Xavi Molina

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Xavi Molina
Personal information
Full name Francesc Xavier Molina Arias
Date of birth (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth La Canonja, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1994–1998 Canonja
1998–2005 Reus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Reus 42 (1)
2005–2006 Rapitenca (loan)
2007–2008 Rapitenca (loan) 30 (1)
2009–2012 Alcoyano 57 (0)
2012–2013 Atlético Baleares 36 (4)
2013–2018 Gimnàstic 167 (9)
2018– Eupen 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2018

Francesc Xavier 'Xavi' Molina Arias (born 19 July 1986) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Belgian club K.A.S. Eupen as a central defender or a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in La Canonja, Tarragona, Catalonia, Molina graduated from local CF Reus Deportiu's youth setup, but made his senior debuts while on loan at UE Rapitenca, in Tercera División. After being sparingly used in his return he rejoined the latter club for the 2007–08 season, where he excelled.

Molina was an undisputed starter for Reus in the following campaign, appearing in 30 matches and scoring once as the team missed out promotion in the play-offs. In the 2009 summer he signed for CD Alcoyano, in Segunda División B.

After being a regular in his first year at Alcoy, Molina missed most of his second (which ended in promotion) due to injury. On 17 December 2011 he played his first match as a professional, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2–3 away loss against Real Murcia for the Segunda División championship.[1]

On 31 July 2012, Molina moved to CD Atlético Baleares in the third division.[2] On 13 July of the following year, he joined fellow league side Gimnàstic de Tarragona.[3]

On 7 June 2018, Molina moved abroad for the first time in his career after signing for K.A.S. Eupen.[4]


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