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Juan Mata

Juan Mata

Clubs: Real Madrid CF, Valencia CF, Chelsea FC

• Born in Burgos and raised in Oviedo, Mata joined Madrid's youth academy at the age of 15 but did not progress into the first team − despite an impressive 2006/07 season for the B side in which he scored ten goals.

• Moved to Valencia, where he quickly impressed, scoring five goals in 24 Liga encounters in 2007/08; also made a major contribution towards the club's Copa del Rey triumph, registering twice in the semi-final defeat of FC Barcelona and once in the final against Getafe CF.

• A European champion with Spain at U19 level in 2006, scoring five goals in four games at the finals in Poland, he earned his first senior cap in March 2009 and participated at the FIFA Confederations Cup a few months later; returned to South Africa and became a 2010 FIFA World Cup winner, although he made just one substitute appearance at the tournament.

• Began 2010/11 as key man for Valencia following the sale of fellow world champions David Silva and David Villa, a season which concluded with him helping Spain to glory at the European U21 Championship in Denmark.

• Sold to Chelsea in August 2011 for a reported fee of €30m and immediately impressed with goals on his domestic and European debuts; ended the campaign by helping the Blues to victory in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals.

• Made one three-minute substitute appearance at UEFA EURO 2012, scoring in the final against Italy as Spain became the first nation to retain the European title.

• Instrumental in Chelsea winning the UEFA Europa League in 2013, providing a joint best six assists, despite the Blues only entering the tournament at the round of 32 stage, and scoring one goal.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
winner 2012
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2012
UEFA Europa League:
winner 2013
UEFA European Under-21 Championship:
winner 2011
UEFA European Under-19 Championship: winner 2006

Last updated: 05/06/13 19.12CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/11/2015 03:03 CET
08.08.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-0TottenhamTottenham9000
14.08.2015English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-1Man. UnitedMan. United9001
18.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsMan. UnitedMan. United3-1Club BruggeClub Brugge9000
22.08.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-0NewcastleNewcastle9000
26.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsClub BruggeClub Brugge0-4Man. UnitedMan. United6201
30.08.2015English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea2-1Man. UnitedMan. United7010
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundFYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia0-1SpainSpain9001
12.09.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-1LiverpoolLiverpool6501
15.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stagePSVPSV2-1Man. UnitedMan. United9000
20.09.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-3Man. UnitedMan. United9010
23.09.2015English League CupThird roundMan. UnitedMan. United3-0IpswichIpswich7000
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-0SunderlandSunderland9011
30.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMan. UnitedMan. United2-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9011
04.10.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0Man. UnitedMan. United8200
09.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSpainSpain4-0LuxembourgLuxembourg7900
12.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SpainSpain2600
17.10.2015English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton0-3Man. UnitedMan. United4500
25.10.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-0Man. CityMan. City6700
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-0Man. UnitedMan. United7900
03.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMan. UnitedMan. United1-0CSKA MoskvaCSKA Moskva7400
07.11.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-0West BromWest Brom9010
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford1-2Man. UnitedMan. United7900
25.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMan. UnitedMan. United0-0PSVPSV500
28.11.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester1-1Man. UnitedMan. United9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Juan Mata
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 28/04/1988 (27)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: Man. United ( ENG)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 63kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    11/12/07: Chelsea 0-0 Valencia
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Elite round)
    26/05/06: Spain 4-0 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Spain U-21174
Spain U-191111

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Man. United61
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 26/11/2015 01:08 CET