Denis Suárez

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Denis Suárez
Denis Suárez (3).jpg
Suárez in 2012
Personal information
Full name Denis Suárez Fernández
Date of birth (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Salceda de Caselas, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 6
Youth career
2008–2009 Porriño Industrial
2009–2011 Celta
2011–2013 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Celta B 15 (0)
2011–2013 Manchester City 0 (0)
2013–2015 Barcelona B 36 (7)
2014–2015 Sevilla (loan) 31 (2)
2015–2016 Villarreal 33 (4)
2016– Barcelona 26 (3)
National team
2010–2011 Spain U17 8 (2)
2012 Spain U18 2 (1)
2012 Spain U19 8 (3)
2013 Spain U20 7 (0)
2014– Spain U21 19 (3)
2016– Spain 1 (0)
2016– Galicia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2017

Denis Suárez Fernández (born 6 January 1994) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for FC Barcelona.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Salceda de Caselas, Pontevedra, Galicia, Suárez played youth football in his home country for Porriño Industrial and Celta de Vigo.

Manchester City[edit]

Suárez signed for Manchester City on 23 May 2011. Manchester City beat off interest from FC Barcelona, Chelsea and rivals Manchester United signing him for an initial fee of £850,000 that could rise by £2.75 million depending on appearances and performances.[1]

Suárez played in the 2011–12 pre-season friendly match against Los Angeles Galaxy, replacing Edin Džeko in 88th minute. He also converted a penalty in the penalty shootout in the same game. He was an unused substitute in the League Cup game against Birmingham City. In the next round of the League Cup, he made his competitive debut for the club when he replaced Samir Nasri in the 67th minute in the 5–2 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. On 17 May 2012, Suárez starred for Manchester City reserves against Manchester United reserves in Manchester Senior Cup, although Manchester City lost 2–0.[2] In 2012, he was awarded Manchester City's Young Player of the Year as voted for by the fans.

Barcelona[edit]

On 22 August 2013 Suárez completed a transfer to FC Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract. During the 2013-14 season he played mostly for FC Barcelona B in the Spanish Segunda División to continue his development.

Sevilla (loan)[edit]

In July 2014, Suárez was loaned to Sevilla FC for two seasons as part of the deal which saw Ivan Rakitić move to Barcelona. He made his competitive debut on 12 August in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup at Cardiff City Stadium, playing 78 minutes before being substituted for José Antonio Reyes in the 2–0 defeat to Real Madrid.[3] On 11 December, he scored the only goal of Sevilla's final Europa League group match against HNK Rijeka, sending the club through at the expense of their Croatian opponents.[4]

Villarreal[edit]

On 29 August 2015, Suárez completed a transfer to Villarreal CF for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract which includes a buy back clause.[5]

Return to Barcelona[edit]

On 4 July 2016, FC Barcelona announced the return of Suárez after exercising the buy back clause. Barcelona paid €3.5 million and Suárez signed a four-year contract, with an option of a further year depending on the number of appearances.[6][7] In his first season, Suárez managed only 12 La Liga starts.[8]

International career[edit]

Suárez has been capped by Spain U17 and has scored two goals for the team, against Moldova and Northern Ireland. He was also a member of the Spain U19 which won the 2012 Under-19 European Championship. Suárez was a 71st-minute substitute in the final against Greece and made six appearances at the Championships, scoring twice and playing 284 minutes.

On 29 May 2016, he made his senior debut coming on as second-half substitute for David Silva in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 May 2017.[10][11]
Club League Season League Cup[a] League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City Premier League 2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Barcelona B Segunda División 2013–14 36 7 36 7
Total 36 7 36 7
Sevilla (loan) La Liga 2014–15 31 2 6 1 9[b] 3 1[c] 0 47 6
Total 31 2 6 1 9 3 1 0 47 6
Villarreal 2015–16 33 4 2 0 13[b] 1 48 5
Total 33 4 2 0 13 1 48 5
Barcelona 2016–17 26 1 7 2 1[d] 0 2[e] 0 36 3
Total 26 1 7 2 1 0 2 0 36 3
Career total 126 14 16 3 1 0 23 4 3 0 179 21
Notes
  1. ^ Includes cup competitions such as the FA Cup and Copa del Rey
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Super Cup
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ Appearances in Supercopa de España

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sevilla
Barcelona

International[edit]

Spain

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man City trump Barcelona in snapping up Suarez from Celta Vigo". Daily Mail. London. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Page Not Found - Common - Manchester City FC". 
  3. ^ Phillips, Rob (12 August 2014). "Super Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Aitken, Nick (11 December 2014). "Suárez sends Sevilla through at Rijeka's expense". UEFA. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "¡Bienvenido, Denis Suárez!" [Welcome, Denis Suárez!] (in Spanish). Villarreal's official website. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Denis Suárez joins FC Barcelona The player will have a medical on Tuesday and will be presented officially on Wednesday". FC Barcelona. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Fernandez-Abascal, Eduardo. "Denis Suarez to Barcelona: Spaniard agrees terms to become Luis Enrique's first summer signing". Business Insider UK. 
  8. ^ Archer, Bruce (18 May 2017). "Barcelona transfer news: Board urges midfielder to stay despite Valencia interest". 
  9. ^ "Euro 2016: Del Bosque hands debuts to eight players - MARCA English". Marca. 
  10. ^ Denis Suarez at Soccerbase
  11. ^ Denis Suárez at Soccerway

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