Mario Suárez Mata

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Mario Suárez
Mario Suárez - 01.jpg
Suárez with Atlético Madrid in 2013
Personal information
Full name Mario Suárez Mata
Date of birth (1987-02-24) 24 February 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Alcobendas, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 4
Youth career
1999–2004 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Atlético B 38 (4)
2005–2008 Atlético Madrid 4 (0)
2006–2007 Valladolid (loan) 23 (3)
2007–2008 Celta (loan) 26 (2)
2008–2010 Mallorca 60 (5)
2010– Atlético Madrid 101 (3)
National team
2002–2003 Spain U16 8 (1)
2004–2005 Spain U17 11 (1)
2005–2006 Spain U19 10 (3)
2007 Spain U20 4 (1)
2007–2009 Spain U21 5 (0)
2013– Spain 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 19 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2013
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Suárez and the second or maternal family name is Mata.

Mario Suárez Mata (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾjo ˈswaɾeð ˈmata]; born 24 February 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

A product of Atlético Madrid's youth system, Suárez was born in Alcobendas, Madrid. He first appeared with the first team on 6 November 2005, playing four minutes in a 0–0 draw at Sevilla FC, and went on to make a further three La Liga appearances during the season, including two 90-minute games.

From 2006 to 2008 Suárez served two Segunda División loan stints, being an important element in Real Valladolid's 2007 top flight return and spending his second year at Celta de Vigo. In August 2008 he was purchased by RCD Mallorca, signing a four-year deal that left Atlético the possibility of reacquiring the player.

After two seasons appearing regularly (in the second, he scored five goals in 34 matches to help the Balearic Islands club qualify for the UEFA Europa League), the rebuy clause was activated, and he returned to the Colchoneros.[1]

In the first season in his second spell with Atlético, Suárez battled for first-choice status at holding midfielder with Brazilian Paulo Assunção. On 10 April 2011 he netted his first official goal for the club, in a 3–0 home win against Real Sociedad.[2]

International career[edit]

Suárez played for Spain in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. He scored a penalty in the match against Zambia, in a 2–1 win.[3] Subsequently, he appeared for the under-21s at the 2009 UEFA European Championship in Sweden, in an eventual group stage exit.

On 6 February 2013, Suárez gained his first cap with the full side, playing the last 20 minutes of the 3–1 friendly win over Uruguay in Doha, Qatar.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Atlético Madrid

Country[edit]

Spain U19

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 12 June 2014[5][6]
Club Season League Cup[7] Continental[8] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Madrid 2005–06 La Liga 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
2006–07 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Valladolid 2006–07 Segunda División 23 3 7 1 0 0 30 4
Total 23 3 7 1 0 0 30 4
Celta 2007–08 Segunda División 26 2 1 0 0 0 27 2
Total 26 2 1 0 0 0 27 2
Mallorca 2008–09 La Liga 26 0 6 0 0 0 32 0
2009–10 La Liga 34 5 4 1 0 0 38 6
Total 60 5 10 1 0 0 70 6
Atlético Madrid 2010–11 La Liga 27 2 4 0 4 0 35 2
2011–12 La Liga 28 0 0 0 14 0 42 0
2012–13 La Liga 29 1 8 0 6 0 43 1
2013–14 La Liga 17 0 2 0 5 0 24 0
Total 101 3 14 0 29 0 144 3
Career total 214 13 34 2 29 0 277 15

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