Dani Carvajal

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Carvajal and the second or maternal family name is Ramos.
Dani Carvajal
Daniel Carvajal.jpg
Carvajal playing for Spain U21 in 2013
Personal information
Full name Daniel Carvajal Ramos
Date of birth (1992-01-11) 11 January 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Leganés, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 15
Youth career
1999–2002 ADCR Leman's
2002–2010 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Real Madrid B 68 (3)
2012–2013 Bayer Leverkusen 32 (1)
2013– Real Madrid 74 (2)
National team
2010–2011 Spain U19 11 (0)
2012–2014 Spain U21 10 (1)
2014– Spain 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:09, 8 February 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2015

Daniel "Dani" Carvajal Ramos (Spanish pronunciation: ['danjel karβa'xal 'ramos]; born 11 January 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and Spain as a right back.

Having risen through the Real Madrid youth ranks, he spent a season on loan with Bayer Leverkusen before breaking into the first team in 2013, going on to win various domestic and international honours.

At youth international level, Carvajal won the 2011 European Championship with the under-19 team and the 2013 edition with the under-21 side. He made his senior debut in 2014.

Club career[edit]

Real Madrid B[edit]

Carvajal was born in Leganés, a suburb of Madrid. He joined Real Madrid's youth system as a 10-year-old, and continued climbing through the ranks until reaching Real Madrid Castilla in 2010.[1]

In his first season as a senior Carvajal was immediately cast in the reserve team's starting XI, also being the team's captain. In the following campaign, he fared even better (38 games and two goals, playoffs included), as the B's returned to Segunda División after a five-year absence.[2]

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

On 11 July 2012, after failing to make a single appearance for Real's first team,[3] Carvajal signed a five-year contract with Germany's Bayer 04 Leverkusen for a transfer fee of 5 million. The Spaniards added on a buy-back clause in the region of €6.5 million if they wanted to re-sign the player after one season, €7 million after two and approximately €8.5 million after three.[4]

Carvajal made his Bundesliga debut on 1 September 2012 in a 2–0 home win against SC Freiburg,[5] being subsequently named to the Team of the Week.[6] He scored his first goal for his new club on 25 November, netting the second in an eventual 2–1 success at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.[7]

Carvajal was selected as one of the three best right backs at the end of his first and only season, behind FC Bayern Munich's Phillip Lahm and FC Schalke 04's Atsuto Uchida. He received 16% of the total vote from the fans.[8]

Real Madrid[edit]

Carvajal in action for Real Madrid in 2013.

On 3 June 2013, Real Madrid exercised its buy-back option on Carvajal, who became the team's first signing for 2013–14 for a fee believed to be in the region of €6.5 million. This was confirmed by Bayer's director of football Rudi Völler, who stated: "Real Madrid noticed the outstanding performances by Dani this season, and it was only a matter of time before they exercised their buy-back option."[9] Shortly after the move, he spoke of his happiness to return, thanking the president, the fans and the club at a press conference.[10]

Carvajal made his La Liga debut on 18 August 2013, in a 2–1 home win against Real Betis.[11] One month later he played his first match in the UEFA Champions League, again featuring the full 90 minutes in a 6–1 away routing of Galatasaray SK for the group stage.[12]

Carvajal appeared in 45 matches in his first season and scored twice, in the league against Rayo Vallecano[13] and CA Osasuna.[14] He added 120 minutes in the Champions League final, a 4–1 triumph over Atlético Madrid.[15]

Carvajal started in Real Madrid's triumphs in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup over compatriots Sevilla FC,[16] and in that year's FIFA Club World Cup final against Argentina's San Lorenzo de Almagro.[17] In the first leg of the Champions League's semi-finals, on 5 May 2015, he conceded a penalty by fouling Carlos Tevez, with the Juventus F.C. forward converting the spot-kick to defeat the Spaniards 2–1.[18]

On 8 July 2015, Carvajal signed a new deal with the Merengues until 2020.[19]

International career[edit]

Carvajal acted as backup to FC Barcelona's Martín Montoya at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, playing in the 3–0 group stage win against the Netherlands as Spain went on to win the tournament.[20] He was selected by full side manager Vicente del Bosque for his 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, being excused alongside all other Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid players from the warm-up game against Bolivia on 30 May due to the Champions League final,[21] and being omitted from the final list the following day.[22]

On 29 August 2014, Carvajal was called up to the squad for the first time, for matches against France and Macedonia.[23] He made his debut on 4 September, in a 0–1 friendly defeat to the former in which he played the full 90 minutes.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 February 2016[25][26]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B 2010–11 30 1 0 0 30 1
2011–12 38 2 0 0 38 2
Total 68 3 0 0 68 3
Bayer Leverkusen 2012–13 32 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 36 1
Real Madrid 2013–14 31 2 4 0 10 0 0 0 45 2
2014–15 30 0 3 0 4 0 5 0 42 0
2015–16 13 0 0 0 3 1 16 1
Total 74 2 7 0 17 1 5 0 103 3
Career total 174 6 9 0 19 1 5 0 207 7

1 Includes Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Madrid Castilla
Real Madrid

Country[edit]

Spain U21
Spain U19

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dani Carvajal: "Nací siendo del Real Madrid"" [Dani Carvajal: "I was born a Real Madrid fan"]. Marca (in Spanish). 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Carvajal, el lateral que no pudo debutar con el Madrid" [Carvajal, the fullback who could not make Madrid debut]. El País (in Spanish). 11 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "La marcha de Carvajal ratifica la poca confianza de Mourinho en la cantera blanca" [Carvajal departure confirms Mourinho's little confidence in white cantera] (in Spanish). El Confidencial. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "El Bayer Leverkusen confirma el fichaje de Carvajal" [Bayer Leverkusen confirms signing of Carvajal]. ABC (in Spanish). 11 July 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen 2–0 SC Freiburg". ESPN FC. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "1. Bundesliga – Elf des Tages" [1. Bundesliga – Team of the Week]. kicker (in German). Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "TSG Hoffenheim 1–2 Bayer Leverkusen". ESPN FC. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Team of the season 2012/13". Bundesliga. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Real Madrid recall Carvajal". Bayer Leverkusen. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Carvajal revels in Real Madrid return". Goal.com. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Isco an instant hero". ESPN FC. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Six-goal Madrid overwhelm Galatasaray". UEFA.com. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Goles para aguantar el chaparrón" [Goals to stem storm]. Marca (in Spanish). 29 March 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Calma antes de la tempestad" [Calm before the storm]. Marca (in Spanish). 26 April 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Real Madrid 4–1 Atlético Madrid". BBC Sport. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  16. ^ Samuel, Martin (13 August 2014). "Real Madrid 2–0 Sevilla: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Carlo Ancelotti's new Galacticos win UEFA Super Cup 2014". Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Real Madrid coast to Morocco 2014 title". FIFA.com. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  18. ^ Henson, Mike (5 May 2015). "Juventus 2–1 Real Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "Carvajal at Real Madrid until 2020". Real Madrid C.F. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Spain beat Netherlands to top Group B". UEFA.com. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Del Bosque waits to name 23". FIFA.com. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "World Cup 2014: Spain drop Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas". BBC Sport. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Vicente del Bosque has announced the 23-man squad for the matches against France (September 4th) and Macedonia (September 8th)". Royal Spanish Football Federation. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "France 1–0 Spain". BBC Sport. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Daniel Carvajal". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  26. ^ Dani Carvajal at ESPN FC

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