Juan Mata has been very successful in his football career with a number of coveted trophies, which he attributes to a bit of luck. The Spanish midfielder, who was born on April 28, 1988, in Burgos, Spain, began his career with Real Oviedo. Three years later, in 2003, he moved to the youth team of Real Madrid and in 2006 he made it to the B team of Real Madrid Castilla.
However, Mata was unable to secure a place in the Real Madrid senior team, so he signed with Valencia. Mata’s career shone from then on and in 2011 the English Premier League club Chelsea took his services. In his debut season, he won the Champions League and the FA Cup. Mata would join Manchester United in 2014 and receive a transfer fee of £37.1 million sterling.
About Mata’s Dad
Juan Manuel Mata Rodríguez, the father of Juan Mata, was one of the key figures in his career. As he grew up, Mata looked up to his father, who was a professional footballer. Mata’s father, after whom he is named, played in the 1980s and 1990s and spent his early years honing his skills at Real Oviedo, the same football club where Mata Jr. was to begin his youth career.
Mata’s father played as a right-wing striker and was revered for his speed. He shone during his time with the now-defunct Spanish football club Burgos CF, the local club of Burgos, Burgos where Mata was born.
With his experience in football, Juan Sr. was able to help young Mata Jr. make the right decisions that would bring him to the global football stage. Finally, he became his agent and helped him to negotiate contracts. As a result, Mata’s father became a registered FIFA football agent and remains his agent to this day.
The father-son duo has also been involved in other businesses besides football, including the Spanish restaurant Tapeo and Wine in Manchester, of which they are co-owners. The restaurant housed a number of his team-mates as well as his coach Jose Mourinho.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Juan Mata Married?
At the time of writing, Juan Mata is unmarried and probably one of the most desirable bachelors in football. Many of the world’s sports stars are known for their frequent flings with the genetically blessed stars of the world, but Juan Mata seems to be a dedicated man when it comes to his love life. At the time, during the 2010 World Cup, Mata was dating a certain Australian girl named Lorena Martínez. After their relationship ended, Mata started dating the Swedish beauty Evelina Kamph. It is speculated that their relationship began somewhere between 2014 and 2015.
Kamph is not only a beauty but also has brains. Kamph was born in 1989 and holds a Masters’s degree in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in London. Osteopathy is a drug-free alternative medicine that manipulates the musculoskeletal framework to treat medical disorders and improve overall well-being in all body systems.
Evelina Kamph, who comes from Höllviken, Sweden, worked for about two years in the largest osteopathy clinic in Europe. Now she works with Rich Therapies as one of her therapists. According to her profile on the clinic’s website (richtherapies.com), Evelina Kamph is a full member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
Could it be that Mata and Evelina met during one of his trips to heal an injury? We will probably never know… Mata and his girl seem to lead their private lives very privately, unlike most footballers and their WAGs. Mata, for example, has never published anything about them on his social media page, while Evelina’s IG page is private. However, this does not mean that the couple does not have a social life, as they have been spotted countless times by cameras taking vacations.
One of their most memorable outings, which attracted media attention, was Mata’s visit to the slums of Mumbai. Evelina’s supporting role on Matas’ trip included documenting photos from the trip, which Mata opened as an exhibition at the National Football Museum to raise funds. Mata’s visit to the slums inspired him to donate 1% of his salary to the Common Goal charity.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
According to Matas’ profile on the official Sky Sports website, the attacking midfielder is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall. Other credible sites confirming Matas’ height are the official English Premier League and the Eurosport website. According to Eurosport, Mata weighs 64 kg. Further information on his body measurements has yet to be verified.