Kiko Femenía

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Kiko Femenía
Kiko Femenia.jpg
Kiko playing for Hércules in 2011
Personal information
Full name Francisco Femenía Far
Date of birth (1991-02-02) 2 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Sanet y Negrals, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Watford
Number 21
Youth career
2000–2001 Beniarbeig
2001–2004 FB Dénia
2004–2008 Hércules
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Hércules B 10 (0)
2008–2011 Hércules 71 (4)
2011–2013 Barcelona B 62 (6)
2013–2014 Real Madrid B 5 (0)
2015 Alcorcón 17 (0)
2015–2017 Alavés 69 (5)
2017– Watford 15 (0)
National team
2009 Spain U18 2 (1)
2009–2010 Spain U19 6 (0)
2011 Spain U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2018.

Francisco Femenía Far (born 2 February 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right back for Premier League club Watford.

Club career[edit]

Hércules[edit]

Born in Sanet y Negrals, Alicante, Valencian Community, Femenía was a product of Hércules CF's youth ranks. He made his first-team debut on 15 June 2008 at just 17, appearing in a Segunda División match at Cádiz CF, a 1–1 draw which eventually certified the Andalusians' relegation even though they protested against the illegal fielding of an opposing player, specifically the youngster.[1]

During the 2008–09 season, Femenía played another game with the main squad, again in the last round but against UD Salamanca (5–1 away win). In the subsequent off-season, he signed his first professional contract after penning a five-year link[2] and, in the following campaign, still only 18, he would be a much more important midfield unit, being the first substitute for veteran Francisco Rufete and appearing in nearly 1,000 minutes in the league to help the club return to La Liga after an absence of 13 years.

On 28 August 2010, Femenía made his debut in the top division, replacing Abel Aguilar in the second half of the home fixture against Athletic Bilbao: after only a few minutes on the pitch, however, and a couple of poor decisions, he suffered an anxiety attack from which he later fully recovered, although the Basques eventually won it 1–0.[3]

Barcelona[edit]

Femenía joined FC Barcelona B on 6 July 2011, for 2 million plus €1.5 million in add-ons.[4] He scored his first official goal for his new team on 4 September, opening the score in a 4–0 away win against FC Cartagena.[5]

Femenía netted five times in 30 games – 23 starts – in his first season, helping the Catalans to the eighth position.

Real Madrid[edit]

In late August 2013, Femenía was released by Barcelona, stating that he had been "ruined emotionally".[6] Just hours later, he signed for Real Madrid, being assigned to the reserves in the second level.[7]

Femenía appeared in only five matches during the whole campaign, which ended in relegation, and left the club in December 2014.

Alcorcón[edit]

On 7 January 2015, Femenía signed a six-month deal with AD Alcorcón also in the second tier.[8] He totalled 996 minutes of action during the season, helping his team finish 11th.

Alavés[edit]

On 2 July 2015, Femenía moved to fellow league side Deportivo Alavés after agreeing to a one-year contract.[9] He contributed with 38 appearances and five goals in his debut campaign as they returned to the top flight after ten years, and was eventually reconverted into a right back.[10][11]

Femenía left the club on 6 June 2017, as his contract was due to expire.[12]

Watford[edit]

On 1 July 2017, Femenía signed for Watford after agreeing to a four-year deal with the English side.[13]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 October 2017[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hércules B 2007–08 Regional Preferente 1 0 1 0
2008–09 9 0 9 0
Total 10 0 10 0
Hércules 2007–08 Segunda División 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 35 3 5 0 40 3
2010–11 La Liga 34 1 1 0 35 1
Total 71 4 6 0 77 4
Barcelona B 2011–12 Segunda División 30 5 30 5
2012–13 32 1 32 1
Total 62 6 62 6
Real Madrid B 2013–14 Segunda División 5 0 5 0
Alcorcón 2014–15 Segunda División 17 0 0 0 17 0
Alavés 2015–16 Segunda División 38 5 2 0 40 5
2016–17 La Liga 31 0 6 0 37 0
Total 69 5 8 0 77 5
Watford 2017–18 Premier League 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Career totals 243 15 14 0 0 0 257 15

Honours[edit]

Alavés

References[edit]

  1. ^ Confirmado el descenso del Cádiz a Segunda B (Cádiz's relegation to Segunda B confirmed); Sport, 4 July 2008 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Kiko firmará un contrato profesional por cinco temporadas con el Hércules (Kiko will sign five-year professional contract with Hércules); La Verdad, August 2009 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Kiko Femenía derrota a la anxiedad (Kiko Femenía defeats anxiety); El Hércules, 31 August 2010 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Kiko Femenía se incorpora al Barça B (Kiko Femenía joins Barça B); FC Barcelona, 6 July 2011 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Exhibición del filial en Cartagena (0–4) (B-team power display in Cartagena (0–4)); FC Barcelona, 4 September 2011 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Madrid-bound Femenia slams Barcelona; ESPN FC, 29 August 2013
  7. ^ Kiko Femenia, new Castilla player; Real Madrid C.F, 28 August 2013
  8. ^ Kiko Femenía, nuevo futbolista de la A.D. Alcorcón (Kiko Femenía, new footballer of A.D. Alcorcón); AD Alcorcón, 7 January 2015 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ El Deportivo Alavés cierra el fichaje de Kiko Femenía (Deportivo Alavés complete the signing of Kiko Femenía); Deportivo Alavés, 2 July 2015 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ El Alavés vuelve a Primera (Alavés return to Primera); El País, 29 May 2016 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Deportivo Alavés 2016/2017: Kiko Femenía (2016/2017 Deportivo Alavés: Kiko Femenía); Vavel, 18 August 2016 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Gracias Kiko por estas 2 temporadas Gloriosas (Thanks Kiko for these 2 Glorious seasons); Deportivo Alavés, 6 June 2017 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Official: Femenía Joins Hornets; Watford FC, 1 July 2017
  14. ^ "Kiko Femenía". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 

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