Juanfran

Date of birth15 July 1976
Place of birthRafelbunol
NationalitySpanish
Weight73 kg
Height1.82 m
PositionDefender

Full name is: Juan Francisco Garcia.

He began his career in the lower leagues with Levante before moving to his hometown club Valencia in 1997.

A talented left back his performances were restricted by the form of Amadeo Carboni and moved to his current club Celta Vigo in the summer of 1999.

He made his international debut in March 2000 against Italy and has been a squad member ever since.

He is regarded as one of the best left backs in Spain and with the loss of Sergi Barjuan to injury he will start for Spain in the World Cup Finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Levante 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1997
Valencia 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1999
Celta Vigo 01 Jul 1999

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Celta Vigo Primera Liga 26
2
2
9
1
2000-01 Celta Vigo UEFA Cup 6
1
2
2000-01 Celta Vigo UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
1
2001-02 Celta Vigo Primera Liga 22
3
5
2001-02 Celta Vigo UEFA Cup 2
2002-03 Celta Vigo Primera Liga 17
8
1
9
2002-03 Celta Vigo UEFA Cup 5
1
2003-04 Celta Vigo Primera Liga 17
4
1
10
2003-04 Celta Vigo UEFA Champions League 6
1
2
2004-05 Real Madrid Primera Liga 1
2005-06 Ajax UEFA Champions League 1
1
2009-10 AEK Athens UEFA Europa League 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Jul 2000 Celta Vigo v Aston Villa W 1-0 Intertoto Cup Semi-final 1st leg
02 Aug 2000 Aston Villa v Celta Vigo W 1-2
Agg: 1-3
Intertoto Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
10 Sep 2000 Osasuna v Celta Vigo W 0-2 Primera Liga 1
17 Sep 2000 Celta Vigo v Real Sociedad W 4-1 Primera Liga 2
24 Sep 2000 Celta Vigo v Español W 1-0 Primera Liga 3
28 Sep 2000 NK Rijeka v Celta Vigo W 0-1
Agg: 0-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Rayo Vallecano v Celta Vigo L 3-0 Primera Liga 4
15 Oct 2000 Celta Vigo v Alavés D 1-1 Primera Liga 5
22 Oct 2000 Oviedo v Celta Vigo L 3-1 Primera Liga 6
26 Oct 2000 Crvena Zvezda v Celta Vigo L 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
12 Nov 2000 Athletic Bilbao v Celta Vigo L 2-1 Primera Liga 10
19 Nov 2000 Celta Vigo v Racing Santander D 1-1 Primera Liga 11
23 Nov 2000 Shakhtar Donetsk v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
02 Dec 2000 Celta Vigo v Barcelona D 3-3 Primera Liga 13
07 Dec 2000 Celta Vigo v Shakhtar Donetsk W 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 2000 Real Madrid v Celta Vigo L 3-0 Primera Liga 14
07 Jan 2001 Celta Vigo v Las Palmas L 0-1 Primera Liga 17
14 Jan 2001 Villarreal v Celta Vigo L 2-0 Primera Liga 18
28 Jan 2001 Celta Vigo v Osasuna W 1-0 Primera Liga 20
15 Feb 2001 VfB Stuttgart v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
18 Feb 2001 Celta Vigo v Rayo Vallecano D 1-1 Primera Liga 23
04 Mar 2001 Celta Vigo v Oviedo W 1-0 Primera Liga 25
08 Mar 2001 Barcelona v Celta Vigo L 2-1 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
11 Mar 2001 Valladolid v Celta Vigo W 1-2 Primera Liga 26
15 Mar 2001 Celta Vigo v Barcelona D 0-0
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
18 Mar 2001 Celta Vigo v Valencia W 3-2 Primera Liga 25
31 Mar 2001 Malaga v Celta Vigo W 1-4 Primera Liga 28
08 Apr 2001 Celta Vigo v Athletic Bilbao W 2-1 Primera Liga 29
15 Apr 2001 Racing Santander v Celta Vigo L 3-0 Primera Liga 30
21 Apr 2001 Celta Vigo v Deportivo La Coruña W 2-1 Primera Liga 31
28 Apr 2001 Barcelona v Celta Vigo D 1-1 Primera Liga 32
05 May 2001 Celta Vigo v Real Madrid W 3-0 Primera Liga 33
13 May 2001 Real Mallorca v Celta Vigo L 2-0 Primera Liga 34
20 May 2001 Celta Vigo v Numancia D 1-1 Primera Liga 35
26 May 2001 Las Palmas v Celta Vigo W 0-1 Primera Liga 36
10 Jun 2001 Celta Vigo v Villarreal W 1-0 Primera Liga 37
17 Jun 2001 Real Zaragoza v Celta Vigo D 1-1 Primera Liga 38
26 Aug 2001 Osasuna v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
09 Sep 2001 Celta Vigo v Tenerife D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
16 Sep 2001 Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
20 Sep 2001 Celta Vigo v Sigma Olomouc D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
23 Sep 2001 Celta Vigo v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
30 Sep 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Celta Vigo D 2-2 Primera Liga 5
04 Oct 2001 Celta Vigo v Valencia D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
07 Oct 2001 Malaga v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
14 Oct 2001 Celta Vigo v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
21 Oct 2001 Real Madrid v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
01 Nov 2001 Slovan Liberec v Celta Vigo D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Nov 2001 Las Palmas v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 11
11 Nov 2001 Celta Vigo v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 12
18 Nov 2001 Alavés v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
25 Nov 2001 Celta Vigo v Español D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
02 Dec 2001 Celta Vigo v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
09 Dec 2001 Barcelona v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
16 Dec 2001 Celta Vigo v Real Zaragoza D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
22 Dec 2001 Sevilla v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
05 Jan 2002 Celta Vigo v Rayo Vallecano D 0-0 Primera Liga 19
13 Jan 2002 Celta Vigo v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
20 Jan 2002 Tenerife v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
09 Feb 2002 Valencia v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
10 Mar 2002 Valladolid v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
24 Mar 2002 Athletic Bilbao v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
20 Apr 2002 Celta Vigo v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 35
05 May 2002 Celta Vigo v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 37
01 Sep 2002 Sevilla v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
