Juan Carlos (footballer, born 1990)

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Juan Carlos
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Juan Carlos presented at Zaragoza
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Pérez López
Date of birth (1990-03-30) 30 March 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Left back
Club information
Current team
Málaga (on loan from Braga)
Number 7
Youth career
1996–2007 EFMO Boadilla
2007–2008 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Real Madrid C
2009–2011 Real Madrid B 64 (14)
2010–2011 Real Madrid 1 (0)
2011– Braga 0 (0)
2011–2012 Zaragoza (loan) 24 (3)
2012–2014 Betis (loan) 45 (0)
2014–2015 Granada (loan) 21 (0)
2015– Málaga (loan) 38 (2)
National team
2011 Spain U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pérez and the second or maternal family name is López.

Juan Carlos Pérez López (born 30 March 1990), known as Juan Carlos or Juankar, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Málaga CF on loan from Portuguese club S.C. Braga mainly as a left winger but also as a left back.

He is known as El Galgo de Boadilla (Greyhound of Boadilla) for his runs and speed.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Juan Carlos started his football career at the EFMO Boadilla academy, playing there 11 years from the age of six. In 2007, Real Madrid signed him to their youth team.[2]

After two years, Juan Carlos was promoted to Real Madrid Castilla, going on to appear in two full Segunda División B seasons with the team. His first goal with the reserves came on 8 November 2009, in a 4–2 home win against Gimnástica de Torrelavega;[3] on 28 September 2010 he was called up for a UEFA Champions League group stage match against AJ Auxerre, but eventually did not leave the bench in the 1–0 away victory.[4]

On 3 October 2010, Juan Carlos finally made his first appearance for the Merengues' main squad, playing 11 minutes in place of Ángel di María in a 6–1 La Liga home win against Deportivo de La Coruña.[5][6] He added 32 games and three goals for the B-side, which eventually fell short in the promotion playoffs.

On 7 July 2011, Juan Carlos signed with fellow league club Real Zaragoza from third-party owner Quality Sports Investments, via S.C. Braga.[7] On 22 September, he came on as a second-half substitute in an away fixture against Real Betis with the score at 4–1 for the hosts, and scored two goals in two minutes which eventually amounted to nothing, as the Aragonese lost it 3–4.[8]

Juan Carlos was subsequently loaned to Betis,[9] Granada CF[10] and Málaga CF,[11] all in the top division.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2015[12]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B 2008–09 1 0 1 0
2009–10 29 11 29 11
2010–11 34 3 34 3
Total 64 14 64 14
Real Madrid 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Zaragoza 2011–12 24 3 2 0 26 3
Total 24 3 2 0 26 3
Betis 2012–13 25 0 1 0 26 0
2013–14 20 0 2 0 4 0 26 0
Total 45 0 3 0 4 0 52 0
Granada 2014–15 21 0 3 0 24 0
Total 21 0 3 0 24 0
Málaga 2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 154 17 8 0 4 0 166 17

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