José Luis Gayà

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gayà and the second or maternal family name is Peña.
José Luis Gayà
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Gayà playing for Valencia in 2015
Personal information
Full name José Luis Gayà Peña
Date of birth (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 (age 20)
Place of birth Pedreguer, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number 14
Youth career
2006–2012 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Valencia B 65 (3)
2012– Valencia 36 (1)
National team
2012 Spain U17 2 (1)
2013 Spain U18 2 (0)
2013–2014 Spain U19 11 (1)
2013 Spain U20 4 (0)
2014– Spain U21 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2014

José Luis Gayà Peña (born 25 May 1995) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Pedreguer, Alicante, Valencian Community, Gayà was a product of Valencia CF's youth system, where he started playing as a striker – scoring over 60 goals in one year – before switching to left back.[1] He made his senior debuts with the reserves at not yet 17, playing 21 minutes in a 1–0 away win against Andorra CF for the Segunda División B championship. It would be his only appearance of the season.

On 30 October 2012 Gayà appeared in his first official game with the main squad, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 win at UE Llagostera for the campaign's Copa del Rey.[2] He made his first appearance in the UEFA Europa League on 12 December of the following year, in a 1–1 group stage home draw against FC Kuban Krasnodar.[3]

Gayà played his first game in La Liga with the Che on 27 April 2014, starting and featuring the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 home loss against eventual champions Atlético Madrid.[4] On 3 August he scored the first goal in a 3–1 win over S.L. Benfica, in that year's Emirates Cup.[5]

Gayà was made a starter by new manager Nuno Espírito Santo in 2014–15. He scored his first goal as a professional and in the Spanish top flight on 25 September 2014, grabbing his team's second in a 3–0 home success against Córdoba CF.[6] His second came in the domestic cup on 7 January of the following year, helping to a 2–1 win over RCD Espanyol also at the Mestalla Stadium.[7]

On 8 May 2015 Gayà renewed his contract with the club, signing until 2020 with a 50 million clause.[8][9]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 25 May 2015[10]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valencia 2012–13 La Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2014–15 35 1 2 1 37 2
Total 36 1 3 1 3 0 42 2
Career totals 36 1 3 1 3 0 42 2

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