Santiago Cazorla – Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Family, Parents, Nationality, Age, Height, Wiki, Awards, Transfer News, Facts, Teams, Career, Kids

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Santiago Cazorla Gonzalez is a Spanish professional football player who plays for Qatar Stars League club Al Sadd as a midfielder. He started playing football for the youth team of Covadonga in 1992 and played until 1996. In 1996, he joined the youth team of Oviedo where he played until 2003. He then began his professional career at Villarreal in 2003. He has previously played for Recreativo Huelva, Malaga, and Arsenal. Currently, he is playing for Al Sadd. 

On the international level, he has represented Spain at various age levels. He has represented Spain at U21 and the senior level. He made his international debut for Spain on 31 May 2008. He has represented Spain at 2009, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cups, Euro 2008, 2012, and 2014 FIFA World Cup where he also was part of the team that won the 2008 and 2012 UEFA Euro. Since making his debut, he has made 81 appearances and scored 15 goals for his country. 

What is Santiago Cazorla Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.

Honors

  • Won the 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup with Villarreal.
  • Won the 2013-14, 2014-15 FA Cup with Arsenal.
  • Won 2014, 2015 FA Community Shield with Arsenal.
  • Won the 2019-20 Qatari Super Cup with Al Sadd.
  • Won the 2020-21 Qatar Stars League with Al Sadd.
  • Won the 2020 Emir of Qatar Cup with Al Sadd.
  • Won the 2021 Qatar Cup with Al Sadd.
  • Won the 2008, 2012 UEFA European Championship with Spain.

Individual

  • Won the 2006-07 Spain’s Player of the Year.
  • Won the 2012-13 Arsenal Player of the Season. 

Where is Santiago Cazorla From?

Santiago Cazorla Gonzalez was born on 13 December 1984. His birthplace is Llanera, Asturias, Spain. He was born to his father, Jose Manuel, and his mother, Loli Manuel where he grew up with his brother, Nando Cazorla. He holds Spanish nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Sagittarius. 

Santi Cazorla Villarreal

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Santiago Cazorla Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Covadonga in 1992 and played until 1996. 
  • In 1996, he joined the youth team of Oviedo where he played until 2003. 
  • He began his professional career at Villarreal in 2003. He then progressed through the reserve side, making his debut with the first team on 30 November 2003 in a 1-0 La Liga win against Deportivo de La Coruna.
  • On 3 July 2004, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Odense BK in the second round 1st leg of UEFA Intertoto Cup. On 1 May 2005, he scored his first La Liga goal for the club in a 4-0 win against Getafe. During his 2004-05, he made 44 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as Villarreal won the UEFA Intertoto Cup that season.
  • On 18 October 2005, he made his Champions League debut in a 1-1 draw against Benfica on the group stage. During his 2005-06 season, he made 25 appearances for the club, providing 1 assist in all the competitions where he helped Villarreal to reach the semi-final.
  • On 7 July 2006, he joined newly promoted Recreativo de Huelva for €600,000 on a four-year deal with a clause in his contract whereby he could return to Villarreal (for €1.2 million). On 27 August 2006, he scored on his debut for the club in a 1-1 draw against RCD Mallorca. On 22 April 2007, he dedicated a goal to his father, Jose Manuel who had died recently in a 4-2 home win against Racing de Santander. During his 2006-07 season, he made 34 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals in all the competitions as he helped Recreativo de Huelva finish in 8th place in the league. That season, his performance helped him earned the Spanish Player of the year according to European Sports Magazine member Don Balon.
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Santi Cazorla Arsenal

