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Guerra playing for Cardiff City in 2014
|Full name||Javier Guerra Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||15 March 1982|
|Place of birth||Vélez-Málaga, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2008–2009||→ Alavés (loan)||40||(9)|
|2009–2010||→ Levante (loan)||37||(12)|
|2015||→ Málaga (loan)||13||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2018|
He amassed Segunda División totals of 247 games and 86 goals over the course of eight seasons, representing in the competition Cádiz, Granada 74, Alavés, Levante, Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano. He added 112/40 in La Liga, with Valencia, Valladolid, Málaga and Rayo.
Guerra was born in Vélez-Málaga, Andalusia. After beginning professionally with lowly Motril CF in Segunda División B, he appeared sporadically for neighbouring Cádiz CF in the following season, after which he moved to La Liga with Valencia CF.
Guerra's stay with the Che would be quite unassuming, as he only managed to appear twice in the league in three years, totalling slightly more than ten minutes in a 0–3 loss at Getafe CF and a 3–2 home win against RCD Espanyol.
Released in June 2007, Guerra resumed his career in Segunda División, with consecutive relegations with Granada CF and Deportivo Alavés (the latter already owned by RCD Mallorca, which also loaned the player for the 2009–10 campaign, to Levante UD).
In August 2010, after greatly helping the Valencian Community team return to the top division, scoring 12 league goals which was second-best in the squad and joint-11th in the competition, Guerra left Mallorca permanently, signing a four-year contract with another side in level two, Real Valladolid, for free – the Balearic Islands club would only have to be paid if his new team promoted or decided to sell again. He had a breakthrough season in his first year, bettering his previous best by 12 goals, and finishing second in the top scorers' list: highlights included braces against Recreativo de Huelva (2–0, at home), SD Huesca (2–0, home), SD Ponferradina (2–1, home), UD Salamanca (5–0, away), FC Barcelona B (2–1 home) and AD Alcorcón (2–0, home), and a hat-trick against CD Numancia (4–5 loss, home).
Guerra continued with his fine form in the promotion playoffs, scoring the game's only goal in the first leg against Elche CF at the Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla, in an eventual 2–3 aggregate loss. He netted significantly less in 2011–12, but two of his 17 goals included one in each leg of the promotion playoffs against Alcorcón, with Valladolid winning 2–1 on aggregate and returning to the top flight after two years.
On 16 December 2013, Guerra took his season tally to ten after scoring all of his team's goals in a 3–0 home win over Celta de Vigo. On 5 February of the following year, he signed a pre-contract agreement with Premier League club Cardiff City, with the deal being made effective in the summer after his link expired.
Guerra was officially presented as a new Cardiff City player on 21 May 2014, signing a three-year contract. He made his debut for the club on 16 August, coming on as a substitute for Kenwyne Jones for the last 22 minutes of a 3–1 win over Huddersfield Town at Cardiff City Stadium.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Motril||2002–03||Segunda División B||27||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||27||7|
|Valencia B||2004–05||Tercera División||34||19||0||0||0||0||0||0||34||19|
|2006–07||Segunda División B||34||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||34||15|
|Granada 74||2007–08||Segunda División||39||8||2||0||0||0||0||0||41||8|
|Alavés (loan)||2008–09||Segunda División||40||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||40||9|
|Levante (loan)||2009–10||Segunda División||37||12||1||0||0||0||0||0||38||12|
|Málaga (loan)||2014–15||La Liga||13||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||11||2|
|Rayo Vallecano||2015–16||La Liga||30||12||1||0||0||0||0||0||31||12|