Leandro Bacuna

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Leandro Bacuna
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Bacuna playing for Aston Villa in 2013
Personal information
Full name Leandro Jones Johan Bacuna[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Groningen, Netherlands
Playing position Winger / Right back
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa
Number 7
Youth career
Groningen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Groningen 109 (14)
2013– Aston Villa 52 (5)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands Antilles U20 5 (3)
2009–2010 Netherlands U19 10 (1)
2011–2013 Netherlands U21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:05, 2 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Leandro Jones Johan Bacuna (born 21 August 1991) is a professional footballer who plays for English club Aston Villa as a winger and right back. Bacuna has been capped 20 times at youth levels for the Netherlands national team and also represented the Netherlands Antilles at youth level.

Career[edit]

FC Groningen[edit]

On 30 October 2009 Bacuna made his first team debut for FC Groningen in the Eredivisie, in the match against PSV Eindhoven.[2] Bacuna has also played for FC Groningen's youth teams. On 6 November 2009, Bacuna scored his first goal in the first team, in the league match against Heracles Almelo. FC Groningen won the match with 4–1.[3]

Aston Villa[edit]

It was announced on 13 June 2013 that Bacuna had signed a three-year contract at Premier League club Aston Villa. Bacuna was handed the number 7 shirt. The Dutchman impressed many with his debut season for the Villains, despite constantly playing out of position at right back.[4][5]

He scored his first Premier League goal for Aston Villa on 28 September at home to Manchester City. His second goal came from a free kick in the claret and blues' 2–0 victory over Cardiff City. He continued his goalscoring run with goals against West Brom, Everton and Norwich.[citation needed]

However, in the 2014/15 season, Bacuna has found it harder to break into the starting line-up, starting just 1 game in the Premier League. On 15 February 2015, Bacuna scored the first of two Villa goals in the fifth round of the FA Cup in a 2-1 win over Leicester City, taking the club into the quarter-finals.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 April 2015[6][7]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Groningen 2009–10 Eredivisie 20 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 24 3
2010–11 24 0 3 0 0 0 4 2 31 2
2011–12 32 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 7
2012–13 33 5 3 0 0 0 2 0 38 5
Total 109 14 9 1 0 0 7 2 125 17
Aston Villa 2013–14 Premier League 35 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 38 5
2014–15 15 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 20 1
Total 51 5 5 1 3 0 0 0 58 6
Career Total 157 19 14 2 3 0 7 2 181 23
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Eredivisie play-offs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Voetbal International – Bacuna
  3. ^ Holland, Æresdivisionen – Politiken.dk
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Bacuna tipped to be "a real asset" after sealing Villa transfer
  6. ^ "Leandro Bacuna". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Leandro Bacuna". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 

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