Jonathan Castro Otto

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Jonny
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Jonny with Celta in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Castro Otto
Date of birth (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Vigo, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Celta
Number 19
Youth career
Celta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Celta B 23 (0)
2012– Celta 159 (1)
National team
2012 Spain U18 2 (0)
2012 Spain U19 10 (0)
2013 Spain U20 4 (0)
2014–2017 Spain U21 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2017.

Jonathan Castro Otto (born 3 March 1994), commonly known as Jonny, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Celta de Vigo as a right or left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vigo, Galicia, Jonny played youth football with his hometown club Celta de Vigo. He spent his first season as a senior with the reserves in Segunda División B, appearing regularly but suffering team relegation.

Jonny made his La Liga debut for the main squad on 1 September 2012, starting in a 2–0 home win against CA Osasuna.[1] On 5 November he renewed his contract with the club, until 2017.[2]

Jonny was definitely promoted to the first team at the start of 2013–14, after the arrival of Luis Enrique as coach, and appeared in 26 matches during that campaign. On 19 January 2015 he further extended his link, until 2019.[3]

Jonny scored his first professional goal on 20 February 2016, netting the second in a 3–2 home success over SD Eibar.[4] He finished the season with 36 league appearances, helping the side finish sixth and qualify to the UEFA Europa League.

On 18 January 2017, Jonny scored the 2–1 winner away against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey (eventual 4–3 aggregate triumph).[5]

International career[edit]

After playing for Spain at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels, Jonny was called to the full side on 26 May 2015, for a friendly with Costa Rica and a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Belarus.[6]

Honours[edit]

Spain U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ First win for Celta; ESPN FC, 1 September 2012
  2. ^ Borja Oubiña renueva y Túñez y Jonny amplían su contrato (Borja Oubiña renews and Túñez and Jonny extend their contracts); Diario AS, 5 November 2012 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ El canterano Jonny Castro, celeste hasta 2019 (Youth player Jonny Castro, sky blue until 2019); Celta de Vigo, 19 January 2015 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Eibar pierde el duelo por Europa ante el Celta (Eibar lose duel for Europe against Celta); EITB, 20 February 2016 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Real Madrid 1–2 Celta Vigo". BBC Sport. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Jonny y Nolito representan al Celta en la Selección Española" [Jonny and Nolito represent Celta at the Spanish national team] (in Spanish). Celta de Vigo. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Spain make it six of the best in Estonia; UEFA.com, 16 July 2012

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