Denis Suárez Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdenis ˈswaɾeθ feɾˈnandeθ]; born 6 January 1994) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Espanyol, on loan from Celta Vigo.
|Full name||Denis Suárez Fernández|
|Date of birth||6 January 1994|
|Place of birth||Salceda de Caselas, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
(on loan from Celta)
|2014–2015||→ Sevilla (loan)||31||(2)|
|2019||→ Arsenal (loan)||4||(0)|
|2023–||→ Espanyol (loan)||2||(0)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15 May 2022|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 June 2017
Born in Salceda de Caselas, Pontevedra, Galicia, Suárez played youth football in his home country for Porriño Industrial and Celta Vigo.
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 £900,000.
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 0–2. In 2012, he was awarded Manchester City's Young Player of the Year as voted for by the fans.
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.
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 0–2 defeat to Real Madrid. 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.
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.
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. In his first season, Suárez managed only 12 La Liga starts.
On 30 January 2019, Arsenal signed Suárez on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season.
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On 30 June 2019, Suárez signed a four-year deal to return to Celta Vigo, for a €16 million fee.
At the start of the 2022–23 season, after falling out with the club's president, Carlos Mouriño, Suárez was excluded from the first team for the rest of the campaign.
On 30 January 2023, Suárez joined fellow top tier club Espanyol on loan until the end of the season, with Celta being set to receive a €200.000 fee for the immediate transfer, plus an equal fee in the case Espanyol successfully avoided relegation.
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.
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. A week earlier on 20 May, he had represented Galicia in the region's first match for eight years, a 1–1 draw with Venezuela.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup[a]||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Celta Vigo B||2009–10||Segunda División B||4||0||—||—||—||—||4||0|
|Manchester City||2011–12||Premier League||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Barcelona B||2013–14||Segunda División||36||7||—||—||—||—||36||7|
|Sevilla (loan)||2014–15||La Liga||31||2||5||1||—||9[b]||3||1[c]||0||46||6|
|Arsenal (loan)||2018–19||Premier League||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||6||0|
|Celta Vigo||2019–20||La Liga||26||1||2||0||—||—||—||28||1|
- ^ Includes cup competitions such as the FA Cup and Copa del Rey
- ^ a b Appearances in Europa League
- ^ Appearances in UEFA Super Cup
- ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
- ^ a b c Appearances in Supercopa de España
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship runner-up: 2017
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- ^ "¡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.
- ^ "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.
- ^ Fernandez-Abascal, Eduardo (10 June 2016). "Denis Suarez to Barcelona: Spaniard agrees terms to become Luis Enrique's first summer signing". Business Insider UK.
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- ^ "Denis Suárez: Arsenal sign Barcelona midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
- ^ Celta announced Denis sign, "Denis sign four year deal with celta", Goal, 30 June 2019
- ^ a b Molero, Iván (31 January 2023). "Oficial: Denis Suárez, al Espanyol". Diario AS (in European Spanish). Retrieved 31 January 2023.
- ^ "Denis Suárez, nou jugador del RCD Espanyol". RCD Espanyol (in Catalan). 30 January 2023. Retrieved 31 January 2023.
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- ^ Bouzas, Fabián (21 May 2016). "La selección gallega empata con Venezuela en su fiesta del fútbol" [Galicia national team draw with Venezuela in their football party]. La Voz de Galicia. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
- ^ Denis Suárez at Soccerbase
- ^ Denis Suárez at Soccerway
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- ^ "2014/15: Sevilla's historic fourth triumph". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 1 June 2016. Archived from the original on 30 October 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
- ^ Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Denis Suárez". www.national-football-teams.com. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
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- ^ "Under-21 2017 - History - Matches – UEFA.com". Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- FC Barcelona official profile
- Denis Suárez at BDFutbol
- Denis Suárez at Soccerway