Juan Bernat

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bernat and the second or maternal family name is Velasco.
Juan Bernat
Bernat-VCF vs ESP-2012.jpg
Bernat with Valencia in 2012
Personal information
Full name Juan Bernat Velasco
Date of birth (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Cullera, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back / Winger
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 18
Youth career
Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Valencia B 24 (6)
2011–2014 Valencia 51 (1)
2014– Bayern Munich 28 (1)
National team
2009 Spain U16 3 (0)
2009–2010 Spain U17 11 (4)
2012 Spain U19 6 (0)
2013 Spain U20 7 (1)
2013–2014 Spain U21 7 (0)
2014– Spain 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:37, 18 April 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

Juan Bernat Velasco (born 1 March 1993) is a Spanish footballer who plays for German club FC Bayern Munich, mainly as a left back but also as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Valencia[edit]

Born in Cullera, Valencian Community, Bernat was a product of Valencia CF's youth system. He made his senior debuts at only 17, appearing with the reserves in Tercera División and helping them return to Segunda División B; he was brought to the main squad for the 2011 pre-season, scoring in a 3–0 away win against Sporting Clube de Portugal, and earned a professional contract until 2015 shortly after.[1]

Bernat made his debut with the Che's first team in a 4–3 La Liga home win against Racing de Santander on 27 August 2011: he started the game and was replaced at half-time, with the score at 2–1 for the visitors.[2]

Bernat made his second league appearance on 22 January 2012 in a 1–1 draw at CA Osasuna, substituting Jonas in the 57th minute.[3] He continued appearing regularly for the C's in the third level.

Bernat scored his first official goal for Valencia on 28 November 2012, netting his team's last in a 3–1 home win against UE Llagostera for the season's Copa del Rey (5–1 on aggregate).[4] He netted his first in the league roughly one year later, coming from the bench for the 1–1 equalizer at Elche CF (eventual 1–2 loss).[5]

From the year 2013 onwards, Bernat started appearing as a left back.[6]

Bayern Munich[edit]

On 7 July 2014, Bernat signed for FC Bayern Munich on a five-year contract.[7] He made his Bundesliga debut on 22 August, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–1 home win against VfL Wolfsburg.[8] He was at No.1 in Outside of the Boot's Talent Radar Top 20 Young Players of 2014 feature.[9] He scored his first competitive goal for Bayern Munich in a 4–1 loss at VfL Wolfsburg on 30 January 2015.[10]

International career[edit]

Bernat moved through the Spanish international youth setup, representing all sides between the under-16s and the under-21s. He made his debut with the former in 2009, and with the under-17 side he reached the final at the 2010 UEFA European Championship, playing alongside Valencia teammate Paco Alcácer.

In 2012, Bernat was part of the squad that won the UEFA U-19 Championship in Estonia.

On 3 October 2014, Bernat was called up to Spain manager Vicente del Bosque's 23-man squad for European qualifiers against Slovakia and Luxembourg.[11] He made his debut on 12 October away to Luxembourg, replacing Andrés Iniesta for the final 20 minutes and scoring the last goal of a 4–0 win.

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Spain U19[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 22 April 2015[13][14]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valencia 2011–12 La Liga 7 0 1 0 2 0 10 0
2012–13 La Liga 12 0 3 1 0 0 15 1
2013–14 La Liga 32 1 4 0 13 1 49 2
Total 51 1 8 2 15 1 74 3
Bayern Munich 2014–15 Bundesliga 28 1 4 0 10 0 42 1
Total 28 1 4 0 10 0 42 1
Career total 79 2 12 2 25 1 115 4

International[edit]

As of match played 31 March 2015
Spain
Year Apps Goals
2014 2 1
2015 2 0
Total 4 1

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 12 October 2014 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 4–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Primera División llama a Juan Bernat" [First Division beckons Juan Bernat] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Soldado late show sinks Santander". ESPN FC. 27 August 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ Malagón, Manuel (22 January 2012). "Osasuna y Valencia dejan lo mejor para el final" [Osasuna and Valencia leave best to the end] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Aldunate, Ramiro (28 November 2012). "Por algo se empieza" [You have to start somewhere] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Herrera late show downs Valencia". ESPN FC. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Juan Bernat se afianza en el lateral izquierdo" [Juan Bernat getting stronger in left-back position] (in Spanish). Las Provincias. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Comunicado Oficial" (in Spanish). Valencia CF. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Fenn, Alec (22 August 2014). "Bayern Munich 2–1 Wolfsburg: Robben and Muller seal narrow win". Goal.com. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Top 20 Young Players of 2014". Outside of the Boot. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bayern defence exposed in walloping at hands of Wolfsburg". ESPN FC. 31 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Chelsea's Diego Costa named in Spain squad". BBC. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bayern sign Bernat". bundesliga.com. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Juan Bernat at ESPN FC
  14. ^ "Juan Bernat" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 

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