Juande

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Juande
Personal information
Full name Juan de Dios Prados López
Date of birth (1986-08-12) 12 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Alicante, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
UCAM Murcia
(on loan from Spezia)
Number 22
Youth career
Betis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Betis B
2007–2011 Betis 69 (3)
2011 Granada (loan) 17 (0)
2011–2012 Westerlo 15 (1)
2012–2014 Ponferradina 76 (0)
2014– Spezia 50 (0)
2016– UCAM Murcia (loan) 30 (0)
National team
2007 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.

Juan de Dios Prados López (born 12 August 1986), known as Juande, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for UCAM Murcia CF on loan from Italian club Spezia Calcio as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Alicante, Valencian Community, and brought up in Real Betis' youth system, Juande was raised in Motril, Granada since he was a child, and he made his debut for the first team on 6 December 2005 in a UEFA Champions League game against R.S.C. Anderlecht, being replaced by Marcos Assunção in the 71st minute of a 0–1 home loss as the race for the UEFA Cup position was already decided in favour of the former.[1]

Juande would only play in La Liga in the following season, his debut coming on 17 February 2007 as he started and was booked in a 0–0 draw at Real Madrid. At this time he was still registered for the club's B-side,[2] but would appear in 22 matches in the 2007–08 campaign, scoring his first goal on 19 April 2008 in a 3–1 win against Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón Stadium.[3]

On 5 November 2007, it was speculated that English Premier League team Liverpool would make a 8 million purchase of Juande, replacing Mohamed Sissoko,[4] but the deal never materialised. He appeared in only nine games in 2008–09 as Betis were relegated to Segunda División after eight years, adding 19 (with two goals) in the following season, with the Andalusians failing to regain its lost status.

In the last days of the 2011 January transfer window, Juande was loaned to Betis neighbours Granada CF, joining his local club until the end of the second division campaign.[5] He totalled 29 appearances for the two clubs combined, with both finally attaining promotion.

On 16 July 2014, after two years in the second level with SD Ponferradina where he was first-choice, Juande joined Serie B club Spezia Calcio.[6] On 26 August 2016 he returned to his homeland, signing a one-year loan deal with UCAM Murcia CF.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Betis 0–1 Anderlecht; UEFA.com, 6 December 2005
  2. ^ Isidoro y Juande serán titulares en el Bernabéu (Isidoro and Juande will start at the Bernabéu); El Desmarque, 17 January 2007 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Atlético Madrid 1–3 Real Betis; ESPN Soccernet, 19 April 2008
  4. ^ Sunday's gossip column; BBC Sport, 4 November 2007
  5. ^ Juande, cedido al Granada (Juande, loaned to Granada); Diario de Sevilla, 28 January 2011 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Ufficiale: Spezia, preso Juande (Official: Spezia, Juande signed); Tutto Mercato Web, 16 July 2014 (in Italian)
  7. ^ Juande se incorpora al UCAM Murcia (Juande joins UCAM Murcia); UCAM Murcia, 26 August 2016 (in Spanish)

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