Guillermo Varela

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Varela and the second or maternal family name is Olivera.
Guillermo Varela
Personal information
Full name Guillermo Varela Olivera[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt
(on loan from Manchester United)
Number 3
Youth career
Peñarol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Peñarol 1 (0)
2013– Manchester United 4 (0)
2014–2015 Real Madrid Castilla (loan) 33 (1)
2016– Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2008–2010 Uruguay U17 9 (0)
2011–2013 Uruguay U20 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:25, 11 September 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:36, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Guillermo Varela Olivera (locally: [ɡiˈʃermo βaˈɾela oliˈβeɾa]; born 24 March 1993) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a right-back for German club Eintracht Frankfurt, on loan from English club Manchester United. He began his career with Peñarol in his home town of Montevideo, but joined Manchester United in 2013. In 2014–15, he spent the season on loan to Spanish club Real Madrid's reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla.

Club career[edit]

Peñarol[edit]

Born in Montevideo, Varela started his career with his hometown club Peñarol and made his senior debut on 5 June 2011, in a 1–0 home defeat against Racing Club de Montevideo on the last matchday of Uruguayan Primera División.[3]

Manchester United[edit]

In May 2013, Varela went on a two-week trial with Manchester United after an impressive performance at the 2013 South American Youth Championship.[4]

On 7 June, Manchester United announced they had reached an agreement to sign Varela from Peñarol for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be a €2.8 million.[5] Hence, he became the first player to join Manchester United under new manager David Moyes.[6][7] On 11 June, he signed a five-year contract.[8]

Loan to Real Madrid Castilla[edit]

In September 2014, Varela joined Real Madrid reserve side Real Madrid Castilla for season-long loan.[9] He was, however, included in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League squad for the first team and he was given the squad number 28.[10] He made 33 appearances and scored once, set up by Martin Ødegaard in a 4–0 win over Barakaldo CF on 21 February 2015 at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano in the season's Segunda División B.[11]

Return to Manchester United[edit]

After returning to Manchester United, Varela was included in Manchester United's squad for the group stage of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.[12] He made his debut on 5 December 2015 as a half-time substitute for Paddy McNair in a goalless Premier League draw against West Ham United at Old Trafford.[13] Three days later Varela made his first start and Champions League debut in the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–2 defeat to VfL Wolfsburg. On 19 April, Varela scored an injury-time winner to win Manchester United U21s the 2015–16 U21 Premier League title.[14]

Loan to Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

After the arrival of José Mourinho as Manchester United manager in 2016, Varela came on as a substitute in Mourinho's first match in charge of the team (a 2–0 win away to Wigan Athletic).[15] However, he was not included in Mourinho's squad for the club's summer tour of China,[16] and on 23 July, Varela joined German club Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan deal.[17]

International career[edit]

Varela played for the Uruguay under-20 team at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where the team finished as the runners-up to champions France.

On 5 March 2016 Varela has received his first call-up to the Uruguay senior squad following his emergence into the Manchester United first-team and for the World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Peru later that same month.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 April 2016.[19]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Peñarol 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Manchester United 2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
Total 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
Real Madrid Castilla (loan) 2014–15 33 1 33 1
Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 2016–17 2 0 1 0 3 0
Career total 40 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 48 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". premierleague.com. Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Varela". realmadrid.com. Real Madrid. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "No nos vamos nada" [We are not going anywhere] (in Spanish). Futbol.uy. 5 June 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "The lowdown on Varela". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Transfer news: Guillermo Varela says he will have a medical at Manchester United". Sky Sports. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "David Moyes to make Guillermo Varela his first signing at Manchester United". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "United agree Varela deal". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Coppack, Nick (11 June 2013). "Reds complete Varela deal". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Marshall, Adam (3 September 2014). "Varela heads to Madrid". ManUtd.com. Manchester United FC. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "UEFA Champions League – Real Madrid". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Colino, Jesús (21 February 2015). "Odegaard regala su primera exhibición y el Castilla disfruta" (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "UEFA Champions League – Manchester United.". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  13. ^ Dudko, James (5 December 2015). "Guillermo Varela Makes Manchester United Debut: Key Details on Right-Back". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  14. ^ Marshall, Adam (19 April 2016). "Under-21s win league after 3–2 win at Spurs". ManUtd.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  15. ^ Froggatt, Mark (16 July 2016). "Wigan Athletic 0 Manchester United 2". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  16. ^ Thompson, Gemma (19 July 2016). "Mourinho announces squad for Tour 2016". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  17. ^ Marshall, Adam (23 July 2016). "Loan move agreed for Guillermo Varela". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  18. ^ Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela included in Uruguay squad
  19. ^ G. Varela; Global Sports Media

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