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Francisco José "Curro" Montoya Gómez (born 13 February 1977 in Alicante, Valencian Community) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Curro Montoya
Personal information
Full name Francisco José Montoya Gómez
Date of birth (1977-02-13) 13 February 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Alicante, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1990–1994 Hércules
1994–1995 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Valencia B 133 (5)
2000–2001 Numancia 6 (0)
2001–2002 Jaén 26 (0)
2002–2004 Elche 60 (1)
2004–2007 Ciudad Murcia 74 (0)
2007–2009 Granada 74 17 (0)
2009 Orihuela 1 (0)
2010 Atlético Ciudad 5 (0)
2010–2011 La Nucía
Total 322 (6)
National team
1992–1993 Spain U16 20 (2)
1993–1995 Spain U18 17 (1)
1997 Spain U20 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

After starting his football formation with Hércules CF, Montoya finished it with neighbouring Valencia CF, going on to spend five years with the latter's B-team, in the third division. In 2000–01 he made his La Liga debuts, appearing rarely for CD Numancia in a relegation-ending season.

Subsequently, Montoya played seven years in the second level, with Real Jaén, Elche CF, Ciudad de Murcia and Granada 74 CF. In his debut campaign at the latter he suffered a serious injury which sidelined him for several months, as the club suffered relegation.

In 2009–10, Montoya played for Atlético Ciudad and Orihuela CF, both in division three[1] and both undergoing institutional and economic problems. For the following season, he joined CF La Nucía in the fourth tier.[2]

International careerEdit

Montoya represented Spain at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia, playing four games for the eventual quarter-finalists in a squad which also featured Valencia youth graduates David Albelda, Miguel Ángel Angulo and Javier Farinós.[3]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Montoya rescinde contrato con el Orihuela" [Montoya terminates contract with Orihuela]. Las Provincias (in Spanish). 24 December 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  2. ^ "La Nucía se refuerza con la llegada del centrocampista Curro Montoya" [La Nucía bolster with arrival of midfielder Curro Montoya]. Diario Información (in Spanish). 1 September 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  3. ^ Curro MontoyaFIFA competition record

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