Santi Mina

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Santi Mina
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Mina with Valencia in 2015
Personal information
Full name Santiago Mina Lorenzo
Date of birth (1995-12-07) 7 December 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Vigo, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number 22
Youth career
2005–2012 Celta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Celta B 13 (8)
2013–2015 Celta 50 (9)
2015– Valencia 27 (6)
National team
2013 Spain U18 2 (1)
2013–2015 Spain U19 16 (6)
2015– Spain U21 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2016

Santiago "Santi" Mina Lorenzo (born 7 December 1995) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF as a forward.

He began his career at Celta, scoring 12 goals in 56 games across three seasons before a €10 million move to Valencia in 2015.

Club career

Celta

Born in Vigo, Galicia, Mina played youth football with hometown's Celta de Vigo, and made his senior debuts with the reserves in the 2012–13 season, in Tercera División. On 5 January he signed a professional deal with the club, running until 2018.[1]

Mina made his first-team – and La Liga – debut for them on 16 February 2013, coming on as a substitute for Iago Aspas in the 66th minute of a 1–3 away defeat against Getafe CF.[2] He scored his first top-flight goal on 16 September, but in a 2–3 loss at Athletic Bilbao;[3] at only 17 years, 9 months and 10 days, he became the team's youngest goalscorer in the first division.[4]

On 11 April 2015, Mina scored four goals in a 6–1 home routing of Rayo Vallecano,[5] becoming the youngest player ever to do so in the main category of Spanish football and the first from Celta since 1979.[6]

Valencia

On 4 July 2015 Mina moved to fellow league team Valencia CF, after agreeing to a six-year deal for a 10 million fee.[7] He scored his first competitive goal for the club on 5 December, netting four minutes from time in a 1–1 home draw against FC Barcelona.[8]

On 18 February 2016, in only the first 45 minutes, Mina scored twice and provided three assists in a UEFA Europa League last-32 tie against SK Rapid Wien, in an eventual 6–0 win also at the Mestalla Stadium (the half-time result was a competition record).[9]

Personal life

Mina's father, also named Santiago, was also a footballer. A defender, he played for several clubs in the 1970s and 1980s, including Celta.[10][11]

Club statistics

As of 13 September 2016[12][13]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celta 2012–13 La Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 29 2 2 1 0 0 31 3
2014–15 20 7 4 2 0 0 24 9
Total 50 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 56 12
Valencia 2015–16 La Liga 26 4 4 1 6 3 0 0 36 8
2016–17 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2
Total 28 6 4 1 6 3 0 0 38 10
Career totals 78 15 10 4 6 3 0 0 94 22

References

  1. ^ El Celta blinda a Santi Mina (Celta shields Santi Mina); La Voz de Galicia, 5 January 2013 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  2. ^ Celta stay in drop zone after defeat; ESPN FC, 16 February 2013
  3. ^ Athletic open stadium with win; ESPN FC, 16 September 2013
  4. ^ Santi Mina se convierte en el goleador más joven del Celta en Primera División (Santi Mina becomes the youngest goalscorer of Celta in first division); La Voz de Galicia, 17 September 2013 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Celta halla una Mina (Celta finds a Mine ("Mina" in English)); Marca, 11 April 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  6. ^ ¡Cuatro goles de Santi Mina! (Four goals from Santi Mina!); Marca, 12 April 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  7. ^ Santi Mina, new Valencia CF player; Valencia's official website, 4 July 2015
  8. ^ Santi Mina anima la Liga (Santi Mina livens League); Marca, 5 December 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  9. ^ Records tumble as Valencia thump Rapid Wien; UEFA.com, 18 February 2016
  10. ^ Santi Mina: «Mi padre no me ha visto jugar» (Santi Mina: «My father has not seen me play»); La Voz de Galicia, 15 April 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  11. ^ 'Papá' Mina no va a Balaídos ('Daddy' Mina does not go to Balaídos); Marca, 15 April 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  12. ^ "Santi Mina". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  13. ^ Santi Mina at ESPN FC

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