Santi Cazorla

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Full Name Santi Cazorla
Age 34 Years Old
Nick Name Santi
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date December 13, 1984
Birth Place Llanera, Asturias
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Santiago Cazorla Gonzalez famed as Santi Cazorla is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Villarreal and the Spanish national team. He is known for his speed, shooting accuracy, capacity to change the rhythm of gameplay and excellent close control. He began his professional career at Villarreal in 2003 after impressing as a youngster with his hometown club, Real Oviedo. He is a versatile and ambidextrous attacking midfielder who can also play as a winger and a Central Defensive Midfield Role. He was ranked as the tenth-best footballer in Europe by Bloomberg in 2013. Overall, he is a very talented footballer. 

Arsenal signed Santi Cazorla from Malaga for £15m

It's been seven years to the day (Wednesday 7 August 2019) since Arsenal signed Santi Cazorla from Malaga for £15m. During his six years in north London, the Spanish playmaker became a fan favorite amongst Arsenal supporters for his unique style of play. Playing with both feet was Cazorla's special talent - he once went to take a corner with his right foot but swapped to his left - while his touch, vision, and footwork allowed him to get out of tight spaces. Arsenal hasn't had many more naturally gifted players, but unfortunately for Cazorla, injuries prevented him from realizing his true potential. An innocuous injury suffered against Ludogorets in the Champions League on October 2016 saw the 34-year-old replaced. That would be Cazorla's last game for Arsenal. Cazorla went 636 days (almost two years) without playing a game of football and at one point it was feared he would need his foot amputated. Fast forward to now and Cazorla has rediscovered his best form, which is nothing short of a miracle considering the state his Achilles was in. Arsenal fans wish he was still with them, but they're also happy to see him playing the game he loves freely. 

Early life of Santi

Santi Cazorla was born on 13th December 1984 as Santiago Cazorla Gonzalez in Llanera, Asturias, Spain. He holds Spanish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is the son of Loli Manuel and Jose Manuel and has one brother, Nando Cazorla. His religion is Christian. As of 2018, he celebrated his 34th birthday. His childhood footballing hero was Danish great Michael Laudrup. His other early life information regarding his education and more will be added soon. 

Body Measurements of Santi Cazorla

Santi is a very handsome footballer with an athletic body build. He has a tall height of 5 ft 6 in and balanced weight of 66 Kg. His hair color is Dark Brown and his eye color is also Dark Brown. His chest size is 38 in, waist size 32 in and arms size is 14 in. His other body measurements will be added soon. 

Career of Santi

  • Santi Cazorla began his career at local football club Real Oviedo and was later transferred to Villarreal B at the age of 17. 
  • 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 at Deportivo de La Coruna.
  • He scored his first goal in a 3-0 win at Odense Boldklub in the following summer's UEFA Intertoto Cup, which the Yellow Submarine eventually won.
  • He was placed on the main squad in the 2004-2005 seasons and played the Champions League in the year 2015.
  • He spends nine years playing for Villareal FC appearing in 54 games, in the mid-2006, Cazorla moved to Recreativo with a four-year contract worth 600,000 euros and included a clause to return to Villareal. 
  • He debuted on August playing against RCD Mallorca and finished the game with a draw.
  • His performance helped him earned the Spanish Player of the year according to European Sports Magazine member Don Balon.
  • In the year 2007, after the official contract with Recreativo ended, he returned to Villareal when the team believed that he had proven himself. 
  • And in his first season after his return, he scored five goals and two assists. 
  • On 26th July 2011, he was transferred to Malaga for a fee of 21 million euros and debuted on 28th August, where he scored a superbly by a free-kick.
  • On 7th August 2012, he signed for Arsenal with a worth 10 million euros in the Premier League. 
  • In the 2012-2013 seasons, he was chosen the man of the match on his debut for the club against Sunderland.
  • In the 2013-2014 seasons, he returned to pre-season training before he played the Confederations Cup for Spain. 
  • He featured in all six of Arsenal's games in November and scored his first goal of the season against Liverpool.
  • He played completed every minute of Arsenal's seven fixtures in March and committed his long-term future to Arsenal by signing a new contract. 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.
  • He began the 2015-2016 season strongly, featuring in every match for Arsenal from the start of the campaign.
  • At the outset of 2016-2017, he was once again an important player for Arsenal, making 11 appearances and scoring twice, before he injured his right Achilles tendon during a Champions League fixture against Ludogorets Razgrad on 19th October 2016, sustaining the injury from a challenge while providing an assist for a Mesut Ozil goal in the 6-0 victory.
  • He 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 2017-2018 season, it was announced that Cazorla 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 former club Villarreal in order to train with them during the rest of the pre-season period and prove his fitness.
  • On 9th August 2018, his signing was officially announced by the club.
  • Santi Cazorla began his international career under the coach Inaki Saez, in the Spanish under-21 team. 
  • On 17th May 2008, he was placed in the UEFA Euro 2008 squad, which surprised the Spanish Press. 
  • On 19th November 2008, he scored his first international goal against Chile and won the match with 3-0.
  • He was named in Spain's 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • On 7th June, he made his first appearance for Spain since November 2015, a gap of 1302 days, when he started in a 4-1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying win over the Faroe Islands. 

Marital Status (Married), Wife, Children

Santi Cazorla is a married person and he was married to Ursula Santirso with whom he has a child, Enzo Cazorla. Besides, Cazorla has a daughter named India Santi Ursula born on 9th April 2013. Cazorla has three dogs. One of the dogs is Zlatan named after Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot.

Net worth of Santi

Santi Cazorla is a very successful footballer and he has earned a huge amount of salary from his brilliant career. His current net worth $5.4 million and $55,435 weekly salaries. Most of his net worth comes from his wage at Arsenal, besides, he is endorsed by Puma. He lives in a house located in London, England bought in 2015. He has several cars in his collection including Citroen. Overall, he is very satisfied with his earnings as of today. 

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