Jonathan Pereira Rodríguez
Pereira training with Betis
|Full name||Jonathan Pereira Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||12 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Vigo, Spain|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|2007–2008||→ Racing Ferrol (loan)||39||(11)|
|2008–2009||→ Racing Santander (loan)||32||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
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, going on to total four league appearances throughout the season.
For 2007–08 Pereira was loaned to second division side 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 outfit Racing de Santander. On 13 September he scored a 77th-minute equalizer at the Camp Nou, in a 1–1 tie against FC Barcelona; 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, 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, scoring in his debut on the 31st, the game's only at Andalusia neighbours Córdoba CF.
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Total|
|2006–07||Villarreal B||Tercera División|
|2007–08||Racing Ferrol||Segunda División||39||11||?||?||-||-||39||11|
|2008–09||Racing Santander||La Liga||32||5||5||2||37||7|
- Beckham finds bench duties 'frustrating'; The Independent, 23 October 2006
- Barcelona 1–1 Racing Santander; ESPN Soccernet, 13 September 2008
- Villarreal hammer Spanish minnows; BBC Sport, 20 July 2009
- Jonathan Pereira ficha por el Real Betis por cinco años (Jonathan Pereira signs with Real Betis for five years); El Mundo, 20 January 2010 (Spanish)
- El Córdoba C.F. mereció mas (0–1) (Córdoba C.F. deserved more (0–1)); ABC, 31 January 2010 (Spanish)