Juan Bernat

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bernat and the second or maternal family name is Velasco.
Juan Bernat
Bernat-VCF vs ESP-2012.jpg
Bernat with Valencia in 2012
Personal information
Full name Juan Bernat Velasco
Date of birth (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Cullera, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back / Winger
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 18
Youth career
Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Valencia B 24 (6)
2011–2014 Valencia 51 (1)
2014– Bayern Munich 30 (1)
National team
2009 Spain U16 3 (0)
2009–2010 Spain U17 11 (4)
2012 Spain U19 6 (0)
2013 Spain U20 7 (1)
2013–2014 Spain U21 7 (0)
2014– Spain 6 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:46, 23 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2015

Juan Bernat Velasco (born 1 March 1993) is a Spanish footballer who plays for German club FC Bayern Munich mainly as a left back but also as a left winger.

He began his career at Valencia, featuring in three La Liga campaigns, before moving to Bayern Munich in 2014 and winning the Bundesliga in his first season.

A European champion with the under-19 team in 2012, Bernat made his senior debut for Spain in 2014.

Club career[edit]

Valencia[edit]

Born in Cullera, Valencian Community, Bernat was a product of Valencia CF's youth system. He made his senior debuts at only 17, appearing with the reserves in Tercera División and helping them return to Segunda División B; he was brought to the main squad for the 2011 pre-season, scoring in a 3–0 away win against Sporting Clube de Portugal, and earned a professional contract until 2015 shortly after.[1]

Bernat made his debut with the Che's first team in a 4–3 La Liga home win against Racing de Santander on 27 August 2011: he started the game and was replaced at half-time, with the score at 2–1 for the visitors.[2] His second league appearance occurred on 22 January 2012 in a 1–1 draw at CA Osasuna, substituting Jonas in the 57th minute;[3] he continued featuring regularly for the B's, in the third level.

Bernat scored his first official goal for Valencia on 28 November 2012, netting his team's last in a 3–1 home win against UE Llagostera for the season's Copa del Rey (5–1 on aggregate).[4] He scored his first in the league roughly one year later, coming from the bench for the 1–1 equalizer at Elche CF (eventual 1–2 loss).[5]

From the year 2013 onwards, Bernat started being utilized as a left back.[6]

Bayern Munich[edit]

On 7 July 2014, Bernat signed for FC Bayern Munich on a five-year contract.[7][8] He made his debut on 13 August, playing the entirety of the 0–2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the DFL-Supercup,[9] and played his first Bundesliga match nine days later, a 2–1 home win against VfL Wolfsburg.[10]

Shortly after being placed first in Outside of the Boot's Talent Radar Top 20 Young Players of 2014,[11] Bernat scored his first competitive goal for the Bavarians, but in a 1–4 loss at Wolfsburg on 30 January 2015.[12]

International career[edit]

Bernat moved through the Spanish international youth setup, representing all sides between the under-16s and the under-21s. He made his debut with the former in 2009, and with the under-17 side he reached the final at the 2010 UEFA European Championship, playing alongside Valencia teammate Paco Alcácer.

In 2012, Bernat was part of the squad that won the Under-19 Championship in Estonia. On 3 October 2014, he was called up by full side manager Vicente del Bosque for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Slovakia and Luxembourg:[13] he made his debut on the 12th against the latter, replacing Andrés Iniesta for the final 20 minutes and scoring the last goal of a 4–0 win.[14]

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2014 Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 4–0 4–0 Euro 2016 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bayern Munich

International[edit]

Spain U19

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 May 2015[16][17][18]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valencia 2011–12 La Liga 7 0 1 0 2 0 10 0
2012–13 La Liga 12 0 3 1 0 0 15 1
2013–14 La Liga 32 1 4 0 13 1 49 2
Total 51 1 8 2 15 1 74 3
Bayern Munich 2014–15 Bundesliga 30 1 5 0 12 0 47 1
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 30 1 5 0 12 0 47 1
Career total 81 2 13 2 27 1 120 4

International[edit]

As of match played 14 June 2015
Spain
Year Apps Goals
2014 2 1
2015 4 0
Total 6 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Primera División llama a Juan Bernat" [First Division beckons Juan Bernat] (in Spanish). Super Deporte. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Soldado late show sinks Santander". ESPN FC. 27 August 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ Malagón, Manuel (22 January 2012). "Osasuna y Valencia dejan lo mejor para el final" [Osasuna and Valencia leave best to the end] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Aldunate, Ramiro (28 November 2012). "Por algo se empieza" [You have to start somewhere] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Herrera late show downs Valencia". ESPN FC. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Juan Bernat se afianza en el lateral izquierdo" [Juan Bernat getting stronger in left-back position] (in Spanish). Las Provincias. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bayern sign Bernat". Bundesliga. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Comunicado oficial" [Official announcement] (in Spanish). Valencia CF. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Borussia Dortmund 2–0 Bayern Munich: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is super hero as Jurgen Klopp's men lift German Super Cup". Daily Mail. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Fenn, Alec (22 August 2014). "Bayern Munich 2–1 Wolfsburg: Robben and Muller seal narrow win". Goal.com. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Top 20 Young Players of 2014 (5 – 1) Talent Radar". Outside of the Boot. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bayern defence exposed in walloping at hands of Wolfsburg". ESPN FC. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Chelsea's Diego Costa named in Spain squad". BBC Sport. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Spain bounce back with Luxembourg success". UEFA.com. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "La sub´19, campeona de Europa" [The U19, European champions] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Juan Bernat". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  17. ^ Juan Bernat at ESPN FC
  18. ^ "Juan Bernat" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 

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