Jorge Francisco Casanova

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Jorge Casanova
Personal information
Full name Jorge Francisco Casanova Canchila
Date of birth (1984-07-06) July 6, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Caracas, Venezuela
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Metropolitanos FC
Youth career
Centro Italo Venezolano
2001–2004 Caracas FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Caracas FC 95 (5)
2008 KF Elbasani 9 (3)
2009–2012 Deportivo Táchira 89 (4)
2011 Deportivo Petare 14 (3)
2013– Atlético Venezuela 18 (0)
National team
1999 Venezuela U15
2001 Venezuela U17
2002 Venezuela U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jorge Francisco Casanova Canchila (born July 6, 1984) is a Venezuelan soccer midfielder who plays for Metropolitanos FC.

Biography[edit]

He Arrived in Caracas FC in 2001 to form part of the Youth Club, where he was three times Championship in the U-20 category in the years 2001–2002, 2002–2003 and 2003–2004.


His profetional debut in the first Division was on January 9, 2005 in a match against Carabobo F.C., where he played about 71 minutes being the Man of Match for his good performance. Thereafter formed part of the senior team of Caracas FC which won two Championships of the Venezuelan Football League.

He also was the author of the first goal in the opening game of the stadium Cocodrilos Sport Park against Bolívar FC from Bolivia.

In the 2008 Jorge Casanova had his first experience abroad with the KF Elbasani of the first division of Albania, where he signed a contract for six months. During his internship in Europe, Jorge scored a hattrick in a game of the Albanian Cup.


In January 2009, Jorge returns to Venezuela where he sign a contract with Deportivo Táchira. Since his arrival at the black an yellow team Jorge had an outstanding performance both the local tournament and the Copa Libertadores 2009, which earned him to extend his contract for two more years with Deportivo Táchira.

Honours[edit]

  • 4th. Place Southamerican U-17. (Perú, 2001)
  • Three times Championship : Caracas Fútbol Club "Campeonato Nacional U-20". (2001–2002, 2002–2003, 2003–2004).
  • Two times Championship : Caracas Fútbol Club "Campeonato Profesional de Fúbol Venezolano". (2005–2006, 2006–2007).
  • 2nd. Place : Caracas Fútbol Club "Campeonato Profesional de Fútbol Venezolano". (2004–2005, 2007–2008).
  • Copa Libertadores: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009.
  • Copa Panamericana Directv. Phoenix, Arizona. (EEUU, 2007).
  • 2nd. Place : Deportivo Táchira "Torneo Clausura 2009".
  • Champion : Deportivo Táchira "Torneo Apertura 2009".
  • 2nd. Place : Deportivo Táchira "Campeonato Profesional de Fútbol Venezolano". (2009–2010)
  • Champion : Deportivo Táchira "Torneo Apertura 2010".
  • Champion : Deportivo Táchira "Campeonato Profesional de Fúbol Venezolano". (2010–2011)
  • 3rd. Place : Deportivo Petare "Torneo Apertura 2011".

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