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Francisco Rufete in May 2009
Surname Francisco Joaquín Pérez Rufete
birthday November 20, 1976
place of birth BenejúzarSpain
size 177 cm
position Right midfield
Years station
FC Barcelona
Years station Games (goals) 1
1995-1997 FC Barcelona B 44 0(1)
1996-1997 FC Barcelona 1 0(0)
1997-1998 CD Toledo 38 0(5)
1998 RCD Mallorca 0 0(0)
1999-2001 Málaga CF 85 (14)
2001-2006 Valencia CF 132 (13)
2006-2009 Espanyol Barcelona 57 0(1)
2009-2011 Hércules Alicante 45 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2000 Spain 3 0(0)
1 Only league games are given.

Francisco Joaquín Pérez Rufete , short Rufete (born November 20, 1976 in Benejúzar , Alicante ), is a former Spanish football player who played in right midfield.


Francisco Rufete began his football career at FC Barcelona . There he came at the age of 19 in a 2-2 draw against Deportivo La Coruña on May 26, 1996 for his first (and only for Barça) appearance in the Primera División . In the 1996/97 season he played 38 games in the Segunda División in Toledo and scored 5 goals.

After an interim period with Real Mallorca , Rufete moved to Málaga in 1999 . In his first season in 1998/99 with Málaga CF, he played 20 games in the Segunda División, scored five goals and made it to the Primera División with his team. At FC Málaga grown to a fixed size, he played 65 games in the next two seasons, in which he was able to score nine goals.

In 2001 Rufete after Valencia and immediately became a regular player of FC Valencia . In his first season he scored 5 goals in 32 games. This has been followed by three more successful seasons (80 games / 8 goals until 2005). He celebrated his greatest successes with the 2003/04 league title and victory in the 2004 UEFA Cup . His hat-trick in the 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-final first leg against Roda Kerkrade , with which he paved the way for his team to the final, was noticeable.

In the summer of 2006 Rufete moved to Espanyol Barcelona . In his first season he reached the UEFA Cup final with Espanyol, which they lost on penalties to Sevilla FC . In the two following years Rufete came only a few missions, also due to injuries. In 2009 he moved to Hércules Alicante , where he was active until 2011.

National team

In the Spanish national team , Rufete was never really able to assert himself and can only record three appearances in 2000. He played his first international game on March 29 in a 2-0 win over Italy when he came on for Joseba Etxeberria in the 60th minute .


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