Juan (footballer, born 1982)

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Juan Maldonado Jaimez Júnior[2] (born 6 February 1982), simply known as Juan, is a Brazilian footballer who played as a left-back. He also holds an EU passport as a Spanish citizen.

Juan
Personal information
Full name Juan Maldonado Jaimez Júnior
Date of birth (1982-02-06) 6 February 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Position(s) Left-back
Youth career
1998–2000 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 São Paulo 0 (0)
2001–2004 Arsenal 0 (0)
2003Millwall (loan) 3 (0)
2004–2005 Fluminense 42 (1)
2006–2010 Flamengo 148 (14)
2011–2013 São Paulo 31 (4)
2012Santos (loan) 18 (0)
2013–2015 Vitória 44 (3)
2015–2016 Coritiba 42 (7)
2017 Goiás 1 (0)
2017 Avaí 22 (1)
2018 CSA 18 (1)
2019 Tombense 0 (0)
2019 Boavista 8 (0)
National team
2008 Brazil 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

ArsenalEdit

Juan was born in São Paulo. He started his career with São Paulo before being signed by English side Arsenal in 2001. He only made two first-team appearances for Arsenal, his debut coming against Grimsby Town in the League Cup on 27 November 2001.[3] His other appearance came when he started in the 5th Round of the FA Cup against Gillingham on 16 February 2002.[4] Juan was due to play in Arsenal's Third Round League Cup tie against Sunderland but picked up a knee injury ahead of the game. He also scored in a pre-season friendly for Arsenal against Stevenage in 2002.[5] On 8 November 2002, additional diagnosis confirmed an ACL knee injury. This injury essentially ended Juan's Arsenal career.

MillwallEdit

He had a brief period on loan for two months at Millwall in 2003. There he played three league matches and one League Cup match.

FluminenseEdit

FlamengoEdit

Juan moved to Flamengo in the beginning of 2006. Late in that year he scored one goal in the final of Brazilian Cup against Vasco da Gama and was named "man of the match".

After being voted one of the best players in the Brazilian Série A 2007, Juan received the second place prize Bola de Prata (Silver Ball) award for best left back awarded by Placar, a prestigious Brazilian football magazine. Juan played well once again in the 2008 season, this time winning the Bola de Prata (Silver Ball) award as the best player in his position.[6]

On 22 August 2008, Juan received his first call up to Brazil national team to play against Chile and Bolivia in the qualifying round of the World Cup 2010.[7][8] After this spell with the national team Juan was occasionally referred to as Juan Maldonado to avoid confusion with Juan, another former Flamengo player who had also been called up for Brazil around this time.

On 22 May 2009, Juan received a 30-day ban for threatening Botafogo's Maicosuel in the 2009 Rio de Janeiro State League finals.[9]

São PauloEdit

In December 2010, as his Flamengo contract was expiring, São Paulo announced interest in signing the player. Juan declared that a return to São Paulo, the club where he played as a youth player before joining Arsenal, would be "like moving home."[10] Juan joined São Paulo at the start of 2011 season. After the finish of his loan for Santos, Juan, that was out of Ney Franco's plans, didn't back to club.[11]

SantosEdit

In February 2012 Juan joined Santos FC on a season long loan after São Paulo signed left back Cortês from Botafogo.[12] The move has worked out well with Juan playing regularly and helping his side win the 2012 São Paulo State Championship.

Return to São PauloEdit

In May 2013, after the reorganisation made by president Juvenal Juvêncio and coach Ney Franco, which got rid of seven players, Juan was reintegrated to Tricolor. In the Juvêncio's words: "O rapaz [Juan] chegou impecável e disposto a jogar" ("The boy [Juan] came with a flawless form and wishing to play").[13] The next month, Juan made his début against Atlético Mineiro in the Brazilian League. Juan came on from the bench as a substitute for Thiago Carleto, who came off injured. According to Juan: "Estou muito feliz de poder defender o São Paulo novamente."("I am very happy to defend São Paulo again").[14]

On 5 June 2013, Juan made his full début for São Paulo. The game finished 1–0 to Goiás, and the player was criticized by fans. According to Juan he did not understand the claims: "Quando o resultado não vem, sobra para alguém. Mais uma vez, sobrou para mim. Queria entender qual o problema da torcida comigo. Eu me esforço, luto. Sei que não estou 100%, que eu posso render mais, mas time grande é assim, tem pressão" ("When we could not win, somebody always is faulted. One more time, I was the faulted. I would want to understand which the fans' problems with me. I try, I fight. I know I am not 100% conditioned, that I can play better, but in great club the things are this way, under pressure").[15]

