• Date of birth : 21/07/1981
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Spain Spain
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Clubs: Real Betis Balompié, Valencia CF

• A native of Andalusia, Joaquín played youth and B team football for Betis before breaking into the Seville club's first team in 2000/01.

• Hugely influential on the right wing as Betis won promotion to the Liga in his first season, scoring three goals in 38 appearances; maintained his form in the top flight and became a Spanish international in February 2002 – in a friendly against Portugal (1-1).

• Travelled to the Far East as a member of Spain's 2002 FIFA World Cup squad and starred in the quarter-final against Korea Republic before missing the decisive penalty in the shoot-out; represented Spain also at UEFA EURO 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

• A Copa del Rey winner with Betis in 2005, he made his UEFA Champions League debut the following season, playing in all six group games, before Valencia bought him in August 2006 for a club-record fee of €25m; made 181 Liga appearances for Betis, scoring 29 goals.

• Struggled to make the same impact at Valencia and lost his place in the Spain squad at the end of UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying (on 51 caps); did not appear either in Valencia's 2008 Copa del Rey final win but, having acquired his favoured No7 shirt from the departed David Villa at start of 2010/11, celebrated with two goals at Málaga CF (3-1) in the opening league game of the season.

Last updated: 25/01/11 18.41CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/11/2015 03:05 CET
12.09.2015Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad6601
19.09.2015Spanish LigaValenciaValencia0-0BetisBetis6800
24.09.2015Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-2DeportivoDeportivo9000
27.09.2015Spanish LigaSporting GijónSporting Gijón1-2BetisBetis7810
04.10.2015Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-2BetisBetis2000
17.10.2015Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-3EspanyolEspanyol9000
24.10.2015Spanish LigaGranadaGranada1-1BetisBetis8200
01.11.2015Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-3AthleticAthletic9000
07.11.2015Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-1BetisBetis9000
22.11.2015Spanish LigaBetisBetis0-1AtléticoAtlético7700
27.11.2015Spanish LigaLevanteLevante0-1BetisBetis9001

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General info

  • Name: Joaquín
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/07/1981 (34)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Betis ( ESP)

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    19/09/02: Zimbru 0-2 Betis
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    19/07/99: Spain 0-1 Republic of Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Spain U-2150
Spain U-1830

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 15/05/2015 01:09 CET