Jonathan Vila

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Jonathan Vila
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Vila Pereira
Date of birth (1986-03-06) 6 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth O Porriño, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Celta B 78 (5)
2006–2014 Celta 124 (0)
2014 Beitar Jerusalem (loan) 13 (0)
2014– Oviedo 62 (2)
* 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 Vila and the second or maternal family name is Pereira.

Jonathan Vila Pereira (born 6 March 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Oviedo as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Vila was born in O Porriño, Province of Pontevedra. Brought through the youth ranks of local team Celta de Vigo, he made his La Liga debut on 17 December 2006, playing 14 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against Levante UD.[1] He totalled ten official appearances during the season, including three (also as a substitute) in the campaign's UEFA Cup[2][3][4] as the Galicians were eventually relegated.

Vila was definitely promoted to the main squad for 2008–09, with Celta now in the second division.[5] He contributed with 15 games – 13 starts – in the 2011–12 season to help the club return to the top flight after an absence of five years.

In January 2014, completely ostracized by new manager Luis Enrique,[6] Vila was loaned to Beitar Jerusalem F.C. in the Israeli Premier League until June. In July 2014 he rescinded his contract with Celta,[7] and signed with Real Oviedo in the third level.



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