Jordi López

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Jordi López
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Personal information
Full name Jordi López Felpeto
Date of birth (1981-02-28) 28 February 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Granollers, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sabadell
Youth career
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Barcelona C 64 (8)
2001–2002 Barcelona B 6 (1)
2002–2004 Real Madrid B 70 (6)
2003–2004 Real Madrid 2 (0)
2004–2006 Sevilla 37 (2)
2006–2008 Mallorca 24 (0)
2007–2008 Racing Santander (loan) 14 (0)
2009 Queens Park Rangers 10 (1)
2009–2011 Swansea City 15 (0)
2011 Vitesse 15 (2)
2011–2012 OFI Crete 24 (1)
2012–2013 Hoverla 17 (2)
2013–2016 Llagostera 77 (7)
2016– Sabadell 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is Felpeto.

Jordi López Felpeto (born 28 February 1981) is a Spanish footballer who plays for CE Sabadell FC mainly as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Granollers, Barcelona, Catalonia, López played for both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid's B-teams to start his senior career. After appearing with the latter's main squad in two matches in the 2003–04 season, he represented Sevilla FC during two years. With the Andalusians, he took part in ten games during the 2005–06 victorious campaign in the UEFA Cup and scored the only goal in an away win against FC Lokomotiv Moscow,[1] netting his first La Liga one in a 3–1 success at RCD Espanyol on 10 April 2005.[2]

López played with RCD Mallorca in 2006–07, being loaned the following season to fellow league club Racing de Santander, where he was often used from the bench as the Cantabrians achieved a first-ever UEFA Cup qualification. He was subsequently released by the latter, and immediately started training with Portsmouth. However, on 19 August 2008, it was revealed he was having a trial with Blackburn Rovers also from the English Premier League; both spells were unsuccessful and he returned to the Balearic Islands, being left to train on his own for the first months of 2008–09 and cutting ties on 16 December.

In January 2009, López was expected to sign during the transfer window with Birmingham City of the Football League Championship, but failed his medical. In the following month, he joined another club in the country and its second division, Queens Park Rangers, for the final 15 games of the campaign,[3] making his debut as a substitute for Matteo Alberti at Barnsley. He scored his first and only goal for QPR in a 2–1 home win against Bristol City, on 21 March 2009.[4]

After some speculation, López agreed terms to join former Queens Park Rangers boss Paulo Sousa at Swansea City on 16 July 2009, subject to a medical. Four days later, he agreed to a two-year deal.[5]

López failed to win a first-team berth during his two-season spell in Wales, also struggling with injury. On 13 January 2011, he terminated his contract by mutual consent[6] and, the following day, signed with Eredivisie's Vitesse Arnhem coached by countryman Albert Ferrer, leaving five months later.

Honours[edit]

Sevilla

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Sevilla sale victorioso del hielo de Moscú" [Sevilla emerges victorious from Moscow ice] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 16 February 2006. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Espanyol 1–3 FC Sevilla; ESPN Soccernet, 10 April 2005
  3. ^ QPR boss Sousa seals Lopez deal; BBC Sport, 17 February 2009
  4. ^ "QPR 2–1 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 21 March 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Swans agree terms with Lopez Archived 17 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine.; Swansea City, 16 July 2009
  6. ^ "Midfielder Jordi Lopez terminates Swansea City stay". BBC Sport. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 

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