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José Izquierdo (footballer, born 1992)

José Heriberto Izquierdo Mena (American Spanish: [xoˈse isˈkjeɾðo]; born 7 July 1992) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League and for the Colombia national team.

José Izquierdo
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Izquierdo playing for Club Brugge in April 2015
Personal information
Full name José Heriberto Izquierdo Mena[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-07) 7 July 1992 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Pereira, Colombia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[3]
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Deportivo Pereira 69 (14)
2013–2014 Once Caldas 40 (12)
2014–2017 Club Brugge 84 (34)
2017– Brighton & Hove Albion 40 (5)
National team
2017– Colombia 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:56, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2018

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Club careerEdit

Izquierdo started playing football at an early age, starting out as a goalkeeper before moving outfield into a midfield/winger position. His parents initially wanted him to become a tennis player, however Izquierdo "constantly preferred to kick tennis balls with his feet rather than use rackets, and his teacher promptly advised him to switch to his natural sport". Izquierdo would subsequently abandon football for several years following his brother's death in a traffic accident, before eventually returning to join Deportivo Pereira.[4]

Izquierdo joined Once Caldas in 2013 from Deportivo Pereira,[5] and moved to Club Brugge one year later.[6]

Club BruggeEdit

In his first season with Club Brugge, the 2014–15 season, Izquierdo scored 13 Belgian Pro League goals for the club, and also made six UEFA Europa League appearances as Brugge finished top of their group in the group stage of the competition, advancing through to the quarter-finals before being knocked out by Ukrainian club FC Dnipro 1–0 on aggregate.[7] Izquierdo started in both legs of the quarter final.[8][9]

Izquierdo won the Belgian Pro League with Club Brugge in the 2015–16 season, finishing top of the table in the regular season and winning the Championship play-offs with the club. He contributed 7 league goals in 24 Pro League appearances, and also made several appearances in Brugge's UEFA Europa League campaign.[10] He was also the winner of the Belgian Golden Shoe award for 2016 in recognition of his performances throughout the season at Brugge.[11]

Throughout the 2016–17 season, Izquierdo made 32 appearances for Club Brugge, scoring 14 Belgian First Division A goals to help them finish second in the league's regular season, these including braces against Oostende and Mouscron, as well as a hat-trick against Charleroi on 5 May 2017. He also scored one UEFA Champions League goal in a 2–1 defeat to English champions Leicester City on 22 November 2016.[12] Izquierdo's goal against Leicester was described as "a thumping finish following a terrific solo run".[13]

Brighton & Hove AlbionEdit

On 10 August 2017, it was announced that newly-promoted Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion had agreed a club record transfer fee with Club Brugge for Izquierdo, reported to be around £13.5 million. He will join Brighton subject to a medical, international clearance and a successful work permit application.[14] Izquierdo passed his Brighton medical on 12 August 2017, with his work permit hearing scheduled for the following Wednesday.[15] On 16 August 2017, Club Brugge confirmed that Izquierdo's work permit had been granted and that he would be joining Brighton.[16] He was officially unveiled as a Brighton player on 21 August, taking the number 19 shirt and signing a four-year contract with the Albion.[17]

Izqueirdo made his Premier League debut for Brighton on 26 August 2017, coming on as a second half substitute in a 0–0 away draw against Watford.[18]

On 20 October 2017, Izquierdo scored his first goal for Brighton in a 3–0 away win against West Ham United, a spectacular curled effort from distance.[19] He scored his second league goal of the season on 20 November, the equalising goal in a 2–2 home draw against Stoke City.[20]

On 1 January 2018, Izquierdo provided two assists in Brighton's 2–2 home draw against AFC Bournemouth, winning the Man of the Match award.[21]

International careerEdit

Izquierdo received his first callup to the Colombia national team for friendlies in June 2017 against Spain and Cameroon. He scored his first goal at international level in the friendly against Cameroon on 13 June 2017, the fourth goal in a 4–0 victory.[22]

In June 2018 he was named in Colombia’s 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. His only game was where Colombia lost to Japan 2-1 in their opening group game.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of end of 2018–2019 season[24]
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
Deportivo Pereira 2010 Categoría Primera A 9 1 0 0 9 1
2011 Categoría Primera A 21 1 6 1 27 2
2012 Categoría Primera B 24 10 2 0 26 10
2013 Categoría Primera B 15 2 6 0 21 2
Total 69 14 14 1 83 15
Once Caldas 2013 Categoría Primera A 16 3 5 1 21 4
2014 Categoría Primera A 24 9 0 0 24 9
Once Caldas 40 12 5 1 45 13
Club Brugge 2014–15 Pro League 32 13 6 2 6[a] 0 44 15
2015–16 Pro League 24 7 6 0 6[b] 0 1[c] 0 37 7
2016–17 First Division A 28 14 1 0 4[d] 1 1[c] 1 34 16
2017–18 First Division A 0 0 0 0 2[d] 0 2 0
Total 84 34 13 2 18 1 2 1 117 38
Brighton & Hove Albion 2017–18 Premier League 32 5 3 0 1 0 36 5
2018–19 Premier League 8 0 2 0 0 0 10 0
2019–20 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 40 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 46 5
Career total 233 65 37 4 1 0 18 1 2 1 291 71
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ One appearance in UEFA Champions League, five in Europa League
  3. ^ a b Appearances in the Belgian Super Cup
  4. ^ a b Appearances in Champions League

InternationalEdit

As of 3 July 2018[25]
Colombia
Year Apps Goals
2017 2 1
2018 4 0
Total 6 1

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first.[5]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2017 Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Getafe, Spain   Cameroon 4–0 4–0 Friendly

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Colombia" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 5. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ "José Izquierdo: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ Michael Yokhin (11 May 2016). "Club Brugge on brink of Belgian title thanks to Jose Izquierdo". ESPN.
  5. ^ a b "Colombia – J. Izquierdo – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Colombia – Two South Americans on their way to Club Brugge". nieuwsblad.be. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Dnipro strike late to reach first semi-final". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  8. ^ "FC Dnipro 1–0 Club Brugge (1–0 Agg) Lineups". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Club Brugge 0–0 FC Dnipro". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Games played by Jose Heriberto Izquierdo in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Jose Izquierdo Wins Golden Shoe". Club Brugge. 8 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by Jose Heriberto Izquierdo in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Leicester City 2–1 Club Brugge". BBC Sport. 22 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Jose Izquierdo: Brighton agree club record deal for Colombian winger". BBC Sport. 10 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Albion's Jose Passes Medical as Record Move Edges Closer". The Argus. 13 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Club Brugge Izquierdo Statement (Belgian)". Club Brugge Official Site. 16 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Izquierdo Completes Record Move to Albion". Brighton & Hove Albion Official Site. 21 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Watford 0–0 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 26 August 2017.
  19. ^ "West Ham United 0–3 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 20 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 2–2 Stoke City". BBC Sport. 20 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 2–2 AFC Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 1 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Cameroon 0–4 Colombia". Sky Sports. 13 June 2017.
  23. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced? - Goal.com".
  24. ^ "J. Izquierdo". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  25. ^ "José Izquierdo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 14 July 2018.