Vitolo (footballer, born 1989)

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Vitolo
Víctor Vitolo.jpg
Vitolo playing for Sevilla in 2016
Personal information
Full name Víctor Machín Pérez[1]
Date of birth (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Las Palmas, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 20
Youth career
Las Palmas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Las Palmas B 61 (11)
2010–2013 Las Palmas 87 (26)
2013–2017 Sevilla 115 (18)
2017– Atlético Madrid 34 (1)
2017Las Palmas (loan) 9 (1)
National team
2015– Spain 12 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017

Víctor Machín Pérez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiktoɾ maˈtʃim ˈpeɾeθ];[a] born 2 November 1989), known as Vitolo ([biˈtolo]), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid. Despite being right-footed he plays mainly as a left winger, and can also operate as a forward.

He began his career with Las Palmas before joining Sevilla in 2013, where he won the Europa League three times. He signed with Atlético Madrid in 2017, conquering the same competition in his first season and adding the subsequent Super Cup.

Vitolo won his first cap for Spain in 2015.

Club career[edit]

Las Palmas[edit]

Vitolo was born in Las Palmas. He came through the youth ranks at hometown club UD Las Palmas, playing for two years with the B-team before making the breakthrough in the 2010–11 season, with the Canary Islands side in the second division; he made his debut on 28 August 2010, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–2 home win against Gimnàstic de Tarragona, and scored his first goal for the club in a 4–1 defeat of AD Alcorcón on 11 September, also at home.[3]

On 27 November 2010, in another home fixture, against Rayo Vallecano, Vitolo sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury on his right knee that ruled him out for the rest of the campaign.[4]

Sevilla[edit]

Vitolo joined Sevilla FC on 28 June 2013, after agreeing to a four-year contract.[5] He made his debut in La Liga on 18 August by featuring the full 90 minutes in a 1–3 home loss to Atlético Madrid,[6] and scored his first goal in the competition on 10 November, contributing to a 3–1 success at RCD Espanyol.[7]

In his first season in Andalusia, Vitolo played 45 games all competitions comprised and scored eight times – this included four in 16 matches in the club's victorious run in the UEFA Europa League.[8] On 12 March 2015 he scored the fastest-ever goal in the continental competition, finding the net after just 13 seconds to help to a 3–1 away win against fellow Spaniards Villarreal CF;[9] he was surpassed on 15 September 2016 by Jan Sýkora from FC Slovan Liberec, who netted against Qarabağ FK at 10,69.[10][11]

With three league goals in March 2015 – half of his total for the season up to then – Vitolo was voted La Liga Player of the Month.[12][9] On 27 May, he assisted Carlos Bacca's winning goal as Sevilla retained their Europa League crown with a 3–2 victory over FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Warsaw.[13]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

On 12 July 2017, Vitolo signed for Atlético Madrid on a five-year deal.[14] However, due to the club's transfer ban which did not allow it to register any new players, he was sent on loan to Las Palmas until December.[15]

Vitolo made his competitive debut for Atlético on 3 January 2018, coming on as a 59th-minute substitute for Yannick Carrasco in the 4–0 away win over Lleida Esportiu for the Copa del Rey.[16] He scored his first goal in the second leg, a 3–0 success.[17]

International career[edit]

