Denis Suárez

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Denis Suárez
Denis Suárez (cropped).jpg
Suárez warming up for Spain U19 in 2012
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)
Number 17
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)
2013–2014 Barcelona B 36 (7)
2014– Sevilla (loan) 14 (1)
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 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 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, on loan from FC Barcelona, 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, Suárez 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. During the 2013-1014 season he played mostly for FC Barcelona B in the Spanish Segunda División to continue his development.

Sevilla (loan)[edit]

In July 2014, Suárez was loaned to Sevilla FC for two seasons as the deal which saw Ivan Rakitić move to Barcelona. He made his competitive debut on 12 August in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup at Cardiff City Stadium, playing 78 minutes before being substituted for José Antonio Reyes in the 2–0 defeat to Real Madrid.[3] On 11 December, he scored the only goal of Sevilla's final Europa League group match against HNK Rijeka, sending the club through at the expense of their Croatian opponents.[4]

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 4 December 2014[5]
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
Sevilla (loan) 2014–15 14 1 2 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 22 2
Career total 50 8 2 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 62 9

Honours[edit]

Spain

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. ^ Phillips, Rob (12 August 2014). "Super Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Aitken, Nick (11 December 2014). "Suárez sends Sevilla through at Rijeka's expense". UEFA. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Denis Suarez career stats at Soccerbase

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