Javier Toyo

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Javier Toyo
Personal information
Full name Javier Eduardo Toyo Bárcenas
Date of birth (1977-10-12) 12 October 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Club Barcelona Atlético
Youth career
Caracas FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Caracas FC
1999–2000 El Vigía 4 (0)
2000–2007 Caracas FC 208 (0)
2007–2008 Atlético Bucaramanga 11 (0)
2008–2010 Caracas FC 0 (0)
2010–2012 Real Esppor Club 19 (0)
2012–2014 Atlético Venezuela 69 (0)
2014–2016 Metropolitanos 19 [1] (0)
2016— Club Barcelona Atlético
National team
2004–2008 Venezuela 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:47, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 31, 2008

Javier Eduardo Toyo Bárcenas (born 12 October 1977 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan football goalkeeper currently playing for Club Barcelona Atlético. He is a member of the Venezuela national football team.

Professional club career[edit]

Toyo began playing football for the youth squad of Primera División Venezolana club Caracas FC and signed a professional contract with the club in 1998. After the 1998-99 season, he joined Atlético El Vigía Fútbol Club for one season before returning to Caracas FC.

Toyo played the following six seasons for Caracas FC primarily as the starting goalkeeper, appearing in over 200 league matches.[2] In December 2007, Toyo transferred to Colombian club Atlético Bucaramanga, where he was primarily an unused substitute.[3] After only a few months in Colombia, he returned to Caracas FC to get more first team football and signed a new contract through 2009.[4]

Toyo participated in the Copa Libertadores 2007 with Caracas FC, and was noted for a strong performance in the match which sealed their progression to the round of 16, a 3–1 victory against Argentine club River Plate on 6 April 2007.[5]

National team career[edit]

Toyo made his first appearance for the Venezuela national football team as a second-half substitute in a friendly match against Jamaica on 28 April 2004.[6] Toyo has appeared in 10 international matches for Venezuela from 2004 through 2008.[7]

Toyo was a member of the Venezuelan team at the Copa América 2007.[8] He was an unused substitute in all four of Venezuela's matches.