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David de Gea
David de Gea at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship - 20110622.jpg
De Gea with Spain Under-21s in 2011
Personal information
Full nameDavid de Gea Quintana[1]
Date of birth7 November 1990 (age 22)
Place of birthMadrid, Spain
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubManchester United
Youth career
2001–2008Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
2008–2009Atlético B35(0)
2009–2011Atlético Madrid57(0)
2011–Manchester United47(0)
National team
2004Spain U1512(0)
2007Spain U1715(0)
2007–2009Spain U1915(0)
2009Spain U201(0)
2009–2012Spain U2122(0)
2012Spain U235(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:49, 13 February 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2012
David de Gea Quintana (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ðe ˈxea kinˈtana]; born 7 November 1990) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Manchester United as agoalkeeper. Born in Madrid, he started his career aged 10 with Atlético Madrid and rose through the academy system at the club before making his senior debut in 2009. After being made Atlético's first-choice goalkeeper, he helped the team win both the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup, and his performances attracted the attention of Manchester United, whom he joined in June 2011. He is also the current captain for the Spain U21 national side.



[edit]Club career

[edit]Atlético Madrid

De Gea joined Atlético Madrid at the age of 10, and made his way up through the youth ranks at the club. He spent his second professional seasons playing forAtlético Madrid B in Segunda División B. With first-choice goalkeeper Sergio Asenjoaway on international duty at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, De Gea was called up to the senior side as cover for Roberto. He made his debut for the Atlético first-team at the age of 18 on 30 September 2009, coming on as a substitute after Roberto was injured after 27 minutes of Atlético's UEFA Champions League group stage match away to Porto; De Gea conceded two late goals as Atlético lost 2–0.[3]
Roberto's injury meant that De Gea was given his La Liga debut three days later, at home to Real Zaragoza; he gave away a penalty kick in the 19th minute, but immediately redeemed himself by saving Marko Babić's attempt, in an eventual 2–1 win.[3] After some costly mistakes by Asenjo, and the arrival of Quique Sánchez Flores as manager, De Gea finished the 2009–10 season as the starting 'number one'. He won two man of the match awards along the way,[4] against Athletic Bilbaoand Valencia. Additionally, he appeared in eight games in the club's victorious UEFA Europa League campaign, including the 2–1 final win against Fulham.[5]
De Gea started 2010–11 in impressive fashion, helping Atlético win the season'sUEFA Super Cup. In the 90th minute of the 2–0 win against Internazionale, he saved a Diego Milito penalty kick.[6] He remained the undisputed starting goalkeeper for the remainder of the season, going on to play in every La Liga game for the team en route to a 7th place finish.

[edit]Manchester United

[edit]2011–12 season

The first half of 2011 saw a great deal of speculation regarding how Manchester United would replace their retiring goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, and much attention focused on De Gea, among others.[7] After Gary Neville's testimonial against Juventus on 24 May, United manager Alex Ferguson claimed that a deal had been done to bring De Gea to Old Trafford, but this was later denied by De Gea's representatives and the Atlético management, with De Gea stating that he would not consider his future until after the UEFA Under-21 Championship.[8] Following Spain's victory, De Gea was spotted in Manchester having a medical with United on 27 June.[9] The next day, he reported that United were making him a contract offer, and the transfer was confirmed on 29 June for a British record fee for a goalkeeper of around £17 million.[10]
De Gea playing for Manchester United in May 2012
He made his first appearance for Manchester United in a 3–1 friendly win over Chicago Fire on 23 July 2011. He made his competitive debut for United against Manchester City in the Community Shield on 7 August. Despite being caught out in the first half by a header from Joleon Lescott and a long range Edin Džeko strike that put City into a 2–0 lead, United rallied in the second half and won 3–2.[11] De Gea made his league debut for Manchester United against West Bromwich Albion a week later, where he failed to stop a "tame" Shane Long goal during a 2–1 United victory.[12] De Gea kept his first clean sheet for United on his Old Trafford debut, their following league fixture againstTottenham Hotspur. He made a few impressive saves and his side ran out 3–0 winners.[13] In the following game six days later De Gea saved a penalty from Arsenal captain Robin van Persie which would have cancelled out United's 1–0 lead. He made further saves to deny van Persie and Andrei Arshavin as United thumped Arsenal 8–2.[14] On 18 September Manchester United beat Chelsea 3–1 at Old Trafford, with De Gea making a string of impressive saves, particularly from Ramires when he had an empty net to side foot home, De Gea quickly got across to smother the ball away. De Gea's rapid improvement continued in his next game as he made two stunning saves to help his side to a 1–1 draw away at Stoke City.[15]
De Gea made his first ever UEFA Champions League start against FC Basel at Old Trafford on 27 September 2011. The match ended in a 3–3 draw. On 23 October 2011, de Gea was in goal as Manchester United suffered their worst home defeat since 1955 with a 6–1 loss against cross-town rivals Manchester City.[16] In January 2012, De Gea was confirmed as hyperopic, although this is not thought to have affected his performances for United. It has been reported that he will have corrective eye surgery in the summer of 2012.[17][18] De Gea was in goal during the league defeat toBlackburn Rovers and was blamed by most media for failing to deal with an aerial ball which led to the concession of the third goal in a 3–2 defeat. After this game, De Gea was dropped and replaced by United's second-choice keeper, Anders Lindegaard. However, an injury to Lindegaard saw De Gea return to the starting lineup again, where his performances have garnered acclaim in the media. De Gea put in his best performance[unbalanced opinion] in a United shirt to date in the 3–2 loss to Athletic Bilbao at Old Trafford. De Gea also criticised the team's defense that night, accusing the defense of "falling asleep". De Gea finished the season with the best saves-to-shots ratio in the Premier League (77.9%).[19]

