Mario Gaspar Pérez

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Mario in training with Villarreal
Personal information
Full name Mario Gaspar Pérez Martínez
Date of birth (1990-11-24) 24 November 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Novelda, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Villarreal C 15 (1)
2008–2011 Villarreal B 81 (0)
2010– Villarreal 148 (6)
National team
2008–2009 Spain U19 13 (2)
2009 Spain U20 1 (0)
2011 Spain U21 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2015.

† Appearances (goals)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pérez and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.

Mario Gaspar Pérez Martínez (born 24 November 1990), known simply as Mario, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Villarreal CF as a right back.

Football career[edit]

Born in Novelda, Alicante, Valencian Community, Mario played youth football for Villarreal CF. On 15 March 2009, aged just 18, he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, in a game against Atlético Madrid: he replaced Giuseppe Rossi with roughly 25 minutes to play, with the score at 2–1, but the Yellow Submarine eventually lost 2–3 away.[1]

Mario spent the entire 2009–10 season with the reserves, starting in all 31 games he appeared in as the team easily retained its newly found Segunda División status. He was definitely promoted to the main squad midway through the following campaign, following Ángel López's severe knee injury, being also propelled to the starting XI.

On 16 January 2011, in his first start, Mario played the full 90 minutes in a 4–2 home win against CA Osasuna.[2]


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