David Mateos

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mateos and the second or maternal family name is Ramajo.
David Mateos
Personal information
Full name David Mateos Ramajo
Date of birth (1987-04-22) 22 April 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Ferencváros
Number 44
Youth career
1999–2006 Real Madrid
2001–2002 Santa Ana (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Real Madrid C
2007–2013 Real Madrid B 128 (3)
2010–2013 Real Madrid 0 (0)
2011 AEK Athens (loan) 10 (0)
2011–2012 Zaragoza (loan) 14 (0)
2013– Ferencváros 33 (4)
National team
2005 Spain U17 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Mateos Ramajo (born 22 April 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Hungarian club Ferencvárosi TC as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Real Madrid[edit]

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.[1] On 3 April of the same year he also made the final list for the game against Racing de Santander,[2] but failed to leave the bench on either occasion.

During the 2010–11 pre-season Real Madrid's first-team coach, José Mourinho, said:

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.[3][4]

The coach's statements instigated Real Madrid to sign the player to a professional contract[5] and, subsequently, Mateos was called for the first match of the season against RCD Mallorca.[6] 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.[7]

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."[8]

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.[9] In the summer, however, he moved to Real Zaragoza in the same predicament,[10] making his top flight debut on 11 September in a 0–0 draw at Rayo Vallecano[11] but having the season marred by injuries overall.[12][13]

In late June 2012 Mateos accepted a return to Castilla for 2012–13, after the reserves promoted to the second level after an absence of five years.

Ferencváros[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Mateos signed for Hungarian club Ferencvárosi TC.[14]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Madrid
AEK Athens

Club statistics[edit]

As of 29 October 2014[15]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B
2007–08 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 1
2008–09 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
2009–10 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1
2012–13 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
Total 128 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 3
Real Madrid
2010–11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
AEK Athens
2010–11 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Zaragoza
2011–12 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Total 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Ferencváros
2013–14 21 2 2 0 10 2 0 0 33 4
2014–15 10 2 3 0 2 0 4 0 19 2
Total 31 4 5 0 12 2 4 0 52 6
Career Total 183 7 9 0 12 2 5 0 209 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benzema bags double for Real; ESPN Soccernet, 30 January 2010
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ We will improve with time; Real Madrid's official website, 25 August 2010
  4. ^ La llegada de Mateos, en el aire (Mateos' arrival, a doubt); El Diario Montañés, 26 August 2010 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Mourinho ya puede contar con Mateos para Mallorca (Mourinho can count with Mateos against Mallorca); Diario AS, 27 August 2010 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Lista de convocados para el partido ante el Mallorca (List of called players against Mallorca); Real Madrid's official website, 28 August 2010 (Spanish)
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ Mateos: "I will never forget this day"; Real Madrid's official website, 23 November 2010
  9. ^ Την Κυριακή στην Αθήνα ο Ματέος (AEK Athens signs Mateos on loan); AEK365, 29 January 2011 (Greek)
  10. ^ Juan Carlos y Mateos hacen las maletas para Zaragoza (Juan Carlos and Mateos get packing for Zaragoza); Marca, 7 July 2011 (Spanish)
  11. ^ Rayo Vallecano 0–0 Real Zaragoza; ESPN Soccernet, 11 September 2011
  12. ^ 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)
  13. ^ Mateos: "Es difícil que esté en el once" (Mateos: "It will be difficult for me to start"); Heraldo, 9 February 2012 (Spanish)
  14. ^ Mateos aláírt; Ferencváros' official website, 2 September 2013 (Hungarian)
  15. ^ "Mateos". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 

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