Mata playing for Chelsea in 2012
|Full name||Juan Manuel Mata García|
|Date of birth||28 April 1988|
|Place of birth||Ocón de Villafranca, Burgos, Spain|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2006–2007||Real Madrid B||39||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:26, 20 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Juan Manuel Mata García (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwan maˈnwel ˈmata ɣarˈθi.a]; born 28 April 1988) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder and he can also play as a winger.
Mata played at Real Madrid Castilla for the 2006–07 season, where he finished the season as the side's second best scorer with 10 goals. At the start of the 2007–08 season, Mata signed for fellow La Liga side Valencia CF, through a contractual clause at Real Madrid. He was voted the team's Best Young Player, at the end of that season. Mata won the Copa del Rey in his debut season at Valencia. Following his debut for Valencia in 2007, Mata became an integral part of the club's midfield, making over 174 appearances for the duration of four seasons. In the 2011–12 season, Mata moved to England, signing for Premier League club Chelsea in August 2011, for a fee in the region of €28 million. On 27 August 2011, Mata made his debut and scored a goal for Chelsea against Norwich City, where he came on as a substitute. Mata won the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup in his debut season at Chelsea. He also won the club's Player of the Year award. After scoring a goal against Monterrey in the Club World Cup he has now scored on his debut in the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Capital One Cup and Club World Cup for Chelsea. Mata's second season at Chelsea proved to be even more successful, helping the club to qualify for the next season's Champions League and winning the Chelsea Player of the Year Award for a second successive year. On the 15th May 2013, Mata won the UEFA Europa League, joining team-mate Fernando Torres to become the first players to have held all 4 of the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup and the European Championships simultaneously.
Mata is a Spanish international, having represented Spain at under-16, under-17, under-19, under-20, under-21, Olympic and senior levels. He played for the under-20 side in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In June 2009, Mata was included for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, his first senior tournament. On 9 September 2009, Mata scored his first goal for the senior team, against Estonia secured a place in the World Cup in South Africa and was part of Spain's 2010 FIFA World Cup winning squad. In 2011, he went back to playing the under-21 side, helping Spain win the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Denmark. He won the Golden Player award and was part of the Team of the Tournament.
Personal life 
Juan Manuel Mata García was born on 28 April 1988, in the town of Ocón de Villafranca, Burgos. He inherited his name from his father, Juan Manuel Mata Rodríguez, who was also a footballer. He was a forward who played in the 1980s and early 1990s for nearby Burgos CF. Mata was raised in his father's hometown of Oviedo, Asturias. His father later acted as Mata's agent, becoming FIFA-registered in the process. He attended Universidad Politecnica de Madrid where he read journalism. He is also currently pursuing a degree in Business and Advertising. In his spare time, Mata enjoys table-tennis, a sport he played as a child. Upon his move to Chelsea he said he also enjoys sightseeing around London. He gained a nickname at Chelsea, 'Johnny Kills', the literal translation of his name from Spanish into English. His name translates as 'forest' or 'dweller by the forest'.
Club career 
Early career 
Mata started his football career at Real Oviedo, where his father spent most of his career. He stayed there for three years before joining Real Madrid at age 15. After appearing for their Cadete A team, he swiftly progressed through the junior teams, Juvenil C and finally the Juvenil A. In his last campaign (2005–06) he scored 2 goals in the league and three more in the Copa de Campeones, including the winner in the final against Real Valladolid, adding another three in the Spanish Juvenil Cup.
Switching to Real Madrid Castilla in 2006–07, Mata was given the number 34 shirt in the first team, while wearing No. 28 in Castilla. In spite of Castilla's final Segunda División relegation, he finished the season as the side's second best scorer at nine, behind striker Álvaro Negredo (18).
Benefitting from constant injuries to Vicente and the ostracism to which then-manager Ronald Koeman condemned Miguel Ángel Angulo, Mata gradually carved a niche in Valencia's first eleven. On 20 March 2008, he scored twice in the Copa del Rey semifinal match against FC Barcelona to help Valencia reach the final against Getafe CF where, on 16 April, he netted the opener in a 3–1 win. During that first season, he was voted the team's Best young player by fans and players alike.
In the 2008 Spanish Supercup, Mata scored against his former club Real Madrid in a 1–2 first leg loss, but Valencia lost 3–6 on aggregate after a 2–4 away loss in the second game. He started 2008–09 well, scoring in the opener against RCD Mallorca (3–0 win). He also netted the only goal of the game against CA Osasuna, latching on to a long ball from David Villa.
On 25 September 2008, Mata proved to be growing in efficiency, as he set up two of his teammate's goals in a 2–7 away win over Málaga CF. Three days later, he put in a superb performance against Deportivo de La Coruña, scoring one and creating the other three, in a 4–2 home victory.
