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Juan Manuel Mata Garcia, or just Mata, is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for the Premier League club Manchester United and the Spanish National Football Team. He usually plays as a central-attacking-mid or as a winger. He also has YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers.


Mata started his football career at Real Oviedo, where his father spent most of his career. He stayed there for three years before joining Real Madrid's youth academy,La Fabrica, at age 15. Mata had a release clause at Real Madrid during his last season at the club, and eventually agreed to sign for fellow La Liga side Valencia CF in March 2007, starting in the 2007-08 season. On 21 August 2011, Valencia announced they had agreed a £23.5 million fee for the transfer of Mata to Premier League club Chelsea, wearing his first iconic number 10 shirt. On 24 January 2014, Mourinho said Chelsea had accepted a transfer offer from Manchester United and he allowed Mata to travel to Manchester to undergo a medical, where he finally received his iconic number 8 shirt. More information on Mata can be found here.


Mata started uploading his first videos on his channel as vlogs but only recently started making newer series like tutorial videos and challenges. He has also recently collaborated with two famous gaming youtubers, KSIOlajidebt and JMX, in a penalty challenge.

Soccer School

Soccer School is a series where Mata gives tips and tricks on how to play better football. So far, his tutorial videos have ranged from basic dribbling skills to advanced scoring techniques.


Mata has also uploaded a few challenge videos much like the style of most vloggers. His most recent challenge video is a penalty challenge with YouTubers KSI and JMX. He won the challenge.