Joan Capdevila

  • Date of birth : 03/02/1978
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Spain Spain
 
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Joan Capdevila

Joan Capdevila

Clubs: RCD Espanyol, Club Atlético de Madrid, RC Deportiva La Coruña, Villarreal CF

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
winner 2008

• An attacking left-back, Capdevila began his career with Espanyol, playing one season for the club in the Liga before moving to Atlético and suffering relegation in his first campaign at the Estadio Vicente Calderón.

• Moved to Spanish champions Deportivo, where he won the 2002 Copa del Rey, participated in five successive UEFA Champions League campaigns, and was often used in midfield to accommodate Spanish international Enrique Romero at left-back.

• First capped by Spain in October 2002 but was without competitive international experience when he a received call-up to UEFA EURO 2004.

• Did not play in Portugal and missed the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but was the regular left-back for La Roja as they became European champions in 2008 and played every minute of their 2010 FIFA World Cup triumph in South Africa; collected his 50th cap in the quarter-final defeat of Paraguay.

• Joined Villarreal from Deportivo on a three-year contract in 2007; enjoyed an excellent debut season as the Yellow Submarine finished runners-up in the Liga and missed only five league games in his first three seasons at El Madrigal.

Last updated: 20/04/11 17.49CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/04/2014 02:15 CET
23.09.2013Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol3-2AthleticAthletic000
26.09.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-1EspanyolEspanyol000
29.09.2013Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-2GetafeGetafe9000
08.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundReal Jaén CFReal Jaén CF2-2EspanyolEspanyol9000
19.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundEspanyolEspanyol2-0Real Jaén CFReal Jaén CF9000
05.01.2014Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna1-0EspanyolEspanyol9000
15.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundEspanyolEspanyol4-2AlcorconAlcorcon9000
21.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsEspanyolEspanyol0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
28.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsReal MadridReal Madrid1-0EspanyolEspanyol9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Joan Capdevila
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 03/02/1978 (35)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 18
  • Club: Espanyol ( ESP)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Second round)
    05/07/98: Brno 5-3 Espanyol
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    26/03/99: Spain 4-0 Austria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Spain161
Spain U-2190
Total251

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Benfica10
Deportivo292
Villarreal81
Total383
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Villarreal273
Atlético51
Total324
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Espanyol50
Deportivo70
Total120
Last updated: 21/08/2013 06:45 CET
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