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Joan Capdevila

Capdevila in action for Villarreal
Personal information
Full nameJoan Capdevila i Méndez
Date of birth3 February 1978(age 38)
Place of birthTàrrega, Spain
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11.6 in)
Playing positionLeft back
Club information
Current clubBenfica
Number38

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Joan Capdevila i Méndez (-caʒuˈaŋ kəbdəˈβiɫə; born 3 February 1978) is a Spanish footballer who plays for S.L. Benfica in Portugal, and the Spanish national team.

His usual position is left defender, but he is also capable of operating as a winger and, from a defensive position, often contributes with goals. Over the course of 13 La Liga seasons, he amassed totals of 379 appearances and 36 goals, namely for Deportivo de La Coruña and Villarreal.

A Spanish international on more than 60 occasions, Capdevila represented the nation in one World Cup and two European Championships, winning one tournament in each competition.


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