Javi Hernández (footballer, born 1989)

Francisco Javier "Javi" Hernández González (born 6 June 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Indian Super League club Odisha.

Javi Hernández
Javi Hernández, friendly match MFK Karviná-Cracovia in Dětmarovice 01 (cropped).jpg
Hernández with Cracovia in 2018
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Hernández González
Date of birth (1989-06-06) 6 June 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Salamanca, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Odisha
Number 10
Youth career
1999–2002 CDF Pizarrales
2002–2005 Salamanca
2005–2008 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Real Madrid B 34 (3)
2011Halmstad (loan) 9 (2)
2011–2013 Salamanca 57 (13)
2013–2014 Ourense 32 (5)
2014–2015 Burgos 35 (5)
2015–2016 Poli Timișoara 38 (6)
2016–2017 Górnik Łęczna 28 (4)
2017 Gabala 0 (0)
2017–2019 Cracovia 68 (15)
2019–2020 ATK 20 (2)
2020–2021 ATK Mohun Bagan 17 (1)
2021– Odisha 19 (6)
National team
2007 Spain U19 4 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:50, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Salamanca, Castile and León, Hernández reached Real Madrid's youth academy in 2005 at the age of 16, signing from local UD Salamanca.[1] He made his senior debut in the 2008–09 season with Real Madrid Castilla in Segunda División B, appearing in 24 games but only starting in three of those.

On 1 February 2011, after having totalled only ten league matches in one and a half seasons, Hernández was loaned to Halmstads BK in Sweden, alongside Castilla teammates Raúl and José Zamora.[2] He returned to his country in the summer, going on to continue competing in the third tier the following years with Salamanca, CD Ourense and Burgos CF.[3]

On 31 August 2016, Hernández joined Górnik Łęczna.[4] On 15 June 2017, he moved to Azerbaijan Premier League club Gabala FK on a one-year contract with an optional second year,[5] but left shortly after and returned to the Polish Ekstraklasa with KS Cracovia.[6]

In August 2019, Hernández signed a deal at ATK of the Indian Super League.[7][8] He scored twice in his debut campaign to win the national championship, with both of his goals coming in the 3–1 final win over Chennaiyin FC.[9]

After a merger, Hernández agreed to a one-year contract with the newly formed ATK Mohun Bagan FC on 30 September 2020.[10] The following 30 July, he moved to Odisha FC of the same league on a one-year deal.[11][12] He scored in the latter's first match of the season against Bengaluru FC (3–1 home victory),[13] repeating the feat the following round – through a direct corner kick – as the hosts defeated SC East Bengal 6–4.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Guti, who spent the vast majority of his professional career with Real Madrid, is Hernández's cousin.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 25 February 2022[16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid Castilla 2008–09 Segunda División B 24 2 - - - - 24 2
2009–10 4 0 - - - - 4 0
2010–11 6 1 - - - - 6 1
Total 34 3 - - - - - - - - 34 3
Halmstad (loan) 2011 Allsvenskan 8 1 1 1 - - - 9 2
Salamanca 2011–12 Segunda División B 34 7 1 0 - - - 35 7
2012–13 22 6 0 0 - - - 22 6
Total 56 13 1 0 - - - - - - 57 13
Ourense 2013–14 Segunda División B 32 5 0 0 - - - 32 5
Burgos 2014–15 35 5 0 0 - - - 35 5
Poli Timișoara 2015–16 Liga I 34 5 2 1 2 0 - - 38 6
Górnik Łęczna 2016–17 Ekstraklasa 28 4 0 0 - - - 28 4
Gabala 2017–18 Azerbaijan Premier League 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 1 0
Cracovia 2017–18 Ekstraklasa 32 5 1 0 - - - 33 5
2018–19 33 10 2 0 35 10
ATK 2019–20 Indian Super League 20 2 20 2
ATK Mohun Bagan 2020–21 17 1 17 1
Odisha 2021–22 19 6 19 6
Career total 348 60 7 2 2 0 1 0 - - 358 62

HonoursEdit

ATK

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Calvo, Pablo (17 October 2019). "Arranca la Superliga India con cuatro canteranos" [Kick-off to Indian Super League with four youth players] (in Spanish). ADN Blanco. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Castilla players loaned to Halmstad". Real Madrid CF. 1 February 2011. Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  3. ^ Moreno, J. C. (23 July 2014). "Javi Hernández, el próximo en llegar" [Javi Hernández, next one to arrive]. Diario de Burgos (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  4. ^ Kmita, Maciej (31 August 2016). "Oficjalnie: Javier Hernandez w Górniku Łęczna" [Official: Javier Hernandez to Górnik Łęczna] (in Polish). Sportowe Fakty. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  5. ^ "İspaniya yığmasının sabiq futbolçusu Qəbələ də" [Former Spain national team player to Gabala] (in Azerbaijani). Gabala FK. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Javi Hernández piłkarzem Cracovii" [Javi Hernández a Cracovia player] (in Polish). 90 Minut. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  7. ^ Kundu, Abhishek (20 July 2019). "Indian football transfers: ATK to sign Javi Hernandez from Poland". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  8. ^ "ISL: ATK ropes in Spanish midfielder Javier Hernandez". The Hindu. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  9. ^ "ATK win record third ISL title, beat Chennaiyin 3–1 in final". Hindustan Times. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  10. ^ Momin, Tasirul (30 September 2020). "ISL 2020–21: ATK Mohun Bagan FC sign Javi Hernández". The Sports News. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  11. ^ Mishra, Siddharth (30 July 2021). "ISL: Odisha FC confirm the signing of former ISL winner Javi Hernandez". The Bridge. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Odisha FC announced the name of footballers and captains for ISL". Kolkata Football. 3 November 2021. Archived from the original on 5 November 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  13. ^ "ISL 2021–22: Odisha FC boss Bengaluru FC to seal historic win". International Olympic Committee. 24 November 2021. Archived from the original on 30 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  14. ^ "ISL: Odisha FC come from behind to beat SC East Bengal in 10-goal thriller". Hindustan Times. 1 December 2021. Archived from the original on 1 December 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Javier Hernández, primo hermano y heredero de Guti del Real Madrid" [Javier Hernández, first cousin and heir of Guti from Real Madrid] (in Spanish). Join Futbol. 29 May 2008. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  16. ^ Javi Hernández at Soccerway
  17. ^ "ATK best Chennaiyin in Hero ISL 2019–20 final to clinch record third title". Indian Super League. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.

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