Javier del Pino González
|Full name||Javier del Pino González|
|Date of birth||10 July 1980|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2000–2001||→ Rayo Majadahonda (loan)||21||(15)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He spent the better part of his 18-year professional career with Numancia (11 seasons), appearing in 298 competitive games and scoring 49 goals.
Del Pino was born in Madrid. An Atlético Madrid academy graduate, he managed to appear once for the first team whilst they were in the second division, playing five minutes in a 4–2 home win against Real Murcia on 6 April 2002.
After three seasons with Xerez CD (also in the second level), del Pino moved to CD Numancia, where he was an important element in helping the club return to the top flight in 2008 after a three-year absence. He made his La Liga debut on 31 August of that year at the age of 28 years and one month, coming on as a substitute against FC Barcelona in a 1–0 home win; The team was eventually relegated back after ranking second from bottom, and he scored a career-best ten goals in the following campaign – best in the squad – but the Sorians failed to regain their lost status.
On 1 June 2016, del Pino announced he would retire at the end of the season. His last appearance occurred three days later at the age of 35, a 2–0 home win against already relegated Albacete Balompié.
- Dani enciende la luz del Atlético (Dani lights up light of Atlético); El Mundo, 6 April 2002 (in Spanish)
- Numancia 1–0 Barcelona; ESPN Soccernet, 31 August 2008
- Javi del Pino renueva por una temporada con el CD Numancia (Javi del Pino renews with CD Numancia for one season); Heraldo de Soria, 17 April 2015 (in Spanish)
- Del Pino anuncia su retirada como futbolista del CD Numancia (Del Pino announces his retirement as a CD Numancia footballer); CD Numancia, 1 June 2016 (in Spanish)
- "Oh Capitán, mi Capitán", Del Pino se despide con victoria ("Oh Captain, my Captain", Del Pino says goodbye with win); Vavel, 5 June 2016 (in Spanish)