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Juan Mata Biography

Juan Manuel Mata García is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for English club Chelsea in the Premier League. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder and a winger. Mata began his football career in Spain, playing for Real Oviedo. In 1997, he joined Real Madrid. Mata spent three years in the club's academy progressing through their junior teams and, at the age of 18, made the switch to Real Madrid Castilla for the 2006–07 season, where he finished the season as the side's second best scorer with 10 goals. At the start of the 2007–08 season, Mata signed for fellow La Liga side Valencia CF and he was voted the team's Best young player, by the end of that season. In the 2011–12 season, Mata moved to England, signing for Premier League club Chelsea in August 2011, for a fee in the region of £23.5 million. On 27 August 2011, Mata made his debut and scored a goal for Chelsea against Norwich City, where he came on as a substitute. Mata won the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup in his debut season at Chelsea. He also won the club's Player of the Year award. Mata is a Spanish international, having represented Spain at under-16, under-17, under-19, Under-20, under-21 and senior levels. He played for the under-20 side in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In June 2009, Mata was included for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, his first senior tournament. On 9 September 2009, Mata scored his first goal for the senior team, against Estonia secured a place in the World Cup in South Africa and was part of Spain's 2010 FIFA World Cup winning squad. In 2011, he went back to playing the under-21 side, captaining and helping Spain win the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Denmark. He won the Golden player award and was part of the Team of the Tournament.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Juan Manuel Mata García
Nationality Spain
Position Midfielder
Current Club Manchester United
Shirt Number 8
Career
Clubs
Manchester United Jan 2014 - Present
Chelsea Aug 2011 - Jan 2014
Real Madrid Jul 2006 - Jul 2006
Valencia Jul 2007 - Aug 2011
Real Madrid Castilla Jul 2006 - Jun 2007
National
Spain Under 23 Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Spain Jan 2009 - Mar 2017
Spain Under 21 Aug 2010 - Sep 2011
Stats
Clubs
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Manchester United
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 12 1 2 0 0 741
UEFA Champions League 4 0 1 0 0 318
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 46
2016/2017 Premier League 25 6 3 3 0 1626
UEFA Europa League 10 2 1 2 0 720
League Cup 3 2 0 0 0 198
FA Cup 3 0 1 0 0 169
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 27
2015/2016 Premier League 38 6 5 5 2 2900
UEFA Champions League 7 1 3 0 0 480
UEFA Europa League 4 0 1 0 0 337
FA Cup 4 3 0 1 0 299
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 70
2014/2015 Premier League 33 9 4 2 0 2309
FA Cup 2 1 0 0 0 134
2013/2014 Premier League 15 6 3 0 0 1229
Total 163 37 24 13 2 11603
Chelsea
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Valencia
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Real Madrid Castilla
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National
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Spain
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016 France EC Qualification 3 1 0 0 0 196
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 3 1 0 0 0 46
World Cup 1 1 0 0 0 33
2013 Brazil Confederations Cup 4 1 2 0 0 171
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 3 2 0 0 0 203
European Championship 1 1 0 0 0 3
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 4 3 0 0 0 114
World Cup 1 0 0 0 0 20
2009 South Africa Confederations Cup 2 0 0 0 0 102
Total 22 10 2 0 0 888
Spain Under 21
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Spain Under 23
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Juan Mata Latest News & Articles

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Could Juan Mata be on his way out?
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Man United transfer news: Mata on his way to Inter Milan, Mourinho wants £88m rated Serie A star and more
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Reports: Real Madrid keen on signing Manchester United star in January
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Reports: Roma make shock £30 million bid to sign Manchester United star Juan Mata
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