Gámez playing for Málaga in 2012
|Full name||Jesús Gámez Duarte|
|Date of birth||10 April 1985|
|Place of birth||Fuengirola, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:10, 2 February 2018 (UTC)|
Born in Fuengirola, Málaga, Andalusia, Gámez first appeared professionally with Málaga CF's B-side during 2003–04's Segunda División, and helped them retain their status during three seasons. However, midway through 2005–06, he was promoted to the first team, making his La Liga debut on 27 November 2005 (five minutes played in a 2–3 away loss against Getafe CF) as both the first and the second teams from the city eventually dropped down a level in June.
In two second level seasons, Gámez was an undisputed starter, replacing Gerardo as first-choice right-back and contributing with 35 games in 2007–08 as the club returned to the top flight after a two-year absence. He maintained the position throughout the following campaign, appearing in roughly the same matches and minutes.
Gámez was made Málaga's captain in summer 2011, after the retirement of veteran Francesc Arnau. He made his 200th league appearance on 29 January 2012, playing one minute in a local derby against Sevilla FC (2–1 home win); that same season, he helped the Boquerones to their highest ever league finish, a fourth place with the subsequent spot in the playoff-round of the UEFA Champions League.
During the 2016 summer transfer window, the 31-year-old Gámez moved abroad for the first time in his career and joined Championship club Newcastle United on a two-year deal. He made his competitive debut on 23 August, starting in a 2–0 home win against Cheltenham Town in the EFL Cup. His maiden league appearance took place four days later, as he came on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Vurnon Anita against Brighton & Hove Albion, also a 2–0 home victory.
With the team back in the Premier League, Gámez made his debut in the competition on 10 September 2017 at the age of 32 years and 152 days, playing the entire 1–0 success at Swansea City. He left St James' Park in June 2018, with only ten competitive appearances to his credit.
|Málaga B||2003–04||Segunda División||2||0||—||—||—||2||0|
|Atlético Madrid||2014–15||La Liga||14||0||4||0||—||3||0||21||0|
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