533 games go a long way. After 19 years dedicated to the world of football, the Asturian Javi fire has decided to put an end to his long and successful career. The player, without a team after his departure from Sporting This summer, he said goodbye to the world of football through a letter on his social networks in which he said goodbye feeling “fortunate for everything he has experienced.”
His first steps in professional football were in the same place where he has taken the last. Dizziness welcomed a young man from Pola de Siero that, from a very young age, already surprised everyone by his way of understanding football. A profession that must be honored, a message that he has repeated until his last moments as a footballer at Sporting. In Gijón, he made his debut as a professional player. He did it on May 4, 2002 in Butarque hand in hand with Pepe Acebal.
During his first stage in Dizziness, Javi Fuego managed to be international with the lower categories, reaching a gold medal in the Mediterranean Games in 2005. His good work in a Sporting immersed in the Second division soon attracted the attention of the highest category and the I raised He recruited him in 2007, making his debut with the granotas in the elite of Spanish football.
Taking off in Valencia, Javi Fuego’s career has had several stops. Recreativo de Huelva, Rayo Vallecano, Valencia (team with which he would debut in European competition), Espanyol, Villarreal were the steps taken by the Poleso until returning to Mareo, the place where it all began.
The return of Javi Fuego to Sporting marked the beginning of a process initiated by the club to once again provide the entity with the values of Mareo. After Javi, names like Borja López, Manu García or the newcomer Christian Rivera. A legacy that, despite not remaining in the dressing room, will be maintained for a long time. Javi Fuego says goodbye to football, as he himself explains in his farewell letter, “with the feeling of having been a good professional and a good teammate”. 533 games behind him give a good account of this.