Juanmi (footballer, born 1993)
Juan Miguel Jiménez López (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwam miˈɣel xiˈmeneθ ˈlopeθ]; born 20 May 1993), known as Juanmi [ˈxwammi], is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Betis as a forward.
Juanmi with Real Sociedad in 2018
|Full name||Juan Miguel Jiménez López|
|Date of birth||20 May 1993|
|Place of birth||Coín, Spain|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2013||→ Racing Santander (loan)||19||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015
Juanmi was born in Coín, Province of Málaga. Raised in Málaga CF's youth ranks, he made his first-team debut on 13 January 2010 in a Copa del Rey away match against Getafe CF, scoring as the Andalusians were crushed 1–5 (losing 3–6 on aggregate), which made him the club's youngest ever goalscorer in an official game at the age of only 16; Four days later, he first appeared in La Liga, playing eight minutes in a 1–0 home win over the same opponent.
On 27 March 2010, Juanmi assisted Apoño's goal in a 1–1 home draw against CD Tenerife. Although Málaga were threatened with relegation until the last day of the season, he still was able to make five first-team appearances, totalling 110 minutes; on 5 August he signed his first professional contract, keeping him with the club until the end of 2014–15.
On 12 September 2010, 17-year-old Juanmi started at Real Zaragoza, scoring twice as Málaga led 5–0 at the 30-minute mark (eventually winning 5–3). By doing this, he became the youngest player in the competition's history to score two goals in only one game.
After the summer of 2011 signing of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Juanmi was further demoted down Málaga's attacking pecking order. He made his first appearance of the season on 11 December 2011, coming on as a substitute and scoring in a 1–1 home draw against CA Osasuna; two days later he started at Getafe for the Spanish Cup, and netted the game's only goal in the 84th minute.
On 15 January 2013, after appearing even more rarely, Juanmi was loaned to Segunda División's Racing de Santander until June. He failed to find the net during his short spell, and his team also suffered relegation.
Juanmi was given more playing time by new Málaga manager Bernd Schuster in 2013–14, and was made a starter by Javi Gracia in the following campaign. On 31 January 2015 he was definitely promoted to the main squad, being handed the number 11 jersey.
On 16 June 2015, Juanmi signed a four-year deal with Premier League side Southampton, for an undisclosed fee reported to be £5 million. He made his debut on 30 July, coming on for Jordy Clasie in the 62nd minute and setting up fellow substitute Shane Long for the final goal in a 3–0 win over Vitesse Arnhem at St. Mary's Stadium in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
On 9 June 2016, after only 19 goalless appearances across all competitions – two starts – Juanmi returned to his home country and joined Real Sociedad for an undisclosed fee. He made his competitive debut on 21 August, starting as they began the season with a 0–3 home loss to Real Madrid, and six days later he scored his first goal to open a 2–0 win at Osasuna.
Juanmi was given a yellow card on 28 February 2017 for celebrating the opening goal of a 2–2 draw with SD Eibar at Anoeta Stadium by lifting up his shirt to show a tribute to the recently deceased leukemia sufferer Pablo Ráez, and was sent off in the second half for a second booking.
Juanmi won two consecutive UEFA European Under-19 Championships, scoring two goals in the 2011 edition in Romania. On 23 March 2015, he was called up to the senior Spain national team for the first time by coach Vicente del Bosque, ahead of a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine and a friendly with the Netherlands, after Diego Costa withdrew with a hamstring injury. He made his debut in the latter game at the Amsterdam Arena on 31 March, starting and making way for Álvaro Morata in a 0–2 defeat.
- As of 18 May 2019
- As of 31 March 2015
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- "Malaga peg back cup tormentors". ESPN Soccernet. 17 January 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
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- Góngora, Antonio (31 January 2015). "Juanmi tendrá ya dorsal con el primer equipo, el 11" [Juanmi to have a first-team jersey, the 11]. Diario Sur (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 February 2015.
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- "Juanmi completes move to Real Sociedad". Southampton F.C. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- "Real Madrid ganó 3–0 a Real Sociedad en inicio de la liga española" [Real Madrid won 3–0 to Real Sociedad on the opening day of the Spanish league]. El Comercio (in Spanish). 21 August 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- "Juanmi Jiménez confirma ante Osasuna su gran rendimiento de pretemporada" [Juanmi Jiménez confirms against Osasuna his great pre-season form]. El Diario Vasco (in Spanish). 28 August 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- "Juanmi sent off after yellow card for Pablo Raez gesture after goal". Diario AS. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- Morán, Miguel Ángel (14 June 2019). "Oficial: Juanmi, nuevo jugador del Betis" [Official: Juanmi, new Betis player]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 June 2019.
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- "Crónica del República Checa-España, 2–3" [Czech Republic-Spain match report, 2–3] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- "La sub´19, campeona de Europa" [The under-19s, European champions]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2014.