Juan Mata


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Plays for: Manchester United
Ranked: 27th in Premier League
Juan Manuel Mata García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United and the Spain national team. He mostly plays as a central attacking midfielder, but he can also play on the wing.

A graduate of Real Madrid's youth academy, Mata played for Real Madrid Castilla in 2006–07, before joining Valencia in the summer of 2007. He became an integral part of the club's midfield, making 174 appearances over the course of four seasons. In August 2011, Mata signed for English club Chelsea of the Premier League for a fee believed to be in the region of €28 million, and in his debut season was part of the team that won the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup. The following year, Chelsea won the UEFA Europa League, making Mata and teammate Fernando Torres the first players to hold the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup, and the European Championships simultaneously. After falling out of favour at Chelsea under José Mourinho, Mata was sold to Manchester United in January 2014, for a fee of £37.1 million.

Mata is a Spanish international, having represented Spain at under-16, under-17, under-19, under-20, under-21, Olympic and senior levels. He played for the under-20 side in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In June 2009, Mata played at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, his first senior tournament. On 9 September 2009, Mata scored his first goal for the senior team, against Estonia, securing the nation a place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and was part of Spain's World Cup-winning squad. In 2011, he went back to playing in the under-21 side, 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. Mata returned to the senior squad for UEFA Euro 2012 and, after coming on as a substitute, scored Spain's fourth goal in the final as Spain defeated Italy 4–0 to retain their title as champions of Europe. Description provided by Wikipedia


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Very happy for you Daniel James 🙌💪🔴What a result! Special moment for me and my family to score on my debut at Old Trafford! No better feeling. ❤️ Manchester United ... See moreSee less

Very happy for you Daniel James 🙌💪🔴


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You certainly look the real deal, what an impact. The joy and emotion you showed when you scored was priceless. I’m sure your dad would be immensely proud of you. Keep up the good work x

Great spirit soldier. keep calm and do your best . Great things will fall alongside your play brother.

Congratulations Dan, amazing achievement, your dad will be so proud of you!

Really happy with his first goal! Especially when other teammates came to congratulate him on that. Beautiful result and great start!

Fantastic goal Dan James. Your dad would have been watching this game and he would have been so proud, I bet he was celebrating with you 💖

That moment, that goal, that celebration said it all. Congratulations keep them coming, you are a pleasure to watch, passion just oozes out of you. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

Well done young man. Keep it up. Was so happy to see you score. Great work from the whole team. If we post similar victories on our next 3 games then our morale will be higher and the results will keep coming

U did a very great job boy and we are here to support you. The United family says #GGMU PLEASE put that when u post thanx GGMU

Happy moment for you, and we as funs congratulations

Well done for yesterday and well come to the new players and all the rest xx

Well done laddie..... Keep up the intensity always wholeheartedly and you will definitely go far..... God bless you, laddie!!!

What great result . Team Performance💪❤⚽. So pleased for Dan , felt emotional watching his interview on MUTV when I got home . He has conducted himself in such a mature and humble manner after the loss of his Father . I am sure you were instrumental in the support and care that Dan has said he has had since joining our UNITED Family CLUB . On a personal note THANK YOU , GRACIAS for acknowledging my poster yesterday . Amor .

What an incredible first match. Result excellent. The new boys were great. Must still improve. I am a very happy chappy this morning. When Daniel scored the fourth goal I nearly took the roof off. Great start.

Good to see a player proud to wear the badge!

And now James, on to more great and joyful moments.

You did well young Sir ,, I'm feeling you will have a brilliant future with the best club in the world Man. U .

Well done our Welsh wizard! Lots of respect for u and lots of luck for the future, work hard and play hard and ur become a legend at the best club in the world!

Well done Dan, and lovely leadership Juan - looking after the young lad.

I was expecting that moment and it came in style. Gr8 performance by the lads.

Happy moments guys, let's keep the same momentum

One very happy young man. Power to him. Keep it up son

Well done Dan and such a mature interview . Keep marching on and up every faith in you x

Well done keep it up for the rest of The season please prove they have the best Man in olla one of my favourite players for manunited long time supporter since Munich Air crash love Sheila xxxxx

I'm looking forward to reading your blog again!

Congratulations Daniel, may this be the first league goal of many ⚽🎉 x

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2 weeks ago

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Happy 2nd birthday Common Goal... here’s to many more years! ⚽️❤️🌏 #CommonGoal #2years ... See moreSee less

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Well done Juan amazing work you have done 💖

Hallo... Indonesia

Proud of you juan!

well done ❤

Beautiful inspirational project Juan Mata, class on and off the pitch. Cant wait to see it grow bigger each year.

You make it even more easy to love the game and to be proud to be Manchester United supporter. Congrats Juan.

You sir are a legend both on and off the field. I wish more in football and the world were the same

Amazing work :)

Already 2 years! Wow the progress of Common Goal has been amazing keep it up Juan

Juan, we are so respect for all you have done ❤️

Cant wait to read your blog

Stay blessed MATA 🙏🙏

Can't wait to kick start reading your blog on Monday.



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Can’t believe it’s already been 2 years, the progress made has been unbelievable

This is what the Beautiful Game should be about 🙌


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Gracias Selección Española de Fútbol (SeFutbol) ❤️

Selección Española de Fútbol (SeFutbol)
¡Orgullosos de ti, Juan Mata! Nuestro campeón del mundo y de Europa, distinguido con el Premio Enrique Castro 'Quini' a los valores deportivos por su iniciativa con Common Goal
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Congratulations! Fantastic achievement! :-) :-) :-)

Congratulations Juan, very well deserved honour xx

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So well deserved many many congratulations to you Juan ❤️❤️

Congrats my man

Congratulations Juan!

Well deserved, you’re a gentlemen, a role model..amazing human, more athletes need to be like you...I hope to meet you one day...and I will..

Well done Juan really deserve it hugs xx

Mantap Juan

Desde Asturias, mis felicitaciones Juan!!! 👏🏻

Many congratulations, Juan. Richly deserved. A credit to football, Man Utd and Spain. 👏👏

Well deserved ❤️ congrats, Juan ❤️

Well deserved. A credit to the game.

Truly Deserved! 💛 Heart of Gold

Well deserved, a champion in more ways than one

Well done you are a star, you deserve any award you get.

Congratulations juan8


Fantastic Juan this award could go to a nicer gentlemen xx


Enhorabuena Juan

Congratulations Juan a credit to Spain and Manchester United and the whole of the world of footballing

A footballer & fellow human being of passion, class & skill. I salute you, Juan.

Magic Juan ! Congrats my guy


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