Francisco “Kiko” Femenía Far was born on the 2nd of February 1991, and he is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right-back for La Liga club Villarreal.
Francisco who was born in Sanet y Negrals, Province of Alicante, Valencian Community, was a product of Hércules CF’s youth ranks. The player made his first-team debut on the 15th of June 2008 at just 17, appearing in a Segunda División match at Cádiz CF, a 1–1 draw which eventually certified the Andalusians’ relegation even though they protested against the illegal fielding of an opposing player, specifically the youngster.
As per numerous reports, Femenía played another game with the main squad in the 2008–09 season, again in the last round but against UD Salamanca (5–1 away win). The reports has it that in the subsequent off-season, he signed his first professional contract after agreeing to a five-year deal and, the following campaign, still only 18, he would be a much more important midfield unit, being the first substitute for veteran Francisco Rufete and totalling nearly 1,000 minutes in the league to help the club return to La Liga after an absence of 13 years.
However, on the 28th of August 2010, Femenía made his debut in the top division, replacing Abel Aguilar in the second half of the home fixture against Athletic Bilbao. After only a few minutes on the pitch, however, and a couple of poor decisions, he suffered an anxiety attack from which he later fully recovered, although the Basques eventually won it 1–0.
According to a skysport report, Femenía joined FC Barcelona Atlètic on 6 July 2011, for €2 million plus €1.5 million in add-ons. The young star scored his first official goal for his new team on the 4th of September, opening the score in a 4–0 away victory over FC Cartagena. Femenía netted five times in 30 games – 23 starts – in his first season, helping the Catalans to the eighth position.
The skysport report has it that in late August 2013, Femenía was released by Barcelona, stating that he had been “ruined emotionally”. However, just hours later, he signed for Real Madrid, being assigned to the reserves in the second division. Femenía appeared in only five matches during the whole campaign, which ended in relegation, and left the club in December 2014.
ESPN report has it that on the 7th of January 2015, Femenía signed a six-month deal with AD Alcorcón also of the second tier. He totaled 996 minutes of action during the season, helping his team finish 11th.
Still on the report, on the 2nd July 2015, Femenía moved to fellow league side Deportivo Alavés after agreeing to a one-year contract. The player contributed 38 appearances and five goals in his debut campaign as they returned to the top flight after ten years, and was eventually reconverted into a right back. Femenía left the Mendizorrotza Stadium on the 6th of June 2017, as his contract was due to expire.
According to talksport, Femenía signed for Watford after agreeing to a four-year deal on the 1st of July 2017. The player made his debut in the Premier League on the 12th of August, coming on for injured Daryl Janmaat early into a 3–3 home draw against Liverpool. The player scored his first league goal for the English club on the 31st of March 2018, helping the hosts earn one point after a 2–2 home draw with Bournemouth.
And on the 28th of July 2022, aged 31, Femenía returned to Spain after five years and joined Villarreal CF on a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.
Francisco Femenía’s Net Worth
He has a net worth of €5.8 million (£5 million)
Francisco Femenía’s Salary
Francisco Femenía signed a contract with Watford that nets him a whopping salary of 1.1 Million Euro (1 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €5,453 (£4,890) per day and €227 (£204) per hour!
Segunda División: 2015–16
FA Cup runner-up: 2018–19