Juan Mata

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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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50 women. 50 men. 100 members on the team. 1 Common Goal to change the world through football. THANK YOU 🙏 everyone, the dream keeps going! Who is next?

Common Goal #CommonGoal100 ⚽❤️🌍
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50 women. 50 men. 100 members on the team. 1 Common Goal to change the world through football. THANK YOU 🙏 everyone, the dream keeps going! Who is next? 

Common Goal #CommonGoal100 ⚽❤️🌍

 

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Congratulations Juan, for always putting others first, massive heart, keep up the good work and keep the movement moving your doing fantastic Well Done 👏👏 Sending you Big hugs from your No1 Alice 🤗🌹😘

God bless you for the good work you're doing off the pitch .

Wow super congratulations to you and your common goal ❤️

Congratulations Great Juan Mata,🙌🏻👍🏻

Amazing keep up the good work. 😍

Amazing! Wish some of your teammates would take a leaf out of your book and join!

Please stay at Man Utd ⚽️⚽️⚽️ Thank you for all your kindness 😀😀😀

Congratulations on 50 women. 50 men. 100 members on the team. 1 Common Goal to change the world through football. THANK YOU 🙏 everyone, the dream keeps going! Who is next? Common Goal #CommonGoal100 ⚽❤️🌍 Trophy.😀

Congratulations pal

Have a great week everyone :-)

One word, trophyless.

100 people but MATA was number 1 ⚽️🏆♥️ I really hope you stay at United. We need you!!!!! 😊 #WearingYourNameWithPride

Salute @Juan Mata.... Please don't leave united... It doesn't matter how you play, I just love the personality

No renueves tu contrato con manchester ni vuelvas a españa. Si quieres jugar regularmente, ser jugador líder y ganar títulos, únete a fenerbahçe.

Perfectly balanced as all things should be

Peaceful democracy-seekers in the Sudan 🇸🇩 are facing brutal crackdown from the transitional military regime that has left over a 100 dead and hundreds wounded. Freedom of speech has been taken hostage with a total internet blackout. Can we, please, implore you to support a just and humane cause by putting a blue background on your social media platforms that symbolizes hope after the sacrifice of many and using the following hashtags: #BlueForSudan #IamSudanRevolution Thanks

Únete a fenerbahçe, te necesitamos. Serás nuestro líder en la batalla del campeonato.

Fantastic gesture! Fantastic player! Special Juan! 😊

Juan, you people should please help change my life took. Any amount will be welcomed and I'll be the happiest person right now 🙏🙏🙏

I'm next 😀😀😀

👏👏👏Und unser neuer Trainer von RB ist auch dabei. Tolle Idee von Juan Mata.

The nicest man in football. Well done Juan.

Keep it up Juan!! A real class act on and off the pitch.

Legend! ❤️

well done to all 😊

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4 weeks ago

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What. A. Team!! 15 players and one member of the Canada Soccer staff are joining Common Goal together 🙏! Thank you & all the best at the #FIFAWWC! ⚽❤️Some very exciting news today in advance of the #FIFAWWC!

15 Canadian footballers and one member of the staff are joining the Common Goal team 🇨🇦! Inspired by Erin McLeod's commitment earlier this year, this will be the biggest group united in committing to the 1% pledge.
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What. A. Team!! 15 players and one member of the Canada Soccer staff are joining Common Goal together 🙏! Thank you & all the best at the #FIFAWWC! ⚽❤️

 

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Gillian Reeman Robinson

A very proud Canadian at the moment!! Way to go ladies ❤️

Wonderful news, what a great idea you had Juan.

Great talents

This is amazing!!

Canada is the best!!!

Brilliant news Juan 🤩

Namu Yoon

Awesome!

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