Mario Gaspar

Born: November 24, 1990 (age 26)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Novelda, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Defender
Team: Villarreal (no. 2)
Villareal's Mario Gaspar in action on September 14, 2011
Career History
Senior2010-Villarreal
Sports Mole has 69 articles about Mario Gaspar. Articles 1 to 40:
Gareth Bale puts a tender arm around Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid launch stunning second-half comeback to move top of La Liga
Real Madrid launch a stunning but controversial second-half comeback to beat Villarreal 3-2 and regain their spot at the top of La Liga.
Feb 26, 21:43
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Villarreal earn a point at the Bernabeu
Real Madrid's 100% start to the La Liga season is over after being held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal at the Bernabeu.
Sep 21, 20:53
Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg between Liverpool and Villarreal at Anfield on May 5, 2016
Result: Liverpool ease past Villarreal at Anfield to book Europa League final berth
Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield to secure their place in the final of the Europa League, where they will meet reigning champions Sevilla.
May 5, 21:57
James Milner reacts to the hosts' goal during the Europa League semi-final between Villarreal and Liverpool on April 28, 2016
Preview: Liverpool vs. Villarreal
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg between Liverpool and Villarreal at Anfield, with the visitors holding a 1-0 aggregate lead.
May 4, 14:04
Cedric Bakambu celebrates scoring during the Europa League quarter-final between Villarreal and Sparta Prague on April 7, 2016
Result: Cedric Bakambu brace gives Villarreal slender advantage
Cedric Bakambu notches a brace as Villarreal record a 2-1 victory over Sparta Prague in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
Apr 7, 21:57
General view of Villarreal CF Estadio El Madrigal before the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Real Valladolid CF at El Madrigal Stadium on August 24, 2013
Preview: Villarreal vs. Sparta Prague
Sports Mole previews the Europa League quarter-final first leg between Villarreal and Sparta Prague at the Estadio El Madrigal.
Apr 6, 09:49
Belgium's Jan Vertonghen (C, No5) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the friendly international match between Belgium and Italy at Baudoin King Stadium in Brussels, on November 13, 2015.
Preview: Belgium vs. Spain
Sports Mole previews the international friendly between Belgium and Spain in Brussels.
Nov 16, 17:02
Supporters flood out of the Stade de France on November 13, 2015
Preview: England vs. France
Sports Mole previews the international friendly between England and France as the teams pay respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Nov 16, 15:15
Spain's forward Mario (L) scores past England's defender Chris Smalling (C) and Spain's forward Paco Alcacer during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Gary Cahill: 'Victory flattered Spain'
England defender Gary Cahill plays down the theory that Spain outclassed the Three Lions during their 2-0 defeat in Alicante.
Nov 15, 23:24
Danny Ings and Harry Kane look dejected after Italy score to make it 2-0 during the UEFA Under21 European Championship match between England and Italy at Andruv Stadium on June 24, 2015
Harry Kane rues England's lack of clinical edge in Spain loss
England striker Harry Kane admits that he and his teammates were not good enough in the final third in their 2-0 defeat to Spain in Alicante.
Nov 14, 20:06
Spain's midfielder Santi Cazorla celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Roy Hodgson: 'England nowhere near Spain yet'
England boss Roy Hodgson concedes that his side have a way to go before they can match the likes of Spain at Euro 2016.
Nov 14, 15:21
Barcelona's defender Marc Bartra celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Levante UD at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 20, 2015.
Marc Bartra plays down injury fears
Spain defender Marc Bartra insists that he did not pick up a potentially long-term injury in his team's 2-0 win over England on Friday.
Nov 14, 15:15
Spain's midfielder Santi Cazorla celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Ian Wright slams Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana, Ross Barkley no-shows
Ian Wright slams Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Ross Barkley for their no-show performances in England's 2-0 defeat to Spain.
Nov 14, 14:51
Spain's forward Mario (L) scores past England's defender Chris Smalling (C) and Spain's forward Paco Alcacer during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Chris Smalling: 'England weren't clinical enough'
Chris Smalling says that England created the "better of the chances" during their 2-0 defeat to Spain in Alicante.
