JM Updates

Unforgettable 14 years later

In the company of Cesc Fàbregas, Juan Mata posed with the cup won at the 2010 World Cup. The picture was taken at the FIFA Museum in Zurich. ‘It was great to be part of that legendary generation,’ said Mata.

Mata’s Farewell

Juan Mata says goodbye to Vissel Kobe after winning the Japanese League in November. It was a title that did not appear in the club’s record and the Asturian footballer’s second trophy in a few months.

Mata makes history with Vissel Kobe

Six months after being Turkish champion with Galatasaray, Juan wins the Japanese League. It is the first time that Vissel has won this title. The Spanish international has won trophies in four countries (Spain, England, Turkey and Japan).

My book


It is not the same to play football and be a footballer. Here, I try to explain how my life has been shaped by the beautiful game, the experiences I have had, and the decisions I had to make along the way, consciously or subconsciously, on and off the pitch.



Several stadiums have had a big impact on my career (Mestalla, Stamford bridge, Old Trafford, Soccer City, The Olympic Stadium of Kiev, Allianz Arena, Wembley, Amsterdam Arena…) but football has let me travel so I’ve had the chance of meeting plenty more. I’ve located and compiled them so that you can see them on my particular ‘Mata´s wold map’. I hope you like it.