World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0024771883
Reproduction Date:

Title: Verza  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 2011–12 UD Almería season, UD Almería, 2013–14 FC Barcelona season, Nikolaos Karabelas, José Manuel Jiménez Ortiz
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia



Verza at Almería in 2013
Personal information
Full name José Antonio García Rabasco
Date of birth (1986-09-29) 29 September 1986
Place of birth Orihuela, Spain
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Villarreal B
2003–2005 Villarreal 4 (0)
2005 Recreativo (loan) 15 (0)
2005–2007 Córdoba 33 (0)
2007 Orihuela (loan) 18 (4)
2007–2008 Orihuela 34 (2)
2008–2011 Albacete 100 (12)
2011– Almería 121 (12)
National team
2002 Spain U17 1 (0)
2004 Spain U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

José Antonio García Rabasco, commonly known as Verza (born 29 September 1986), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for UD Almería as a midfielder.

Club career

Verza (left) in action for Almería.

Born in Orihuela, Alicante, Verza finished his graduation with Villarreal CF's youth system, going on to appear several years with the reserves in the lower leagues. On 22 June 2003 he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, playing the last 20 minutes in a 1–4 home loss against Real Betis.[1]

In January 2005 Verza was loaned to Segunda División side Recreativo de Huelva, until the end of the season.[2] In July, he joined neighbouring Córdoba CF in Segunda División B.[3]

In January 2007, after being sparingly used by the Andalusians, Verza moved to Orihuela CF on loan,[4] signing permanently in July. After a one and 1/2 years with the Valencian club, he signed a two-year deal with Albacete Balompié, in the "silver category".[5]

In the following years Verza was an undisputed starter for the Castile-La Mancha side but, after its relegation in 2011, he rescinded his link[6] and signed with fellow second-divisioner UD Almería shortly after.[7]

Verza appeared in 40 league matches in his second season (plus four in the play-offs), helping the Rojiblancos return to the main division after a two-year absence. He played his first game in the competition in more than one decade on 19 August, starting in a 2–3 home loss to former side Villarreal,[8] and scored his first goal late in the month, netting from the penalty spot in a 2–2 home draw against Elche CF.[9]

On 8 February 2014, Verza grabbed a brace at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos to help hand Atlético Madrid its second consecutive loss of the campaign, scoring the final 2–0 through a penalty.[10]


  1. ^ Villarreal 1–4 Betis Sevilla; ESPN FC, 22 June 2003
  2. ^ Valero y Verza fueron presentados (Valero and Verza were presented); El Mundo Deportivo, 3 February 2005 (Spanish)
  3. ^ El Córdoba ficha a Juan Navarro, Verza y Jonathan (Córdoba signs Juan Navarro, Verza and Jonathan); Diario de Córdoba, 22 July 2005 (Spanish)
  4. ^ El Córdoba cede a Verza al Orihuela (Córdoba loans Verza to Orihuela); Marca, 8 January 2007 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Verza ficha por el Albacete (Verza signs for Albacete); Marca, 1 July 2008 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Verza rescinde su contrato y Kike se marcha al Tenerife (Verza rescinds his contract and Kike goes to Tenerife); La Verdad, 21 June 2011 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Verza se convierte en el primer refuerzo del Almería (Verza becomes Almería's first addition); Marca, 29 June 2011 (Spanish)
  8. ^ Valiant Villarreal open with win; ESPN FC, 19 August 2013
  9. ^ Almeria denied first win; ESPN FC, 30 August 2013
  10. ^ "Ádiós liderato, hola dudas" [Goodbye first place, hello doubts] (in Spanish). Marca. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 

External links

  • BDFutbol profile
  • Futbolme profile (Spanish)
  • Soccerway profile
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.