Pinola in 2013
|Full name||Javier Horacio Pinola|
|Date of birth||24 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Olivos, Argentina|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Huracán Tres Arroyos|
|2002–2003||Atlético Madrid B||13||(0)|
|2004–2005||→ Racing Club (loan)||54||(1)|
|2005–2007||→ 1. FC Nürnberg (loan)||57||(2)|
|2007–2015||1. FC Nürnberg||203||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2016
Born in Olivos, Buenos Aires Province, Pinola began playing as a senior with Chacarita Juniors in the Argentine Primera División. Two years later he moved to Spain and Atlético Madrid, going on to appear mainly for the reserves and also being loaned two times for the duration of his contract, mainly to Germany's 1. FC Nürnberg.
After solid displays in his first two seasons in the Bundesliga, adding the conquest of the German Cup in his second, to which he contributed with two goals and two assists in six games, Pinola joined Nürnberg on a permanent basis. He played 19 matches in his first year in his second spell, suffering team relegation.
Pinola continued to be a defensive mainstay for the Franconians in the following campaigns, renewing his contract first until 2013 then 2015 but leaving eventually at the end of 2014–15 after rejecting a new offer.
In 2016, following a string of good performances, head coach Gerardo Martino called up Pinola for 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia. He played the full 90 minutes against the former, in a 2–0 win against the former in Córdoba.
- As of 15 May 2016
|Total for Nürnberg||262||7||10||0||0||0||272||7|
- "Pínola llega a Madrid para firmar por el Atlético" [Pínola arrives in Madrid to sign for Atlético] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 9 April 2002. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "El Atlético de Madrid cede a Pinola un año más" [Atlético de Madrid loans Pinola another year] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 8 June 2006. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Javier Pinola: "Robin Hood" schießt den Vogel ab" [Javier Pinola: "Robin Hood" takes the biscuit] (in German). kicker. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Pino: Ich bleibe beim Club" [Pino: I stay with the club] (in German). FC Nürnberg. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Fix! Pinola bleibt für zwei weitere Jahre" [Confirmed! Pinola stays for two further years] (in German). kicker. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- Aparicio, Marta (11 June 2015). "Pinola deja huérfano al Núremberg" [Pinola leaves Nuremberg orphaned] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "Javier Pinola presentado como nuevo jugador de Rosario Central" [Javier Pinola presented as new player of Rosario Central] (in Spanish). La Nación. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "Goleada y muchísimas dudas en Barcelona" [Goals galore and plenty of doubts in Barcelona] (in Spanish). Los Albicelestes. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Con un magistral Messi, Argentina vence 2–0 a Bolivia" [With out-of-this-world Messi, Argentina defeats Bolivia 2–0] (in Spanish). Yahoo! Finance. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- "J. Pinola". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 May 2016.