VitóriaEdit

On 30 August 2013, Juan was presented in Esporte Clube Vitória. He chose the side from Bahia because of Caio Júnior, with whom he worked at CR Flamengo, a period during which Juan made it into the Brazilian team.[16] Ironically, with Júnior dismissed, Juan would work again with Ney Franco, the coach that, in the start of 2013, did not have Juan in his plans when both of them were at São Paulo FC. Juan scored his first goal on 4 September, in a 2–1 loss against Flamengo.[17]

On 5 October 2013, in the 3–2 loss against São Paulo, Juan scored a goal against his former club and was heavily scolded by Tricolor fans. His goal was also criticized by Rogério Ceni, São Paulo's captain, who said Juan kicked the ball with both feet, which is prohibited in football.[18]

RetirementEdit

On 16 August 2019, 37-year old Juan announced his retirement from football.[19]

International careerEdit

Juan debuted in the Brazil national team on 7 September 2008 as a second-half substitute replacing Ronaldinho in the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers 3–0 win over Chile.[20][21][22] Three days later, he played his first match as a starter against Bolivia in Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, also for the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 7 December 2017[24][25]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2001–02 2 0 2 0
2002–03 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Millwall 2003–04 3 0 3 0
Fluminense 2004 5 0 11 0 16 0
2005 37 1 14 1 2 0 6 1 59 3
Total 42 1 25 1 2 0 6 1 0 0 75 3
Flamengo 2006 29 2 9 2 9 2 47 6
2007 34 6 12 1 8 0 54 7
2008 33 4 15 3 8 1 56 8
2009 19 1 14 6 5 1 38 8
2010 33 1 12 0 10 1 55 2
Total 148 14 62 12 14 3 26 2 0 0 250 31
São Paulo 2011 31 4 18 0 7 0 4 0 60 4
Santos 2012 18 0 12 2 13 0 43 2
São Paulo 2013 5 0 2 0 7 0
Vitória 2013 21 3 21 3
2014 23 0 9 5 2 1 6 3 40 9
Total 44 3 9 5 2 1 0 0 6 3 61 12
Coritiba 2015 15 3 1 0 16 3
2016 27 4 13 6 4 0 2 0 46 10
Total 42 7 13 6 1 0 4 0 2 0 62 13
Goiás 2017 1 0 11 2 3 0 15 2
Avaí 2017 22 1 22 1
Career total 356 30 150 28 31 4 55 3 8 3 600 68

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year[1]
National team Year Apps Goals
Brazil 2008 2 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Arsenal

Fluminense

Flamengo

Santos

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Juan". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  2. ^ In some English reports his name is instead given as Juan Maldonado Duarte
  3. ^ "Gunners down Grimsby". BBC. 27 November 2001. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Arsenal survive Gills scare". BBC. 16 February 2002. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Arsenal thrash Stevenage". BBC. 18 July 2002. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  6. ^ Laterais-esquerdos/Bola de Prata Archived 18 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ Dunga mantém base olímpica para jogos das eliminatórias. Juan (Fla) é a novidade (in Portuguese)
  8. ^ CBF anuncia convocados para Eliminatórias Archived 24 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine (in Portuguese)
  9. ^ Juan é suspenso por 30 dias pelo TJD-RJ (in Portuguese)
  10. ^ Juan Sees Move to São Paulo as ´Return Home´ Report on Globo News Site (in Portuguese)
  11. ^ Com reforços e nova camisa, São Paulo inicia treinos em Cotia (in Portuguese)
  12. ^ Santos Sign Juan Terra Esportes (in Portuguese)
  13. ^ "Juvenal afasta Cortez, Fabrício, Wallyson, Cañete e mais 3 do São Paulo - 10/05/2013 - Esporte".
  14. ^ "Juan comemora reestreia oficial pelo Tricolor: 'Deu para fazer bom jo…". Archived from the original on 24 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Notícias".
  16. ^ http://esportes.terra.com.br/vitoria/apresentado-no-vitoria-juan-elogia-caio-junior-e-busca-retomada,06051c63a41d0410VgnVCM5000009ccceb0aRCRD.html
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Archived copy". saopaulofc.com.br. Archived from the original on 8 October 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ Ex-Flamengo e SPFC, Juan anuncia aposentadoria: "Sai um peso das costas"... - Veja mais em, bol.uol.com.br, 16 August 2019
  20. ^ Brasil põe fim a seca de gols, vence fora de casa e sobe para o segundo lugar (in Portuguese)
  21. ^ Seleção, enfim, joga bem e atropela o Chile Archived 12 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine (in Portuguese)
  22. ^ Chile X Brasil match report (in English)
  23. ^ Brazil X Bolivia match report (in English)
  24. ^ Juan at Soccerway. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  25. ^ according to combined sources on the Flamengo official website (in Portuguese)and Flaestatística (in Portuguese)
  26. ^ "Hexacampeão, São Paulo domina também o Prêmio Craque Brasileirão" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2009.

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