Denis Suárez

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Denis Suárez
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Personal information
Full name Denis Suárez Fernández
Date of birth (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Salceda de Caselas, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sevilla (loan from Barcelona B)
Number 25
Youth career
Porriño Industrial
2009–2011 Celta
2011–2013 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Celta B 15 (0)
2011–2013 Manchester City 0 (0)
2013– Barcelona B 36 (7)
2014– Sevilla (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Spain U17 8 (2)
2011–2012 Spain U18 2 (1)
2012–2013 Spain U19 8 (3)
2013 Spain U20 7 (0)
2014– Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2014.

† 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 Suárez and the second or maternal family name is Fernández.

Denis Suárez Fernández (born 6 January 1994) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Sevilla FC in La Liga, on loan from FC Barcelona B, as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Salceda de Caselas, Pontevedra, Galicia, Suárez played youth football in his home country for Porriño Industrial and Celta de Vigo.

Manchester City[edit]

Suárez signed for Manchester City on 23 May 2011. Manchester City beat off interest from FC Barcelona, Chelsea and rivals Manchester United signing him for an initial fee of £850,000 that could rise by £2.75 million depending on appearances and performances.[1]

Suárez played in the 2011–12 pre-season friendly match against Los Angeles Galaxy, replacing Edin Džeko in 88th minute. He also converted a penalty in the penalty shootout in the same game. He was an unused substitute in the League Cup game against Birmingham City. In the next round of the League Cup, he made his competitive debut for the club when he replaced Samir Nasri in the 67th minute in the 5–2 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. On 17 May 2012, Suarez starred for Manchester City reserves against Manchester United reserves in Manchester Senior Cup, although Manchester City lost 2–0.[2] In 2012, he was awarded Manchester City's Young Player of the Year as voted for by the fans.

Barcelona[edit]

On 22 August 2013 Suárez completed a transfer to FC Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, signing a four year contract. He is expected to play mostly for FC Barcelona B in the Spanish Segunda División, where he will continue his development.

Sevilla[edit]

Suarez was loaned to Sevilla as a swap deal for Ivan Rakitic for next season.

International career[edit]

Suárez has been capped by Spain U17 and has scored two goals for the team, against Moldova and Northern Ireland. He was also a member of the Spain U19 which won the 2012 Under-19 European Championship. Suárez was a 71st minute substitute in the final against Greece and made six appearances at the Championships, scoring twice and playing 284 minutes.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 31 May 2014[3]
Club Season League Copa del Rey League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Barcelona B 2013–14 36 7 - - - - - - - - 36 7
Total 36 7 - - - - - - - - 36 7
Sevilla 2014–15 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 36 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 38 7

Honours[edit]

Under-19 European Championship: 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man City trump Barcelona in snapping up Suarez from Celta Vigo". Daily Mail (London). 23 May 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Denis Suarez career stats at Soccerbase

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