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Everything You Need To Know About Jesus Gamez – And More

Newcastle have put out a fact-file on new signing Jesus Gamez and I have used most of that and augmented it some.

Gamez seems like a great signing for us on a short two year deal for the 31 year-old.

He brings experience, skill and leadership to the Newcastle squad and as Rafa has said – he’s a great character and an excellent professional.

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Jesus Gamez – new signing for Newcastle

Here’s some of the facts on Jesus:

  • Jesus Gamez Duarte was born in Fuengirola, Spain, on April 10th, 1985
  •  The full back is five feet 11-and-a-half inches tall, or 1.82 metres – from now on we’ll call that 6ft tall
  • On Wikipedia he’s down as being a Newcastle United player who plays mainly as a right-back – we shall see
  • Jesus  began his career at his hometown club, Fuengirola, as a junior
  • He moved to Malaga in 2000 and progressed through the ranks, earning four caps for Spain at under-23 level in 2005
  • He was part of the victorious Spanish under-23 team at the Mediterranean Games in 2005.
  • After playing over 40 games for the Malaga B side Gamez made his La Liga debut as a substitute on 27 November 2005 in a 2–3 away loss against Getafe
  • Malaga were relegated in that season (2006) and Gamez was a regular in the Spanish second division for the next two seasons
  • Malaga were promoted in 2008 and by that time Gamez was a regular starter for the side
  • Jesus played 35 games in their first season back to the top league in Spain as he continued to be the first choice right back
  • Gamez was appointed captain of Malaga in the summer of 2011 when goalkeeper Francesc Arnau retired
  • Gamez led the club into the Champions League at the end of the 2011/12 season thanks to a 4th place La Liga finish.
  • Gamez further extended his contract with the club that summer and went on to represent Malaga a total of 256 times
  • In August 2014, Gamez signed for Atletico Madrid for a fee of over £2M.
  • In his first season at the Vicente Calderon, he made a total of 21 appearances under manager Diego Simeone, making his Champions League bow for the club in a 1-0 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen in February 2015
  • During most of his first season at Atletico he was used as a left-back by manager Diego Simeone
  • He made another 16 appearances for Los Rojiblancos last season as they reached the Champions League final
  • Gamez did not feature and was not on the subs bench in their penalty shoot-out defeat to Real Madrid in the final in the San Siro, Milan
  • On8th  July of 2016 Gamez signed on at Newcastle United and was successful in helping the famous Tyneside  club to get promotion from the Championship with a massive 112 points in the following season – a record number of points.
  • In the first season back to the Premier League in 2017-2018 Jesus helped Newcastle to second place and qualification for the Champions League for the first time since 2003.
  • In 2018 Rafa Benitez was named Manager of the Year

Only three of those above points are not  true – or to be more exact – not yet true.

Any idea which ones?


Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 8, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #1

    LOL Ed 😀

  • jayphoto

    Jul 8, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    True Story – Harry Redknapp scouted him 2000 years ago but took kranjcar instead

  • expatmag

    Jul 8, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Ed has been doing a JIB on wiki here

  • clinath@ed

    Jul 8, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #4

    if only…..

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 8, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Expat what this @3 – whats this all about – can’t be true.
    Mr Tubbs……………………………………………OOT

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 8, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Our Toon – the deception of stats. Sissoko with an 89% pass rate. Most of the passes were 4 -5 yards – my granny could do that.

  • expatmag

    Jul 8, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Juventus in for Sissoko now

  • expatmag

    Jul 8, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #8


    Thought I would get one in before you

  • Big Archie

    Jul 8, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Something ironic when we look to Jesus to save us!

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 8, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Good picture special of Gamez – arriving/medical/meeting Rafa.


  • magpie_in_ohio

    Jul 8, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Hoping Sissoko has a monster game in the Euro Finals to drive up his transfer price…

  • Menorca mag

    Jul 8, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #12

    regarding Jesus, just to inform you of the pronunciation of the word Jesus. In Spanish the J is pronounced H, therefore Hesus. Hope this helps.

  • lesh

    Jul 8, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Mr Tuff

    The buzz is that Rafa’s made an enquiry for your granny!



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