Vicente Iborra

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Vicente Iborra
Vicent Iborra.jpg
Iborra as a Levante player in 2013
Personal information
Full name Vicente Iborra de la Fuente
Date of birth (1988-01-16) 16 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Moncada, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sevilla
Number 8
Youth career
Levante
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Levante B 17 (4)
2008–2013 Levante 165 (8)
2013– Sevilla 110 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Iborra and the second or maternal family name is De la Fuente.

Vicente Iborra de la Fuente (born 16 January 1988) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sevilla FC as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Levante[edit]

Born in Moncada, Valencian Community, Iborra was a product of Levante UD's youth system. He made his first-team debuts during the 2007–08 season, as the club's severe financial problems prompted the exit of several players. After appearing in a Copa del Rey match against Getafe CF on 9 January 2008,[1] he played in La Liga against Real Madrid four days later (0–2 home loss).[2]

On 30 March 2008, Iborra scored his first Levante goal, a last-minute effort in a 1–2 loss at UD Almería.[3] In the 2009–10 campaign, as the side returned to the top flight after a two-year absence,[4] he was one of the team's most used players — 36 games, 2,640 minutes — netting once.

Sevilla[edit]

Iborra joined fellow league club Sevilla FC on 16 August 2013, after agreeing to a five-year contract.[5] He finished his debut season with 41 games and four goals all competitions comprised, including 12/1 in the UEFA Europa League which his team won.

In 2014–15, Iborra was often deployed in a more attacking midfield role by manager Unai Emery, and responded by scoring nine goals overall.[6] On 24 September 2016 he filled in as the goalkeeper for the final two minutes away to Athletic Bilbao when Salvatore Sirigu was sent off, conceding a penalty from Aritz Aduriz in a 1–3 loss.[7]

Sevilla agreed a £7million fee for Iborra from Sunderland, but called it off on 30 August 2016 as the summer transfer window came to a close.[8] Under new coach Jorge Sampaoli he started the new season as a reserve[9] but, on 11 December, after having replaced the injured Nicolás Pareja at half-time of the away fixture against Celta de Vigo, he netted a hat-trick which included a late penalty in a 3–0 win.[10]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 25 February 2017[11]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Levante 2007–08 14 1 2 0 16 1
2008–09 31 2 1 0 32 2
2009–10 36 1 36 1
2010–11 16 0 16 0
2011–12 33 0 6 1 39 1
2012–13 35 4 2 1 12 2 49 7
Total 165 8 11 2 12 2 188 12
Sevilla 2013–14 27 3 2 0 12 1 41 4
2014–15 26 7 4 0 11 2 41 9
2015–16 29 7 7 1 10 1 1 0 47 9
2016–17 19 6 4 1 5 0 2 0 30 7
Total 101 23 17 2 38 4 3 0 159 29
Career Total 266 31 28 4 50 6 3 0 347 41

Honours[edit]

Sevilla

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Getafe sentencia la eliminatoria ante un pobre Levante" [Getafe sentences tie against poor Levante]. Marca (in Spanish). 9 January 2008. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Levante 0–2 Real Madrid; ESPN Soccernet, 13 January 2008
  3. ^ Almeria 2–1 Levante; ESPN Soccernet, 30 March 2008
  4. ^ "El Levante celebra el centenario con un ascenso" [Levante celebrates century with a promotion]. Marca (in Spanish). 13 June 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Iborra, al Sevilla cinco temporadas" [Iborra, five seasons to Sevilla]. Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). 16 August 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Camaleón Iborra" [Chameleon Iborra]. Marca (in Spanish). 19 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Athletic Bilbao 3–1 Sevilla". BBC Sport. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sevilla call-off Sunderland's £7.7m deal for Vicente Iborra – Sky sources". Sky Sports. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "El capítulo de las salidas mantiene el foco en Iborra" [Departures chapter keeps focus on Iborra]. Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). 26 August 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Iborra destroza al Celta en 45 minutos" [Iborra destroys Celta in 45 minutes]. Marca (in Spanish). 11 December 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Iborra". Soccerway. 17 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA.com. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Keegan, Mike (27 May 2015). "Dnipro 2–3 Sevilla: Carlos Bacca scores twice as La Liga side survive scare to retain Europa League crown and earn Champions League spot with dramatic win in Warsaw". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 

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