José Luis Moreno Barroso

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Joselu
Personal information
Full name José Luis Moreno Barroso
Date of birth (1991-03-03) 3 March 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Cartaya, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Lugo
Number 18
Youth career
San Sebastián Cepsa
Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Villarreal C ? (46)
2010–2012 Villarreal B 36 (12)
2011–2013 Villarreal 11 (0)
2012–2013 Córdoba (loan) 26 (3)
2013–2015 Recreativo 55 (10)
2015 Mallorca 19 (2)
2015– Lugo 38 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.

José Luis Moreno Barroso (born 3 March 1991), commonly known as Joselu, is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Lugo as a forward.

A youth proponent of Villarreal, where he played one La Liga season, he spent most of his career in Segunda División, in service of five clubs.

Football career[edit]

Villarreal[edit]

Born in Cartaya, Province of Huelva, Joselu came through the ranks of Villarreal CF, and made his senior debut for their third team. He first appeared at the professional level on 12 June 2010, in the reserves' penultimate game of the season, as a half-time substitute in a 0–1 away loss against CD Numancia;[1] he scored his first goal roughly one year later, opening a 1–2 defeat at Real Betis also for the Segunda División championship.[2]

The following campaign, Joselu netted 11 times in 29 matches, including a hat-trick on 30 September 2011 in a 3–2 home win over Gimnàstic de Tarragona.[3] The team was eventually relegated due to the descent of their parent club, and he made 16 competitive appearances for the latter – mostly from the bench – that year, including in the UEFA Champions League; his debut was a goalless La Liga away draw to Getafe CF, replacing Jonathan de Guzmán for the final four minutes.[4]

Later years[edit]

On 23 June 2012, Joselu was loaned to Córdoba CF for the upcoming campaign.[5] He remained in his native Andalusia and the second level a year later, signing a three-year deal with the option of a fourth at Recreativo de Huelva.[6]

In January 2015, with Recre in serious financial problems halfway through a season that would end with relegation, Joselu transferred to RCD Mallorca for a year and the option of a second.[7] He remained there only until August, when he was signed by fellow division two side CD Lugo.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Joselu's younger brother, Simón, was also a footballer and a forward. He too came through Villarreal's system.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Palacios se despide con victoria" [Palacios says goodbye with a win]. Marca (in Spanish). 12 June 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "El Betis remonta y consigue el título de campeón de Segunda" [Betis come from behind and get the Segunda title]. Marca (in Spanish). 4 June 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tres goles de Joselu llevan al Villarreal B al reencuentro con la victoria (3–2) ante el Nàstic" [Three goals from Joselu return Villarreal B to winning way (3–2) against Nàstic] (in Spanish). Sport Cartagena. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "0–0. Getafe y Villarreal empatan a nada" [0–0. Getafe and Villarreal draw to nothing]. El Periódico Mediterráneo (in Spanish). 15 October 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "El Villarreal cede Joselu al Córdoba" [Villarreal loan Joselu to Córdoba] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Joselu: "Espero que con mis goles podamos estar lo más arriba posible"" [Joselu: "I hope that with my goals we can get as high as possible"] (in Spanish). Huelva Buenas Noticias. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "El Mallorca anuncia el fichaje del exrecreativista Joselu" [Mallorca announce the signing of former Recreativo player Joselu]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 16 January 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Joselu refuerza el ataque lucense" [Joselu boosts Lugo's attack]. Marca (in Spanish). 28 August 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Moreno: Simón Moreno Barroso". BDFutbol. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 

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