Jordi Amat Maas (Catalan: [ˈʒɔɾði əˈmat]; Spanish: [ˈɟʝoɾði aˈmat]; born 21 March 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Belgian club K.A.S. Eupen.

Jordi Amat
Jordi Amat 2013 Catalonia (cropped).jpg
Amat playing for Catalonia in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jordi Amat Maas[1]
Date of birth (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Canet de Mar, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Eupen
Number 5
Youth career
1998–1999 Canet de Mar
1999–2009 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Espanyol B 17 (0)
2010–2013 Espanyol 41 (0)
2012–2013Rayo Vallecano (loan) 27 (1)
2013–2018 Swansea City 52 (0)
2017–2018Betis (loan) 25 (0)
2018–2020 Rayo Vallecano 31 (0)
2019–2020Eupen (loan) 24 (2)
2020– Eupen 50 (0)
National team
2008 Spain U16 2 (0)
2008–2009 Spain U17 11 (1)
2010 Spain U18 2 (0)
2010–2011 Spain U19 7 (0)
2011 Spain U20 5 (0)
2011–2014 Spain U21 15 (0)
2011–2013 Catalonia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:39, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014

He spent the better part of his career with Espanyol and Swansea City, also representing Rayo Vallecano (two spells) and Betis in La Liga.

Club careerEdit

EspanyolEdit

Born in Canet de Mar, Barcelona, Catalonia, Amat joined Espanyol's youth system at the age of only seven. He began appearing as a senior with the B team, in Segunda División B.[3]

On 24 January 2010, two months shy of his 18th birthday, Amat played his first La Liga match with the club, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–1 home draw against Mallorca.[4] He finished his first full season with 26 appearances (28 in all competitions), helping the Pericos to a final eighth position.

Amat was loaned to fellow league side Rayo Vallecano for 2012–13,[5] being first choice during the campaign. He scored his first goal for the Madrid outskirts team on 24 February 2013, netting from 50 metres in an eventual 1–2 home loss to Real Valladolid and also putting one in his own net in the same match.[6][7]

Swansea CityEdit

On 27 June 2013, Premier League club Swansea City announced Amat had been signed for a transfer fee of £2.5 million on a four-year deal; it was subject to international clearance and a medical.[8] He made his official debut on 1 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4–0 home victory over Malmö FF in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.[9]

Amat agreed to a one-year contract extension on 11 March 2015, keeping him at the Liberty Stadium until 2018. On 7 July 2017, he was loaned to Real Betis for one season.[10]

Return to RayoEdit

On 9 August 2018, Amat returned to both Rayo Vallecano and the Spanish top flight, signing for an undisclosed fee.[11] He played his first match in his second spell ten days later, featuring the entire 1–4 home defeat against Sevilla FC.[12]

On 1 August 2019, after Rayo's relegation, Amat joined K.A.S. Eupen of the Belgian First Division A on a one-year loan,[13] with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 16 January 2022[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Espanyol 2009–10 La Liga 6 0 0 0 6 0
2010–11 La Liga 26 0 2 0 28 0
2011–12 La Liga 9 0 4 0 13 0
Total 41 0 6 0 47 0
Rayo Vallecano (loan) 2012–13 La Liga 27 1 0 0 27 1
Swansea City 2013–14 Premier League 17 0 3 0 1 0 9[a] 0 30 0
2014–15 Premier League 10 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
2015–16 Premier League 8 0 1 0 2 0 11 0
2016–17 Premier League 17 0 0 0 2 0 20 0
Total 52 0 6 0 5 0 9 0 73 0
Betis (loan) 2017–18 La Liga 25 0 1 0 26 0
Rayo Vallecano 2018–19 La Liga 31 0 0 0 31 0
Eupen (loan) 2019–20 Belgian First Division A 24 2 1 0 25 2
Eupen 2020–21 Belgian First Division A 29 0 3 0 32 0
2021–22 Belgian First Division A 21 0 1 0 22 0
Total 50 0 4 0 54 0
Career total 250 3 18 0 5 0 9 0 284 3
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

HonoursEdit

Spain U17

Personal lifeEdit

One of Amat's grandmothers was born in Makassar, Indonesia.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League squad numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Jordi Amat". Premier League. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ Jordi Amat: `això és increïble´ (Jordi Amat: "this is amazing"); Pericos Online, 23 January 2010 (in Catalan)
  4. ^ Espanyol frustrated by penalty; ESPN Soccernet, 24 January 2010
  5. ^ Jordi Amat nueva incorporación para esta temporada (Jordi Amat new addition for this season) Archived 28 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine; Rayo Vallecano, 17 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Rayo suffer home defeat; Sky Sports, 24 February 2013
  7. ^ Video: Defender scores from just inside half in Madrid Archived 1 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine; Talksport, 25 February 2013
  8. ^ "Swans Amat boost". Swansea City A.F.C. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Hicks, Max (2 August 2013). "Bony-M put Malmo to bed". ESPN. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Real Betis and Swansea City AFC agree for the loan of Jordi Amat". Real Betis. 7 July 2017. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Amat completes Vallecano move". Swansea City A.F.C. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  12. ^ "El Sevilla golea al Rayo con un triplete de André Silva (1–4)" [Sevilla rout Rayo with André Silva hat-trick (1–4)]. El País (in Spanish). 19 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  13. ^ "KAS Eupen verpflichtet Jordi Amat" [KAS Eupen sign Jordi Amat] (in Dutch). KAS Eupen. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  14. ^ Jordi Amat at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  15. ^ "La sub 17 empezará la próxima semana a preparar el Mundial" [The under 17s will start World Cup preparations next week]. Marca (in Spanish). 1 October 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Consuelo de bronce" [Bronze consolation]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 15 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Jordi Amat, listo para jugar con la selección de Indonesia". Retrieved 7 January 2022.

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