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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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/01/2017 02:01 CET
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundFYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia0-1SpainSpain9001
09.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSpainSpain4-0LuxembourgLuxembourg7900
12.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-1SpainSpain2600
14.08.2016English Premier LeagueBournemouthBournemouth1-3Man. UnitedMan. United7510
19.08.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-0SouthamptonSouthampton7600
27.08.2016English Premier LeagueHullHull0-1Man. UnitedMan. United7100
15.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFeyenoordFeyenoord1-0Man. UnitedMan. United6300
18.09.2016English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford3-1Man. UnitedMan. United2800
24.09.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United4-1LeicesterLeicester8711
29.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMan. UnitedMan. United1-0ZoryaZorya7400
02.10.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1StokeStoke6700
20.10.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMan. UnitedMan. United4-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
23.10.2016English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea4-0Man. UnitedMan. United4500
26.10.2016English League CupRound of 16Man. UnitedMan. United1-0Man. CityMan. City7310
29.10.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-0BurnleyBurnley7300
03.11.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1Man. UnitedMan. United4500
06.11.2016English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea1-3Man. UnitedMan. United8100
15.11.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland2-2SpainSpain4600
19.11.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1ArsenalArsenal8510
24.11.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMan. UnitedMan. United4-0FeyenoordFeyenoord7010
27.11.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1West HamWest Ham6500
08.12.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageZoryaZorya0-2Man. UnitedMan. United6500
14.12.2016English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-2Man. UnitedMan. United7000
26.12.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United3-1SunderlandSunderland7400
31.12.2016English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-1MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough2601
02.01.2017English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham0-2Man. UnitedMan. United4510

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

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

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 61kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • 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

TeamPGS
Spain73
Spain U-21174
Spain U-191111
Total3518

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Chelsea205
Valencia81
Man. United71
Total357
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Chelsea10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Chelsea81
Man. United101
Valencia206
Total388
Last updated: 09/12/2016 01:09 CET