Gerard Deulofeu

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Gerard Deulofeu
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Deulofeu playing for Spain U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full nameGerard Deulofeu Lázaro[1]
Date of birth(1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 20)
Place of birthRiudarenes, Spain
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionForward / Winger
Club information
Current clubEverton (on loan from Barcelona)
Number10
Youth career
2003–2011Barcelona
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2013Barcelona B68(27)
2011–Barcelona2(0)
2013–Everton (loan)16(3)
National team
2009–2010Spain U164(1)
2009–2011Spain U1720(6)
2011–2012Spain U1919(5)
2013Spain U207(3)
2012–Spain U2113(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of match played 15 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2014
 
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Gerard Deulofeu
Gerard Deulofeu (cropped).jpg
Deulofeu playing for Spain U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full nameGerard Deulofeu Lázaro[1]
Date of birth(1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 20)
Place of birthRiudarenes, Spain
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionForward / Winger
Club information
Current clubEverton (on loan from Barcelona)
Number10
Youth career
2003–2011Barcelona
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2013Barcelona B68(27)
2011–Barcelona2(0)
2013–Everton (loan)16(3)
National team
2009–2010Spain U164(1)
2009–2011Spain U1720(6)
2011–2012Spain U1919(5)
2013Spain U207(3)
2012–Spain U2113(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of match played 15 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2014

Gerard Deulofeu Lázaro (born 13 March 1994) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Everton on loan from FC Barcelona, as a forward or winger.

He started his career with Barcelona, first appearing with the first team at the age of 17.

Deulofeu is also a Spanish youth international, having represented the country over 60 times at U-16, U-17, U-19, U-20, and U-21 levels, being named the UEFA Under-19 Championship Golden Player in 2012.

Club career[edit]

Barcelona[edit]

Born in Riudarenes, Girona, Catalonia, Deulofeu joined FC Barcelona's youth academy in 2003 at the age of nine. In 2005, he was promoted to the U-13 team.[2] On 2 March 2011, still registered with the junior team, he made his senior debut, appearing for the B-team in a 4–1 away win against Córdoba CF in Segunda División by coming on as a substitute for Eduard Oriol in the 75th minute.[3]

In late April 2011 Deulofeu was called up to the senior squad for the first time, for a La Liga match against Real Sociedad on the 29th,[4] but did not leave the bench in a 1–2 away loss. On 3 August he made his Barcelona first-team debut, in a 1–4 friendly loss against C.D. Guadalajara; three days later, against Club América, he assisted Seydou Keita in the 90th minute of a 2–0 win.

On 16 September 2012 Deulofeu scored his first goal as a senior, in a 1–2 loss at Hércules CF.[5] On 29 October he made his first official appearance with the main squad, replacing Cesc Fàbregas in the 63rd minute of a 5–0 league home success against RCD Mallorca.[6]

Deulofeu scored 18 goals for the B's in the 2012–13 season, joint-fourth in the second level competition. On 15 May 2013 he signed a professional contract with the Blaugrana first team, running until June 2017.[7]

Everton[edit]

On 10 July 2013, Premier League side Everton signed Deulofeu on a season-long loan.[8][9] The Liverpool Echo also reported that any loan fee would be waived if he made appearances in more than 50% of his new club's games.[10] He scored on his debut for his new club, a 2–1 home win over Stevenage in the second round of the Football League Cup.[11]

On 30 November Deulofeu scored his first league goal for the Toffees, netting the opener in a 4–0 home success against Stoke City.[12] His second came eight days later, through an 85th-minute strike at Arsenal to earn a 1–1 draw.[13]

On 14 December 2013 Deulofeu suffered a hamstring injury during Everton’s 4–1 victory over Fulham, which sidelined him for five weeks.[14]

International career[edit]

Deulofeu played for the Spanish under-17 team from 2009 to 2011, helping them finish runner-up at the 2010 UEFA European Championship. In the latter year he was selected to the under-19s, winning two consecutive European Championships and being selected best player in the 2012 edition.[2]

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Spain U19
Spain U17

Individual[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 March 2014.[16]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeOther[17]Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Barcelona B2010–111010
2011–12349349
2012–1333183318
Total68276827
Barcelona2011–121000100020
2012–131010200040
Total2010300060
Everton2013–14163410000204
Total163410000204
Career Total86305130009431

Style of play[edit]

According to the Daily Mirror, Deulofeu's style of play is comparable to that of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, due to a shared direct approach.[18] In January 2014, he was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League squad numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Gerard Deulofeu. Biography". Football Top. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Deulofeu debuta en Segunda A" [Deulofeu makes Second Division debut] (in Spanish). Barcelona's official website. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Marcet, Jaume (29 April 2011). "Gerard Deulofeu makes squad debut". Barcelona's official website. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Marcet, Jaume (16 September 2011). "El filial se abona al infortunio (2–1)" [B-team marries misfortune (2–1)] (in Spanish). Barcelona's official website. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Messi to the fore once again". ESPN FC. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Gerard Deulofeu's best goals for FC Barcelona". Barcelona's official website. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Blues sign Barça starlet". Everton F.C. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Everton sign Barcelona starlet Gerard Deulofeu on season-long loan". The Guardian. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  10. ^ O'Keeffe, Greg (20 July 2013). "Barcelona back Martinez's Blues vision with Deulofeu loan". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Everton 2–1 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Everton 4–0 Stoke City". BBC Sport. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Arsenal 1–1 Everton". BBC Sport. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  14. ^ Bretland, Elliott (19 December 2013). "Deulofeu set to return to Spain for treatment as he faces eight weeks out". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  15. ^ Bryan, Paul (16 July 2012). "2012: Gerard Deulofeu". UEFA.com. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Gerard Deulofeu at ESPN FC
  17. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.
  18. ^ Hall, Pete (11 July 2013). "Gerard Deulofeu scouting report: Everton's new Barcelona boy is more Ronaldo than Messi". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "The next 10 big things: Europe's top youngsters and stars of the future". The Guardian. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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