Nov 14, 14:42
Spain's midfielder Santi Cazorla celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Cesc Fabregas: 'England win proves Spain are recovering form'
Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas says that the 2-0 win over England is a sure-fire sign that La Roja are improving.
Nov 14, 14:38
England's defender Kyle Walker (L) vies with Spain's midfielder Cesc Fabregas during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Cesc Fabregas pleased with Spain performance
Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas praises his side for their performance in Friday's international friendly against England, which ended in a 2-0 win for La Roja.
Nov 14, 14:34
Villareal's Mario Gaspar in action on September 14, 2011
Mario Gaspar: 'Win better than my goal'
Spain right-back Mario Gaspar plays down his wonder goal in Friday's international friendly against England, which La Roja won 2-0.
Nov 14, 13:05
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque praises Nolito, Mario Gaspar
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque pays tribute to the performances of both Nolito and Mario Gaspar, who impressed during La Roja's 2-0 win over England on Friday.
Nov 14, 12:51
Joe Hart makes a clearance while on international duty with England on November 19, 2013.
Joe Hart optimistic about England future despite Spain defeat
England keeper Joe Hart believes that his side showed enough promise against Spain to be upbeat over their future despite their 2-0 loss in Alicante.
Nov 14, 07:54
Roy Hodgson manager of England looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group E match between Lithuania and England at LFF Stadionas on October 12, 2015
Roy Hodgson not critical of England display in defeat to Spain
England boss Roy Hodgson says that he cannot be too critical of his side despite their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Spain in their friendly clash in Alicante.
Nov 14, 07:44
Spain's midfielder Santi Cazorla celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Player Ratings: Spain 2-0 England
Sports Mole looks at who stood out during Spain's 2-0 victory over England in their international friendly in Alicante.
Nov 13, 23:24
Roy Hodgson manager of England looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group E match between Lithuania and England at LFF Stadionas on October 12, 2015
Roy Hodgson: 'England will learn from Spain loss'
Roy Hodgson says that England will improve after their 2-0 international friendly loss to Spain.
Nov 13, 23:02
An injured Michael Carrick of England is stretchered off during the international friendly match between Spain and England at Jose Rico Perez Stadium on November 13, 2015 in Alicante, Spain
England midfielder Michael Carrick picks up ankle injury in Spain friendly
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick picks up an ankle injury during England's international friendly away to Spain, which the hosts won 2-0.
Nov 13, 22:49
Spain's forward Mario (L) scores past England's defender Chris Smalling (C) and Spain's forward Paco Alcacer during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Match Analysis: Spain 2-0 England
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Spain's 2-0 victory over England in an international friendly in Alicante.
Nov 13, 22:33
Spain's midfielder Santi Cazorla celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Result: Mario Gaspar, Santi Cazorla goals give Spain victory over England
Second-half goals from Mario Gaspar and Santi Cazorla give Spain a 2-0 victory over England in their international friendly, as Wayne Rooney hits the crossbar late on.
Nov 13, 21:38
Spain's forward Diego Costa (L) vies with England's defender Phil Jones during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Live Commentary: Spain 2-0 England - as it happened
Relive Spain's 2-0 victory over England as Mario Gaspar's sensational volley helps La Roja to a seventh consecutive win.
Nov 13, 18:44
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (C) is congratulated by teammates Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) and Barcelona's midfielder Sergi Roberto after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Vil
Match Analysis: Barcelona 3-0 Villarreal
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona move top of La Liga with a 3-0 win over Villarreal at Camp Nou.
Nov 8, 17:45
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior gestures during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs UD Las Palmas at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 26, 2015
La Liga Team of the Week – Week 10
Sports Mole picks out its star XI from the latest round of La Liga fixtures, which included wins for both Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Nov 2, 12:58
Villarreal's defender Mario (DOWN ) celebrates his goal with Villarreal's forward Roberto Soldado during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Sevilla FC at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on October 31, 2015.
