Javier Saavedra

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Javier Saavedra
Personal information
Full name Javier Saavedra Vázquez
Date of birth (1973-03-13) March 13, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Peribán, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Antonio Scorpions
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Toros Neza 84 (8)
1998–2010 UANL 297 (22)
2002–2003 Morelia (loan) 48 (12)
2006 Jaguares (loan) 19 (3)
2009 Indios (loan) 18 (1)
2010 Necaxa (loan) 34 (1)
2011 Irapauto 16 (0)
2012–2015 San Antonio Scorpions 35 (2)
National team
1997–2002 Mexico 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 14, 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 22, 2007
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Saavedra and the second or maternal family name is Vázquez).

Javier Saavedra Vázquez (born March 13, 1973 in Michoacán) was a Mexican footballer who played for San Antonio Scorpions.


Saavedra started his career in 1996 with Toros Neza, where he reached a final. He was transferred to Tigres in 2000, and then played for Morelia for a short while in 2002, returning to Tigres in 2003, moving to Chiapas for a short period in 2006, until finally returning to Tigres in 2007.

He has reached 5 finals, two of those finals have been with Tigres and another two with Morelia.

Saavedra has been one of the best players even when the team is not playing good at all, Saavedra was bench at the start of the season this year, he didn't start any games until the fifth game and in his comeback game he got 2 assists and one goal defeating the team that has been marked as "the best in mexico" 3-2, since then he has started all games and now he has 4 assists in 4 games which makes him one of the most efficient players in the team and with him, the team has 7 points out of 12 possible, and before that the team only had 1 point out of 15. On May 2, 2009 Saavedra scored the game-winning goal against Cruz Azul, the goal saved Indios from relegating to the Primera División A.

On May 8, 2010 Javier won a bi-championship with Necaxa and helped it return to Mexico's First Division.

He played for the Mexico national team during the administration of Manuel Lapuente.

Saavedra signed with expansion San Antonio Scorpions FC of the North American Soccer League on January 24, 2012.[1] and Retired in January 2015.


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