Francisco Montañés

Paco Montañés

Montañés playing for Espanyol in 2015
Personal information
Full name Francisco Montañés Claverías
Date of birth (1986-10-08) 8 October 1986
Place of birth Castellón, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Levante (on loan from Espanyol)
Number 20
Youth career
1998–2004 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Barcelona C 22 (6)
2004–2006 Barcelona B 47 (0)
2006 Barcelona 1 (0)
2006–2009 Villarreal B 44 (4)
2009–2010 Ontinyent 27 (3)
2010–2012 Alcorcón 75 (16)
2012–2014 Zaragoza 74 (9)
2014– Espanyol 32 (1)
2016–Levante (loan) 5 (1)
National team
2001 Spain U16 3 (0)
2005 Spain U19 3 (0)
2006 Spain U21 2 (0)
2005 Spain U23 4 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2016.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Montañés and the second or maternal family name is Claverías.

Francisco 'Paco' Montañés Claverías (born 8 October 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Levante UD on loan from RCD Espanyol as a right winger.

Club career

Born in Castellón de la Plana, Castellón, Valencian Community, Montañés started his career in the youth ranks of FC Barcelona.[1] He made his debut for the first team on 13 May 2006, playing the last 20 minutes of a 2–3 away loss against Sevilla FC;[2] he then moved to the lower leagues, with Villarreal CF B and Ontinyent CF.

In August 2010, Montañés joined AD Alcorcón, promoted for the first time to the second division.[3] He rarely missed a game during his two-year spell as the club always retained its league status, and scored nine goals in his second season.

Montañés returned to La Liga with Real Zaragoza, signing a four-year contract on 5 July 2012.[4] He made his official debut on 20 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 home loss against Real Valladolid.[5]

Montañés scored his first goal in the Spanish top flight on 10 November, netting his team's second in a 5–3 home win over Deportivo de La Coruña.[6] He started in all league matches during the campaign, as the Aragonese were relegated.

On 28 July 2014, Montañés returned to the top level after agreeing to a four-year deal with RCD Espanyol.[7] On 12 August 2016, he was loaned to Levante UD in a season-long deal.[8]

Personal life

In 2010, before he made his debuts in the top division and thinking this was not a possibility anymore, Montañés contemplated quitting football and becoming a fireman, as his father before him.[9] Nothing came of it eventually.





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