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Javier Calleja

Full name  Javier Calleja Revilla
1996–1998  Real Madrid C
Weight  70 kg
Place of birth  Madrid, Spain
Name  Javier Calleja
Position  Midfielder
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Football player
Current team  Villarreal CF
Years  Team
Height  1.71 m

Javier Calleja Sonrisas con Carlos Dez en MBFWM y el artista Javier
Date of birth  (1978-05-12) 12 May 1978 (age 37)

Javier Calleja Revilla (born 12 May 1978) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a left midfielder, and the current manager of Villarreal CF B.

Javier Calleja Sonrisas con Carlos Dez en MBFWM y el artista Javier

He amassed La Liga totals of 192 games and nine goals over the course of one full decade, mainly with Villarreal (six seasons) and Osasuna (three). He also represented Málaga in the competition, in a professional career which lasted 16 years.

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Club career

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After growing unsuccessfully through the ranks of Real Madrid and making his professional debuts with lowly UD Almería, Madrid-born Calleja was bought by Villarreal CF, but spent some months with its feeder club CD Onda. He made his first-team debuts in the second division, playing nine games in the 1999–2000 campaign as the side returned to La Liga and contributing with one goal, in the 1–3 away loss against CA Osasuna.

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In his first three seasons in the category, Calleja was a very important member for the Yellow Submarine, scoring four goals in 35 matches in 2001–02. On 5 April 2003, he netted a penalty kick as a late substitute in a 2–0 home win over FC Barcelona, dedicating the goal to his mother who had died hours before; however, the emergence of Santi Cazorla and two consecutive serious knee injuries limited him to just 25 appearances the following three campaigns combined.

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In 2006–07, Calleja left Villarreal joining Málaga CF. He was an instant first-choice in Andalusia, appearing in 38 contests in his second season as the club returned to the top flight after a two-year hiatus.

After a serious injury to teammate Adriano Rossato, Calleja spent much of the following campaign playing as left back. On 12 June 2009, after his contract with Málaga expired, he moved to Osasuna in a 2+1 years deal.

Managerial statistics

As of 10 September 2017

Honours

  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2003, 2004
  • References

    Javier Calleja Wikipedia


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