• Date of birth : 09/01/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Spain Spain
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Clubs: Real Madrid CF, RCD Espanyol (loan), CA Osasuna, Club Atlético de Madrid

• Started his career in the Real Madrid youth academy but after impressing for the club's B team he only managed six Liga outings before moving on loan to Espanyol in 2005/06. Proved himself at the Barcelona club, making his European debut in the UEFA Cup against FK Teplice and scoring his first Liga goal in March 2006 in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Club.

• Sold by Madrid to Osasuna in 2006, he helped the Pamplona outfit to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in his debut season, making nine appearances and scoring one goal – away to Parma FC in the final group game. Established himself as a regular with Osasuna, making over 100 Liga appearances during the next three seasons.

• Returned to the Spanish capital in January 2011 when he joined Atlético; experienced mixed fortunes in domestic competition but won his first major honour in helping the Rojiblancos to victory in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League, scoring one goal in 12 appearances.

• Rewarded with a UEFA EURO 2012 call-up and his first cap in a pre-tournament friendly against Serbia; was unused in Poland and Ukraine as La Roja retained their European title.

• Was a regular in the tightest Liga defence of 2013/14 – the Rojiblancos conceded 26 goals in 38 games – as Atlético won the title for the first time since 1996. In Europe. he played all but 90 minutes of the club's run to the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon against Real Madrid.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
 winner 2012
UEFA Champions League: runner-up 2014
UEFA Europa League: winner 2012

Last updated: 06/06/14 14.30CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:15 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundPuerto RicoPuerto Rico1-2SpainSpain1900
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance4000
18.08.2013Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla1-3AtléticoAtlético9000
25.08.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético5-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano9000
01.09.2013Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad1-2AtléticoAtlético9000
14.09.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético4-2AlmeríaAlmería9000
24.09.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-1OsasunaOsasuna9000
28.09.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-1AtléticoAtlético9000
06.10.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-1CeltaCelta9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain2-0GeorgiaGeorgia9000
19.10.2013Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol1-0AtléticoAtlético9000
27.10.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético5-0BetisBetis9000
31.10.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada1-2AtléticoAtlético9000
03.11.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-0AthleticAthletic9000
10.11.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-1AtléticoAtlético9000
23.11.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético7-0GetafeGetafe9001
30.11.2013Spanish LigaElcheElche0-2AtléticoAtlético9000
15.12.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-0ValenciaValencia9000
21.12.2013Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-2LevanteLevante9001
04.01.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-1AtléticoAtlético9000
07.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundValenciaValencia1-1AtléticoAtlético9000
11.01.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético0-0BarcelonaBarcelona9000
14.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundAtléticoAtlético2-0ValenciaValencia9000
19.01.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-1SevillaSevilla9000
23.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsAtléticoAtlético1-0AthleticAthletic9000
29.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsAthleticAthletic1-2AtléticoAtlético9000
02.02.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético4-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad9000
05.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsReal MadridReal Madrid3-0AtléticoAtlético9000
08.02.2014Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería2-0AtléticoAtlético9000
11.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsAtléticoAtlético0-2Real MadridReal Madrid4500
15.02.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético3-0ValladolidValladolid9000
02.03.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
08.03.2014Spanish LigaCeltaCelta0-2AtléticoAtlético9000
15.03.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0EspanyolEspanyol9000
23.03.2014Spanish LigaBetisBetis0-2AtléticoAtlético9000
26.03.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0GranadaGranada9000
29.03.2014Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic1-2AtléticoAtlético9000
05.04.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-0VillarrealVillarreal9000
13.04.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-2AtléticoAtlético9001
18.04.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-0ElcheElche9000
27.04.2014Spanish LigaValenciaValencia0-1AtléticoAtlético9000
11.05.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-1MálagaMálaga9000
17.05.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-1AtléticoAtlético9000
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageAustraliaAustralia0-3SpainSpain9001

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General info

  • Name: Juanfran
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/01/1985 (29)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Atlético ( ESP)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 69kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/09/05: Teplice 1-1 Espanyol
  • National team: UEFA Meridian Cup (Final tournament - Group stage)
    25/01/03: Spain 6-1 Mali

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Spain U-2140
Spain U-1941
Spain MERI40

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:15 CET
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