Player profile

Josemi Rey

Josemi Rey

Birthdate: 15 November 1979
Birthplace: Malaga, Spain
Other clubs:Torremolinos (1997-98), Malaga (1998-2004), Villareal (2006-08), Mallorca (2008-10), Iraklis Thessaloniki (2010-11), Cartagena (2011-12), Levadiakos (2012-13), Skoda Xanthi (2013-14), Atlético de Kolkata (2014-15)
Bought from:Malaga
Signed for LFC:£2m, 26.07.2004
Liverpool debut: 10.08.2004
Last appearance: 26.12.2005
Contract expiry: 02.01.2006
Win ratio: 54.29% W:19 D:6 L:10
Honours: Champions League 2005
LFC league games/goals: 21 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 35 / 0

Player profile

Right-back Josemi was the first buy of Rafael Benítez. He was a tough player who received on average a yellow card in every third game in Spain. He struggled to adapt to life in England after a promising start to his Liverpool career. His first season was ravaged by injury problems and poor form and Steve Finnan established himself in his absence. The Spaniard returned home with Villareal after one and half season with the Reds, but one European champions' medal richer. Josemi only played one game as the Yellow Submarine finished second in La Liga in the 2007/08 season. He was transferred to Mallorca in the summer of 2008 where he played more regularly before signing a three-year contract with Iraklis Thessaloniki in Greece in August 2010. Josemi was relegated with Iraklis in 2011 and returned home, but suffered the same fate with Cartagena who were relegated to Spain's Third Division. He moved again to Greece in 2012, joining Levadiakos.

    Josemi appeared in thirty first-team matches for Levediakos during the 2012/13 season. At the end of that single season he signed a one-year contract with another Greek club, Skoda Xanthi. The defender appeared in seventeen league matches for Skoda plus two cup-ties in 2013/14. The club from Xanthi finished third from bottom (18th) with 38 points from 34 matches and that lowly finishing position meant that they would be involved in the Relegation Play-off that follows the regular season of home-and-away matches. In the summer of 2014 Josemi joined Atlético de Kolkata to play in the newly-formed Indian Super League alongside his old Liverpool teammate, Luis Garcia. Kolkata reached the final and Josemi was captain in that final for their 1-0 victory over Kerala Blasters in Mumbai.  he renewed his contract to remain with them for the 2015 season, but when he was ruled out through injury after just three appearances his contract was cancelled in November. It remains to be seen if he finds another club for 2016-17 or calls it a day.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 21 0 1 12 1 35
2004-2005 15 0 1 7 0 23
2005-2006 6 0 0 5 1 12

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Middlesbrough
2 Portsmouth
2 Aston Villa
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 Birmingham City
2 Fulham
2 AS Monaco
2 Olympiacos
2 Deportivo
1 FBK Kaunas
1 CSKA Moscow
1 Deportivo Sap.
1 Grazer AK
1 Real Betis
1 Tottenham
1 Anderlecht
1 Crystal Palace
1 CSKA Sofia
1 Millwall
1 Everton
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 WBA
1 Manchester United
1 Newcastle United
1 Chelsea
1 Manchester City
Total Started/substitutions
28 Started
16 On the bench
7 Substitute
7 Substituted
Total Competition
21 Premier League
11 Champions League
1 European Super Cup
1 League Cup
1 World Club Championship

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 10.08.2004 Grazer AK Arnold S. Stadion Europe

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Torremolinos 1997-1998 Spain 0 0 0 0
Malaga B 1998-2001 Spain 0 0 0 0
Malaga 2000-2001 Spain 1 1 0 1 0
Malaga 2001-2002 Spain 1 23 0 23 0
Malaga 2002-2003 Spain 1 32 0 40 0
Malaga 2003-2004 Spain 1 37 0 37 0
Villarreal 2005-2006 Spain 1 9 0 9 0
Villarreal 2006-2007 Spain 1 22 0 22 0
Villarreal 2007-2008 Spain 1 1 0 4 0
Mallorca 2008-2009 Spain 1 25 1 25 1
Mallorca 2009-2010 Spain 1 28 0 31 0
Iraklis 2010-2011 Greece 1 26 0 26 0
Cartagena 2011-2012 Spain 2 15 0 15 0
Levadiakos 2012-2013 Greece 1 25 0 30 0
Xanthi 2013-2014 Greece 1 17 0 20 0
Atletico de Kolkata 2014-2015 Indian Super League 14 0 17 0
Atletico de Kolkata 2015-2016 Indian Super League 3 0 3 0
Total 278 1 303 1
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