Juanmi Callejón

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Juanmi Callejón
Personal information
Full nameJuan Miguel Callejón Bueno
Date of birth (1987-02-11) 11 February 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Motril, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
2002–2005 Real Madrid
Senior career*
2005–2007 Real Madrid C
2007–2008 Real Madrid B 35 (8)
2008–2010 Mallorca 1 (0)
2009–2010Albacete (loan) 29 (1)
2010–2011 Córdoba 33 (3)
2011–2013 Hércules 25 (1)
2013 Levadiakos 10 (0)
2013–2017 Bolívar 142 (67)
2017–2018 Al-Ettifaq 24 (2)
2018– Bolívar 61 (37)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 4 May 2019

Juan Miguel "Juanmi" Callejón Bueno (born 11 February 1987) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Club Bolívar in Bolivia.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

Club Bolívar association football club

Club Bolívar is a football club from Bolivia, founded in La Paz on 12 April 1925. It is the most successful team in Bolivia. It is the only team in Bolivia that has reached the Copa Libertadores semi-finals and Copa Sudamericana finals in 2004. and it is the team with the most fans in Bolivia. Their home stadium is Estadio Libertador Simón Bolivar (5,000), but they usually play at Estadio Hernando Siles (42,000) due to its greater capacity.


He amassed Segunda División totals of 88 games and five goals, representing four clubs in the competition. He spent most of his professional career in Bolivia, with Bolívar.

The Segunda División, officially known as La Liga 2 and stylized as La Liga 1|2|3 for sponsorship reasons, is the men's second professional association football division of the Spanish football league system. Administrated by the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), it is contested by 22 teams, with the top two teams plus the winner of a play-off promoted to La Liga and replaced by the three lowest-placed teams in that division.

Football career

Callejón was born in Motril, Granada. In 2005–06, he played in 33 games and scored eight goals for Real Madrid's Juvenil A and, in March 2007, he made his senior debut for the B-side, [1] finishing the season in the second division with that sole substitute appearance as they dropped down a level.

Motril Municipality in Andalusia, Spain

Motril is a town and municipality on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Granada, Spain. It is the second largest town in the province, with a population of 60,368 as of 2016. The town is located near the Guadalfeo River and 69 km (43 mi) from Granada. The council of Motril includes the city of Motril and the neighbourhoods of El Varadero, Carchuna, Calahonda, Puntalón, Playa Granada, Las Ventillas, La Perla, La Garnatilla and La Chucha. The town is the capital of the region of the Coast of Granada.

Province of Granada Province of Spain

Granada is a province of southern Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is bordered by the provinces of Albacete, Murcia, Almería, Jaén, Córdoba, Málaga, and the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital city is also called Granada.

Real Madrid Castilla Spanish association football team, reserve team of Real Madrid

Real Madrid Castilla Club de Fútbol is a Spanish football team that plays in Segunda División B – Group 1. It is Real Madrid's reserve team. They play their home games at Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium.

In 2007–08, Callejón played together with brother José as Real B were now in division three. [2] On 11 August 2008 he signed a four-year contract with RCD Mallorca, leaving in the same transfer window as his twin brother – the Balearic Islands club retained 75% of the player's rights. [3] He made his La Liga debut on 25 September 2008 in a 2–0 home win over CD Numancia, starting [4] in what would be his only league match in the entire campaign. [5]

The Segunda División B 2007–08 season was the 31st since its establishment. The first matches of the season were played on 25 August 2007, and the season ended on 15 June 2008 with the promotion play-off finals.

José Callejón Spanish footballer

José María Callejón Bueno is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Italian club S.S.C. Napoli as a forward or winger.

Segunda División B third tier of the football pyramid of professional football league in Spain

Segunda División B is the third level of the Spanish football league system currently divided into 4 groups of 20 teams each. It is administered by the RFEF. It is below the top two levels of the league, the Primera División and the Segunda División, and above the Tercera División. The Segunda División B includes the reserve teams of several La Liga and Segunda División teams.

On 25 August 2009, Callejón was loaned to Albacete Balompié in the second division, in a season-long move. [6] He stayed in that tier for 2010–11, joining Córdoba CF in his native Andalusia on a free transfer. [7]

Albacete Balompié association football club

Albacete Balompié is a Spanish football team based in Albacete, in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. Founded on 2 August 1940, it currently plays in Segunda División, holding home matches at Estadio Carlos Belmonte, with a capacity of 18,000. Andrés Iniesta is currently the club's major shareholder.

The 2009–10 Segunda División season was the 79th since its establishment. The first matches of the season were played on 29 August 2009, and the season ended on 19 June 2010. Real Betis, Numancia and Recreativo de Huelva are the teams which were relegated from La Liga the previous season. The teams which were promoted from Segunda División B were: Cádiz (champion), Cartagena (runner-up), Real Unión and Villarreal B.

The 2010–11 Segunda División season was the 80th since its establishment. The first matches of the season were played on 27 August 2010, the regular league ended on 4 June 2011, and the season ended with the promotion play-off finals on 18 June 2011.

In January 2013, after 1½ second-level seasons of irregular playing time with Hércules CF, [8] free agent Callejón signed for Levadiakos F.C. of Greece on a 1½-year deal. [9] In July, he switched clubs and countries again and joined Bolivia's Club Bolívar. [10] He scored four goals in twelve appearances in the latter's semi-final run in the Copa Libertadores and, on 30 November 2014, he netted a hat-trick in a 6–1 win over Club Real Potosí to keep his team on top of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano, and him as the top scorer; [11] in a 2–1 win over the same opponents on 19 March 2015, both he and teammate Jhasmani Campos were sent off for retaliation. [12]

Hércules CF Spanish association football team

Hércules de Alicante Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Alicante, in the autonomous community of Valencian Community. Founded in 12 March 1922, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 3 and plays its home games at the 30,000-capacity Estadio José Rico Pérez.

In professional sports, a free agent is a player who is eligible to sign freely with any club or franchise; i.e., not under contract to any specific team. The term is also used in reference to a player who is under contract at present but who is allowed to solicit offers from other teams. In some circumstances, the free agent's options are limited by league rules.

Levadiakos F.C. association football club in Greece

Levadiakos Football Club is a Greek association football club that plays in the Greek Super League. Based in Livadeia, Greece, the club was promoted to the Alpha Ethniki, forerunner of the Super League, after ten seasons in minor divisions in the 2005–06 season, as runner-up of the Football League in 2004–05. It was then relegated to the Beta Ethniki again in 2006–07 and returned to the top tier in 2008–09. The club finished one level above relegation that year but was relegated back to the second division by finishing 14th in 2009–10.

Personal life

Callejón's twin brother, José, is also a footballer. Both were Real Madrid graduates. [13]

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  7. "Mercado: Juanmi Callejón se desvincula del Mallorca y ficha libre por el Córdoba" [Market: Juanmi Callejón cuts ties with Mallorca and joins Córdoba on a free transfer] (in Spanish). Goal. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  8. "El Hércules ficha al central Pepe Mora y presenta a Callejón" [Hércules sign stopper Pepe Mora and present Callejón]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 5 July 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  9. Στον Λεβαδειακό ο Καγεχόν [Callejón to Levadiakos] (in Greek). Gazzetta. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
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  11. "Bolívar golea y se acerca al título del Apertura" [Bolívar thrash and get closer to the Apertura title] (in Spanish). Agencia de Noticias Fides. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
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