Juan Carlos Castilla

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Juan Carlos Castilla
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Castilla Gómez
Date of birth (1978-06-10) 10 June 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Huelva, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Recreativo 0 (0)
2001–2002 Linense 27 (0)
2002–2004 Jerez 44 (0)
2004–2006 Gramenet 64 (0)
2006–2008 Lleida 47 (0)
2008–2010 Cartagena 8 (0)
2010–2011 Palencia 37 (0)
2011–2013 Logroñés 49 (0)
Total 276 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castilla and the second or maternal family name is Gómez.

Juan Carlos Castilla Gómez (born 10 June 1978) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Huelva, Andalusia, Castilla made his senior debuts with local Recreativo de Huelva, but never had any chance to establish there – during 1999–2000's second division he was only third-choice, and made no appearances in the league whatsoever during his spell. Subsequently, he moved to the third level with Real Balompédica Linense, then spent a further two years in the category with Jerez CF.

Castilla joined UDA Gramenet still in division three in the 2004 summer, appearing in a total of 66 league matches including the unsuccessful play-off promotion. Afterwards, he signed with UE Lleida also in Catalonia and in the third division, where he also started most of the time.

In the 2008–09 season, Castilla started representing FC Cartagena, featuring sporadically in an eventual return of the club to the second level. In July 2010, after only playing twice during the campaign for the fifth-placed team – his league debut as a professional coming on 5 December 2009 in a 1–2 away loss against CD Numancia[1]– he signed with division three's CF Palencia.

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