Towards the end of the campaign, Mata managed to score two very important late goals for Valencia: the first, the 3–2 winner at Sporting de Gijón, and the second a penalty against Sevilla FC at home, to put Valencia 2–1 up (specialist Villa had already been replaced due to injury) in an eventual 3–1 success. He achieved impressive stats during the season, finishing with 11 successful strikes and 13 assists (in the latter category, league's second-best, behind FC Barcelona's Xavi).
In the following two seasons, Mata was an everpresent offensive figure for Valencia, scoring 17 goals in 68 games combined, with the club achieving back-to-back third-league places. On 10 April 2011, he netted two in a 5–0 home win against Valencian neighbours Villarreal CF. On 9 May, England-based Spanish journalist Guillem Balagué reported interest from several Premier League clubs.
On 21 August 2011, Valencia announced they had agreed a £23.5 million fee for the transfer of Mata to Premier League club Chelsea, subject to a medical. On 24 August 2011, Mata signed a five-year deal with Chelsea. He revealed that Fernando Torres helped persuade him to move to Stamford Bridge, saying "Fernando got me excited about the thought of coming here. He said it would be good for me here, and that me and him together could be good. I also talked to my family and friends about it as well."
On 26 August 2011, Yossi Benayoun offered Mata his number 10 shirt. The Israeli captain said: "I decided to give Mata the number 10 – his favourite. For me it's just a number, not my lucky 15." (Florent Malouda wore number 15 for Chelsea at the time.) Mata wore the shirt for Valencia, and for Spain's Under 21s in the summer and expressed his gratitude to Benayoun. "It is a very important number to me so I'm pleased to be wearing it. I want to thank Yossi," he said. Mata follows on from Chelsea players Joe Cole, Mark Hughes, Ian Hutchinson and Terry Venables in adopting the number 10 shirt.
2011–12 season 
Mata made his debut for Chelsea against Norwich City on 27 August 2011 where he came on as a substitute and scored in stoppage time. Chelsea went on to win the match 3–1. He started his first game for his new club in their next fixture on 10 September away to Sunderland, helping Chelsea secure a 2–1 win. On 14 September Mata made his UEFA Champions League debut for Chelsea and netted in stoppage time to help his side defeat Bayer Leverkusen 2–0. On 29 October, Mata assisted Chelsea's 6,000th league goal with an in-swinging cross which was headed in by Frank Lampard. In the same game, Mata scored with a spectacular 25-yard strike in a 3–5 home defeat to Arsenal. On 26 November 2011, Mata set up the first two goals which were scored by John Terry and Daniel Sturridge and also scored the third goal himself in a 3–0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was awarded the Man of The Match in a 0–3 away win at St James' Park for his performance against Newcastle United.
On 6 December 2011, during Chelsea's decisive Champions League match against former club Valencia, Mata made two assists for both of Didier Drogba goals. The game ended in a 3–0 win, which resulted in Chelsea qualifying first from their group. On Boxing Day, Mata scored his side's only goal in a 1–1 draw at Stamford Bridge against Fulham. Mata scored Chelsea's first goal of their FA Cup campaign in a 4–0 win over Portsmouth at Stamford Bridge.
In the FA Cup 4th round tie with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, Mata scored his side's only goal from the penalty spot a 1–0 victory. On 5 February 2012, Mata scored an unstoppable volley against Manchester United after a beautiful cross from Spanish team-mate Fernando Torres. The game finished 3–3. On 21 February, Mata scored his side's only goal in their 3–1 defeat away at Napoli in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
After the appointment of Roberto di Matteo as Interim first-team coach, Mata was played as a central attacking midfielder rather than being played on the left wing. Mata scored and had a penalty saved by Colin Doyle in the FA Cup 5th round replay against Birmingham City at St Andrews, which Chelsea won 2–0, he helping them into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and continued his trait of scoring in each round, however this run ended against Leicester City in the quarter-final, which Chelsea won 5–2. On 7 April 2012, Mata scored his 11th goal of the season against Wigan Athletic, it was a vital goal that gave the Blues a 2–1 victory over the Latics and kept alive Chelsea's fight for a Champions League spot. On 15 April 2012, in Chelsea's 5–1 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium, Mata scored a controversial goal and assisted Ramires and Florent Malouda for their goals, adding to his statistic's in the 2011–12 FA Cup with 4 goals and 3 assists. Mata started in both legs of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final clash with reigning champions Barcelona, helping his side to a 3–2 win on aggregate. and set up a final clash with Bayern Munich on 19 May.
