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Juan Rafael Fuentes Hernández (born 5 January 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a left back.

Juan Fuentes
Personal information
Full name Juan Rafael Fuentes Hernández
Date of birth (1990-01-05) 5 January 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Córdoba, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Córdoba B 33 (0)
2009–2013 Córdoba 113 (2)
2013–2016 Espanyol 67 (0)
2016–2017 Osasuna 17 (0)
2018 Nottingham Forest 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2018


Football careerEdit


Born in Córdoba, Andalusia, Fuentes made his professional debuts with hometown club Córdoba CF on 10 October 2009, appearing in a 1–1 away draw against Real Murcia for the second division championship.[1] He was a first-team regular over the course of four seasons in that level, featuring in 30 games in 2011–12 (all starts) and 35 the following campaign.[2]

Fuentes scored his first goal as a senior on 30 March 2013, helping the hosts defeat CE Sabadell FC 3–0.[3]


On 19 June 2013, Fuentes joined La Liga side RCD Espanyol on a four-year contract.[4] He played his first match in the top flight on 19 August, starting in a 2–2 draw at Celta de Vigo.[5]


On 11 August 2016, Fuentes signed for CA Osasuna also in the top tier.[6] The following 27 July, after suffering relegation, he terminated his contract.[7]

Nottingham ForestEdit

On 8 February 2018, after six months without a club, Fuentes signed with Nottingham Forest which was managed by countryman Aitor Karanka.[8] His only Championship appearance of the season took place on 24 April, when he played the first half of the 3–0 home win against Barnsley.[9]


  1. ^ "La falta de puntería condena al Murcia al sexto empate consecutivo" [Lack of aim condemns Murcia to sixth draw in a row]. Marca (in Spanish). 10 October 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Fuentes ficha por el Espanyol tras jugar 113 partidos con el Córdoba" [Fuentes signs for Espanyol after playing 113 matches with Córdoba]. Diario Córdoba (in Spanish). 19 June 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Córdoba CF – Sabadell, la victoria rinde tributo a Juanín" [Córdoba CF – Sabadell, win pays respects to Juanín] (in Spanish). Vavel. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  4. ^ "El Espanyol ficha a Abraham González y Juan Rafael Fuentes" [Espanyol sign Abraham González and Juan Rafael Fuentes] (in Spanish). Goal. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Charles makes instant Celta impact". ESPN FC. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Fuentes, nuevo jugador de Osasuna" [Fuentes, new player of Osasuna] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Osasuna rescinde su relación contractual con Fuentes" [Osasuna rescind their contractual relationship with Fuentes] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Nottingham Forest sign Stefanos Kapino and Juan Rafael Fuentes". Sky Sports. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Nottingham Forest 3–0 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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