Jordi Amat

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Amat and the second or maternal family name is Maas.
Jordi Amat
Jordi Amat 2013 Catalonia (cropped).jpg
Amat playing for Catalonia in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jordi Amat Maas[1]
Date of birth (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Canet de Mar, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 2
Youth career
Canet Mar
1999–2009 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Espanyol B 17 (0)
2010–2013 Espanyol 41 (0)
2012–2013 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 27 (1)
2013– Swansea City 17 (0)
National team
2008 Spain U16 2 (0)
2008–2009 Spain U17 11 (1)
2010 Spain U18 2 (0)
2010–2011 Spain U19 7 (0)
2011 Spain U20 5 (0)
2011– Spain U21 14 (0)
2011– Catalonia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2014

Jordi Amat Maas (born 21 March 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Swansea City in the Premier League, as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Espanyol[edit]

Born in Canet de Mar, Barcelona, Catalonia, Amat joined RCD Espanyol's youth system at the age of only seven. He began appearing as a senior with the B-team, in Segunda División B.[2]

On 24 January 2010, two months shy of his 18th birthday, Amat played his first La Liga game with the club, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–1 home draw against RCD Mallorca.[3] He finished his first full season with 26 league appearances (28 overall), helping the Pericos to a final eighth position.

For 2012–13 Amat was loaned to fellow top-division side Rayo Vallecano,[4] being first-choice during the campaign. On 24 February 2013 he scored his first goal for the Madrid oustkirts club, netting from 50 meters in an eventual 1–2 home loss to Real Valladolid and also putting one in his own net in the same match.[5][6]

Swansea City[edit]

On 27 June 2013, Premier League side Swansea City announced the club had signed Amat for a transfer fee of £2.5 million on a four-year deal. It was subject to international clearance and a medical.[7] He made his official debut for his new club on 1 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4–0 home victory over Malmö FF in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.[8]

Honours[edit]

Spain U17

Club statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2014[9]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Espanyol 2009–10 La Liga 6 0 0 0 6 0
2010–11 La Liga 26 0 2 0 28 0
2011–12 La Liga 9 0 4 0 13 0
Total 41 0 6 0 47 0
Rayo Vallecano 2012–13 La Liga 27 1 0 0 27 1
Total 27 1 0 0 27 1
Swansea City 2013–14 Premier League 17 0 4 0 9[a] 0 30 0
Total 17 0 4 0 9 0 30 0
Career total 85 1 10 0 9 0 104 1
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League

Personal[edit]

Amat shares his birthdate with fellow Espanyol youth graduate Román Golobart.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League squad numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Jordi Amat: `això és increïble´ (Jordi Amat: `this is amazing´); Pericos Online, 23 January 2010 (Catalan)
  3. ^ Espanyol frustrated by penalty; ESPN Soccernet, 24 January 2010
  4. ^ Jordi Amat nueva incorporación para esta temporada (Jordi Amat new addition for this season); Rayo's official website, 17 July 2012 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Rayo suffer home defeat; Sky Sports, 24 January 2013
  6. ^ Video: Defender scores from just inside half in Madrid; Talk Sport, 25 February 2013
  7. ^ "Swans Amat boost". Swansea City A.F.C. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Swansea 4 Malmo 0: New boy Bony nets twice as £12m striker gives Laudrup big first leg lead in Europa League qualifying". Daily Mail. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jordi Amat". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Amat-Golobart, pareja de centrales" [Amat-Golobart, stopper duo] (in Spanish). Marcadorint. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 

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