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Xisco Nadal

Xisco Nadal
Personal information
Full nameFrancisco Sebastián Nadal Martorell
Date of birth (1986-06-27) 27 June 1986 (age 27)
Place of birthPalma, Spain
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionForward / Winger
Club information
Current clubAlqueries
Youth career
2001–2003Villarreal
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2003–2007Villarreal B
2003–2007Villarreal20(3)
2004Numancia (loan)15(1)
2005Murcia (loan)0(0)
2006–2007Hércules (loan)16(0)
2008Granada 7416(1)
2008–2011Levante90(5)
2011–Alqueries1(0)
National team
2002–2003Spain U1713(4)
2004Spain U191(0)
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 September 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Nadal and the second or maternal family name is Martorell.

Francisco Sebastián Nadal Martorell (born 27 June 1986 in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands), commonly known as Xisco Nadal, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Alqueries CF in Regional Preferente, mainly as a forward.

Club career

Xisco made his official debut for Villarreal CF against CA Osasuna, on 2 February 2003. On 15 June, playing at RCD Espanyol in a 2–2 draw, he became the youngest player ever to score in a La Liga match, aged 16 years, 11 months and 18 days;[1] he also played in four UEFA Cup and one Champions League games for the club.

However, Nadal wasn't used very often at Villarreal, and served Segunda División loans to CD Numancia and Real Murcia in the second halves of 2003–04 and 2004–05, respectively. He spent the entire 2006–07 season at Hércules CF in the same category,[2] and only amassed 31 league appearances between the three teams combined.

In January 2008 Xisco lost all ties to Villarreal and joined newly created side Granada 74 CF, in the second level.[3] Upon the side's relegation he moved again, signing a two-year contract with Levante UD.

Although rarely a starter in the 2009–10 season, Nadal contributed with two goals in 32 matches as the Valencian Community outfit returned to the top division after a two-year absence. In the subsequent top flight campaign, in which he was used almost exclusively as a winger, he went scoreless in 25 games in an eventual escape from relegation; on 15 May 2011 he was sent off for a late challenge on Roberto Soldado in a 0–0 away draw against Valencia CF, which certified the team's permanence.[4]

On 11 September 2011, 25-year old Nadal signed a short-term contract with Alqueries CF, in the Valencian regional divisions.[5]

International career

Xisco was part of Spain's U-17 squad which finished as runner-up at the 2003 UEFA European Football Championship. In the same year he also played in the category's FIFA World Cup, with the national team losing in the final to Brazil.

References

External links

  • BDFutbol profile
  • Futbolme profile (Spanish)
  • FIFA competition record

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