Johan Mojica

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Johan Mojica
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Mojica with Colombia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Johan Andrés Mojica Palacio[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Left back / Winger
Club information
Current team
Girona
Number 3
Youth career
Academia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Academia 33 (0)
2012–2014 Llaneros 17 (0)
2013Deportivo Cali (loan) 14 (0)
2013–2014Rayo Vallecano (loan) 12 (0)
2014–2018 Rayo Vallecano 6 (0)
2014–2016Valladolid (loan) 66 (9)
2017–2018Girona (loan) 40 (0)
2018– Girona 0 (0)
National team
2015– Colombia 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 July 2018

Johan Andrés Mojica Palacio (American Spanish: [ˈxoan moˈxika]; born 21 August 1992) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Girona FC. Mainly a left back, he can also play as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Born in Cali, Mojica began his career with Academia FC, making his first team debut on 25 June 2011, against Expreso Rojo.[2]

He retained a starting spot before moving to Llaneros FC. In January 2013, Mojica signed with Deportivo Cali.[3] On 30 March, he made his Categoría Primera A debut, against Itagüí.[4]

Rayo Vallecano[edit]

On 5 July 2013, Mojica moved to Spain, signing a one-year loan contract with Rayo Vallecano.[5] He made his official – and La Liga – debut on 15 September, coming on as a 69th minute substitute for Sebastián Fernández in a 5-0 away loss against Málaga.

Mojica featured in 12 matches during the campaign, as the Madrid side achieved a comfortable mid-table finish. On 28 July 2014 he signed a permanent four-year deal with Rayo, and was immediately loaned to Real Valladolid.[6]

Mojica was also converted to a left winger during the process,[7] and also scored a brace in a 7–0 home routing over FC Barcelona B on 21 December 2014. On 6 August 2015, his loan was extended for another year.[8]

Girona[edit]

On 31 January 2017, Mojica was loaned to fellow second tier club Girona FC until the end of the season.[9] After achieving promotion to the main category, his loan was renewed for a further year on 18 August.[10]

On 29 June 2018, Mojica was bought outright by the Catalans, signing a contract until 2022.[11]

International career[edit]

On 22 March 2015, Mojica was called up by Colombia national team for the friendlies against Bahrain and Kuwait.[12] He made his international debut four days later, coming on as a second half substitute for Juan Fernando Quintero and scoring the fifth in a 6–0 win.[13] He was included in Colombia’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 3 July 2018[15]
Colombia
Year Apps Goals
2015 2 1
2018 6 0
Total 8 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results lists Colombia's goal tally first.[15]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. 26 March 2015 Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain  Bahrain
5–0
6–0
Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Colombia" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 5. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  2. ^ Ficha del partido: Academia F.C. 1 – 1 Expreso Rojo (Match report: Academia F.C. 1–1 Expreso Rojo) Archived 19 July 2013 at Archive.is; Academia's official website, 11 September 2012 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Johan Mojica, la cuota de juventud en la defensa del Deportivo Cali (Johan Mojica, the quote of youthfulness for Deportivo Cali's defence); El País, 13 January 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Itagüí 0–3 Deportivo Cali: Leonel Álvarez doblegó a su legado (Itagüí 0–3 Deportivo Cali: Leonel Álvarez overcame his legacy); ESPN FC, 2 April 2011
  5. ^ Johan Mojica llega cedido al Rayo (Johan Mojica arrives on loan to Rayo); Marca, 5 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Mojica jugador del Rayo cuatro temporadas Mojica jugador del Rayo cuatro temporadas (Mojica, Rayo player for four seasons) Archived 18 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine.; Rayo Vallecano, 28 July 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Mojica: "Soy jugador de Primera" (Mojica: "I am a Primera player); Marca, 6 November 2014 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Mojica seguirá en el Pucela (Mojica will remain at Pucela); Real Valladolid, 6 August 2015 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Johan Mojica, nou jugador del Girona (Johan Mojica, new player of Girona); Girona FC, 31 January 2017 (in Catalan)
  10. ^ Mojica torna a Girona (Mojica returns to Girona); Girona FC, 18 August 2017 (in Catalan)
  11. ^ El Girona FC y Mojica, juntos hasta 2022 (Girona FC and Mojica, together until 2022); Girona FC, 29 June 2018 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ "Estaba esperando el llamado a la selección Colombia": Johan Mojica ("I was waiting for the call of the Colombia national team": Johan Mojica); El País, 22 March 2015 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Colombia goleó 6–0 a Bahrein con doblete de Radamel Falcao, en partido amistoso (Colombia thrashed Bahrein by 6–0 with a Radamel Falcao double, in a friendly match) Archived 28 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine.; Libero, 26 March 2015 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/falcao-and-james-join-injured-duo-in-colombias-world-cup/wnbuppcvblfj1humzah4jkfbq
  15. ^ a b "Player profile". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 

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