Javi fuego

Javi Fuego
Personal information
Full nameJavier Fuego Martínez
Date of birth (1984-01-04) 4 January 1984 (age 30)
Place of birthPola de Siero, Spain
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing positionDefensive midfielder
Club information
Current clubValencia
Number15
Youth career
Romanón
Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2001–2003Sporting B
2002–2007Sporting Gijón114(4)
2007–2008Levante24(1)
2008–2010Recreativo67(6)
2010–2013Rayo Vallecano104(1)
2013–Valencia10(0)
National team
2002–2003Spain U194(0)
2003Spain U201(0)
2006Spain U211(0)
2005Spain U235(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Fuego and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.

Javier "Javi" Fuego Martínez (born 4 January 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF in La Liga, as a defensive midfielder.

Football career

Fuego was born in Pola de Siero, Asturias. He started playing professional football for Sporting de Gijón, representing the local side during six second division seasons and being first-choice from 2004 to 2007.

In 2007–08 Fuego joined La Liga strugglers Levante UD, but was one of many players to leave the squad upon relegation and serious financial problems. In August 2008 he signed a three-year deal (140.000) with Andalusia's Recreativo de Huelva,[1] appearing regularly as a starter during two years but being relegated from the top flight in his first year.

For the 2010–11 campaign Fuego joined second division's Rayo Vallecano, quickly establishing himself as first-choice for the Madrid club and helping it to a second-place finish and subsequent top level promotion. During his subsequent two-year spell in the top level he rarely missed a game, helping his team consecutively retain its division status.[2][3][4]

In January 2013, months before the season was over, it was announced that Fuego would not renew his expiring contract with Rayo, agreeing to a three-year contract with fellow league club Valencia CF as of 1 July.[5] He made his official debut for his new team on 17 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 home win against Málaga CF.[6]

Honours

Spain U23

References

External links

  • Rayo Vallecano official profile (Spanish)
  • BDFutbol profile
  • Futbolme profile (Spanish)
  • Transfermarkt profile
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