Juan Mata Joins Man Utd for 37 Million Pounds 235


Juan Mata sought to save United’s season with record transfer

For my players, if they go the only reason for is they are not playing. If they go, it’s because they are not clever.” Jose Mourinho

Juan Mata vs Manchester United

Juan Mata vs Manchester United

Full name Juan Manuel Mata García
Date of birth 28 April 1988
Height 5 ft 7 in

Youth career
1998–2003 Real Oviedo
2003–2006 Real Madrid

Senior career
2006–2007 Real Madrid B 39 (10)
2007–2011 Valencia 129 (33)
2011–2013 Chelsea 82 (18)

Juan Mata & David Moyes

Juan Mata & David Moyes.

National team
2004 Spain U16 3 (2)
2004 Spain U17 2 (1)
2006–2007 Spain U19 13 (12)
2007 Spain U20 5 (3)
2007–2011 Spain U21 19 (5)
2012 Spain U23 4 (0)
2009– Spain 32 (9)

Honours
Spain
Winner UEFA U-19 Championship 2006
Third FIFA Confederations Cup 2009
Winner FIFA World Cup 2010
Winner UEFA U-21 Championship 2011
Winner UEFA Euro 2012
Runner-up FIFA Confederations Cup 2013

We would have sold Mata to Arsenal, or Manchester City. Honestly. A team can only play with 11 players. City, Arsenal and United are full of top players, so if Juan plays for them it means somebody else is not playing. Chelsea are a big, mature club now. We think, what is best for Chelsea? Those who look after the economic department don’t have the same needs as me, a football man, but we decided for all those reasons – and the human one, that Juan desired to go. We did well on this deal. He wanted to go, and the deal was a good one for the club and for Juan. He has tried to find the best option for himself because he wants to stay in the Premier League but wants to play regularly, and he has decided to go to United. It was a fantastic deal for everyone.” Jose Mourinho

Man United’s Record Transfers

  1. Juan Mata Chelsea £37 million January 2014
  2. Dimitar Berbatov Tottenham Hotspur £30.75 million September 2008
  3. Rio Ferdinand Leeds United £29.3 million July 2002
  4. Juan Sebastián Verón Lazio £28.1 million July 2001
  5. Marouane Fellaini Everton £27.5 million September 2013
  6. Wayne Rooney Everton £27 million August 2004
  7. Robin van Persie Arsenal £24 million August 2012
  8. Anderson Porto £20.4 million July 2007
  9. Ruud van Nistelrooy PSV Eindhoven £19 million June 2001
  10. David de Gea Atlético Madrid £18.9 million June 2011

 

Mata Chelsea Career Timeline

 

Juan Mata

Juan Mata enjoyed success at Chelsea.

21 August 2011Valencia announce they had agreed a £23.5 million fee for the transfer of Mata to Chelsea.

26 August 2011Yossi Benayoun gives Mata his number 10 shirt.

27 August 2011 – makes Chelsea début against Norwich City.

29 October 2011 – Mata assists Chelsea’s 6,000th league goal with cross to Frank Lampard.

26 November 2011 – Mata set up the first two goals for John Terry and Daniel Sturridge and scored third himself in a 3–0 win vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers.

6 December 2011 – creates two goals for Didier Drogba vs. former team Valencia in the Champions League.

5 February 2012 – Mata scored wonderful powerful volley against Manchester United.

Juan Mata Freekick Goal vs Manchester United 28/10/12

Juan Mata Mourinho

Mourinho, “United are no threat to us.”

Mata was named Chelsea player of the year in both 2012 & 2013. He is one of only four players to ever win back-to-back Chelsea Player of the Year Awards – the other three being John Hollins (1970 & 1971); Ray Wilkins (1976 & 1977) & Frank Lampard ( 2004 & 2005).

Past Chelsea Player of the Year Award Winners
1967 Peter Bonetti
1968 Charlie Cooke
1969 David Webb
1970 John Hollins
1971 John Hollins
1972 David Webb
1973 Peter Osgood
1974 Gary Locke
1975 Charlie Cooke
1976 Ray Wilkins
1977 Ray Wilkins
1978 Micky Droy
1979 Tommy Langley
1980 Clive Walker
1981 Petar Borota
1982 Mike Fillery
1983 Joey Jones
1984 Pat Nevin
1985 David Speedie
1986 Eddie Niedzwiecki
1987 Pat Nevin
1988 Tony Dorigo
1989 Graham Roberts
1990 Ken Monkou
1991 Andy Townsend
1992 Paul Elliott
1993 Frank Sinclair
1994 Steve Clarke
1995 Erland Johnsen
1996 Ruud Gullit
1997 Mark Hughes
1998 Dennis Wise
1999 Gianfranco Zola
2000 Dennis Wise
2001 John Terry
2002 Carlo Cudicini
2003 Gianfranco Zola
2004 Frank Lampard
2005 Frank Lampard
2006 John Terry
2007 Michael Essien
2008 Joe Cole
2009 Frank Lampard
2010 Didier Drogba
2011 Petr Čech
2012 Juan Mata
2013 Juan Mata

juan mata goal VS man united

Mata leaves a Chelsea squad as follows: (As of 23 January 2014)

1 Petr Čech (3rd captain)
2 Branislav Ivanović
3 Ashley Cole
4 David Luiz
5 Michael Essien
7 Ramires
8 Frank Lampard (vice-captain)
9 Fernando Torres
11 Oscar
12 John Obi Mikel
14 André Schürrle
16 Marco van Ginkel
17 Eden Hazard
19 Demba Ba
21 Nemanja Matić
22 Willian
23 Mark Schwarzer
24 Gary Cahill
26 John Terry (captain)
28 César Azpilicueta
29 Samuel Eto’o
31 Gaël Kakuta
33 Tomáš Kalas
40 Henrique Hilário
46 Jamal Blackman
57 Nathan Aké

Juan Mata

Juan Mata

Chelsea will bring in Basle’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, and midfielder Michael Essien will leave for AC Milan on a free transfer.

Juan Mata

Juan Mata enjoyed 2 years of success at Chelsea.