Mata provided two assists to fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres, in the 6–1 thrashing of West London rivals Queens Park Rangers on 29 April, bringing his tally to 13 Premier League assists on the season. Mata assisted the first goal in the final which Ramires scored, as Chelsea beat Liverpool 2–1 at Wembley, with Mata picking up Man of the Match award. On 10 May 2012, Mata was rewarded for his consistent form throughout his first Chelsea season by the fans voting him the club's Player of the Year, following on from Chelsea legends such as Dennis Wise and Gianfranco Zola, whom he had been compared to on various occasions.
In the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich on 19 May 2012, Mata assisted Didier Drogba's headed equalizer, from a corner kick in the 88th minute. The match went on to extra-time then penalties, with Mata taking Chelsea's first, which Manuel Neuer saved. However, Chelsea went on to win 4–3 in the penalty-shootout, lifting their first Champions League title. Mata finished his first season at Stamford Bridge with 573 passes, creating 66 chances and completing 61 successful crosses, which all contributed to Chelsea's cup-double winning season. He finished the Premier League season with 13 assists (2nd highest in the league after David Silva) and 6 goals.
2012–13 season 
Juan Mata missed all of Chelsea's pre-season games as he was playing for Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but he returned to play in the 2012 FA Community Shield against Manchester City and was substituted after 74 minutes for Daniel Sturridge. Mata assisted his first goal of the season against Stoke, providing a great flick to Ashley Cole. He scored his first goal of the season in the 2012-13 Football League Cup third round against Wolves, with the game finishing 6–0 to Chelsea. Four days later he scored his first Premier League goal of the season, assisting Fernando Torres for the opener and then scoring directly from a free-kick in a 2–1 win against Arsenal. Mata scored Chelsea's first and third goal in the Champions League as Chelsea beat Nordsjælland 4–0. He later provided 2 assists in Chelsea's 4–1 rout of Norwich City, sending Eden Hazard through on goal and flicked a delightful ball for Branislav Ivanovic to volley in. In a London Derby game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on 20 October, Mata scored twice and provided an assist for Daniel Sturridge in a 4–2 victory for Chelsea and Mata also won a well deserved Barclays Premier League Man Of The Match. He next scored in a Barclays Premier League match, with a beautiful free kick against Manchester United but Chelsea lost the match 3–2 after a late controversial goal from Javier Hernández. Mata went on to win the Premier League Player of the Month award for October, after scoring three league goals. After manager Roberto Di Matteo was sacked following a defeat to Juventus in the Champions League, Mata scored the first goal of new manager Rafael Benitez's reign at Chelsea against West Ham, although Chelsea suffered a defeat in this game. He scored again in Chelsea's win over Nordsjaelland in a Champions League game, but Chelsea still failed to advance to the knockouts despite a 6–1 win. He added to his tally of goals and his collection of fine performances at Sunderland in a 1–3 Chelsea win. After this game, Chelsea traveled to Japan for the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup. Here too Mata continued his top form by scoring Chelsea's first goal in the tournament against Monterrey in the Semi Final, helping them on their course to the final with a 1–3 victory. The tournament though, ended in disappointment as Chelsea were beaten 1–0 by Corinthians in the final. The team put the defeat behind them by completing an 8–0 routing of Aston Villa, a game in which though Mata did not score a goal, but nevertheless played a very influential part. On 22 December, he signed a contract extension with Chelsea, which tied him up with the club till 2018. He was reportedly offered a salary of around £100,000 a week. On Boxing Day, Chelsea traveled to Carrow Road, where both Man United and Arsenal had suffered defeats earlier in the season. Mata scored a brilliant goal in the 38th minute, taking a pass from Oscar into his stride and launching an unstoppable shot into the goal from 25 yards out. The goal turned out to be the winner. Then on 5 January, Mata provided assists for Demba Ba and Branislav Ivanovic to help Chelsea win 1–5 against Southampton in the 3rd round of the 2012–13 FA Cup. A week later, he forced an own goal from Jonathan Walters by putting in a tight corner and earned a penalty which Frank Lampard converted. Chelsea went on to win the game 0–4, which was Stoke's first home defeat of the season. Mata scored his 8th goal of the season in the Premier League against Arsenal in a 2–1 home win.
On 3 March 2013, Mata made his 100th appearance in all competitions for Chelsea in a 1-0 win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge. On 14 March 2013 Mata scored an opening goal in Chelsea's Europa League 3-1 (3-2) win against Steaua București. On 19 April 2013, Mata was nominated for PFA Players' Player of the Year in recognition of his contribution to Chelsea's season in all competitions. The PFA's decision was based on his "ability to not only create goals but also score them himself" and saw him nominated alongside teammate Eden Hazard.. He also netted an 87th minute winner against Man United; a crucial one for Chelsea's Champions League qualification hopes. Then on 15th of May 2013, Mata gave another fine performance in the Europa League final against Benfica, assisting Branislav Ivanovic's injury time winner from a corner kick.  The next day, he was awarded Chelsea's Player's Player of the Year award. He modestly gave the credit to the whole of the squad, saying that "he felt proud to play for Chelsea", and thanked his teammates. He was also awarded the Chelsea FC Player of the year, for the second successive season. On winning his second award of the night, he said, 'I feel so happy'. 'It's my second season here and winning the trophy two years in a row is amazing for me. I just want to say thank you to all the supporters and all my team-mates.'
