Jonathan Pérez Olivero

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Jotha
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Pérez Olivero
Date of birth (1982-06-06) 6 June 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Tinajo, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Tønsberg
Youth career
CD Tinajo
1998–1999 Lanzarote
1999–2001 Las Palmas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Las Palmas B
2001–2002 Universidad LP (loan) 33 (0)
2003 Las Palmas 15 (0)
2004–2006 Real Madrid B 71 (0)
2004 Real Madrid 1 (0)
2006–2007 Ponferradina 25 (0)
2007–2008 Universidad LP 0 (0)
2008 Orientación Marítima (loan)
2008–2014 Lanzarote 163 (15)
2015 Tønsberg
2015–2016 Unión Sur Yaiza 9 (0)
2016– Tønsberg 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2016.

Jonathan Pérez Olivero (born 6 June 1982), commonly known as Jotha, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Norwegian club FK Tønsberg mainly as a right winger.

Football career[edit]

Born in Tinajo, Lanzarote, Jotha graduated through UD Las Palmas' youth system, having arrived from lowly neighbours UD Lanzarote. In January 2004, after 15 games in 2003–04's second division with the first team – with the campaign eventually ending in relegation – he moved to Real Madrid, spending almost two entire seasons with its reserves.

Jotha appeared in one match with the La Liga powerhouse: on 21 September 2004, he played three minutes in a 1–0 home win against CA Osasuna after replacing legendary Raúl.[1]

Released in June 2006, Jotha played one season in the second level with SD Ponferradina (relegation), then continued his career in the lower leagues, mainly in his native Canary Islands. In 2008, ten years after leaving, he returned to Lanzarote in division three.[2]

Aged 32, Jotha moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing with FK Tønsberg in the Norwegian 3. Divisjon and helping to promotion. In late January 2016, following a brief spell back in his country with CD Unión Sur Yaiza, he returned to his previous club.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beckham congela la crisis blanca" [Beckham freezes white crisis]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 22 September 2004. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "La UD Lanzarote incorpora a su plantilla al centrocampista Jotha" [UD Lanzarote adds midfielder Jotha to its squad] (in Spanish). Lanzarote Digital. 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "El centrocampista Jotha abandona el Unión Sur Yaiza para regresar a Noruega" [Midfielder Jotha leaves Unión Sur Yaiza to return to Norway] (in Spanish). Lanzarote Deportiva. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 

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