Javier has combined the studies and then the profession of Journalist with a modest but intense career as a semi-professional footballer in Madrid and Andalusia. In 2007 he joined the Sports section of El Confidencial. In 2014, at the age of 33, being coordinator of the section and still as an active player, he is diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a serious neurodegenerative disease.