Meet The Players
These are the players from the last Free Kick Masters event held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
In the 1994-1995 season Portillo entered the Real Madrid youth structure. During seven seasons as a youth player he was a prolific scorer, scoring 150 goals, breaking the goalscoring record previously held by Raúl González. In 2002, he signed his first professional contract, running until 2007, with a release clause of €35million.
In January 2004, Portillo was loaned to the Serie A club ACF Fiorentina, after scoring 6 league goals, 8 cup goals, and 3 in the UEFA Champions League for Real Madrid. The following season he was not part of new coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo's plans, and was loaned to Belgian side Club Brugge. Some people claimed that it was pressure from team leader and captain Raul, that Portillo did not get much game time. Portillo was predicted to become the new and better Raul, but lack of playing time put an end to that comparison.
|Full name||Javier García Portillo|
|Date of birth||March 30, 1982 (1982-03-30)|
|Place of birth||Aranjuez, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11|
|Real Madrid Castilla|
→ Fiorentina (loan)
→ Club Brugge (loan)
Gimnàstic de Tarragona
1 Senior club appearances and goals