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Full NameJavier Calleja
First NameJavier
Last NameCalleja
Professionfootball manager
Birth CityAlcala de Henares
Birth CountrySpain
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMena Patricia
No Of Children3
Height171 cm
Networth$5 M
Insta Profile
Date of BirthMay 12,1978
Age46 years

Javier Calleja is a Spanish-born professional football manager and a former player. 

He is the current manager of Deportivo Alaves. As a former player, he played as a left midfielder.

He has a beautiful family

Javier Calleja with his wife Mena Patricia.
Javier Calleja with his wife Mena Patricia. Source: Instagram

Javier is a happily married man. He is married to his wife Mena Patricia, with whom he shares three kids, two daughters, Carlota and Marta, and a son Fernando Calleja

Javier Calleja with his family.
Javier Calleja with his family. Source: Instagram

He is also a grandfather of his super-cute granddaughter Daniela born to his son and daughter-in-law. 

Besides football, he likes to dedicate his time to his family, who are his supporting pillars.

Javier Calleja with his granddaughter Daniela during her Christening.
Javier Calleja with his granddaughter Daniela during her Christening. Source: Instagram

His successful playing career with Villarreal

Javier’s playing career began with Real Madrid C, followed by Almeria, Alcala, Onda before his successful seasons at Villarreal

He joined Villarreal in the year 1999. During his six seasons at Villarreal, he became the key part of the club in his first three seasons, where he netted four goals in 35 matches

The most unforgettable goal of his life was when he scored a penalty kick in a 2-0 home victory over FC Barcelona

It was on the 5th of April, 2003, the day he lost his mother. She died hours before the victory. 

Javier dedicated the goal to his late mother.  After Villarreal, he spent three seasons at Malaga and three seasons at Osasuna

His playing career ended with appearing in 192 La Liga matches with nine goals, especially with Villarreal and Osasuna.

He was sacked from Villarreal despite leading the team to fifth-place in La Liga

Javier was appointed the manager of Villarreal in September 2017. In his first season at the helm, he successfully led the team to fifth place along with UEFA Europa League qualification. 

He was sacked from the post in December 2018 after the club hardly managed to sit three points above the relegation zone and managed only one win in nine league fixtures. 

He returned to his post in less than two months. With his return, he was again successful in leading the team to fifth place and European qualification.  

Is Javier Calleja on the verge of losing his job?

Javier was appointed by Alaves, hoping that he would help the club lift from the relegation zone, which was three points above the relegation zone with nine games remaining. 

The consecutive five defeats in the 2021/22 campaign have kept his job at risk. 

However, after the consecutive defeats, they have been able to rise again by claiming the first top-flight 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid since 2003

Javier holds a positive attitude which is reflected in Instagram posts. In his recent post, he wrote, “the only way to victory is to work.” 

He also added mentioning Alves not to hesitate as they were going to get it out.

Javier Calleja credits his team for their effort and fans for their enormous support for the victory over Atletico.
Javier Calleja credits his team for their effort and fans for their enormous support for the victory over Atletico. Source: Instagram

Net Worth 

Javier has played and managed in every division and has accumulated experience. 

He has spent more than two decades dedicating his time to football, where he has experienced highs and lows, but his positive attitude and confidence have kept him moving. 

From his career, he has been able to amass the estimated net worth of:

Net Worth Source
$1 million - $5 million Football Manager, Retired Player

Age and Height

  1. He was born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, on the 12th of May, 1978. He is currently 43 years old.
  2. Javier stands five feet and seven inches tall.

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Updated On Tue Oct 05 2021 Published On Tue Oct 05 2021 By shaumya

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