|Place of birth Santander, Spain|
Name Javier Pinillos
Manages Racing de Santander
1988–1990 Racing B
Height 1.85 m
|Full name Francisco Javier Pinillos Fernandez|
Date of birth (1969-10-26) 26 October 1969 (age 46)
Team coached Racing de Santander (Manager, since 2015)
Similar People Paco Fernandez, Fabio Coltorti, Juan Carlos Unzue, Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga, Hector Cuper
[Wikipedia] Javier Pinillos
Francisco Javier 'Javi' Pinillos Fernández (born 26 October 1969) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Born in Santander, Cantabria, Pinillos graduated from local Racing de Santander's youth setup. In 1990, he made his debuts with the first team, appearing in seven games as they returned to Segunda División at the first attempt.
Pinillos played his first match as a professional on 15 December 1991, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Palamós CF for the second level championship. He added five appearances in the following campaign, as the club achieved another promotion.
Pinillos made his La Liga debut on 19 March 1994, coming on as a first half substitute for field player Dmitri Popov in a 1–1 home draw against FC Barcelona. Eight days later, he played the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 defeat at Real Zaragoza; during his spell, he acted as understudy to legendary José María Ceballos.
In the 1995 summer, Pinillos was loaned to second level team CD Logroñés. After appearing regularly he returned to Racing in the following year, but was demoted to third-choice and made no appearances.
Pinillos subsequently resumed his career in the lower leagues, representing Burgos CF, Jerez CF, Zamora CF, SD Ponferradina, Gimnástica de Torrelavega and CD Bezana, retiring with the latter in 2007.
In 2013, Pinillos returned to his first club Racing, now as a goalkeeper coach. On 3 March 2015, after Paco Fernández's dismissal, he was appointed manager of the main squad.