Jonathan Pereira Rodríguez
Pereira training with Betis in 2011
|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)|
|2014–2015||→ Rayo Vallecano (loan)||3||(0)|
|2015||→ Valladolid (loan)||20||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2017.
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 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; 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.
On 10 December 2012, Pereira returned to the Yellow Submarine, 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.
- As of 5 June 2011
|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)
- Jonathan Pereira regresa al Villarreal CF (Jonathan Pereira returns to Villarreal CF); Villarreal CF, 10 December 2012 (Spanish)
- Acuerdo con el Villarreal para la cesión de Aquino y Jonathan Pereira (Agreement with Villarreal for the loan of Aquino and Jonathan Pereira); Rayo Vallecano, 5 August 2014 (Spanish)
- "Jonathan Pereira". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 May 2014.