Óscar Mingueza

Óscar Mingueza García (born 13 May 1999) is a Spanish Association football player who plays as a defender for La Liga club Celta Vigo and the Spain national team. Mainly a centre-back, he can also play in either full-back position, mostly as a right-back.[3]

Óscar Mingueza
Personal information
Full name Óscar Mingueza García[1]
Date of birth (1999-05-13) 13 May 1999 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Celta
Number 3
Youth career
Santa Perpètua
2007–2018 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2021 Barcelona B 36 (0)
2020–2022 Barcelona 46 (2)
2022– Celta 14 (0)
International career
2021 Spain U21 3 (0)
2021 Spain U23 3 (0)
2021– Spain 1 (0)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Spain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2020 Team
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:54, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 19:05, 7 August 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

BarcelonaEdit

Born in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Barcelona, Catalonia, Mingueza joined Barcelona's La Masia academy in 2007 from Santa Perpètua.[4] He won the UEFA Youth League with the club's Juvenil A team in 2018,[5] and moved up to FC Barcelona B for the 2018–19 season.[6]

Mingueza made his first-team debut for Barcelona on 24 November 2020, as a replacement for the injured Gerard Piqué, starting the 4–0 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage victory against Dynamo Kyiv at the NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kyiv.[7] Five days later, he made his La Liga debut in a 4–0 win against Osasuna at Camp Nou.[citation needed] On 15 March 2021, Mingueza scored his first goal for Barcelona in a 4–1 home win over Huesca in La Liga.[8] He scored his second career goal in the 60th minute of El Clásico on 10 April 2021.[citation needed] One week later, he won his first professional title, after winning the 2020–21 Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao.[9]

CeltaEdit

On 31 July 2022, Mingueza joined fellow top tier side RC Celta de Vigo on a permanent four-year deal[10] for a reported fee of €3 million.[11]

International careerEdit

Due to the isolation of some national team players following the positive COVID-19 test of Sergio Busquets, Spain's under-21 squad were called up for the international friendly against Lithuania on 8 June 2021.[12] Mingueza made his senior debut in the match as Spain won 4–0.[13] Later that month, he was included in Spain's preliminary squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Óscar's younger sister, Ariadna, is also a professional footballer having made her debut for Barcelona's women's team on 6 March 2021.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 20 January 2023
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2018–19 Segunda División B 15 0 0 0 15 0
2019–20 Segunda División B 16 0 0 0 3[a] 0 19 0
2020–21 Segunda División B 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Total 32 0 0 0 3 0 36 0
Barcelona 2020–21 La Liga 27 2 5 0 5[b] 0 2[c] 0 39 2
2021–22 La Liga 19 0 1 0 7[d] 0 0 0 27 0
Total 46 2 6 0 12 0 2 0 66 2
Celta Vigo 2022–23 La Liga 14 0 2 0 16 0
Career total 92 2 8 0 12 0 5 0 118 2
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Segunda División B play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ Appearances in Supercopa de España
  4. ^ Five appearances in UEFA Champions League, two appearances in UEFA Europa League

HonoursEdit

Barcelona

Spain U23

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Squad List: Men's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020: Spain (ESP)" (PDF). FIFA. 22 July 2021. p. 16. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Óscar Mingueza". FC Barcelona. Archived from the original on 6 November 2021. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  3. ^ Óscar Mingueza at Soccerway
  4. ^ Castro, Eva (9 March 2021). "Debut de Ariadna Mingueza en la Primera Iberdrola" [Ariadna Mingueza's debut in Primera Iberdrola]. Grada3.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  5. ^ "UEFA Youth League: all you need to know about Nyon 2018". UEFA.com. 23 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Òscar Mingueza, a life at Barça". FC Barcelona. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  7. ^ Reidy, Paul (24 November 2020). "Dynamo Kyiv vs Barcelona: live online Champions League 2020/21". AS. Retrieved 24 November 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Barcelona 4–1 Huesca". BBC Sport. 15 March 2021.
  9. ^ a b Lowe, Sid (17 April 2021). "Messi stars as Barcelona thrash Athletic Bilbao to lift Copa del Rey". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Agreement in principle for transfer of Óscar Mingueza to Celta". www.fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  11. ^ Barlow, Ruairidh (2 August 2022). "Oscar Mingueza arrives in Vigo to complete move from Barcelona". Football España. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  12. ^ "Oficial | Lista de convocados para el encuentro ante Lituania" [Official | Squad list for the match against Lithuania]. Royal Spanish Football Federation (in Spanish). 6 June 2021. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Spain youngsters impress in Lithuania rout". MARCA. 8 June 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  14. ^ "OFICIAL : Estos son los internacionales que representarán a España en Tokio". oficial-estos-son-internacionales-que-representaran-espana-tokio (in Spanish). 29 June 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Women's football: Santa Teresa 0-3 Barça". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Chelsea 0–3 Barcelona". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

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