Jofre Mateu

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Jofre
Personal information
Full name Jofre Mateu González
Date of birth (1980-01-24) 24 January 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Alpicat, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Barcelona C 27 (9)
1997–2002 Barcelona B 112 (15)
1998–2002 Barcelona 2 (1)
2000–2001Mallorca B (loan) 34 (5)
2002–2005 Levante 101 (11)
2005–2006 Espanyol 12 (0)
2006–2008 Murcia 47 (4)
2008–2010 Rayo Vallecano 65 (5)
2010–2012 Valladolid 69 (5)
2012–2014 Girona 61 (4)
2014 Atlético Kolkata 12 (1)
2015–2016 Goa 23 (6)
Total 565 (66)
National team
1998–1999 Spain U18 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jofre Mateu González (born 24 January 1980), known simply as Jofre, is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a left midfielder.

He amassed Segunda División totals of 332 games and 28 goals during 11 seasons, in representation of six clubs. In La Liga, he appeared for Barcelona, Levante, Espanyol and Murcia.

Before retiring, Jofre spent three years in the Indian Super League.

Club career[edit]

Born in Alpicat, Lleida, Catalonia, Jofre was a product of FC Barcelona's prolific youth system. He made his first-team debut on 15 May 1998 (the last round of the season), scoring as a substitute in a 1–4 home loss against UD Salamanca;[1] playing mainly with the B-team, he only amassed one more appearance with the main squad, four years later.[citation needed]

In 2002, Jofre joined second division's Levante UD, being instrumental in the club's 2004 promotion to La Liga. He appeared in 27 league games in the following campaign, which ended in relegation.[citation needed]

Jofre returned to his native region and the top flight with RCD Espanyol, but played almost no part in a team that narrowly avoided relegation. He then moved to Real Murcia, contributing with three league goals to another top flight promotion.[citation needed]

In August 2008, Jofre signed with Rayo Vallecano, freshly promoted to the second level. He started during most of his spell at the Madrid side, and continued to compete in that tier in the following years, being first-choice with Real Valladolid and Girona FC.[2]

On 26 August 2014, aged 34, Jofre moved abroad for the first time in his career, being drafted by Atlético de Kolkata in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League.[3] He scored his first goal for his new club on 19 October, converting a penalty kick in a 1–1 draw against Delhi Dynamos FC after Fikru Teferra had been fouled inside the box.[4]

Jofre joined another team in the Indian top flight for the 2015 campaign, FC Goa.[5]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 7 November 2018[6][7]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 1996–97 Segunda División 1 0 1 0
1997–98 Segunda División B 7 1 6[a] 3 13 4
1998–99 Segunda División 31 2 31 2
1999–2000 Segunda División 28 3 28 3
2001–02 Segunda División B 34 6 5[a] 0 39 6
Total 101 12 11 3 112 15
Barcelona 1997–98 La Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2001–02 La Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Mallorca B 2000–01 Segunda División B 35 5 35 5
Levante 2002–03 Segunda División 37 5 1 0 38 5
2003–04 Segunda División 37 4 4 0 41 4
2004–05 La Liga 27 2 2 1 29 3
Total 101 11 7 1 108 12
Espanyol 2005–06 La Liga 12 0 5 2 4[b] 1 21 3
Murcia 2006–07 Segunda División 33 3 0 0 33 3
2007–08 La Liga 14 1 2 0 16 1
Total 47 4 2 0 49 4
Rayo Vallecano 2008–09 Segunda División 33 3 4 0 37 3
2009–10 Segunda División 32 2 2 0 34 2
Total 65 5 6 0 74 5
Valladolid 2010–11 Segunda División 32 2 4 1 2[c] 0 38 3
2011–12 Segunda División 37 3 2 1 39 4
Total 69 5 6 2 2 0 77 7
Girona 2012–13 Segunda División 34 4 0 0 2[c] 0 36 4
2013–14 Segunda División 25 0 4 0 29 0
Total 59 4 4 0 2 0 65 4
Atlético Kolkata 2014 Indian Super League 12 1 12 1
FC Goa 2015 Indian Super League 12 4 12 4
2016 Indian Super League 11 2 11 2
Total 23 6 23 6
Career total 526 53 28 5 19 4 578 62
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Segunda División play-offs
  2. ^ Includes appearances in UEFA Cup
  3. ^ a b Appearances in La Liga play-offs

Honours[edit]

Barcelona
Espanyol
Atlético Kolkata

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adiós con sonrojo" [Embarrassing goodbye]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 16 May 1998. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Migue, Felipe i Becerra: els intocables de la primera volta" [Migue, Felipe and Becerra: the untouchable of the first round of matches]. Diari de Girona (in Catalan). 15 January 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  3. ^ "International players draft picks – Round 2". Facebook. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  4. ^ "ISL: Delhi Dynamos come from behind to draw with Atlético de Kolkata". NDTV. 19 October 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  5. ^ "FC Goa sign Mateu and Andrade". Goal.com. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Jofre: Jofre Mateu González". BDFutbol. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Jofre". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  8. ^ "¡Increíble Espanyol!" [Incredible Espanyol!]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 13 April 2006. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Indian Super League 2014 Final". Indian Super League. Retrieved 8 November 2018.

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