Xisco Nadal

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Xisco Nadal
Xisco Nadal.jpg
Nadal on the ball for Levante in 2011
Personal information
Full name Francisco Sebastián Nadal Martorell
Date of birth (1986-06-27) 27 June 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Palma, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2001–2003 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Villarreal B
2003–2007 Villarreal 20 (3)
2004 Numancia (loan) 15 (1)
2005 Murcia (loan) 0 (0)
2006–2007 Hércules (loan) 16 (0)
2008 Granada 74 16 (1)
2008–2011 Levante 90 (5)
2011–2014 Alqueries
2014–2015 Vinaròs 13 (2)
2015– Segorbe
National team
2002–2003 Spain U17 13 (4)
2004 Spain U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2015.

Francisco Sebastián Nadal Martorell (born 27 June 1986), commonly known as Xisco Nadal, is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Segorbe mainly as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Nadal made his official debut for Villarreal CF against CA Osasuna, on 2 February 2003. On 15 June, playing at RCD Espanyol in a 2–2 draw, he became the youngest player ever to score in a La Liga match, aged 16 years, 11 months and 18 days;[1] he also appeared in four UEFA Cup and one Champions League games for the club.

However, Nadal was not used very often at Villarreal, and served Segunda División loans to CD Numancia and Real Murcia in the second halves of 2003–04 and 2004–05, respectively. He spent the entire 2006–07 season at Hércules CF in the same level,[2] and only amassed 31 league appearances between the three teams combined.

In January 2008, Nadal lost all ties to Villarreal and joined newly created side Granada 74 CF, in division two.[3] Upon their relegation he moved again, signing a two-year contract with Levante UD.

Although rarely a starter in 2009–10, Nadal contributed with two goals in 32 matches as the Valencians returned to the top division after a two-year absence. In the subsequent top flight campaign, in which he was used almost exclusively as a winger, he went scoreless in 25 games in an eventual escape from relegation; on 15 May 2011 he was sent off for a late challenge on Roberto Soldado in a 0–0 away draw against Valencia CF, which certified the team's permanence.[4]

On 11 September 2011, 25-year-old Nadal signed a short-term contract with Alqueries CF in the Valencian regional divisions.[5]

International career[edit]

Nadal was part of Spain's under-17 squad which finished as runner-up at the 2003 UEFA European Championship. In the same year he also played in the category's FIFA World Cup, with the nation losing in the final to Brazil.


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