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Denis Suárez Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdenis ˈswaɾeθ feɾˈnandeθ]; born 6 January 1994) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Celta de Vigo.

Denis Suárez
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Suárez with Villarreal in 2015
Personal information
Full name Denis Suárez Fernández[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Salceda de Caselas, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Celta
Number 6
Youth career
2008–2009 Porriño Industrial
2009–2010 Celta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Celta B 15 (0)
2011–2013 Manchester City 0 (0)
2013–2015 Barcelona B 36 (7)
2014–2015Sevilla (loan) 31 (2)
2015–2016 Villarreal 33 (4)
2016–2019 Barcelona 46 (3)
2019Arsenal (loan) 4 (0)
2019– Celta 0 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Spain U17 8 (2)
2012 Spain U18 2 (1)
2012 Spain U19 8 (3)
2013 Spain U20 7 (0)
2014–2017 Spain U21 21 (4)
2016– Spain 1 (0)
2016– Galicia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:55, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2017

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Club careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Salceda de Caselas, Pontevedra, Galicia, Suárez played youth football in his home country for Porriño Industrial and Celta de Vigo.[citation needed]

Manchester CityEdit

Suárez signed for Manchester City on 23 May 2011. Manchester City beat off interest from Barcelona, Chelsea and rivals Manchester United signing him for an initial fee of £850,000 with the potential to rise by £2.75 million depending on appearances and performances.[3]

Suárez played in the 2011–12 pre-season friendly match against Los Angeles Galaxy, replacing Edin Džeko in 88th minute. He also converted a penalty in the penalty shootout in the same game. He was an unused substitute in the League Cup game against Birmingham City. In the next round of the League Cup, he made his competitive debut for the club when he replaced Samir Nasri in the 67th minute in the 5–2 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. On 17 May 2012, Suárez starred for Manchester City reserves against Manchester United reserves in Manchester Senior Cup, although Manchester City lost 2–0.[4] In 2012, he was awarded Manchester City's Young Player of the Year as voted for by the fans.[citation needed]

BarcelonaEdit

On 22 August 2013 Suárez completed a transfer to Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract. During the 2013–14 season he played mostly for Barcelona B in the Spanish Segunda División to continue his development.[citation needed]

Sevilla (loan)Edit

In July 2014, Suárez was loaned to Sevilla for two seasons as part of the deal which saw Ivan Rakitić move to Barcelona. He made his competitive debut on 12 August in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup at Cardiff City Stadium, playing 78 minutes before being substituted for José Antonio Reyes in the 2–0 defeat to Real Madrid.[5] On 11 December, he scored the only goal of Sevilla's final Europa League group match against HNK Rijeka, sending the club through at the expense of their Croatian opponents.[6]

VillarrealEdit

On 29 August 2015, Suárez completed a transfer to Villarreal for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract which includes a buy back clause.[7]

Return to BarcelonaEdit

On 4 July 2016, Barcelona announced the return of Suárez after exercising the buy back clause. Barcelona paid €3.5 million and Suárez signed a four-year contract, with an option of a further year depending on the number of appearances.[8][9] In his first season, Suárez managed only 12 La Liga starts.[10]

Arsenal (loan)Edit

On 30 January 2019, Arsenal signed Suárez on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season.[11][12]

Celta VigoEdit

On 30 June 2019 Denis Suárez signed a four-year deal with Celta Vigo for a €16 million fee. [13]

International careerEdit

Suárez has been capped by Spain U17 and has scored two goals for the team, against Moldova and Northern Ireland. He was also a member of the Spain U19 which won the 2012 Under-19 European Championship. Suárez was a 71st-minute substitute in the final against Greece and made six appearances at the Championships, scoring twice and playing 284 minutes.[citation needed]

On 29 May 2016, he made his senior debut coming on as second-half substitute for David Silva in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 10 March 2019.[15][16][17]
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Barcelona B 2013–14 Segunda División 36 7 36 7
Total 36 7 36 7
Sevilla (loan) 2014–15 La Liga 31 2 6 1 9[b] 3 1[c] 0 47 6
Total 31 2 6 1 9 3 1 0 47 6
Villarreal 2015–16 La Liga 33 4 2 0 13[b] 1 48 5
Total 33 4 2 0 13 1 48 5
Barcelona 2016–17 La Liga 26 1 7 2 1[d] 0 2[e] 0 36 3
2017–18 18 2 5 1 3[d] 0 1[e] 0 27 3
2018–19 2 0 4 2 2[d] 0 0[e] 0 8 2
Total 46 3 15 3 6 0 3 0 71 8
Arsenal (loan) 2018–19 Premier League 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 150 16 23 4 2 0 30 4 4 0 210 26
Notes
  1. ^ Includes cup competitions such as the FA Cup and Copa del Rey
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Super Cup
  4. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ a b c Appearances in Supercopa de España

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 13 de mayo de 2018, en Valencia" [Minutes of the Match held on 13 May 2018, in Valencia] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=62475
  3. ^ "Man City trump Barcelona in snapping up Suarez from Celta Vigo". Daily Mail. London. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Page Not Found – Common – Manchester City FC".
  5. ^ Phillips, Rob (12 August 2014). "Super Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ Aitken, Nick (11 December 2014). "Suárez sends Sevilla through at Rijeka's expense". UEFA. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  7. ^ "¡Bienvenido, Denis Suárez!" [Welcome, Denis Suárez!] (in Spanish). Villarreal's official website. 29 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 September 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Denis Suárez joins FC Barcelona The player will have a medical on Tuesday and will be presented officially on Wednesday". FC Barcelona. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  9. ^ Fernandez-Abascal, Eduardo. "Denis Suarez to Barcelona: Spaniard agrees terms to become Luis Enrique's first summer signing". Business Insider UK.
  10. ^ Archer, Bruce (18 May 2017). "Barcelona transfer news: Board urges midfielder to stay despite Valencia interest".
  11. ^ "Arsenal loan Denis Suarez from Barcelona until end of season". 30 January 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Denis Suárez: Arsenal sign Barcelona midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  13. ^ Celta announced Denis sign, ["Denis sign four year deal with celta" , Goal , 30 June 2019
  14. ^ "Euro 2016: Del Bosque hands debuts to eight players – MARCA English". Marca.
  15. ^ Denis Suárez at Soccerbase
  16. ^ Denis Suárez at Soccerway
  17. ^ "Denis Suárez in 2017/18". ESPN FC. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  18. ^ https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2017/teams/team=200122/squad/index.html
  19. ^ https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2017/matches/index.html

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