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Jordi Figueras Montel


ABOUT
Jordi Figueras Montel

BornMay 16, 1987

Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

NationalitySpanish

RoleCentre back

ABOUT

Jordi Figueras Biography


Jordi Figueras Montel is a Spanish professional footballer born on 16 May 1987 in Lleida, Spain. He represents the Kolkata based Indian Super League franchise ATK since 2017. He plays in the centre-back and left-back positions.


Background


Jordi started his football career at his hometown club UE Lleida. At the age of 18, he joined Real Madrid, where he had a short unsuccessful spell.


He then transferred to Celta de Vigo and strongly rooted himself in Celta's starting XI in the 2009-10 season. Later in 2010, he was sold to Rubin Kazan and was lent to Real Valladolid in the 2010-2011 season, which made him return his country.


In the following season, he was loaned to Rayo Vallecano and played in 2011-12 La Liga.


Club Career


On 28 August 2011, Jordi made his debut in the Spanish top flight against Athletic Bilbao. In the Belgian Pro League, he moved to Club Brugge KV on 19 January 2012, made 33 appearances and scored one goal while playing there.


He returned to Spain on loan in 2013 to play for Rayo Vallecano. Later, he joined Real Betis on a permanent basis, where he played 67 matches from 2013 to 2016.


Jordi played for Eskişehirspor in the Turkish Super Lig in 2016, making 16 appearances for the team. On 28 July 2016, he joined German club Karlsruher SC on a two-year contract.


In September 2017, Jordi moved to the Indian Super League to join the ATK. He was later appointed as the captain of the team after the regular captain Robbie Keane was injured.

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