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Valencia C.F. news
November, 13 2015

Javi Navarro

He was a runner-up in La Liga, playing alongside other Spanish international players such as Fernando Gómez Colomer

Brought up through the academy at Valencia CF, he made his debut in the first team in the 1993-94 season. The following season he was loaned to Logroñes. After a good season there, he was called up by Spain for the Olympic Games in Atlanta and returned to the Valencia CF first team in the 1995-96 campaign under Luis Aragones. He was a runner-up in La Liga, playing alongside other Spanish international players such as Fernando Gómez Colomer.

The following year, in 1997-98, he would suffer a serious knee injury that jeopardised his footballing career. The injury led him to undergo several operations and play with the Valencia CF second team in Segunda B in order to regain match fitness. When he recovered fully in 2000, he was loaned out to Elche -where he had a fantastic season. He later signed for Sevilla, where he became a leader and team captain.

His last professional match was the final of the Copa del Rey in 2007, playing for Sevilla against Getafe. Unfortunately, he re-injured his right knee in the match and –after two years out- decided to announce his retirement in 2009.

Learn more about other current and former international players who came up through the ranks at Valencia CF.

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