[edit]2012–13 season

Due to his involvement in the 2012 Olympics, De Gea missed Manchester United's pre-season tour, but nevertheless returned to the starting line-up for the opening game of the season against Everton. Despite some "outstanding" saves from De Gea, United lost 1–0.[20] In the next game, a 3–2 win at home to Fulham, he made some noteworthy saves from Mladen PetrićMousa Dembélé and Bryan Ruiz; however, in attempting to claim a cross from Matthew Briggs, he stranded himself as Nemanja Vidić acrobatically back-heeled the ball into his own net for Fulham's second goal.[21]
Days before 9 December 2012 where Manchester United is schedule to play against Manchester City, former United's goalkeeper Alex Stepney believes that David de Gea is showing more potential than Anders Lindegaard, who has lacked authority on occasion.[22] This was shown on 9 December 2012, against Manchester City De Gea made brilliant back-to-back saves on Tevez and David Silva efforts and helps Manchester United to win 3-2 at Etihad Stadium.[23]
In the next game against Sunderland at Old Trafford, De Gea played well.[24] In this game one of the key saves he produced was an important double save after the break from Craig Gardner and Stéphane Sessègnon follow-up.[25] United won 3-1. On 13 February, De Gea made several saves to give United a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu in the first-leg of the last-16 of the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League[26], and was praised by manager Sir Alex Ferguson for his performance.[27]

[edit]International career

De Gea helped Spain's U17 win the 2007 European Championship,[28] and finish second at the 2007 World Cup.[4] In early May 2010, courtesy of solid Atlético performances, he was named by senior squad manager Vicente del Bosque in a provisional 30-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup;[28] however, he did not make the final cut.[4] In 2011, he was part of the Spain U21 team that won the 2011 European Championship. On 15 May 2012, De Gea was called up for to the Spanish senior side for two matches against Serbia and China.[4] He was subsequently in consideration for Vicente del Bosque's Euro 2012 squad, but he did not make the final 23-man squad. However, he was selected to play at the London 2012 Olympics.[29]

[edit]Club statistics

ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupEuropeOther[nb 1]Total
Atlético Madrid2009–101907090350
Manchester United2011–1229010008010390
Career total104016010280201510
Statistics accurate as of match played 18 February 2013[30]

Little was known about Robin van Persie when he came onto Arsene Wenger's radar in 2004, but he has emerged into one of the best strikers in the world for club and country.
A young forward with Feyenoord, Van Persie had only been playing in the Eredivisie club's first-team for a couple of seasons before opting to move to London for a paltry £2.75 million. Wenger transformed him from a left-winger to a forward and the result was impressive.
Handed his international debut with Netherlands in the summer of 2005, by the time the 2006 World Cup came around, Van Persie had forced his way into the Dutch first team. Initially injuries plagued his time with Arsenal, though his disciplinary problems abated, and his breakthrough came the season after his decent showing at Euro 2008 when he was named the club's player of the season after scoring 20 goals in 44 appearances.
But just as he was drawing comparisons with some of the best strikers in Europe after operating as the central striker in Arsenal's 4-3-3 formation, Van Persie suffered a serious injury in a friendly international against Italy in November 2009 that ruled him out for five months. Battling back once more, he helped to lead Netherlands to the final of the 2010 World Cup and his form in 2011-12 as club captain was among the best in the world as he smashed 26 league goals. However, come the end of the season, RVP announced that he would not be signing a new contract with the club and wanted to move on.
A week ahead of the new season he agreed terms with Manchester United over a £20m move.
Strengths: With pace and skill in abundance, this forward can change a game in an instant with his ability to achieve the improbable. He is technically excellent with the vision to unlock a defence too.
Weaknesses: His injury problems have been well documented, and perhaps sometimes he takes the difficult option when a simple pass would suffice. Not great in the air and there have also been question marks over his temperament.
Career high: He started every match at the 2010 World Cup including the final, and the season after set goalscoring records for Arsenal.
Career low: An 8-2 defeat to Manchester United in early 2011-12 as newly appointed captain saw him describe the match as one of the worst in his life.
Style: Skilful, technical, precise, a potent striker with a delicate touch.
Quotes: "He is very intelligent and talented but most of all he is passionate about the game. At the start we gave him Dennis Bergkamp as a role model. And he has grown into the Bergkamp role. He is becoming like Dennis in his passing - and he scores more goals than Dennis. He respected Dennis and listened to his advice." Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in February 2009.
Trivia: Van Persie is a very left-footed player and has an interesting turn of phrase to describe his right. "I think you will miss many more chances with your chocolate leg if you think negatively, thinking that it's not your strong foot," he once said.


