Juan Manuel Mata García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League 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.
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About Juan Mata
Spanish attacking midfielder who appeared in 82 matches for Chelsea between 2011 and 2014, then joined Manchester United in January, 2014 for a club-record fee of £37.1 million.
He began his youth career with Real Madrid at age fifteen.
He was a member of the Spanish team that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
He was raised with a sister named Paula.
He played alongside Frank Lampard on Chelsea. Both players have received the honor of being named Chelsea Player of the Year.
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- Real Madrid Castilla footballers
- Valencia CF players
- FIFA World Cup-winning players
- Footballers at the 2012 Summer Olympics
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