|Full name||David Mateos Ramajo|
|Date of birth||22 April 1987|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2001–2002||→ Santa Ana (loan)|
|2006–2007||Real Madrid C|
|2007–2013||Real Madrid B||128||(3)|
|2011||→ AEK Athens (loan)||10||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Zaragoza (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Madrid, Mateos joined Real Madrid's youth system at the age of 12. In the 2007–08 season he made his senior debuts, playing that and the following two years with the B-team in the third division.
In late January 2010 Mateos was called to the main squad by Manuel Pellegrini, for a La Liga match against Deportivo de La Coruña. On 3 April of the same year he also made the final list for the game against Racing de Santander, but failed to leave the bench on either occasion.
It's a shame Mateos can't join us because I like him a lot. He defends well and knows how to instigate play from the back. That's a trait which we need here at Madrid. With the difficulties we have it is a pity that he can not play, I would like him to be part of the first team.
The coach's statements instigated Real Madrid to sign the player to a professional contract and, subsequently, Mateos was called for the first match of the season against RCD Mallorca. After the departure of Rafael van der Vaart and Royston Drenthe to Tottenham Hotspur and Hércules CF respectively he was promoted to the first team, being awarded the number 15 shirt previously worn by the latter.
On 23 November 2010 Mateos made his official debut for Real Madrid, against AFC Ajax in the campaign's UEFA Champions League, playing ten minutes in the 4–0 away win. After the match, he said: "I will never forget this day."
On 29 January 2011 AEK Athens F.C. signed Mateos on a six-month loan contract, with the Greek side having an option to retain the player for an extra year. In the summer, however, he moved to Real Zaragoza in the same predicament, making his top flight debut on 11 September in a 0–0 draw at Rayo Vallecano but having the season marred by injuries overall.
- Real Madrid
- AEK Athens
- As of 10 December 2014
|Real Madrid B|
- Benzema bags double for Real; ESPN Soccernet, 30 January 2010
- Benzema regresa a la lista de convocados para el partido ante el Racing (Benzema returns to list of 18 for match against Racing); Real Madrid's official website, 3 April 2010 (Spanish)
- We will improve with time; Real Madrid's official website, 25 August 2010
- La llegada de Mateos, en el aire (Mateos' arrival, a doubt); El Diario Montañés, 26 August 2010 (Spanish)
- Mourinho ya puede contar con Mateos para Mallorca (Mourinho can count with Mateos against Mallorca); Diario AS, 27 August 2010 (Spanish)
- Lista de convocados para el partido ante el Mallorca (List of called players against Mallorca); Real Madrid's official website, 28 August 2010 (Spanish)
- La LFP inscribió un 5,35% más de jugadores que la temporada pasada (LFP signed 5,35% more players than last season); Diario AS, 1 September 2010 (Spanish)
- Mateos: "I will never forget this day"; Real Madrid's official website, 23 November 2010
- Την Κυριακή στην Αθήνα ο Ματέος (AEK Athens signs Mateos on loan); AEK365, 29 January 2011 (Greek)
- Juan Carlos y Mateos hacen las maletas para Zaragoza (Juan Carlos and Mateos get packing for Zaragoza); Marca, 7 July 2011 (Spanish)
- Rayo Vallecano 0–0 Real Zaragoza; ESPN Soccernet, 11 September 2011
- Mateos sufrió una rotura fibrilar y será baja dos o tres semanas (Mateos suffered fibrillar disruption and will miss two to three weeks); El Periódico de Aragón, 26 September 2011 (Spanish)
- Mateos: "Es difícil que esté en el once" (Mateos: "It will be difficult for me to start"); Heraldo, 9 February 2012 (Spanish)
- Mateos aláírt; Ferencváros' official website, 2 September 2013 (Hungarian)
- "Mateos". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 June 2014.