Jordi Quintillà

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Jordi Quintillà
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Quintillà with Barcelona in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jordi Quintillà Guasch
Date of birth (1993-10-25) 25 October 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Lleida, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
St. Gallen
Number 8
Youth career
1999–2009 Lleida
2009–2012 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Barcelona B 0 (0)
2013Badalona (loan) 7 (1)
2013–2014Hospitalet (loan) 8 (0)
2014–2015 Ajaccio 16 (0)
2015–2016 Sporting Kansas City 14 (0)
2016Swope Park Rangers (loan) 1 (0)
2017 Puerto Rico FC 28 (3)
2018– St. Gallen 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2019

Jordi Quintillà Guasch (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾði kintiˈʎa ˈɣwask]; born 25 October 1993) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for St. Gallen in the Swiss Super League.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lleida, Catalonia, Quintillà joined UE Lleida's youth setup in 1999, aged only six. In 2009, he moved to FC Barcelona's La Masia, and was promoted to the latter's reserve team in June 2012.[1]

On 10 January 2013 Quintillà was loaned to Segunda División B's CF Badalona, until June.[2] He made his senior debuts for the club, scoring his first goal on 24 February, in a 2–0 home win against Villarreal CF B.

On 26 August 2013 Quintillà moved to CE L'Hospitalet also in the third level, in a season-long loan deal.[3] On 25 July of the following year he signed a three-year deal with French Ligue 2 side AC Ajaccio, after the expiry of his contract with Barça.[4]

Quintillà made his professional debut on 29 August 2014, starting in a 0–0 away draw against Stade Lavallois.[5]

On 6 August 2015, Sporting Kansas City announced that they had signed Quintillà to play for their club. In the final of the US Open he scored the game winning penalty kick against Philadelphia Union.[6] He was released by Sporting Kansas City on 23 June 2016.[7]

Quintillà signed with North American Soccer League side Puerto Rico FC on 9 February 2017.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Quintillà's younger brother, Xavi, is also a footballer, who plays as a defender.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordi Quintillà: La sorpresa del Barça B" [Jordi Quintillà: Barça B's surprise] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Jordi Quintillà se va cedido al Badalona" [Jordi Quintillà goes on loan to Badalona] (in Spanish). Barcelona's official website. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Miguel Maza, Jordi Quintillà y Sergio Ayala dejan el Barça B" [Miguel Maza, Jordi Quintillà and Sergio Ayala leave Barça B] (in Spanish). Barcelona's official website. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ "El ex barcelonista Jordi Quintillà ficha por el Ajaccio" [Former barcelonista Jordi Quintillà signs for Ajaccio] (in Spanish). Sport. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Stade Lavallois: Face à Ajaccio, les Tangos peuvent nourrir des regrets (0–0)" [Stade Lavallois: Against Ajaccio, the Tangos can nurse any regrets (0–0)] (in French). 3 Pays de la Loire. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Sporting KC signs midfielder Jordi Quintilla". Sporting KC. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Sporting KC waives midfielder Jordi Quintilla". MLS. June 23, 2016. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "FC Barcelona Academy Product Jordi Quintillà Joins Puerto Rico FC". NASL. February 9, 2017. Retrieved November 18, 2017.

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