15 Sep 2002 Celta Vigo v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
19 Sep 2002 Celta Vigo v OB Odense D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
03 Oct 2002 OB Odense v Celta Vigo D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
26 Oct 2002 Celta Vigo v Atlético Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
31 Oct 2002 Celta Vigo v Viking Stavanger D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Nov 2002 Athletic Bilbao v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
14 Nov 2002 Viking Stavanger v Celta Vigo D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
28 Nov 2002 Celtic v Celta Vigo L 1-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
01 Dec 2002 Valladolid v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 12
08 Dec 2002 Celta Vigo v Alavés D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
21 Dec 2002 Celta Vigo v Villarreal D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
11 Jan 2003 Celta Vigo v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
18 Jan 2003 Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 18
02 Feb 2003 Celta Vigo v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 20
09 Feb 2003 Real Mallorca v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 21
23 Feb 2003 Malaga v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 23
02 Mar 2003 Celta Vigo v Valencia D 0-0 Primera Liga 24
09 Mar 2003 Rayo Vallecano v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 25
16 Mar 2003 Atlético Madrid v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 26
05 Apr 2003 Español v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
13 Apr 2003 Celta Vigo v Real Betis D 0-0 Primera Liga 29
20 Apr 2003 Osasuna v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 30
27 Apr 2003 Celta Vigo v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
04 May 2003 Alavés v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
11 May 2003 Celta Vigo v Racing Santander D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
18 May 2003 Villarreal v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 34
24 May 2003 Celta Vigo v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 Primera Liga 35
31 May 2003 Real Madrid v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
22 Jun 2003 Barcelona v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 38
02 Sep 2003 Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 2
16 Sep 2003 Club Brugge v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Sep 2003 Villarreal v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 4
27 Sep 2003 Celta Vigo v Valladolid D 0-0 Primera Liga 5
01 Oct 2003 Celta Vigo v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
05 Oct 2003 Malaga v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
18 Oct 2003 Celta Vigo v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
22 Oct 2003 Ajax v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
26 Oct 2003 Español v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 8
29 Oct 2003 Valencia v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 9
01 Nov 2003 Celta Vigo v Racing Santander D 0-0 Primera Liga 10
04 Nov 2003 Celta Vigo v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
23 Nov 2003 Celta Vigo v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 12
26 Nov 2003 Celta Vigo v Club Brugge D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
30 Nov 2003 Sevilla v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 13
03 Dec 2003 Celta Vigo v Albacete Balompié D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
06 Dec 2003 Osasuna v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 15
09 Dec 2003 AC Milan v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
13 Dec 2003 Celta Vigo v Atlético Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 16
21 Dec 2003 Barcelona v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 17
04 Apr 2004 Athletic Bilbao v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 31
10 Apr 2004 Celta Vigo v Sevilla D 0-0 Primera Liga 32
18 Apr 2004 Albacete Balompié v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 33
25 Apr 2004 Celta Vigo v Osasuna D 0-0 Primera Liga 34
01 May 2004 Atlético Madrid v Celta Vigo D 0-0 Primera Liga 35
08 May 2004 Celta Vigo v Barcelona D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
23 May 2004 Celta Vigo v Real Mallorca D 0-0 Primera Liga 38


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Spain International Friendly 1
2000-01 Spain FIFA World Cup 1
2000-01 Spain International Friendly 1
2001-02 Spain FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Spain International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Spain UEFA European Championship 1
2004-05 Spain UEFA Under-19 4
1
2
2004-05 Spain UEFA Under-21 1
2005-06 Spain UEFA Under-21
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Mar 2000 Spain v Italy W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Germany v Spain L 4-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Spain v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
14 Nov 2001 Spain v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Spain v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Netherlands v Spain L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain W 0-5 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 Spain v Slovenia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
07 Jun 2002 Spain v Paraguay W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
16 Jun 2002 Spain v Republic of Ireland W 1-1 (3-2) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
11 Jun 2003 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Jul 2004 Germany v Spain W 0-3 UEFA U19 Final group 2
15 Jul 2004 Spain v Turkey W 3-2 UEFA U19 Final group 2
21 Jul 2004 Spain v Ukraine W 2-2 (4-1) UEFA U19 Semi-final
24 Jul 2004 Turkey v Spain W 0-1 UEFA U19 Final
08 Oct 2004 Spain v Belgium D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
07 Oct 2005 Belgium v Spain L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
11 Oct 2005 San Marino v Spain W 1-10 UEFA U21 Group 7


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.