Konrad de la Fuente

Konrad de la Fuente (born July 16, 2001) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a winger for Spanish team FC Barcelona B.[2]

Konrad de la Fuente
Konrad de la Fuente March 2019.jpg
De la Fuente with the United States U20 in 2019
Personal information
Full name Konrad de la Fuente[1]
Date of birth (2001-07-16) July 16, 2001 (age 19)
Place of birth Miami, Florida, United States
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Barcelona B
Number 11
Youth career
Tecnofutbol
2012–2013 Damm
2013–2020 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Barcelona B 25 (7)
2020– Barcelona 0 (0)
National team
2016–2017 United States U16 11 (4)
2017 United States U18 4 (1)
2019– United States U20 9 (1)
2020– United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:10, May 16, 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 12, 2020

Club careerEdit

YouthEdit

De la Fuente was born in Miami, Florida, to Haitian parents of Dominican descent. De la Fuente moved to Spain at the age of 10 when his father took a job at the Haitian consulate in Barcelona.[3] While playing for local youth side CF Damm, he was discovered and offered the chance to play for FC Barcelona. He has developed in Barcelona's youth system since joining in 2013.[4][5] De la Fuente holds a Spanish passport.[6]

Barcelona BEdit

He made his debut coming off the bench for the reserves on December 1, 2018, playing 12 minutes against Valencia Mestalla. He conceded a penalty in the final minutes of the game causing his side to go 2–1 down, but fellow teammate Ronald Araújo equalized late, ending the match 2–2.[7]

He made his first start for the team on December 15, 2019, in a 3–1 win against CF La Nucía.[8] He was replaced by Dani Morer in the 70th minute.

De la Fuente scored his first goal on February 2, 2020, a stoppage time winner in a 2–1 win after coming on in the 81st minute against AE Prat.[9]

BarcelonaEdit

De la Fuente made his Barcelona first team debut against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on November 24, 2020, replacing Francisco Trincão in a 4–0 win.[10]

International careerEdit

De la Fuente has represented the United States at the under-16, under-18, and under-20 levels.[11] In July 2019, he was called up to the under-20 team for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.[12][13] He started every match in the tournament until the United States was eliminated by Ecuador in the quarterfinals.[14]

He received his first call up to the senior national team for friendly matches against Wales and Panama in November 2020.[15] He made his debut on November 12, 2020, in the friendly against Wales as a starter and was replaced by Ulysses Llanez in the 71st minute.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played May 16, 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2018–19 Segunda División B 1 0 1 0
2019–20 3 1 3[a] 2 6 3
2020–21 21[b] 6 1[c] 0 22 6
Total 25 7 4 2 29 9
Barcelona 2020–21 La Liga 0 0 1 0 2[d] 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 25 7 1 0 2 0 4 2 32 9
  1. ^ Three appearances in Segunda División B play-offs
  2. ^ Includes six appearances in the second phase
  3. ^ One appearance in Segunda División B play-offs
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

HonorsEdit

Barcelona

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: List of Players: USA" (PDF). FIFA. June 13, 2019. p. 24. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 6, 2020.
  2. ^ Konrad de la Fuente, the jewel of the USA that plays in Barcelona; Diario AS, March 26, 2019
  3. ^ "Konrad de la Fuente primer futbolista estadounidense firma con el 1er equipo del Barcelona, con ascendencia Dominicana y de Haiti" [Konrad de la Fuente the first American footballer to sign with the 1st team of Barcelona, with Dominican and Haitian ancestry] (in Spanish). Unimisión Noticias. September 7, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  4. ^ Nalton, James (May 23, 2019). "Konrad De La Fuente: the US winger making waves at Barcelona's academy". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Tolmich, Ryan (January 16, 2020). "Konrad de la Fuente: Barcelona's future U.S. star who could turn his back on La Masia". Goal. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  6. ^ Marcet (June 11, 2018). "Konrad de la Fuente, explosive and threatening". Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  7. ^ Barça B-Valencia Mestalla last second draw 2–2; FCBarcelona.com; Retrieved June 1, 2019
  8. ^ Barça B 3-1 La Nucía: Great football, great result; FCBarcelona.com; Retrieved December 20, 2019
  9. ^ El Prat 1-2 Barça B: Vital three points; FCBarcelona.com; Retrieved February 2, 2020
  10. ^ "FC Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kiev score: Americans Dest and Konrad de la Fuente make history in Barca romp". CBSSports.com. November 24, 2020.
  11. ^ "Konrad de la Fuente renews his contract through to 2022". FC Barcelona. June 28, 2020. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  12. ^ "Tab Ramos names USA roster for 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Preview: USA Aims High at 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "Ecuador eliminates USA in Under-20 World Cup quarter-finals". Goal. June 8, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  15. ^ "USMNT ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT: BERHALTER CALLS 24 PLAYERS FOR NOVEMBER CAMP MATCHES VS WALES AND PANAMA". ussoccer.com. November 3, 2020. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  16. ^ "USMNT draw with Wales as Reyna, Musah, De La Fuente make debuts". ESPN. November 12, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.

External linksEdit