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Cazorla

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Dec 13, 1984
Place of Birth
Lugo de Llanera, Spain
Nationality
Spain
Height
168 cm
Weight
66 kg
Debut
18 August 2012

Bio

Santiago Cazorla González, known more simply as Santi Cazorla, was born in Llanera, Asturias on 13 December 1984. A Spanish international, Cazorla is primarily a central midfield playmaker, but is also able to play on either wing. He is noted for his close control, creative talents, ability to dictate the tempo of matches and for being ambidextrous. In 2013, he was named as the tenth best footballer in the world by Bloomberg.

Cazorla began playing youth team football with Real Oviedo in 1996, before signing for Villarreal in 2003. Although he broke into the first team squad, he failed to make a major impression and signed for Recreativo prior to the 2006-07 campaign. Over the course of that season, he received huge priase and won the Don Balón award for Spanish Player of the Year. In the summer of 2007, Villarreal made use of a buy-back clause in his contract to re-sign him. During his second spell with Villarreal, Cazorla impressed many with the quality of his performances and famously rejected an advance from Real Madrid in 2008. Ahead of the 2011-12 season, he transferred to Málaga, where he stayed for just one year, scoring 9 goals.

In August 2012, Cazorla completed a move to Premier League side Arsenal, where he quickly emerged as a fan favourite and a key member of the team. His performances drew rave reviews and over the course of the campaign, he scored a total of 12 goals in all competitions. At the end of his first season with The Gunners, he was named as the club's Player of the Year. 

Santi Cazorla made his debut for Spain's national team in May 2008 and played a part in their successful Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 campaigns. However, he missed out on a place in the 2010 World Cup-winning squad via injury. In total, he has earned more than 50 caps for his country.

Headlines

Cazorla optimistic for new season

Cazorla optimistic for new season

by Football News

Santi Cazorla believes Arsenal's close-season arrivals will help them mount a sustained challenge for trophies in the upcoming season... Read more

Cazorla: I'm happy at Arsenal

Cazorla: I'm happy at Arsenal

by Football News

Arsenal attacker Santi Cazorla insisted he is "very happy" at the club as he continues to be linked with a move. La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are reportedly hopeful of signing the Spaniard, who joined Arsenal in August 2012... Read more

Cazorla: Xavi the best ever

Cazorla: Xavi the best ever

by Football News

Santi Cazorla launched a fierce defence of team-mate Xavi as Spain prepare to face Australia in their Group B dead rubber on Monday... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Premier League
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
Premier League
2596 31 30 1 10 3 4 2 0 0
2012/2013
Premier League
3311 38 37 1 11 1 12 1 0 0
2012/2013
Primera Division
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011/2012
Primera Division
3247 38 38 0 11 0 9 2 0 0
2010/2011
Primera Division
2898 37 34 3 14 3 5 6 0 0
2009/2010
Primera Division
1487 24 16 8 5 9 5 4 0 0
2008/2009
Primera Division
2347 30 26 4 5 4 8 3 0 0
2007/2008
Primera Division
2557 36 28 8 6 9 5 3 0 0
2006/2007
Primera Division
2817 34 32 2 7 2 5 2 0 0
2005/2006
Primera Division
1246 23 14 9 10 15 0 3 0 0
2004/2005
Primera Division
1327 29 13 16 10 19 2 1 0 0
2003/2004
Primera Division
65 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0
Total 23898 322 268 54 89 68 55 27 0 0

Transfers & Loans

2012
6 Aug
€ 19,000,000
2011
26 Jul
€ 21,000,000
2006
30 Jun
Loan

Games Played

Date Match  
23 Jun 2014 0 3 0 0 0
18 Jun 2014 0 2 0 0 0
13 Jun 2014 1 5 0 0 0