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Jonathan Castro Otto (born 3 March 1994), commonly known as Jonny, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Spanish national team as a right or left back.

Jonny
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Jonny playing for Celta in 2017
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Castro Otto[1]
Date of birth (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Vigo, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 19
Youth career
Celta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Celta B 23 (0)
2012–2018 Celta 183 (3)
2018–2019 Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
2018–2019Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 20 (1)
2019– Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 (0)
National team
2012 Spain U18 2 (0)
2012 Spain U19 10 (0)
2013 Spain U20 4 (0)
2014–2017 Spain U21 18 (0)
2018– Spain 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:29, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2018

He began his career with Celta, making his debut with the first team at the age of 18 and going on to appear in 221 matches across all competitions. In 2018 he signed with Wolverhampton Wanderers, initially on loan.

Jonny made his senior debut for Spain in 2018.

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Club careerEdit

CeltaEdit

Born in Vigo, Galicia, Jonny played youth football with his hometown club RC Celta de Vigo. He spent his first season as a senior with the reserves in Segunda División B, appearing regularly but suffering team relegation.

Jonny made his La Liga debut for the main squad on 1 September 2012, starting in a 2–0 home win against CA Osasuna.[2] On 5 November, he renewed his contract with the club until 2017.[3]

Jonny was definitely promoted to the first team at the start of 2013–14 after the arrival of Luis Enrique as coach, and appeared in 26 matches during that campaign. On 19 January 2015, he further extended his link until 2019.[4]

Jonny scored his first professional goal on 20 February 2016, netting the second in a 3–2 home success over SD Eibar.[5] He finished the season with 36 league appearances, helping the side finish sixth and qualify to the UEFA Europa League.[6]

On 18 January 2017, Jonny scored the 2–1 winner away against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey (eventual 4–3 aggregate triumph).[7]

Wolverhampton WanderersEdit

On 25 July 2018, Jonny joined Atlético Madrid for an undisclosed fee, signing a six-year contract. He then immediately joined English club Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.[8] His maiden appearance in the Premier League took place on 11 August, when he played the entire 2–2 home draw against Everton.[9]

Jonny scored his first league goal on 29 September 2018, in a 2–0 home victory over Southampton.[10] On 18 November, he suffered a knee ligament injury while playing for Spain, being initially sidelined until the end of the year[11] but recovering a few weeks later.[12]

Having been a regular first-team player during the first half of the campaign, Jonny agreed to a permanent four-and-a-half-year deal at Molineux on 31 January 2019 for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £15 million.[13]

International careerEdit

After playing for Spain at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels, Jonny was called up to the full side on 26 May 2015, for a friendly with Costa Rica and a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus.[14] He did not take part in any of those matches, however.

Jonny won his first cap for his country on 11 October 2018, contributing to a 4–1 friendly defeat of Wales at the Millennium Stadium after coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for César Azpilicueta.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 11 August 2019[16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celta B 2011–12 Segunda División B 23 0 23 0
Celta 2012–13 La Liga 19 0 1 0 0 0 20 0
2013–14 La Liga 26 0 2 0 0 0 28 0
2014–15 La Liga 36 0 3 0 0 0 39 0
2015–16 La Liga 36 1 8 1 0 0 44 2
2016–17 La Liga 30 0 8 1 12 0 50 1
2017–18 La Liga 36 2 4 0 0 0 40 2
Total 183 3 26 2 12 0 221 5
Atlético Madrid 2018–19 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2018–19 Premier League 33 1 5 0 1 0 39 1
2019–20[17] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 3 0
Total 34 1 5 0 1 0 3 0 43 1
Career total 240 4 31 2 1 0 15 0 287 6
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of match played 18 November 2018[18][19]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2018 3 0
Total 3 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018/19 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "First win for Celta". ESPN FC. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Borja Oubiña renueva y Túñez y Jonny amplían su contrato" [Borja Oubiña renews and Túñez and Jonny extend their contracts]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 5 November 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  4. ^ "El canterano Jonny Castro, celeste hasta 2019" [Youth player Jonny Castro, sky blue until 2019] (in Spanish). Celta Vigo. 19 January 2015. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  5. ^ "El Eibar pierde el duelo por Europa ante el Celta" [Eibar lose duel for Europe against Celta] (in Spanish). EITB. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. ^ Bravo, Alberto (12 December 2016). "Jonny llega a los 150 partidos oficiales" [Jonny reaches 150 official matches] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Real Madrid 1–2 Celta Vigo". BBC Sport. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Agreement with Celta de Vigo over the transfer of Jonny". Atlético Madrid. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  9. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (11 August 2018). "Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  10. ^ Poole, Harry (29 September 2018). "Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 Southampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  11. ^ Spiers, Tim (19 November 2018). "Wolves' Jonny Castro Otto sidelined for up to six weeks". Express & Star. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  12. ^ Edwards, Joe (17 December 2018). "Nuno delighted with Jonny Castro Otto's swift Wolves recovery". Shropshire Star. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  13. ^ Stone, Simon (31 January 2019). "Jonny Castro Otto: Wolves complete £15m deal with Atletico Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Jonny y Nolito representan al Celta en la Selección Española" [Jonny and Nolito represent Celta at the Spanish national team] (in Spanish). Celta Vigo. 26 May 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Paco Alcacer scores twice as dominant Spain demolish Wales in Cardiff". ESPN. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  16. ^ Jonny at Soccerway
  17. ^ "Games played by Jonny in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Jonny Castro". European Football. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Castro, Jonathan". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Spain make it six of the best in Estonia". UEFA. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  21. ^ https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2017/teams/team=200122/squad/index.html
  22. ^ https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2017/matches/index.html

External linksEdit

  • Jonny at BDFutbol
  • Jonny at Futbolme (in Spanish)
  • Jonny at Soccerbase
  • Jonny at National-Football-Teams.com