José Joaquín Matos García

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Matos
Personal information
Full name José Joaquín Matos García
Date of birth (1995-05-06) 6 May 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Utrera, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Twente
(on loan from Cádiz)
Youth career
Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2018 Sevilla B 143 (1)
2015–2016 Sevilla 1 (0)
2018– Cádiz 21 (0)
2019–Twente (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2019

José Joaquín Matos García (born 6 May 1995), simply known as Matos, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Dutch club FC Twente on loan from Cádiz CF as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Utrera, Seville, Andalusia,[1] Matos was a Sevilla FC youth graduate. On 17 March 2013, aged only 17, he made his senior debut for the reserves by coming on as a late substitute in a 0–2 Segunda División B away loss against La Roda CF.[2]

Despite being used sparingly, Matos was definitely promoted to the B-team only in the 2014–15 campaign. An undisputed starter, he appeared in 36 matches (all starts) as his side narrowly avoided relegation.

On 1 May 2016, Matos made his first team – and La Liga – debut, starting in a 0–1 loss at RCD Espanyol.[3] He scored his first professional goal on 7 January 2018, in a 3–2 home defeat of Lorca FC for the Segunda División championship.

On 4 July 2018, free agent Matos signed a three-year contract with Cádiz CF in the second division. Roughly one year later, he extended his contract until 2022 and was loaned to Eredivisie side FC Twente for one year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matos, sensación canterana de la pretemporada: «Es la mejor experiencia de mi vida»" [Matos, the youth setup's sensation of the season: "It is the best experience of my life"] (in Spanish). ABC. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Fin a la buena racha del filial en La Roda (2–0)" [The end of the reserves' good run in La Roda (2–0)] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Felipe 'Salvador' Caicedo" [Felipe 'Savior' Caicedo] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Matos se marcha cedido al Twente de Holanda" [Matos moves out on loan to Twente from the Netherlands] (in Spanish). Cádiz CF. 11 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.

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