Guillermo Varela

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Varela and the second or maternal family name is Olivera.
Guillermo Varela
Personal information
Full name Guillermo Varela Olivera[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Youth career
Peñarol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Peñarol 1 (0)
2013– Manchester United 0 (0)
2014–2015 Real Madrid Castilla (loan) 33 (1)
National team
2008–2010 Uruguay U17 9 (0)
2011–2013 Uruguay U20 14 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:17, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Guillermo Varela Olivera (locally: [ɡiˈʃermo βaˈɾela oliˈβeɾa]; born 24 March 1993) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a right-back for English club Manchester United.[3]

Club career[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Varela started his career with his home-town club Peñarol and made his senior debut on 5 June 2011, in a 1–0 home defeat against Racing Club de Montevideo on the last matchday of Uruguayan Primera División.[4]

In May 2013, Varela went on a two-week trial with Manchester United after an impressive performance at the 2013 South American Youth Championship.[5]

On 7 June, Manchester United announced they had reached an agreement to sign Varela from Peñarol for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be a €2.8 million.[6] Hence, he became the first player to join Manchester United under new manager David Moyes.[7][8] On 11 June, he signed a five-year contract.[9]

On September 2014, Varela joined Real Madrid reserve side Real Madrid Castilla for season-long loan.[3] He was, however, included in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League squad for the first team and he was given the squad number 28.[10]

International career[edit]

Varela played at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where the team finished as the runners-up, behind champions France.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 January 2015.[11]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Peñarol 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Manchester United 2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid Castilla (loan) 2014–15 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1
Career total 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". premierleague.com (Premier League). 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Varela". realmadrid.com. Real Madrid. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Marshall, Adam (3 September 2014). "Varela heads to Madrid". ManUtd.com (Manchester United FC). Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "No nos vamos nada" [We are not going anywhere] (in Spanish). Futbol.uy. 5 June 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "The lowdown on Varela". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). 11 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Transfer news: Guillermo Varela says he will have a medical at Manchester United". Sky Sports. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "David Moyes to make Guillermo Varela his first signing at Manchester United". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "United agree Varela deal". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Coppack, Nick (11 June 2013). "Reds complete Varela deal". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "UEFA Champions League - Real Madrid". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  11. ^ G. Varela; Global Sports Media

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