However, Mata could not earn a place in the Real Madrid senior team and, as a result, signed with Valencia. Mata’s career shone from then on and in 2011 English club Chelsea came to do his services. He won the Champions League and the FA Cup on his debut. In 2014, Mata would join Manchester United for a club transfer fee of £37.1million.
About Mata’s father
Juan Mata’s father, Juan Manuel Mata Rodríguez was one of the key people in his career. Growing up, Mata looked up to his father who was a professional soccer player. 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 would go on to start his career.
Mata’s father played forward in the right-hand position and was revered for his pace. He shone at the now defunct Spanish football club Burgos CF, the local Burgos club, Burgos, where Mata was born.
With his background in football, Juan Sr was able to help young Mata Jr make the right decisions that would put him on the world football stage. He eventually becomes her agent, helping her negotiate deals. During this process, Mata’s father became a registered FIFA football agent and is still his agent to this day.
The father and son duo have also been involved with businesses other than football themselves, such as the Spanish restaurant Tapeo and Wine in Manchester, which they co-own. The restaurant hosted a number of his teammates as well as his coach Jose Mourinho.
Wife or girlfriend, is Juan Mata married?
Single at the time of this writing, JuanMata is probably one of the most eligible bachelors in football. Many sports stars of the world are known for their frequent clashes with the genetically blessed of the world. However, Juan seems to be a devoted man when it comes to his romantic life. In 2010, during the World Cup, Mata was dating a certain Australian named Lorena Martínez. After their relationship ended, Mata started dating Swedish beauty, Evelina Kamph. Their relationship reportedly began between 2014 and 2015.
Kamph is not only a beauty but also has brains. Born in 1989, she holds a master’s degree in osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in London. Osteopathy is a drug-free alternative medicine that manipulates the musculoskeletal system to treat medical conditions and improve the overall well-being of all body systems.
Evelina Kamph, originally from Höllviken, Sweden, spent about two years in Europe’s largest osteopathy clinic. She now works with Rich Therapies as one of their therapists. Her profile on the clinic’s website (richtherapies.com) indicates that Evelina is a full member of the Institute of Osteopathy.
Could it be that Mata and Evelina met during one of his travels to repair an injury? Guess we’ll never know… Mata and his daughter, unlike most footballers and their WAGs, seem to be very private about their personal lives. Mata, for her part, has never posted about her on her social media page, while Evelina’s IG page is private. However, that doesn’t mean the couple don’t have a social life, as they’ve been spotted by the cameras countless times on holiday during the holidays.
One of their most memorable trips, one that garnered media attention was Mata’s visit to the slums of Mumbai. Evelina’s supporting role during Mata’s trip included documenting photos from the trip that Mata had initiated as an exhibit at the National Football Museum to raise funds. Mata’s visit to the slums is what inspired him to commit 1% of his salary to the Common Goal charity.
Height, weight and body measurements
According to Mata’s profile on the official Sky Sports website, the attacking midfielder is 1.70m tall. Other credible sites confirming Mata’s height include the official English Premier League as well as the Eurosport website. According to Eurosport, Mata weighs 64kg. Other details of his measurements have yet to be verified.