Bacuna playing for Aston Villa in 2013
|Full name||Leandro Jones Johan Bacuna|
|Date of birth||21 August 1991|
|Place of birth||Groningen, Netherlands|
|Playing position||Winger / Right back|
|2007–2008||Netherlands Antilles U20||5||(3)|
|* 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.
On 30 October 2009 Bacuna made his first team debut for FC Groningen in the Eredivisie, in the match against PSV Eindhoven. 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Aston Villa||2013–14||Premier League||35||5||1||0||2||0||0||0||38||5|
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