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Miguel Alfonso Herrero

Personal information
Full name Miguel Alfonso Herrero Javaloyas
Date of birth (1988-07-29) 29 July 1988
Place of birth Burjassot, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Getafe (on loan from Valencia)
Number 21
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Burjassot 38 (7)
2007–2010 Valencia B 75 (27)
2009–2012 Valencia 16 (0)
2010–2011 Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 8 (0)
2011–2012 Hércules (loan) 38 (13)
2012–2013 Levante 37 (5)
2013– Valencia 13 (0)
2014–2015 Getafe (loan) 7 (1)
National team
2009 Spain U21 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Miguel Alfonso Herrero Javaloyas (born 29 July 1988), commonly known as Míchel, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Getafe CF on loan from Valencia CF, mainly as an attacking midfielder.

Club career


Born in Burjassot, Valencian Community, Míchel finished his football grooming at local Burjassot CF and started playing as a senior with Valencia CF's B-side. After a string of midfield injuries to the main squad (Rubén Baraja, Edu and Manuel Fernandes) he was called up by coach Unai Emery, making his La Liga debut against FC Barcelona, playing 20 minutes in a 0–4 away loss on 6 December 2008; previous to that, he had already appeared in a Copa del Rey game against Club Portugalete, where he also scored.[1]

Míchel's first start occurred on 3 March 2009 in a 1–2 loss at CD Numancia, as he began to be regularly summoned to the league's squad of 18 each week. He was delighted with his first year at Valencia, never having imagined he would be playing for the club's first team after being not much earlier in the fourth division.[2]

Loans / Levante

In early June 2010, deemed surplus to requirements by coach Emery – for instance, in the 2009–10 campaign he only collected 28 minutes in the league, all as a late substitute – Míchel was loaned for one season to fellow league club Deportivo de La Coruña.[3] He spent most of the campaign injured, and the Galicians were also relegated after 20 straight years in the top flight.[4]

At Hércules CF, where he spent the 2011–12 season, Míchel scored a career-best 13 goals, also being a key player as the team nearly returned to the top level. The club attempted to acquire the player permanently,[5] but were eventually denied.

Míchel rescinded his contract with Valencia in June 2012, and signed a three-year deal with neighbouring Levante UD shortly after.[6] He scored eight goals in 51 official games in his first and only season, including two in 11 in the campaign's UEFA Europa League.[7][8]

Return to Valencia

On 10 May 2013 Míchel agreed on a return to former club Valencia, penning a three-year link after his 420,000 buyout clause was paid.[9] He made his debut in his second spell on 17 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 home win against Málaga CF.[10]

Míchel was loaned out to fellow league club Getafe CF in late July 2014, for two years.[11]


  1. ^ "Míchel alegra el trámite" [Míchel lights up bore] (in Spanish).  
  2. ^ Michel: "Éste ha sido el mejor año de mi vida y nunca lo voy a olvidar" (Michel: "This has been the best year of my life and I will never forget it"); Diario AS, 3 June 2009 (Spanish)
  3. ^ gets Valencia's Míchel on loan)DeporEl Depor logra la cesión del valencianista Míchel (; Marca, 28 May 2010 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Míchel estará entre cuatro y seis meses de baja por una lesión en el menisco de la pierna derecha (Míchel will miss four to six months due to right leg meniscus injury); Marca, 24 September 2010 (Spanish)
  5. ^ El Hércules quiere a Míchel en propiedad (Hércules wants Míchel permanently); Diario Información, 27 February 2012 (Spanish)
  6. ^ El Levante ficha a Míchel, como agente libre (Levante signs Míchel, as free agent);, 26 June 2012 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Ten-man Hannover outlast Levante;, 4 October 2012
  8. ^ Clinical Levante make Twente pay;, 25 October 2012
  9. ^ Míchel regresa a Mestalla (Míchel returns to Mestalla); Super Deporte, 10 May 2013 (Spanish)
  10. ^ Valencia edge victory; ESPN FC, 17 August 2013
  11. ^ El Getafe hace oficial la cesión de Míchel por dos años (Getafe makes two-year loan of Míchel official); Super Deporte, 24 July 2014 (Spanish)

External links

  • BDFutbol profile
  • Stats and bio at CiberChe (Spanish)
  • Soccerway profile
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