Javier Villarreal

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Javier Villarreal
Personal information
Full name Javier Alejandro Villarreal
Date of birth (1979-03-01) March 1, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Alta Gracia, Argentina
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Talleres 27 (1)
1999–2000 Belgrano 34 (1)
2000 Córdoba CF 5 (0)
2001–2004 Boca Juniors 43 (6)
2004 Grasshoppers 13 (0)
2005 Colón 17 (1)
2005 Racing Club 16 (1)
2006 Libertad 31 (2)
2007–2008 Banfield 44 (2)
2008–2011 Cerro Porteño ? (8)
2012 Nacional 7 (0)
2012 Talleres 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Javier Alejandro Villarreal (born March 1, 1979 in Alta Gracia, Córdoba Province) is an Argentine football midfielder.


Villarreal started his career in 1996 at Talleres de Córdoba in the Argentine Primera B Nacional. In 1998 the club were promoted to the Primera División. In 1999, he was sold to local rivals Club Atlético Belgrano.

In 2000, he moved to Spain to play for Córdoba CF. However, the move did not work out and he returned to Argentina to play for Boca Juniors. He won two titles with the club, including two Copa Libertadores. In 2004, he joined Grasshoppers on Switzerland. But again his time in European football was brief. He returned to Argentina in 2005 to play for Colón de Santa Fe and then Racing Club.

In 2006, he joined Libertad in Paraguay where he was part of the squad that won the Paraguayan Primera División. At the end of 2006 he joined Banfield.

In June of the year 2012 he came back to Talleres for the season 2012/2013 in the Torneo Argentino A


Season Club Title
2001 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
Apertura 2003 Argentina Boca Juniors Argentine Primera División
2003 Argentina Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
2003 Argentina Boca Juniors Intercontinental Cup
2006 Paraguay Club Libertad Paraguayan Primera División
2012-13 Argentina Talleres Torneo Argentino A


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