Juan Foyth

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Juan Foyth
Personal information
Full name Juan Marcos Foyth[1]
Date of birth (1998-01-12) 12 January 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 21
Youth career
Estudiantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Estudiantes 7 (0)
2017– Tottenham Hotspur 12 (1)
National team
2017 Argentina U20 12 (0)
2018– Argentina 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:27, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 July 2019

Juan Marcos Foyth (born 12 January 1998) is an Argentine professional footballer player who plays as defender for English club Tottenham Hotspur and the Argentina national football team.[3]

Club career[edit]

Estudiantes de La Plata[edit]

Foyth started playing for a number of years in the Youth academy, initially as an attacking midfielder, then moved to a central defender position before he turned 16.[4] He signed his first professional contract in January 2017, which linked him to the club until June 2019.[5] He made his Primera Division debut on 19 March 2017 against Patronato aged 19.[6] He went on to play a further six times in the league, with additional two appearances in the Copa Sudamericana.[7]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Foyth joined Tottenham Hotspur for a reported £8m on 30 August 2017 on a five-year contract until 2022.[8][9] He made his debut for the club on 19 September 2017 in an EFL Cup tie against Barnsley that Tottenham won 1–0.[10] He made his league debut for the club on 3 November 2018 in a 3–2 away win against Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he conceded two penalties which were both converted.[11] In his next Premier League appearance, an away match against Crystal Palace, he scored his first career goal, handing Tottenham a 1–0 win.[12]

International career[edit]

Foyth was born in Argentina, is of Polish descent and holds a Polish passport.[13]

Foyth played for the Argentina national under-20 football team. In 2017, he made 12 appearances for the national youth team: nine at the 2017 South American Youth Football Championship in Ecuador, and another three during the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[3]

Foyth received his first call-up to the senior Argentina national football team for a number of friendly games to be played in October 2018.[14] He made his actual debut on 16 November 2018 in a friendly against Mexico where he helped Argentina to a 2–0 win. He won the man of the match award and received wide praise for his performance in this match.[15][16] Foyth was selected for the team at the 2019 Copa América, and made his first start in the competition in the match against Qatar.[17] He started as a right-back in three further games, including the semi-final they lost to Brazil 2–0,[18] and the third-place play-off against Chile, which they won 2–1.[19][20]

Personal life[edit]

Foyth married his longtime girlfriend Ariana Alonso in La Plata, Argentina in July 2019.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup EFL Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Estudiantes 2016–17[22] Primera División 7 0 0 0 2[a] 0 9 0
Tottenham Hotspur 2017–18[23] Premier League 0 0 5 0 2 0 1[b] 0 8 0
2018–19[24] Premier League 12 1 2 0 1 0 2[b] 0 15 1
Total 12 1 7 0 3 0 3 0 23 1
Career total 19 1 7 0 3 0 5 0 34 1
  1. ^ Appearances in the Copa Sudamericana
  2. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League

Honours[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Juan Foyth: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Who is Spurs target Juan Foyth and is he any good on Football Manager?".
  4. ^ Coates, Peter (19 September 2017). "Meet Juan Foyth: Tottenham's new stopper, as told by the coaches who helped him get there". Four Four Two.
  5. ^ "First contract for Juan Marcos Foyth". estudiantesdelaplata.com. Estudiantes de la Plata. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  6. ^ Pandey, Kaustubh (29 July 2017). "Scout Report: Juan Foyth". Outside of the Boot.
  7. ^ "Juan Foyth fue presentado como jugador del Tottenham". Deportv. 30 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Foyth completes move" (Press release). Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Juan Foyth: Tottenham sign Estudiantes centre-back on five-year deal". BBC Sport. 20 August 2017.
  10. ^ Rosser, Jack (19 September 2017). "Tottenham 1 Barnsley 0: Maurico Pochettino lauds Juan Foyth after impressive Wembley debut". Evening Standard.
  11. ^ "Spurs survive Wolves fightback to go fourth". BBC Sport. 3 November 2018.
  12. ^ MacInnes, Paul (10 November 2018). "Juan Foyth scores first career goal to give Tottenham win at Crystal Palace". The Guardian.
  13. ^ "Juan Foyth set to complete move to PSG - Get French Football News". www.getfootballnewsfrance.com.
  14. ^ Menno, Dustin (28 September 2018). "Tottenham's Juan Foyth named to Argentina squad for upcoming friendlies". Cartilage Free Captain.
  15. ^ Coombs, Dan (19 November 2018). "Argentine press rave about Tottenham Hotspur star Juan Foyth". HITC.
  16. ^ Brown, Jamie (November 17, 2018). "Tottenham Hotspur's Juan Foyth lauded following Argentina 2-0 Mexico". 101 Great Goals.
  17. ^ Verrall, John (24 June 2019). "Argentina fans react to Tottenham Hotspur ace Juan Foyth's display". HITC.
  18. ^ Oliver Dawnay (3 July 2019). "'ENDING CAREERS' Brazil 2-0 Argentina: Juan Foyth produces sensational piece of skill to leave Philippe Coutinho for dead and Tottenham delighted". talkSport.
  19. ^ "Messi sent off, Aguero scores & Sanchez injured in thrilling Copa America tie". BBC Sport. 6 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Foyth helps Argentina clinch third spot at Copa America". Hackney Gazette. 8 July 2019.
  21. ^ "¡Se casó Juan Foyth, el joven defensor de la Selección Argentina!". Pronto. 15 July 2019.
  22. ^ Juan Foyth at Soccerway. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Juan Foyth in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  24. ^ "Games played by Juan Foyth in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  25. ^ McNulty, Phil (1 June 2019). "Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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