International career 
Mata helped Spain win the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, where he was a key player. 'Juanín' finished the championship second to his teammate Alberto Bueno (five goals) as top goal scorer of the competition, with four in five matches.
On 1 February 2007, under-21 coach Iñaki Sáez included him on his squad for the friendly against England, alongside Roberto Soldado, José Manuel Jurado, Sergio Sánchez, Miguel Torres, Esteban Granero and Antonio Adán, at just 18 years and 10 months.
On 14 November 2008, Vicente del Bosque called up Mata for the senior team to play in a friendly against Chile. He did not leave the bench in a 3–0 home win. On 28 March 2009, he finally made his debut, in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Turkey, a 1–0 win in Madrid. He came on as a substitute for teammate David Villa, in the 63rd minute.
In June 2009, del Bosque included Mata for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, the youngster's first senior tournament. He started in the second group match against Iraq, and came on as a substitute for Albert Riera in the semi-final loss to the United States.
On 9 September 2009, Mata scored his first goal for the senior team, as the 3–0 win against Estonia secured a place in the World Cup in South Africa. He followed this up with the winner against Armenia on 10 October, scoring a penalty to steal a 2–1 win. Picked for the final stages, he appeared once for the eventual champions, replacing Fernando Torres for the final 20 minutes of the 2–0 group stage win against Honduras. In the following summer, he unconventionally went back to the Under 21 side, playing the role of senior squad member and helped Spain win the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Denmark. Mata himself was included in UEFA's Team of the Tournament and named as the tournament's Golden Player.
Mata returned to the senior squad for UEFA Euro 2012 and, after coming on as a substitute, scored Spain's fourth goal in the final, as Spain defeated Italy 4–0 to retain their title as champions of Europe.
Mata was included in Spain's squad for the 2012 Olympic football tournament as one of their three designated overage players. However, Spain failed to score in any of their opening three matches and were eliminated at the group stage. Had Spain won the Olympic tournament, Mata would have achieved the unique distinction of being the first player to win the Champions League, European Championships, and Olympic gold in the same year.
International goals 
|1.||9 September 2009||Estadio Romano, Mérida, Spain||Estonia||3–0||3–0||2010 World Cup qualification|
|2.||10 October 2009||Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia||Armenia||1–2||1–2||2010 World Cup qualification|
|3.||14 October 2009||Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina||0–5||2–5||2010 World Cup qualification|
|4.||29 March 2011||Darius and Girėnas Stadium, Kaunas, Lithuania||Lithuania||1–3||1–3||Euro 2012 qualifying|
|5.||7 October 2011||Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic||Czech Republic||0–1||0–2||Euro 2012 qualifying|
|6.||1 July 2012||Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine||Italy||4–0||4–0||Euro 2012 Final|
|As of 1 July 2012|
Career statistics 
- As of 19 May 2013.
|Club Performance||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe/other||Total|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||UEFA||Total|
|Real Madrid B||Segunda División||2006–07||39||10||—||—||—||—||39||10||—|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||UEFA||Total|
|England||League ||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe/other||Total|
- 1Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España.
- 2Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.
- As of match played 26 March 2013.
- FIFA World Cup: 2010
- UEFA European Football Championship: 2012
- FIFA Confederations Cup: Third-place 2009
- UEFA U-19 Championship: 2006
- UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship: 2011
- UEFA U-21 Championship Golden Player: 2011
- UEFA U-21 Championship Bronze Boot: 2011
- UEFA U-21 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2011
- Chelsea Player of the Year (2): 2011–12, 2012–13
- Chelsea Players' Player of the Year (1): 2012–13
- FA Cup Final Man of the Match: 2012
- Premier League Player of the Month (1): October 2012
- Premier League PFA Team of the Year (1): 2012–13
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- Morientes glad as Valencia get relief; UEFA, 16 April 2008
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- "A family Sunday". Grada360. 4 March 2013.
- Spain sweep into U19 final; UEFA, 26 July 2006
- Fabregas and Mata on target for Spain; ESPN Soccernet, 10 September 2009
- Spain 4 Italy 0: match report. The Daily Telegraph (London).
- Mata: Spain deserved more at Olympics; Goal.com, 31 July 2012
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