Fernando Navarro


BornJune 25, 1982


Fernando Navarro is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Sevilla FC in the profile of a left defender. Navarro came through the ranks of giants FC Barcelona, was on the verge of replacing longtime leftback Sergi Barjuan who had left for Atletico Madrid in 2002. On 3 November 2002 he scored his only goal for BarΓ§a, in a 1–1 draw at Racing de Santander. After an uneventul six-month loan at Albacete Balompie in 2004, also in La Liga, Navarro was loaned again, this time to RCD Mallorca. After a successful campaign the Balearic Islands side decided to purchase him on a permanent deal, and he was an undisputed starter from 2006–08. On 18 June 2008, Navarro was bought by Sevilla FC for a reported €5 million. Spanish national team coach Luis Aragones called Navarro for a friendly match against France on 6 February 2008. However, he did not enter the pitch, going on to make his international debut against United States on 4 June, in a 1–0 friendly win. Selected for UEFA Euro 2008, Navarro appeared against Greece in the group stage. Previously, he played at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand.
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