Gonzalo Villar

Squad No. 14
Date of Birth March 23, 1998
Age 24
Height 181cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Murcia
Previous Clubs Elche CF

Gonzalo Villar del Fraile (born 23 March 1998) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Roma as a central midfielder.

Early career
Villar was born in Murcia, and represented Elche CF as a youth. On 4 January 2015, aged just 16, he made his senior debut with the reserves by coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–3 Segunda División B home loss against UE Sant Andreu.

On 28 August 2015 Villar joined Valencia CF for a fee of € 175,000, and returned to youth football. Promoted to the B-team ahead of the 2017–18 season, he was a first-choice in Lubo Penev’s side, scoring his first senior goal on 26 August 2017 in a 4–1 home routing of CF Peralada-Girona B.

On 9 July 2018, Villar returned to Elche, being assigned to the main squad in Segunda División; Valencia retained 80% of his future transfer. He made his professional debut on 18 August, starting in a 0–0 home draw against Granada CF.

Villar scored his first professional goal on 24 November 2019, netting his team’s third in a 3–3 away draw against Málaga CF.

On 29 January 2020, Villar moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing a four-and-a-half-year contract with AS Roma. Roma paid an initial fee of €4 million for his transfer, with potential extra €1 million due based on performance. He made his Serie A debut on 15 February, replacing Diego Perotti in a 1–2 away loss at Atalanta BC.