On 20 March 2015, former Spanish under-19 international Vitolo was called up for the first time to the senior squad by coach Vicente del Bosque, ahead of a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine.[18] He did not take part in the match, a 1–0 victory at his club ground, the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium,[19] but made his debut in the following fixture, a 0–2 friendly loss at the Amsterdam Arena to the Netherlands on the 31st, replacing Pedro at half time.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 12 March 2019
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Las Palmas 2010–11[21] Segunda División 10 1 0 0 10 1
2011–12[21] Segunda División 36 10 0 0 36 10
2012–13[21] Segunda División 39 15 3 0 2[b] 0 44 15
Total 85 26 3 0 2 0 90 26
Sevilla 2013–14[21] La Liga 29 4 0 0 16[c] 4 45 8
2014–15[22] La Liga 28 6 2 0 11[d] 3 41 9
2015–16[21] La Liga 28 2 6 1 8[c] 1 42 4
2016–17[21] La Liga 29 6 5 0 8[c] 0 42 6
Total 114 18 13 1 43 8 170 27
Atlético Madrid 2017–18[21] La Liga 14 1 3 1 6[e] 1 23 3
2018–19[21] La Liga 14 0 3 1 5[f] 0 22 1
Total 28 1 6 2 11 1 45 4
Las Palmas (loan) 2017–18[21] La Liga 9 1 2 0 0 0 11 1
Total 9 1 2 0 0 0 11 1
Career total 236 46 24 3 56 9 316 58
  1. ^ In isolation, Machín is pronounced [maˈtʃin].
  2. ^ Appearances in Promotion play-offs
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup
  5. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  6. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 14 November 2017[23]
National Team Year Apps Goals
Spain
2015 3 0
2016 6 3
2017 3 1
Total 12 4

International goals[edit]

As of 24 March 2017 (Spain score listed first, score column indicates score after each Vitolo goal)[23]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 September 2016 Reino de León, León, Spain 5  Liechtenstein 4–0 8–0 2018 World Cup qualification
2 6 October 2016 Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy 6  Italy 1–0 1–1
3 12 November 2016 Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada, Spain 8  Macedonia 2–0 4–0
4 24 March 2017 El Molinón, Gijón, Spain 9  Israel 2–0 4–1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sevilla

Atlético Madrid

Individual[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acta del partido celebrado el 18 de mayo de 2019, en Valencia" [Minutes of the match held on 18 May 2019, in Valencia] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 18 May 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Vitolo". Atlético Madrid. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Repaso canario al Alcorcón" [Canary routing of Alcorcón]. Marca (in Spanish). 11 September 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Vitolo se pierde toda la temporada" [Vitolo loses entire season] (in Spanish). UD Las Palmas.net. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  5. ^ "El Sevilla ficha a Vitolo" [Sevilla sign Vitolo]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 28 June 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Atletico impress in Sevilla victory". ESPN FC. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Los Rojiblancos bounce back". ESPN FC. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Spot-on Sevilla leave Benfica dreams in tatters". UEFA. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Quick-fire Sevilla steal march on Villarreal". UEFA. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Sýkora scores quickest ever Europa League goal". UEFA. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Blesková trefa a ztracená výhra. Jak liberecký Sýkora překonal rekord Evropské ligy?" [Lightning hit and lost win. Has Liberec's Sykora broken the Europa League record?] (in Czech). O2 Sport. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  12. ^ a b "BBVA Prizes: Vitolo, best Liga BBVA player in March". Liga de Fútbol Profesional. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  13. ^ Keegan, Mike (27 May 2015). "Dnipro 2–3 Sevilla: Carlos Bacca scores twice as La Liga side survive scare to retain Europa League crown and earn Champions League spot with dramatic win in Warsaw". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Oficial: Vitolo ya es del Atlético" [Official: Vitolo is already Atlético's]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 12 July 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  15. ^ Myson, Chris (13 July 2017). "Vitolo goes to Las Palmas on loan". Goal. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Por el Atlético no pasan los años" [Atlético does not get older]. Marca (in Spanish). 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Atletico and Valencia cruise into Copa del Rey quarterfinals". The Independent. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Vicente del Bosque names Spain squad for Euro 2016 qualifier". Sky Sports. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Spain 1–0 Ukraine: Morata fires La Roja to victory". Goal. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  20. ^ "Netherlands 2–0 Spain: Rejuvenated Dutch ease pressure on Hiddink". Goal. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Vitolo: Víctor Machín Pérez". BDFutbol. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  22. ^ a b c d e "Vitolo". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  23. ^ a b "Vitolo". European Football. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  24. ^ Phillips, Rob (12 August 2014). "Super Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  25. ^ Johnston, Neil (11 August 2015). "Barcelona 5–4 Sevilla". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  26. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (16 May 2018). "Marseille 0–0 Atlético Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  27. ^ Sanders, Emma (15 August 2018). "Real Madrid 2–4 Atlético Madrid". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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