José Javier Rubio
|Full name||José Javier Rubio Gómez|
|Date of birth||16 November 1984|
|Place of birth||Torrent, Spain|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2017
Born in Torrent, Valencia, Rubio graduated from local Valencia CF, making his debuts as a senior with the reserves in the 2003–04 season, in Tercera División. In the 2004 summer he joined neighbouring Villarreal CF, initially being assigned to the B-side also in the fourth division; he made his first and only La Liga appearance with the main squad on 22 April 2006, starting in a 0–2 home defeat against Real Sociedad.
In the following six years, Rubio competed in Segunda División B, representing Racing Club Portuense, Ontinyent CF (two stints), Real Murcia Imperial, Deportivo Alavés, Huracán Valencia CF and CD Alcoyano.
- El Villarreal se autoderrota ante la Real (Self-defeating Villarreal against Real); ABC, 22 April 2006 (in Spanish)
- Javi Rubio es el último fichaje del Ontinyent CF (Javi Rubio is the last signing of Ontinyent CF); Ontinyent Radio, 10 August 2009 (in Spanish)
- El Alavés contrata a Javi Rubio, del Onteniente, para organizar el juego (Alavés signs Javi Rubio, from Onteniente, as a playmaker); El Correo, 5 August 2011 (in Spanish)
- Javi Rubio ficha por el Huracán (Javi Rubio signs for Huracán); Super Deporte, 20 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- El Alcoyano ficha a Javi Rubio para cubrir la marcha de Javi Lara (Alcoyano signs Javi Rubio to cover Javi Lara's departure); Diario Información, 17 July 2013 (in Spanish)