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My Biography of Juan Mata by Ibrahim

March 7th, 2013 by

Juan Manuel Mata García was born on the 28th April, 1988.

He currently plays for Chelsea FC, but has played for other clubs in his career. He is an attacking midfielder, but can also play on the wing. His preferred foot is left. He is known for his speed, skill, creativity and is known as a ‘spark’. He is frequently compared to former Valencia teammate David Silva and Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola. His salary is 3 million GBP (English Pounds).

The 24 year old began his football career in Spain, playing for Real Oviedo. Then he moved to Real Madrid at the age of 15 and spent three years in the teams youth academy. After that, he made the switch to Real Madrid’s Castilla (reserves) for the 2006-07 Season where he finished the season as the sides second best goal scorer with 10 goals.

In that transfer season, he had been sold to Valencia through a contractual clause from Real Madrid. In that same season, he was voted the team’s best young player. Mata won the Copa Del Rey with Valencia in his debut season. Since making his debut for Valencia in 2007, Mata had become an important part of the club’s first team, making over 174 appearances in four seasons. In the 2011-12 season, during the January transfer market, Mata moved to England, signing for Premier League club Chelsea in August 2011, for a fee in the region of £23.5 million. Real Madrid however, got a small fee of £460,000 out of this. He later admitted that it was fellow Spaniard, Fernando Torres, that persuaded him to move to Stamford Bridge.

On 27 August 2011, a 23 year old Juan Mata marked his debut against Norwich City by coming off the bench and scoring a goal. 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. That is 3 awards in 1 season. That is amazing!

Mata is also a Spanish international, having played for Spain at under-16, 17 and under 21 stages. He also played in the Euro under-21 tournament in 2011. In that tournament, he won the golden player award having played magnificently. He won the world cup with Spain.

Mata is one of the most successful players in the world at this ripe young age, and will carry on to be a legend.

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