Juan Villar Vázquez

Juan Villar
Personal information
Full name Juan Villar Vázquez
Date of birth (1988-05-19) 19 May 1988
Place of birth Cortegana, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Recreativo B 24 (11)
2008–2012 Recreativo 66 (8)
2009–2010San Roque (loan) 30 (10)
2012–2015 Cádiz 108 (41)
2015– Valladolid 50 (17)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2016.

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

Juan Villar Vázquez (born 19 May 1988) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Valladolid as either a forward or winger.

He began at Recreativo, playing two matches in La Liga at the start of his career, and became a regular after a loan at San Roque. Villar then contested three Segunda División B seasons for Cádiz, helping them reach the play-offs twice before signing for Valladolid.

Football career


Born in Cortegana, Province of Huelva, Villar began his career with nearby Recreativo de Huelva, initially playing for their reserves. He made his professional debut on 31 August 2008, playing the final two minutes in place of Marco Ruben in a 1–0 La Liga away win against Real Betis;[1] he made another cameo in the final game at Sporting de Gijón, as the season ended with relegation.[2]

The following campaign, Villar was loaned to fellow Andalusian club CD San Roque de Lepe, who competed in Segunda División B. He ranked second in his team in goals scored, this including a hat-trick in a 6–2 triumph at Jerez Industrial CF on 9 May 2010.[3] However, he also received 10 yellow cards and three red, including dismissals in consecutive matches in January, the first coming in the third minute of a 0–1 home loss to Marbella FC on the 10th.[4]

After returning to Huelva, Villar scored five goals in 30 games as they contested Segunda División. His first professional goal came on 2 March 2011, opening a 1–1 away draw against UD Las Palmas by heading Rafita's cross.[5] He was sent off twice during the season.[6][7]


On 23 July 2012, Cádiz CF signed Villar and fellow Recre striker Pablo Sánchez to bring their total imports for the summer up to 14.[8] In his first season at the Estadio Ramón de Carranza he totalled ten third level goals from 36 games, including a treble on 13 January 2013 in a 3–1 win away to Loja CD.[9]

In 2013–14, Villar scored a career-best 18 goals.[10][11] On 25 May 2014, already in the promotion play-offs, he netted in a 1–2 loss at CE L'Hospitalet (also the aggregate score).[12]

Villar struck 12 times from 30 appearances in the 2014–15 season,[11] including twice in a 4–0 home win over former team San Roque on 2 November 2014 where he scored after 50 seconds and then 18 minutes, before leaving with injury after 32 minutes.[13] Cádiz reached the second stage again, and once again fell short.


On 2 July 2015, Villar moved out of his native region for the first time, signing a two-year deal and becoming the first purchase of the summer for second tier club Real Valladolid.[14] He was the Segunda División Player of the Month for December, after scoring four goals in three games: one against Deportivo Alavés, a matchwinner against Albacete Balompié and two strikes against CD Tenerife.[15]

On 12 March 2016, Villar netted his first professional hat-trick in a 3–2 win at Real Oviedo.[16]



  1. "Primer disgusto en el Ruiz de Lopera" [First heartbreak at the Ruiz de Lopera] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 31 August 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  2. "Agonía y sonrisas en el Molinón" [Agony and smiles at the Molinón] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 31 May 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. "El San Roque sella la permanencia con goleada al Jerez (2–6)" [San Roque seals survival with routing of Jerez (2–6)] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  4. "Inmerecido castigo para el San Roque que lo intentó pero no tuvo suerte" [Undeserved punishment for San Roque who tried for it but were unlucky] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  5. "Las Palmas 1 Recreativo 1" (in Spanish). Diario AS. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  6. "Igualada a carencias y a expulsiones en Huelva" [All square in shortcomings and ejections in Huelva] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 September 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  7. "El Recre tira de efectividad y suma nueve jornadas invicto" [Recre beckons efficiency and is now undefeated for nine rounds] (in Spanish). Marca. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  8. "El Cádiz pesca en el Recreativo de Huelva" [Cádiz go fishing in Recreativo de Huelva] (in Spanish). Marca. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  9. "Goles Loja 1 – Cádiz 3" [Loja 1 – Cádiz 3 goals] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  10. "Juan Villar, un extremo con mucho gol" [Juan Villar, a winger with a great scoring touch] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  11. 1 2 "Juan Villar, el jugador franquicia del Cádiz CF" [Juan Villar, Cádiz CF's franchise player] (in Spanish). La Voz Digital. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  12. "El L'Hospitalet acaba con el sueño del Cádiz en el descuento" [L'Hospitalet end Cádiz dream in injury time] (in Spanish). Marca. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  13. "El San Roque recibe una goleada en Cádiz" [San Roque get thrashed in Cádiz] (in Spanish). Huelva Hoy. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  14. "Juan Villar, primer refuerzo del Real Valladolid" [Juan Villar, Real Valladolid's first reinforcement] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  15. 1 2 "Juan Villar, mejor jugador de la Liga Adelante en diciembre" [Juan Villar, best player in the Liga Adelante in December] (in Spanish). Liga de Fútbol Profesional. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  16. "Villar asalta el Tartiere" [Villar assaults the Tartiere] (in Spanish). Marca. 12 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
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