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  • In the year 2007, after the official contract with Recreativo ended, he returned to Villarreal when the team believed that he had proven himself. During his 2007-08, he made 49 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 10 assists in all the competitions.
  • During his 2008-09, he made 39 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions.
  • During his 2009-10, he made 30 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions.
  • During his 2010-11, he made 54 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 13 assists in all the competitions as Villarreal finished in 4th place in the league and qualified to the Champions League. 
  • On 26 July 2011, he was transferred to Malaga for a fee of €21 million. On 28 August 2011, he scored on his debut for the club in a 2-1 loss against Sevilla. During his 2011-12, he made 42 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals and providing 8 assists in all the competitions as he finished the season as the team’s second top scorer (only behind Salomon Rondon) and helped Malaga to finish in 4th place in the league and qualified to the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.
  • On 7 August 2012, he signed a long-term deal with Premier League club Arsenal, worth £10 million. He made his debut for the club on 18 August 2012 in a 0-0 draw against Sunderland. On 2 September 2012, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win against Liverpool. On 17 December 2012, he scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 5-2 win over Reading. In his first season, he made 49 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals and providing 14 assists in all the competitions as Arsenal finished in 4th place in the league and eventually qualified to the Champions League.
  • On 30 November 2013, he made his 300th career top-flight league appearance, when he started for Arsenal in a 3-0 win against Cardiff City. During his 2013-14 season, he made 46 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals and providing 9 assists in all the competitions as Arsenal won the FA Cup that season.
  • In the 2014-2015 season, he started the campaign with another goal at Wembley, slotting home Arsenal’s opener against Manchester City in the FA Community Shield. During that season, he made 53 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 15 assists in all the competitions as Arsenal won the FA Cup and FA Community Shield.
  • He began the 2015-2016 season strongly, featuring in every match for Arsenal from the start of the campaign. During that season, he made 23 appearances for the club, providing 5 assists in all the competitions as Arsenal won the FA Community Shield.
  • During his 2016-17 season, due to his injury, he missed most of the matches where he managed to make 11 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • Due to his injury, he was ruled out for the 2017-18 season where he didn’t make any appearances for the club. He was temporarily relocated to Salamanca to complete a further recovery program, with the aim of returning to play football in 2018, after further operations, however, this was revised to 2019. With his contract ending at the end of the season, it was announced that he would be leaving Arsenal.
  • After his departure from Arsenal, he spent a brief period training with the youth team at Alaves.
  • He then returned to his former club Villarreal in order to train with them during the rest of the pre-season period and prove his fitness. He played his first game in 636 days when he appeared in a friendly against Hercules. On 9 August 2018, his signing was officially announced by the club. During his 2018-19 season, he made 46 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals and providing 11 assists in all the competitions.
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Santi Cazorla Al Sadd

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  • On 27 September 2019, he scored his team’s second goal in a 5-1 win over Real Betis with which he became the highest-scoring midfielder in Villarreal’s history with 46 goals, a record previously held by Juan Roman Riquelme. On 19 July 2020, he made his last appearance for Villarreal, in a 4-0 league win over Eibar. During his 2019-20 season, he made 40 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and providing 11 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 20 July 2020, he joined Al Sadd to play under his former teammate Xavi. On 15 September 2020, he scored on his debut for the club in a 3-3 draw to Al-Ain FC in the group stage match of the AFC Champions League. In his first season, he made 5 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions as Al Sadd won the Qatari Stars Cup that season. 
  • During his 2020-21 season, he made 30 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals and providing 13 assists in all the competitions as Al Sadd won the Qatari Stars League and Qatar Stars Cup.

Santiago Cazorla International Career

  • He has represented Spain at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Spain at U21 and the senior level. 
  • He made his international debut for Spain on 31 May 2008 in a 2-1 friendly win against Peru.
  • On 17 May 2008, he was placed in the UEFA Euro 2008 squad, which surprised the Spanish Press. In the final, he played the last 25 minutes for David Silva as Spain defeated Germany 1-0 and aided his country in winning their first major tournament in 44 years.
  • On 19 November 2008, he scored his first international goal for Spain in a 3-0 friendly win against Chile. 
  • He was part of Spain’s squad that played in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup where he made a couple of substitute appearances.
  • He missed the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 due to a fitness problem.
  • He was named in Spain’s squad for the UEFA Euro 2012 where he was part of the team that won the tournament. 
  • He was part of Spain’s squad that played in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
  • He was named in Spain’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and was also included in the final list for the competition.
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Santi Cazorla Spain

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  • In May 2019, he was recalled to the Spain squad for upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 qualification fixtures. On 7 June 2019, he made his first appearance for Spain since November 2015, a gap of 1302 days in a 4-1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying win over the Faroe Islands. 
  • Since making his debut, he has made 81 appearances and scored 15 goals for his country.

Santiago Cazorla Wife

Looking at his personal life, Santiago Cazorla is a married guy. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend, Ursula Santirso. The couple is blessed with two children: a son called Enzo Cazorla and a daughter called India Cazorla. He has an intimate relationship with his love and children where they are living their life happily together. 

Santi Cazorla family

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Santiago Cazorla Height and Weight

Santiago Cazorla stands at a height of 1.68m i.e. 5 feet and 6 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 67kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Santiago Cazorla Net Worth and Salary

Santiago Cazorla earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is $20 million and his salary is £1.6 million. His market value is around €2.25 million. 

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