Julio Pleguezuelo

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Julio Pleguezuelo
Julio Pleguezuelo 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name Julio José Pleguezuelo Selva[1]
Date of birth (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Palma, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 53
Youth career
2003–2004 Atlético Baleares
2004–2010 Espanyol
2010–2011 Atlético Madrid
2011–2013 Barcelona
2013–2016 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Arsenal 0 (0)
2016–2017Mallorca (loan) 15 (0)
2018Gimnàstic (loan) 10 (0)
National team
Spain U16
2014 Spain U17 4 (0)
2014 Spain U18 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:59, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Julio José Pleguezuelo Selva (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxuljo xoˈse pleɣeˈθwelo ˈselβa], born 26 January 1997) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal. Pleguezuelo mainly plays as a centre back but can also feature as both a right back and a defensive midfielder.[3][4][5]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Pleguezuelo whilst with Barca

Pleguezuelo was born in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands. In 2004, he joined RCD Espanyol's youth setup, after starting it out at CD Atlético Baleares.[6]

In 2010 Pleguezuelo moved to Atlético Madrid.[7] The following year, however, he signed for FC Barcelona, being linked to Premier League sides Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur during his spell at the latter.[8]

Arsenal[edit]

In July 2013, shortly after turning 16, Pleguezuelo moved abroad and signed for Arsenal.[9] On 11 April of the following year, after becoming a key unit at the club's under-18 squad, he signed his first professional contract.[10][11]

Pleguezuelo established himself as the captain of the under-21 side during the 2015–16 campaign.[12] He went on to lead Arsenal to victory in the 2016 U21 Premier League 2 play-off final which was won by 3 goals to 1 over Aston Villa.[13]

Pleguezuelo made his senior Arsenal debut against Blackpool in EFL Cup on 31 October 2018.[14]

Mallorca (loan)[edit]

On 5 August 2016, Pleguezuelo was loaned to Segunda División side RCD Mallorca, for one year.[15] He made his professional debut on 7 September, starting in a 1–0 Copa del Rey home win against CF Reus Deportiu.[16]

On 9 October 2016, Pleguezuelo made his debut in the second tier, playing the last nine minutes in a 3–0 home win against SD Huesca.[17] After 15 matches and a subsequent relegation, he returned to his parent club.

Gimnàstic (loan)[edit]

On 31 January 2018, Pleguezuelo was loaned to Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the second division until the end of the season.[18]

Honours[edit]

Arsenal

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 10 June 2017.
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2016–17[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mallorca (loan) 2016–17[19] Segunda División 15 0 2 0 17 0
Career total 15 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Pleguezuelo: Julio José Pleguezuelo Selva: Player". BDFutbol. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Get to know: Julio Pleguezuelo". YouTube.com.
  4. ^ "Julio Pleguezuelo: Feature". Arsenal.com.
  5. ^ "Julio Pleguezuelo". Eurosport.com.
  6. ^ "Aterrizaje fallido de Pleguezuelo" (in Spanish). Diario de Mallorca. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Arsenal's Barcelona 'signing' - check him out here!". Talksport. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Nou signing? Arsenal ponder fresh raid on Barcelona's youth academy for Prem wannabe defender". Daily Mirror. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  9. ^ "'It is my type of football here'". Arsenal F.C. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Pleguezuelo signs professional contract". Arsenal F.C. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Transfer news: Arsenal's Julio Pleguezuelo has signed professional terms". Sky Sports. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Arsenal U21 captain Julio Pleguezuelo after first-team role this season ahead of summer loan move". International Business Times. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Arsenal U21s earn promotion to Division One with win over Aston Villa". Express.co.uk.
  14. ^ "Arsenal youngster Pleguezuelo targets Tottenham start after impressing". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  15. ^ "Julio Pleguezuelo joins Mallorca on loan". Arsenal F.C. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Brandon Thomas acaba con la maldición copera" [Brandon Thomas ends the cup curse] (in Spanish). Marca. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Cuando más falta hacía... apareció Brandon" [When there was the greatest need... Brandon showed up]. Marca. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Pleguezuelo loaned to Gimnastic de Tarragona". Arsenal FC. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  19. ^ a b c d Julio Pleguezuelo at Soccerway

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