Patiño as a Buriram United player (2013)
|Full name||Javier Patiño Lachica|
|Date of birth||14 February 1988|
|Place of birth||San Sebastián de los Reyes, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2013||→ Xerez (loan)||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017
Javier Patiño Lachica (born 14 February 1988) is a Filipino professional footballer who plays for Chinese club Henan Jianye as a striker. He represents the Philippines at international level, having made his debut in 2013.
Patiño played his first four seasons as a senior in amateur football, representing local clubs Alcobendas CF and UD San Sebastián de los Reyes. In the 2011 summer he moved straight to the second division, signing a three-year contract with Córdoba CF.
In his first year with the Andalusians, Patiño scored eight goals in 35 games, notably netting the games' only goal against SD Huesca (away), UD Las Palmas (home) and Recreativo de Huelva (away). On the last day of the January 2013 transfer window he was loaned to fellow league side Xerez CD until the end of the season, but had his link rescinded on 9 March, being then sold to Buriram United F.C. of the Thai Premier League. Patiño marked his debut for Buriram with a brace, in their 6–1 thrashing of Songkhla United FC.
|“||Juani [Guirado] told me it would be a good experience. My mother was very emotional. It's always been her hope that we reconnect with family and relatives who we haven't seen for a long time. What I learn in Spain I will try to impart to the team. I didn't imagine [joining the Philippines national team] last year, but I'm here to help.||”|
|— Patiño, on his decision to play for the Philippines|
The Philippine Football Federation were reportedly notified of Patiño through Juan Luis Guirado, who was also born in Spain and an international footballer for the Philippines. In late 2012 he was reported to be applying for Filipino citizenship, to open the possibility of playing international football for that country. He successfully obtained his Filipino passport just in time for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualification tournament which took place from 24 to 26 March 2013 in Manila, and made it into the final 23-man squad, also receiving compliments from national team head coach Michael Weiß, who stated, "Patiño is definitely a top player but it is a team sport and it takes time to connect with the other player. We should give him time, we know that we can expect something but perhaps not the best yet".
Patiño then made his debut in the opening game of the AFC Challenge Cup qualification tournament, scoring twice in an 8–0 win against Cambodia. Two days later, against Turkmenistan, he again played the full 90 minutes, helping his team win 1–0 as they qualified for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup.
Patiño would not appear for the Philippines until March the following year where they lost 1–0 to Azerbaijan in an international friendly match. It was part of the national team's preparations for the AFC Challenge Cup which he was not able to take part in due to not being released by his club, as the tournament was not part of FIFA's international match calendar; later that year, he would also miss out on 2014 AFF Championship as he had to undergo back surgery.
|Buriram United||2013||Thai Premier League||20||14||6||2||1||0||27||16|
|Henan Jianye||2015||Chinese Super League||27||11||2||1||—||29||12|
- Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.
|1.||24 March 2013||Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Cambodia||
||2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualifier|
|3.||11 June 2015||Philippine Sports Stadium, Bulacan, Philippines||Bahrain||
||2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|4.||28 March 2017||Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Nepal||
||2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier|
- Buriram United
- "Team" (in Chinese). Henan Jianye F.C. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
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- "El Córdoba mete la directa hacia los primeros puestos" [Córdoba accelerates towards the top]. Marca (in Spanish). EFE. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
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- "El Córdoba da un importante paso para jugar el playoff" [Córdoba takes important step to reach the playoffs]. Diario AS (in Spanish). EFE. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- "Galán y Patiño llegan al Xerez CD" [Galán and Patiño arrive at Xerez CD] (in Spanish). Xerez's official website. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Patiño se desvincula del Xerez para fichar por el Buriram tailandés" [Patiño cuts ties with Xerez to sign for Thailand's Buriram]. Marca (in Spanish). 10 March 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
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- อัซกาลส์เซ็ง!ปาตินโญรับชวดลุยซูซูกิคัพแล้ว. Goal.com (in Thai). 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
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- Includes Copa del Rey
- Includes AFC Champions League
- Javier Patiño at National-Football-Teams.com