Jonathan Pereira Rodríguez

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Jonathan Pereira
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Pereira training with Betis in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Pereira Rodríguez
Date of birth (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Vigo, Spain
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
Santa Mariña
2002–2004 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Villarreal B 73 (51)
2006–2010 Villarreal 10 (1)
2007–2008 Racing Ferrol (loan) 39 (11)
2008–2009 Racing Santander (loan) 32 (5)
2010–2012 Betis 77 (16)
2013–2015 Villarreal 50 (11)
2014–2015 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 3 (0)
2015 Valladolid (loan) 20 (6)
2015–2016 Lugo 35 (9)
2016– Oviedo 12 (2)
National team
2006–2007 Galicia 2 (1)
2004 Spain U17 9 (1)
2007 Spain U20 1 (0)
2008–2009 Spain U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pereira and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.

Jonathan Pereira Rodríguez (born 12 May 1987), sometimes known simply as Jonathan, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Oviedo. A forward, his main asset is his incredible speed.

Club career[edit]

Pereira was born in Vigo, Pontevedra. After having completed his footballing education at Villarreal CF, he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut against Levante UD on 21 October 2006: he entered the pitch with 25 minutes to go and scored after only two minutes on the field,[1] going on to total four league appearances throughout the season.

For 2007–08, Pereira was loaned to second division club Racing de Ferrol, and finished the season at 11 goals, although the Galician team would be relegated. He returned to Villarreal in July 2008 and had his contract extended until 2013, but was immediately loaned for the campaign to fellow league side Racing de Santander. On 13 September, he scored a 77th-minute equalizer at the Camp Nou in a 1–1 tie against FC Barcelona;[2] mainly used from the bench he had a solid overall campaign, with seven goals in 37 matches (netting two in five in the season's UEFA Cup).

Pereira returned to Villarreal subsequently but, despite netting seven goals in a pre-season friendly,[3] he was very rarely used during the first months of 2009–10. In mid-January 2010, he left the club and signed with second level's Real Betis on a five-year deal,[4] scoring in his debut on the 31st, the game's only at Andalusia neighbours Córdoba CF.[5]

On 10 December 2012, Pereira returned to the Yellow Submarine,[6] contributing with four goals in 30 matches in his second season in his second spell to help the team finish in sixth position straight out of the second level and qualify to the UEFA Europa League. On 5 August 2014, he moved to fellow league side Rayo Vallecano for one season.[7]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 5 June 2011[8]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2006–07 Villarreal B Tercera División
2006–07 Villarreal La Liga 4 1 - - - - 4 1
2007–08 Racing Ferrol Segunda División 39 11 ? ? - - 39 11
2008–09 Racing Santander La Liga 32 5 5 2 37 7
2009–10 Villarreal 6 0 6 0
2009–10 Betis Segunda División 22 9 22 9
2010–11 Betis Segunda División 18 3 2 0 20 3
Total Spain
Career total




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