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Place of birth  Valencia, Spain
Name  Javi Navarro
Playing position  Defender
1994–2000  Valencia
Weight  75 kg

1993–2000  Valencia B
Height  1.82 m
Years  Team
Role  Footballer
Date joined  2001
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Full name  Francisco Javier Vicente Navarro
Date of birth  (1974-02-06) 6 February 1974 (age 41)

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Francisco Javier "Javi" Vicente Navarro (born 6 February 1974) is a Spanish retired footballer.

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During his professional career the tough central defender represented mainly Valencia and Sevilla, achieving great team success with the latter – five major titles, including two UEFA Cups.

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Over the course of 15 seasons, greatly hindered by injuries, he amassed La Liga totals of 224 games and three goals.

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Club career

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A product of hometown Valencia CF's youth system, Valencia-born Navarro made his first-team debuts during the 1993–94 season (four La Liga games) and, after a loan stint with CD Logroñés, also in the top flight, returned for 1995–96, playing in 19 matches as Valencia finished runner-up. He suffered a serious knee injury the following year, being out of action for almost three years and moving to neighbours Elche CF in 2000–01 upon his recovery.

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After that single campaign in the second division, Navarro signed in July 2001 with Sevilla FC, where he proceeded to form a dreaded centre-back partnership with Pablo Alfaro for the next five years. On 20 March 2005 he brutally impacted with his elbow on RCD Mallorca's Juan Arango, leaving the Venezuelan unconscious on the pitch.

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After being one of Sevilla's most important players throughout the team's conquests from 2005 to 2007 (two UEFA Cups, one UEFA Super Cup and one Spanish Cup), Navarro was sidelined for two years with another severe knee injury, eventually retiring from the game at the end of the 2008–09 season, aged 35.

In late June 2010, Navarro returned to Sevilla, being named manager Antonio Álvarez's assistant.

International career

At the age of 32 years and nine months, Navarro earned his first cap for Spain in a friendly 0–1 loss against Romania on 15 November 2006 in Cádiz, becoming the third-oldest debutant for the national team after former Real Madrid's Ferenc Puskás (34) and Vicente Engonga (32 and 11 months).

Previously, he appeared with the nation at the 1996 Summer Olympics, reaching the quarter-finals.

Club

Sevilla
  • Copa del Rey: 2006–07
  • UEFA Cup: 2005–06, 2006–07
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2006
  • International

    Spain U-21
  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship: Runner-up 1996
  • References

    Javi Navarro Wikipedia


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