Javier Hervás

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Javi Hervás
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Hervás playing for Sabadell in 2014
Personal information
Full nameJavier Hervás Salmoral
Date of birth (1989-06-09) 9 June 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Córdoba, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
2004–2008 Córdoba
Senior career*
2008–2011 Córdoba B 61 (5)
2008–2009 → Montilla (loan) 33 (4)
2011–2012 Córdoba 21 (2)
2012–2015 Sevilla 9 (0)
2012Córdoba (loan) 12 (1)
2013–2014Hércules (loan) 20 (0)
2014–2015Sabadell (loan) 23 (2)
2015–2016 Brisbane Roar 17 (0)
2016 Željezničar 0 (0)
2016–2017 Mirandés 18 (0)
2017 Mérida 6 (0)
2018–2021 Honka 51 (5)
2021– Lahti 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 3 November 2019

Javier 'Javi' Hervás Salmoral (born 9 June 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Finnish club FC Lahti.


Club career

Born in Córdoba, Andalusia, Hervás played youth football with local Córdoba CF, making his senior debut with amateurs Montilla CF whilst on loan and also going on to appear for the former's B-team. [1] On 4 June 2011, in the very last day of the season, he played his first game as a professional, featuring the full 90 minutes of a 1–2 away loss against Girona FC for the Segunda División championship. [2]

On 11 January 2012, Hervás signed a five-year contract with Sevilla FC, but was allowed to stay with Córdoba until the end of the campaign. [3] Returned for 2012–13, he first appeared in La Liga on 18 August 2012, coming on as a late substitute for Piotr Trochowski in a 2–1 home win over Getafe CF. [4]

Deemed surplus to requirements by newly appointed manager Unai Emery, [5] [6] [7] Hervás was successively loaned to second level clubs Hércules CF [8] and CE Sabadell FC, [9] being relegated with the latter. On 7 October 2015, the free agent moved abroad for the first time in his career, joining compatriot Corona at A-League side Brisbane Roar FC. [10]

At the end of the season, after he had made only two starting appearances, the Australians decided not to offer Hervás a new contract. [11] On 6 May 2016 he signed with Bosnian club FK Željezničar Sarajevo, [12] but after only one month he returned to his homeland, agreeing to a two-year deal with CD Mirandés from division two. [13]

In late January 2018, after a brief spell in the Spanish third tier with Mérida AD, Hervás signed with Finnish club FC Honka. [14] In July, he was named in the Veikkausliiga Team of the Month for the previous month, [15] but left at the end of the year. [16] In March 2019, Hervás signed a new contract with Honka for the next two seasons.

In February 2021, Hervás signed with Finnish club FC Lahti.

Club statistics

As of 3 May 2016
Córdoba 2010–11 [17] Segunda División 100010
2011–12 [17] Segunda División323501 [lower-alpha 1] 0383
Sevilla 2012–13 [17] La Liga 9130121
Hércules (loan) 2013–14 [17] Segunda División20010210
Sabadell (loan) 2014–15 [17] Segunda División23210242
Brisbane Roar 2015–16 [18] A-League 17000170
Željezničar [18] 2016–17 Premier League 000000
Career total1026100101136
  1. Appearances in Promotion Play-offs

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  2. "2–1: El Girona cierra con triunfo una temporada de ensueño" [2–1: Girona close dream season with win]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 4 June 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. Gómez, Javier (11 January 2012). "Hervás ficha por el Sevilla" [Hervás signs for Sevilla]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  4. "Fútbol/Liga BBVA.– Crónica del Sevilla-Getafe, 2–1" [Football/BBVA League.– Sevilla-Getafe, 2–1 match report] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. "Emery deja sin minutos a Javi Hervás en la Copa" [Emery leaves Javi Hervás without minutes in Cup]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 18 January 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  6. Lagos, Daniel (9 July 2014). "Emery hace siete descartes antes de viajar a Costa Ballena" [Emery cuts seven before travelling to Costa Ballena]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  7. "Tras Guarente, Javi Hervás será el próximo en salir" [After Guarente, Javi Hervás will be the next to leave]. ABC (in Spanish). 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  8. "Javi Hervás jugará cedido esta temporada en el Hércules" [Javi Hervás will play this season on loan to Hércules] (in Spanish). Liga BBVA. 14 August 2013. Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  9. "Javi Hervás, un refuerzo de lujo para la medular del Sabadell" [Javi Hervás, deluxe signing for Sabadell midfield]. Marca (in Spanish). 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  10. "Brisbane Roar signs another Spaniard". Special Broadcasting Service. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  11. "Roar release midfield duo". Football Federation Australia. 3 May 2016.
  12. "Španac Javier Hervas potpisao za Željezničar" [Spaniard Javier Hervas signed with Željezničar] (in Bosnian). Sport Sport. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  13. "Javi Hervás, nuevo futbolista rojillo para las dos próximas temporadas" [Javi Hervás, new red footballer for the following two seasons] (in Spanish). CD Mirandés. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  14. "El centrocampista cordobés Javier Hervás ficha por el FC Honka de Finlandia" [Cordobese midfielder Javier Hervás signs for Finland's FC Honka]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 23 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  15. "Honka-tähti kuukauden pelaajaksi – myös kuukauden valmentaja samasta seurasta" [Honka player of the month – coach of the month also from same organisation] (in Finnish). Veikkausliiga. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  16. "IS: Honka löysi menettämälleen tähdelle korvaajan – ratkaisijan paikka vielä auki". Helsingin Uutiset (in Finnish). 7 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
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