Víctor Vázquez Solsona

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Not to be confused with Víctor Vázquez Rosales.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vázquez and the second or maternal family name is Solsona.
Víctor Vázquez
Personal information
Full name Víctor Vázquez Solsona
Date of birth (1987-01-20) 20 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 7
Youth career
1993–1996 Martinenc
1996–1998 Damm
1998–2005 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Barcelona C 29 (7)
2006–2011 Barcelona B 118 (12)
2008–2010 Barcelona 1 (0)
2011–2015 Club Brugge 121 (15)
2016 Cruz Azul 23 (1)
2017– Toronto FC 5 (1)
National team
2002 Spain U16 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 8, 2017.

Víctor Vázquez Solsona (born 20 January 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Canadian club Toronto FC.

Football career[edit]

Barcelona[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Vázquez joined the youth system of FC Barcelona at the age of 11. He progressed through its ranks,[1] making his debut for the first team on 12 April 2008 after coming on as a substitute for Santiago Ezquerro in the final 15 minutes in a 2–2 La Liga away draw against Recreativo de Huelva.[2] Pep Guardiola called him for the team's pre-season in the following campaign, where he appeared in three official games, but none in the domestic league.

On 9 December 2008, Vázquez started and finished in the 2–3 home loss against FC Shakhtar Donetsk, in the last UEFA Champions League group stage match, but was again mainly registered with the B-team. On 8 February of the following year he suffered a serious knee injury in a game for the reserves, going on to miss the remainder of the season in Segunda División B.

Due to the lengthy calendar in 2009–10, many first-team players were given breaks towards the end of the year. Thus, on 29 December 2009, four Barça B players were called by Guardiola: Thiago Alcântara, Gai Assulin, Jonathan dos Santos and Vázquez.[3] All returned to the B-side the following month.

On 7 December 2010, after coming from the bench for fellow youth graduate Jeffrén Suárez, who suffered an early injury, Vázquez scored his first goal for Barcelona's first team, contributing to a 2–0 home win against FC Rubin Kazan for the Champions League group stage, as the Blaugrana had already secured the first place in their group.[4]

Club Brugge[edit]

In late April 2011, after 14 years with the same club (including youth years), Vázquez agreed to join Club Brugge KV,[5] and a three-year contract was signed the following month.[6][7] In March 2013 he extended his link until 2016, being considered a key player and essential to the further development of the squad according to sporting director Arnar Grétarsson.[8]

At the end of the 2014–15 season, after again being first-choice as his team won the regular season in the Belgian Pro League, eventually finishing second, Vázquez was voted the Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year.[9]

Cruz Azul[edit]

On 30 December 2015, Cruz Azul signed Vázquez to a three-year contract for $1.5 million.[10]

Toronto FC[edit]

On 20 February 2017, Canadian club Toronto FC announced the signing of Vázquez.[11] He scored his first goal for the club on 18 March, in a 2–0 away win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.[12]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 18 March 2017[13]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[14] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona C 2005–06 29 7 - - - - - - 29 7
Total 29 7 - - - - - - 29 7
Barcelona B 2006–07 29 1 - - - - - - 29 1
2007–08 27 9 - - - - - - 27 9
2008–09 19 0 - - - - - - 19 0
2009–10 18 1 - - - - - - 18 1
2010–11 25 1 - - - - - - 25 1
Total 118 12 - - - - - - 118 12
Barcelona 2007–08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Total 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Club Brugge 2011–12 35 6 1 0 11 1 - - 47 7
2012–13 28 3 1 0 5 1 - - 34 4
2013–14 20 2 1 0 1 0 - - 22 2
2014–15 24 4 4 2 12 5 - - 37 11
2015–16 14 0 1 0 8 1 - - 23 1
Total 121 15 7 2 37 7 - - 165 25
Cruz Azul 2015–16 23 1 - - - - - - 23 1
Toronto FC 2017 3 1 0 0 0 0 - - 3 1
Career totals 295 36 7 2 39 8 0 0 341 47

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barcelona[13]
Club Brugge[13]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Debe ser el número 23" [Must be number 23] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Recreativo Huelva 2–2 Barcelona". ESPN Soccernet. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "El Barça sube a 4 del filial" [Barça promote 4 from reserves]. Sport (in Spanish). 29 December 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Rubin blown away by Barcelona young guns". UEFA.com. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Victor Vazquez in Brugge, maar nog niet voor handtekening" [Victor Vazques in Bruges, but not yet for signature]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 30 April 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brujas: oficial la llegada de Víctor Vázquez" [Club Brugge: arrival of Víctor Vázquez official] (in Spanish). esFutbol. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "El presidente del Brujas confirma el fichaje de Víctor Vázquez" [Club Brugge president confirms signing of Víctor Vázquez]. Sport (in Spanish). 10 May 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Victor Vazquez verlengt contract bij Club Brugge" [Victor Vazques extends contract at Club Brugge]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 21 March 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Victor Vázquez is the players' Player of the year.". De Redactie. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Víctor Vázquez, exjugador de Barcelona, será contratación de Cruz Azul" [Víctor Vázquez, former Barcelona player, will be a Cruz Azul signing] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Toronto FC announce signing of Victor Vazquez". Toronto FC. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Goals from Vasquez, Altidore lift TFC over 10-man Vancouver 2-0". cp24.com. 18 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c "Víctor Vázquez". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  14. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.

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