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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: 07/04/2014 02:30 CET
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundPanamaPanama1-5SpainSpain4600
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain3-1UruguayUruguay4600
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FinlandFinland1400
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain100
08.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain2-1HaitiHaiti7300
21.08.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1Aston VillaAston Villa6500
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton1-0ChelseaChelsea9000
18.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageChelseaChelsea1-2BaselBasel2300
24.09.2013English League CupThird roundSwindonSwindon0-2ChelseaChelsea9000
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham1-1ChelseaChelsea4501
01.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSteauaSteaua0-4ChelseaChelsea8100
06.10.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-3ChelseaChelsea8100
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain2-0GeorgiaGeorgia3210
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea4-1CardiffCardiff5900
29.10.2013English League CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal0-2ChelseaChelsea9010
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-0ChelseaChelsea6200
09.11.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-2West BromWest Brom1700
19.11.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSouth AfricaSouth Africa1-0SpainSpain2800
01.12.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-1SouthamptonSouthampton9001
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland3-4ChelseaChelsea8100
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueStokeStoke3-2ChelseaChelsea9000
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace6200
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-0SwanseaSwansea7200
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-3ChelseaChelsea5300
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-0CardiffCardiff8501
01.02.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-1Man. UnitedMan. United9001
09.02.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-2FulhamFulham9001
12.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0Man. UnitedMan. United7500
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-2Man. UnitedMan. United9000
08.03.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-3Man. UnitedMan. United9000
16.03.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-3LiverpoolLiverpool8700
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham0-2Man. UnitedMan. United7800
25.03.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United0-3Man. CityMan. City9000
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United4-1Aston VillaAston Villa9010
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-4Man. UnitedMan. United9021

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General info

  • Name: Juan Mata
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 28/04/1988 (25)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: Man. United ( ENG)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 63kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Spain43
Spain U-21174
Spain U-191111
Total3218

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Valencia81
Chelsea205
Total286
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Chelsea10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Chelsea81
Valencia206
Total287
Last updated: 30/01/2014 22:52 CET
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