Juanpe (footballer, born 1991)

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Personal information
Full name Juan Pedro Ramírez López
Date of birth (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
2005–2008 Las Palmas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Las Palmas B 43 (2)
2009–2013 Las Palmas 32 (1)
2013–2014 Racing Santander 30 (4)
2014–2016 Granada 0 (0)
2014–2015 Racing Santander (loan) 36 (2)
2015–2016 Valladolid (loan) 33 (0)
2016– Girona 59 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2018

Juan Pedro Ramírez López (Spanish pronunciation: [xwam ˈpeðɾo raˈmiɾeθ ˈlopeθ];[a] born 30 April 1991), known as Juanpe [ˈxwampe], is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Girona FC as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Juanpe graduated with UD Las Palmas' youth setup. He made his debuts as a senior with the reserves in 2008, in Tercera División.

On 13 June 2009, Juanpe played his first match as a professional, coming on as a late substitute in a 0–0 home draw against Rayo Vallecano for the Segunda División championship.[1] After a full season with the B-side, he was definitely promoted to the first team on 22 June 2010.[2]

Juanpe scored his first professional goal on 21 January 2012, netting a last-minute header in a 1–1 draw at CE Sabadell FC.[3] On 2 September of the following year he cut ties with the club,[4] and moved to Racing de Santander in Segunda División B two days later.[5]

After achieving promotion to the second level, Juanpe signed a three-year contract with Granada CF on 12 June 2014, being initially assigned to the reserves in the third division.[6] On 28 August he returned to Racing, penning a one-year loan deal.[7]

On 21 July 2015, Juanpe agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Andalusians, being also loaned to Real Valladolid in a season-long move.[8] On 7 July of the following year, he signed a three-year permanent deal with Girona FC also in the second tier.[9]

Juanpe contributed with 34 appearances during the season, helping the side promote to La Liga for the first time ever. He made his debut in the competition on 26 August 2017, coming on as a late substitute for Borja García in a 1–0 home win against Málaga CF.[10]


  1. ^ In isolation, Juan is pronounced [xwan].


  1. ^ "Las Palmas firma la salvación en un pésimo partido" [Las Palmas seal salvation in a dreadful match]. Marca (in Spanish). 13 June 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Juanpe, Vitolo, Vicente Gómez y Jonathan Viera se incorporan al primer equipo" [Juanpe, Vitolo, Vicente Gómez and Jonathan Viera are added to the first team]. Marca (in Spanish). 22 June 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "La UD rescata un punto en el tiempo añadido" [UD rescue a point in stoppage time]. Marca (in Spanish). 21 January 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Juanpe rescinde contrato con la UD Las Palmas" [Juanpe terminates contract with UD Las Palmas] (in Spanish). UD Las Palmas. 3 September 2013. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Juanpe, Nieto, Ayina y Sergio Pérez, nuevos fichajes del Racing" [Juanpe, Nieto, Ayina and Sergio Pérez, new signings of Racing] (in Spanish). Racing Santander. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "El central Juanpe, procedente del Racing, refuerzo de lujo para el filial" [Stopper Juanpe, from Racing, deluxe addition to the reserves] (in Spanish). Granada CF. 12 June 2014. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Juanpe y Álvaro García, cedidos por el Granada CF hasta el 30 de junio de 2015" [Juanpe and Álvaro García, loaned by Granada CF until 30 June 2015] (in Spanish). Racing Santander. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Juanpe Ramírez, renovado y cedido" [Juanpe Ramírez, renewed and loaned] (in Spanish). Granada CF. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "El Girona FC incorpora el defensa central Juanpe" [Girona FC add central defender Juanpe] (in Catalan). Girona FC. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Alcalá derriba la puerta del Málaga y el Girona hace historia" [Alcalá breaks down door of Málaga and Girona make history]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 26 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 

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