Javier Umbides

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Javier Umbides
Javier Umbides (2015).jpg
Personal information
Full name Javier Horacio Umbides
Date of birth (1982-02-09) 9 February 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger / attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atromitos
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Estudiantes 22 (1)
2004–2005 Defensores (loan) 11 (0)
2007–2008 Defensa y Justicia 34 (4)
2008–2009 All Boys 36 (5)
2009–2011 Olympiakos Volou 49 (11)
2011–2012 Aris 25 (3)
2012–2013 Orduspor 31 (2)
2013– Atromitos 127 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.

Javier Horacio Umbides (born 9 February 1982) is an Argentinian footballer who plays for Superleague Greece club Atromitos.

Career[edit]

Born in Monte Quemado, Santiago del Estero, Umbides began playing professional football for All Boys from 1999 to 2000. He then moved to Argentinos Juniors where he played only one season until moving to Estudiantes (BA). After two years at Estudiantes (BA), he moved on loan to Defensores de Belgranowhere he played for 11 matches in Primera B Nacional without scoring a goal. He returned to Estudiantes (BA) for two more seasons until moving to Defensa y Justicia for 2007-08 year. On 2008 he returned to All Boys after eight years.

In 2009, the 29-year-old moved to Greece to sign with Olympiakos Volou[1] where he played 49 matches, scoring 11 goals. In September 2011 he moved to Aris FC on a free transfer, because a scandal which burst out in Greek Football and punished Olympiakos Volou and Kavala relegate them to Semi-professional League Delta Ethniki. Umbides played his first match for Aris F.C. at 2 October 2011, against Skoda Xanthi at home, 3 days after his sign. In 2012, is about to move to PAOK[2]

After providing several assists and also being the man of the matchday 12, Umbides scored his first goal with Aris shirt on 28 December in the home-win against Doxa Dramas. He scored the second one with yellow jersey against Skoda Xanthi, in a 0-2 win for Aris. He already was the leader of the team and fans love him.

In 2012, he moved to Orduspor. He scored his first goal against Kastamonuspor in a Turkish Cup match. He also scored a wonderful goal against Gençlerbirliği S.K. in a 2-1 home win.

After the end of the season, moved back to Greece to sign with Atromitos Athens, on 26 June 2013. [3] Atromitos midfielder is on the radar of several Greek clubs according to reports in the Greek press. The Argentine midfielder impresses for the 2014-15 season with his displays and according to rumours a club from Salonika, seemingly PAOK or Iraklis, has expressed an interest in signing him. [4] On 16 May 2017, Atromitos F.C. officially announced the extension of experienced attacking midfielder' contract until the summer of 2018.

Playing style[edit]

Umbides gives his 100% in every game. With his passion and energy, he makes the fans to clap him. Technical, he is known for his creativity, as he makes a lot of assists, whether with cross or with free-kick or corner. He often dribbles the opponents and he is also very fast with the ball and without it.

Career statistics in Europe[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 April 2017.
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Olympiakos Volou 2009–10 25 5 9 3 2 0 - - - 28 7 9
2010–11 24 6 8 4 0 2 1 0 1 29 6 11
Aris 2011–12 25 3 6 2 0 0 - - - 27 3 6
Orduspor 2012–13 31 2 4 2 1 1 - - - 33 3 5
Atromitos 2013–14 39 8 11 5 0 1 2 0 1 46 8 13
2014–15 36 7 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 39 7 6
2015–16 25 2 6 7 0 3 4 1 0 36 3 9
2016–17 27 5 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 34 5 3
Career total 232 38 51 33 3 9 7 1 2 272 42 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ερχονται... οι Αργεντινοί Ούμπιντες και Μόνχε (in Greek). Taxydromos (Volos). 23 June 2009. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Κλεισμένος στον Π.Α.Ο.Κ. ο Ουμπίντες". Taxydromos (Thessaloniki). 
  3. ^ Και τυπικά Περιστεριώτης ο Ούμπιντες! (in Greek). gazetta.gr. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Umbides attracts interest". www.sdna.gr. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 

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