Player #816

Appearances:

121

Starts:

114

Goals:

3

Seasons:

4

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Carlos Cuéllar

Position

Centre Back

From

2008-09

To

2011-12

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Carlos Cuéllar

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12

Age*

26
27
28
29

Division

PL
PL
PL
PL

Appearances

121
37
48
17
19

Starts

114
33
48
15
18

Substitute

7
4
0
2
1

Unused

31
1
2
18
10

Goals

3
0
3
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

Carlos Javier Cuéllar Jiménez

Birth Date

Sunday, 23 August 1981

Birth Place

Madrid

Birth Country

Spain

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Glasgow Rangers

For

£9,000,000

On

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Previous Clubs

2000-03 CD Numancia, Free |
2000-01 CD Calahorra (L) |
2003-07 CA Osasuna, Free |
2007-2008 Rangers, £2.7m |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Sunderland

For

Free

On

Monday, 2 July 2012

Subsequent Clubs

2012-14 Sunderland, Free |
2014-15 Norwich City, Free | 2015-16 UD Almería, Free |
2016-17 Maccabi Petah Tikva F.C., Free |
2017-18 Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C., Free |
2018 Beitar Jerusalem, Free |
2018-19 Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C., Free |

Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2008-12 Aston Villa, £9m, 114 (7) | 3 |

Played Under

Martin O’Neill |
Gérard Houllier |
Alex McLeish |

First Squad Appearance

Monday, 15 September 2008

Debut Appearance

Thursday, 18 September 2008

PFC Litex Lovech (a), UEFA Cup

First Goal

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Final Appearance

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Norwich City (a), Premier League

Final Squad Appearance

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Honours

2009-10 League Cup Runners Up |

Height

(6ft 3in) 1.9m

Foot

Right

International Team

Not selected

Carlos Cuéllar

Player #816 for Aston Villa, Carlos Javier Cuéllar Jiménez played as a centre back for the club between 2008-09 and 2011-12 making 121 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

Cuéllar was born in Madrid on 23 August 1981 and was signed by Martin O’Neill from Glasgow Rangers for £9,000,000 on 12 August 2008.

O’Neill handed Cuéllar his debut appearance for Villa on Thursday, 18 September 2008 aged 27.

In total Cuéllar made 37 appearances in his debut season including 33 starts as he played alongside a truly talented backline of Luke Young, Martin Laursen and Wilfred Bouma.

Cuéllar made 48 appearances in 2009-10 in a new look defence of Richard Dunne, James Collins and Stephen Warnock and helped Villa to the League Cup final, an FA Cup Semi Final and a 6th placed finish in the Premier League.

Indeed after the relative mistakes of signing centre backs Curtis Davies and Zat Knight earlier in his tenure as Villa boss, Martin O’Neill came up trumps bringing Cuéllar to the club.

An excellent, unfussy defender who fitted into Villa and their style with aplomb unfortunately O’Neill’s time at Villa was soon at an end as he chose to leave on the eve of the 2010-11 campaign leaving Villa with a succession of poor managers who criminally underused Cuéllar.

Gérard Houllier in 2010-11 gave Cuéllar just 17 appearances whilst Alex McLeish granted him 18 starts and one substitute appearance as well as often being played out of position.

A great fan favourite Cuéllar was sold well ahead of his sell-by date.

Typically of the man Cuéllar had no complaints and it was a sad day when he was allowed to leave Villa having made his final appearance on Sunday, 13 May 2012 aged 30.