He participated in the composition of League A, the strongest in this competition. He praised the current Spanish team and remembered the victory at Euro 2012, in whose final he scored a goal.
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.
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).
Juan has become a strategic investor in the French team through Otro Capital. Along with him are other world-class athletes, such as Patrick Mahomes, Rory McIlroy and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
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.
MATA'S WORLD MAP
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.