Daniel Carvajal

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Daniel Carvajal
Daniel Carvajal.jpg
Carvajal playing for Spain U21 in 2013
Personal information
Full name Daniel Carvajal Ramos
Date of birth (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Leganés, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 15
Youth career
1999–2002 ADCR Leman's
2002–2010 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Real Madrid B 68 (3)
2012–2013 Bayer Leverkusen 32 (1)
2013– Real Madrid 31 (2)
National team
2010–2011 Spain U19 11 (0)
2012– Spain U21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:50, 17 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Carvajal and the second or maternal family name is Ramos.

Daniel Carvajal Ramos (born 11 January 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Real Madrid B[edit]

Carvajal was born in Leganés, a suburb of Madrid. He joined Real Madrid's youth system as a ten-year-old, and continued climbing through the ranks until reaching Real Madrid Castilla in 2010.

In his first season as a senior Carvajal was immediately cast in the reserve team's starting XI, also being the team's captain.[1] In the following campaign he fared even better (38 games and two goals, playoffs included), as the B's returned to Segunda División after a five-year absence.

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

On 11 July 2012, after failing to appear once in official matches with Real's first team,[2] Carvajal signed a five-year contract with Germany's Bayer 04 Leverkusen for a transfer fee of 5 million. The Spaniards added on a buy-back clause in the region of €6.5 million if they wanted to re-sign the player after one season, €7 million after two seasons, and approximately €8.5 million after three.[3]

Carvajal made his Bundesliga debut on 1 September 2012 in a 2–0 home win against SC Freiburg,[4] being subsequently named to the Team of the Week.[5] He scored his first goal for his new club on 25 November, netting the second in an eventual 2–1 success at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.[6]

Carvajal was selected as one of the three best right-backs at the end of his first and only season, behind FC Bayern Munich's Phillip Lahm and FC Schalke 04's Atsuto Uchida. He received 16% of the total vote from the fans.[7]

Real Madrid[edit]

Carvajal in action for Real Madrid.

On 3 June 2013, Real Madrid exercised its buy-back option on Carvajal, who became the team's first signing for 2013–14 for a fee believed to be in the region of €6.5 million. This was confirmed by Bayer's Director of Football, Rudi Völler, who stated, "Real Madrid noticed the outstanding performances by Dani this season, and it was only a matter of time before they exercised their buy-back option."[8] Shortly after the move he spoke of his happiness to return, thanking the president, the fans and the club at a press conference.[9]

Carvajal made his La Liga debut on 18 August 2013, in a 2–1 home win against Real Betis.[10] One month later he played his first match in the UEFA Champions League, again featuring the full 90 minutes in a 6–1 away routing of Galatasaray SK for the group stage.[11]

Carvajal appeared in 45 official contests in his first season and scored twice, in the league against Rayo Vallecano[12] and CA Osasuna.[13] He added 120 minutes in the Champions League final, a 4–1 win over Atlético Madrid.[14]

International career[edit]

Carvajal acted as backup to FC Barcelona's Martín Montoya at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, playing in the 3–0 group stage win against the Netherlands as Spain went on to win the tournament.[15] He was selected by full side manager Vicente del Bosque for his 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, being excused alongside all other Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid players from the warm-up game against Bolivia on 30 May due to the Champions League final,[16] and being omitted from the final list the following day.[17]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Madrid Castilla
Real Madrid

Country[edit]

Spain U21
Spain U19

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 19 August 2014[18]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B 2010–11 30 1 0 0 30 1
2011–12 38 2 0 0 38 2
Total 68 3 0 0 68 3
Bayer Leverkusen 2012–13 32 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 36 1
Total 32 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 36 1
Real Madrid 2013–14 31 2 4 0 10 0 0 0 45 2
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 31 2 4 0 10 0 2 0 47 2
Career total 131 6 6 0 12 0 2 0 151 6

1 Includes Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dani Carvajal participó en la colocación de la primera piedra de la Ciudad Real Madrid" [Dani Carvajal participated in placing the first stone in Real Madrid City] (in Spanish). Real Madrid's official website. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "La marcha de Carvajal ratifica la poca confianza de Mourinho en la cantera blanca" [Carvajal departure confirms Mourinho's little confidence in white cantera] (in Spanish). El Confidencial. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "El Bayer Leverkusen confirma el fichaje de Carvajal" [Bayer Leverkusen confirms signing of Carvajal] (in Spanish). ABC. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen 2–0 SC Freiburg". ESPN FC. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "1. Bundesliga – Elf des Tages" [1. Bundesliga – Team of the Week] (in German). kicker. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "TSG Hoffenheim 1–2 Bayer Leverkusen". ESPN FC. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Team of the season 2012/13". Bundesliga. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Real Madrid recall Carvajal". Bayer Leverkusen. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Carvajal revels in Real Madrid return". Goal.com. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Isco an instant hero". ESPN FC. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Six-goal Madrid overwhelm Galatasaray". UEFA.com. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Goles para aguantar el chaparrón" [Goals to stem storm] (in Spanish). Marca. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Calma antes de la tempestad" [Quiet before the storm] (in Spanish). Marca. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Real Madrid 4–1 Atlético Madrid". BBC Sport. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Spain beat Netherlands to top Group B". UEFA.com. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Del Bosque waits to name 23". FIFA.com. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "World Cup 2014: Spain drop Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas". BBC Sport. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  18. ^ Daniel Carvajal at ESPN FC

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