in the starting XI – in November, as Gay was sacked and replaced by Javier Aguirre.

In the following years, Paredes featured more often than not as a central defender.[4][5] Zaragoza returned to division two at the end of the 2012–13 season, and he was released on 25 February 2014 alongside José María Movilla, finding about the news through the club's website.[6]


In January 2015, after nearly one year without a club, Paredes signed for Albacete Balompié in the second tier.[7]


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