Result: Mario Gaspar, Cedric Bakambu goals give Villarreal victory over Sevilla
Villarreal move up to fourth in La Liga after goals from Mario Gaspar and Cedric Bakambu secure a 2-1 win against Sevilla at the Estadio El Madrigal.
Oct 31, 19:07
Villareal's Mario Gaspar in action on September 14, 2011
Mario Gaspar delighted with 'dream debut'
Villarreal defender Mario Gaspar says that it was "a dream" to score on his Spain debut in Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine.
Oct 13, 17:36
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque: 'It will be difficult to pick squad for Euro 2016'
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque concedes that it will be difficult to pick 23 players in his squad for Euro 2016 due to the displays of his team during qualifying.
Oct 13, 00:14
Spain's players celebrate after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Ukraine and Spain at Olympiysky stadium in Kiev on October 12, 2015
Player Ratings: Ukraine 0-1 Spain
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each player performed during Spain's 1-0 win over Ukraine in their final Group C Euro 2016 qualifier.
Oct 12, 22:58
Spain's players argue with the referee during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Ukraine and Spain at Olympiysky stadium in Kiev on October 12, 2015
Match Analysis: Ukraine 0-1 Spain
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Spain end their Euro 2016 Group C qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win in Ukraine.
Oct 12, 22:20
Spain's players celebrate after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Ukraine and Spain at Olympiysky stadium in Kiev on October 12, 2015
Result: Debut strike from Mario Gaspar earns Spain victory in Kiev
Mario Gaspar scores the only goal of the game to earn Spain a 1-0 win against Ukraine in Kiev.
Oct 12, 21:35
Spain's players celebrate after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Ukraine and Spain at Olympiysky stadium in Kiev on October 12, 2015
Half-Time Report: Mario Gaspar bags debut Spain goal
Mario Gaspar opens the scoring for Spain on his international debut in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine.
Oct 12, 20:34
A dejected Cesc Fabregas of Spain looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
Team News: Cesc Fabregas earns 100th Spain cap
Cesc Fabregas earns his 100th Spain cap in a much-changed starting lineup for the trip to Ukraine.
Oct 12, 18:58
Spain's players celebrate after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Ukraine and Spain at Olympiysky stadium in Kiev on October 12, 2015
Live Commentary: Ukraine 0-1 Spain - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Euro 2016 Group C qualifier between Ukraine and Spain in Kiev, which the away side won 1-0.
Oct 12, 18:45
Spain's forward Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring a goal with Spain's midfielder Isco, Spain's forward David Silva and Spain's defender Jordi Alba (R), during the EURO 2016 qualifier football match Spain vs Ukraine at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadiu
Preview: Ukraine vs. Spain
Sports Mole looks ahead to Spain's final Euro 2016 qualifier away in Ukraine, who still have hopes of finishing second.
Oct 11, 11:48
General view of Villarreal CF Estadio El Madrigal before the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Real Valladolid CF at El Madrigal Stadium on August 24, 2013
Team News: Three changes for Villarreal against Viktoria Plzen
Villarreal manager Marcelino makes three changes ahead of his side's Europa League Group E clash against Viktoria Plzen at El Madrigal.
Oct 1, 19:19
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi kicks to score on a penalty kick during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Levante UD at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 20, 2015.
La Liga Team of the Week – Week Four
Sports Mole picks out its star XI from the latest round of La Liga fixtures.
Sep 21, 12:55



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona55001721515
2Sevilla541071613
3Atletico MadridAtletico5320104611
4Valencia52309369
5Real Sociedad430111749
6Real Betis530267-19
7Real Madrid52219548
8Villarreal52126517
9Athletic Bilbao52124317
10Leganes52123307
11Levante41305416
12Celta Vigo520367-16
13Las PalmasLas Palmas520358-36
14EibarEibar5203310-76
15GironaGirona512235-25
16Espanyol512238-55
17Getafe511335-24
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo5113611-54
19AlavesAlaves500508-80
20Malaga5005111-100
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