Momo (Spanish footballer)
Momo training with Xerez in 2009
|Full name||Jerónimo Figueroa Cabrera|
|Date of birth||15 July 1982|
|Place of birth||Las Palmas, Spain|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2001–2003||Las Palmas B|
|2004–2008||Deportivo La Coruña||5||(0)|
|2004–2005||→ Albacete (loan)||24||(1)|
|2006–2007||→ Racing Santander (loan)||13||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Xerez (loan)||32||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2019|
Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Momo was signed from hometown's UD Las Palmas in 2004 by Deportivo de La Coruña. Rarely used at Depor, he served three loans in four years: Albacete Balompié, Racing de Santander and second division's Xerez CD. His La Liga debut came on 29 August 2004 as he played 33 minutes for Albacete in a 0–1 away loss against Sevilla FC, and all of his five league appearances for the Galicians came during the following season, four of them also from the bench; he was definitely released in August 2008.
For the 2008–09 campaign, already a free agent, Momo remained at Xerez, being instrumental in the Andalusians' first-ever top flight promotion by scoring 17 goals in the league alone (fifth-best in the competition). His attacking production decreased significantly the following year as he only found the net on two occasions, both against Málaga CF on 7 March 2010 in a 4–2 away win; he put his team ahead in the fifth minute, then volleyed home the rebound after his penalty kick had been saved by Gustavo Munúa with 18 minutes to go.
In late June 2010, after the club's relegation, Momo signed with neighbouring Real Betis, which in turn had failed to promote. He appeared in 18 games during the season – 13 starts, 980 minutes of action – as this time the goal was achieved, as champions.
- "Renato debuta y salva la papeleta al Sevilla" [Renato makes debut and saves Sevilla's bacon] (in Spanish). El País. 30 August 2004. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Momo no se ha perdido un solo entrenamiento pese a su reciente paternidad (Momo has not missed one single training in spite of recent fatherhood); Marca, 29 May 2009 (in Spanish)
- Xerez boost survival hopes; ESPN Soccernet, 7 March 2010
- Mercado: Es oficial, el Betis cierra los fichajes de Momo y Jorge Molina (Market: It's official, Betis close deals for Momo and Jorge Molina); Goal, 30 June 2010 (in Spanish)