A Spanish footballer Joan Oriol i Gràcia performs as a left defender for Villarreal CF. Joan was born on 5 November 1986 in Cambrils, Tarragona.
Oriol started his football career at FC Cambrils, where his junior period passed. In 2005, the defender was selected for the senior side of Pobla Mafumet. In 2006, Joan was loaned out by Reus. He made 33 appearances for the temporary squad.
In 2007, the footballer defended the colors of Gavà. The 2007/2008 season was lined with two goals scored in 34 matches.
In 2008, Oriol was noticed by Villarreal. After all the terms had been agreed, the defender joined the B team. He spent two years defending the reserves. Altogether, he appeared 67 times and netted three goals. In 2010, Joan was promoted to the main eleven of Villarreal. He debuted for the team on 27 November 2010 in a game with Zaragoza. The 2010/2011 season was lined with seven appearances made. He continues to make frequent appearances both as a member of the starting team and as a substitute player.
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