Joel Robles

Squad No: 1
D.o.B: 17/06/1990
Birthplace: Getafe, Spain
Height: 6ft 5in
Appearances: 58 (3)
Goals: 0
Spanish goalkeeper Joel Robles joined Everton in July 2013 after signing from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal.

The 6ft 5in shot-stopper made the permanent switch to England after enjoying a short loan spell with Wigan Athletic during their FA Cup winning season of 2012/13.

Robles’ first two years at Goodison Park primarily involved appearances in the domestic cup competitions and it took until the second half of the 2015/16 campaign for the Madrid-born man to establish himself as the Club’s first-choice goalkeeper.

When Tim Howard suffered an injury in February 2015, Robles stepped in and kept his place for the remainder of the season, playing all but the final two home matches.

He also guarded the goal in Everton’s run through to both the Capital One Cup and FA Cup semi-finals.

Robles featured a total of 24 times during 2015/16 season - more than he had put together in the two previous seasons.

Having first moved to English football on loan with Wigan in January 2013, he played a starring role in the Latics’ FA Cup success that season, no more so than in the final where he kept a clean sheet in their surprise victory against Manchester City.

That appearance at Wembley was one of 13 he made during his five-month stay with Wigan as, after breaking into the team, his impressive performances kept the much more experienced Ali Al-Habsi out of the team.

Robles started out at Getafe’s academy before joining the youth setup at Atletico Madrid in 2005.

He made his senior debut in May 2010 against Sporting Gijon after spending virtually all of his first season as a professional with their ‘B’ side in Segunda Division B – the third tier of Spanish football. 

After David De Gea joined Manchester United in the summer of 2011, Joel was promoted to Atletico’s first choice stopper for a short period. He played just three matches, however, before Belgium international Thibaut Courtois was recruited from Chelsea.

With opportunities limited, Joel joined La Liga outfit Rayo Vallecano on loan for the second half of the 2011/12 season before his similar-length stay with Wigan 12 months later.

A youth international, Joel has represented Spain at Under-16, Under-17 and, most recently, Under-21 level.

He was part of the Spain squad that triumphed at the 2013 Under-21 Championships, although he did not feature in any of their five matches at the tournament in Israel.

Contracted until: June 2018.

Premier League
FA Cup
League Cup

Career Stats - Joel Robles (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2013 2014 1 (1) 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 7 (1) 0
2014 2015 6 (1) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 9 (1) 0
2015 2016 13 0 5 0 6 0 0 0 24 0
2016 2017 17 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 (1) 0
Total 37 (3) 0 12 0 8 0 1 0 58 (3) 0

Career Stats - Joel Robles (U21)

Season Appearances Goals
2015 2016 3 0
2016 2017 1 0
Total 4 0
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 17/08/2013 22/04/2017 61 (5) 0


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