Sedikit yang diketahui tentang Robin van Persie ketika ia datang ke radar Arsene Wenger pada tahun 2004, tetapi ia telah muncul menjadi salah satu striker terbaik di dunia untuk klub dan negara.

Sebuah maju muda dengan Feyenoord, Van Persie hanya telah bermain di tim pertama-klub Eredivisie untuk beberapa musim sebelum memilih untuk pindah ke London untuk remeh £ 2.750.000. Wenger mengubah dirinya dari seorang pemain sayap kiri untuk maju dan hasilnya sangat mengesankan.

Menyerahkan debut internasional dengan Belanda pada musim panas 2005, pada saat Piala Dunia 2006 datang, Van Persie telah memaksa jalan ke tim pertama Belanda. Awalnya cedera terganggu waktunya dengan Arsenal, meskipun masalah disiplin nya mereda, dan terobosan datang musim setelah menunjukkan layak di Piala Eropa 2008 ketika ia dinobatkan sebagai pemain klub musim ini setelah mencetak 20 gol dalam 44 penampilan.

Tapi hanya karena ia menggambar perbandingan dengan beberapa striker terbaik di Eropa setelah beroperasi sebagai striker sentral dalam formasi 4-3-3 Arsenal, Van Persie mengalami cedera serius dalam pertandingan persahabatan internasional melawan Italia pada bulan November 2009 yang memerintah dia keluar untuk lima bulan. Berjuang kembali sekali lagi, ia membantu memimpin Belanda ke final Piala Dunia 2010 dan wujudnya di 2011-12 sebagai kapten klub di antara yang terbaik di dunia saat ia menghancurkan 26 gol liga. Namun, datang akhir musim, RVP mengumumkan bahwa ia tidak akan menandatangani kontrak baru dengan klub dan ingin melanjutkan.

Seminggu menjelang musim baru ia setuju berdamai dengan Manchester United atas langkah 20m £.

Kekuatan: Dengan kecepatan dan keterampilan dalam kelimpahan, ke depan ini dapat mengubah permainan dalam sekejap dengan kemampuannya untuk mencapai mustahil. Dia secara teknis sangat baik dengan visi untuk membuka pertahanan juga.

Kelemahan: masalah cedera Nya telah didokumentasikan dengan baik, dan mungkin kadang-kadang ia mengambil pilihan sulit ketika lulus akan cukup sederhana. Tidak besar di udara dan ada juga telah tanda tanya atas temperamennya.

Karir tinggi: Dia memulai setiap pertandingan di Piala Dunia 2010, termasuk final, dan musim setelah catatan mencetak gol ditetapkan untuk Arsenal.

Karir rendah: Sebuah kekalahan 8-2 dari Manchester United pada 2011-12 awal sebagai kapten yang baru diangkat melihatnya menggambarkan pertandingan sebagai salah satu yang terburuk dalam hidupnya.

Style: terampil, teknis, tepat, striker kuat dengan sentuhan halus.

Harga: "Dia sangat cerdas dan berbakat tetapi kebanyakan dari semua dia bergairah tentang permainan Pada awal kami memberinya Dennis Bergkamp sebagai panutan Dan dia telah tumbuh menjadi peran Bergkamp Dia menjadi seperti Dennis di kematiannya... -. dan dia mencetak gol lebih dari Dennis Dia dihormati Dennis dan mendengarkan nasihatnya ". Bos Arsenal Arsene Wenger pada bulan Februari 2009.

Trivia: Van Persie adalah pemain yang sangat kaki kiri dan memiliki gilirannya menarik frase untuk menggambarkan kanannya. "Saya pikir Anda akan kehilangan banyak kesempatan lebih dengan kaki coklat Anda jika Anda berpikir negatif, berpikir bahwa itu bukan kaki yang kuat Anda," katanya suatu kali.