Santiago Cazorla Gonzalez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Qatar Stars League team Al Sadd. He began playing football for the Covadonga youth club in 1992 and continued until 1996. In 1996, he joined the Oviedo youth squad, where he remained until 2003. In 2003, he began his professional career with Villarreal. Previously, he has played for Recreativo Huelva, Malaga, and Arsenal. He is currently playing for Al Sadd.
Moreover, he has represented Spain at various ages on the international stage. He has represented Spain at both the U21 and senior levels. On May 31, 2008, he made his international debut for Spain. He has represented Spain in the FIFA Confederations Cups of 2009 and 2013, as well as the Euro 2008, 2012, and 2014 FIFA World Cups, where he was also a member of the teams that won the 2008 and 2012 UEFA Euros. He has made 81 appearances and scored 15 goals for his country since his debut.
|Santiago Cazorla Gonzalez
|Place Of Birth
|Llanera, Asturias, Spain
|2006-07 Spain’s Player of the Year and 2012-13 Arsenal Player of the Season.
|Enzo Cazorla and India Cazorla
|Five ft. 6 inches
|Source of Wealth
Santiago Cazorla Biography
Santiago Cazorla was born on December 13, 1984, in Llanera, Asturias, Spain. He was born to his father, Jose Manuel, and his mother, Loli Manuel, and grew up in the same house as his brother, Nando Cazorla. Furthermore, he is of Spanish origin. He is of the Caucasian ethnicity. His faith is Christianity. His astrological sign is Sagittarius.
Santiago Cazorla Height And Weight
How tall is Santiago Cazorla? Santiago Cazorla has a height of 1.68m, or 5 feet and 6 inches. He weighs 67 kilograms. He has a muscular physique. His eyes and hair are both dark brown. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.
He began playing football for the Covadonga youth club in 1992 and continued until 1996.
In 1996, he joined the Oviedo youth squad, where he remained until 2003.
In 2003, he made his professional debut with Villarreal. He then went through the reserves before making his first-team debut on November 30, 2003, in a 1-0 La Liga win over Deportivo de La Coruna.
On July 3, 2004, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Odense BK in the first leg of the UEFA Intertoto Cup’s second round. In a 4-0 win over Getafe on May 1, 2005, he scored his first La Liga goal for the club. During the 2004-05 season, he made 44 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals and assisting 1 in all competitions as Villarreal won the UEFA Intertoto Cup.
He made his Champions League debut on October 18, 2005, in a 1-1 draw against Benfica on the group stage. During the 2005-06 season, he made 25 appearances for the club, recording one assist in all competitions in which he assisted Villarreal to a semi-final appearance.
On July 7, 2006, he signed a four-year contract with recently promoted Recreativo de Huelva for €600,000, with a clause in his contract allowing him to return to Villarreal (for €1.2 million). He made his debut for the club on August 27, 2006, scoring in a 1-1 draw against RCD Mallorca. On April 22, 2007, he dedicated a goal to his late father, Jose Manuel, in a 4-2 home triumph over Racing de Santander. During the 2006-07 season, he made 34 appearances for the club, scoring five goals in all competitions and assisting Recreativo de Huelva to an eighth-place finish in the league. His achievements that season helped him gain the title of Spanish Player of the Year, according to European Sports Magazine member Don Balon.
After his professional contract with Recreativo expired in 2007, he returned to Villarreal because the team felt he had proven himself. During the 2007-08 season, he appeared in 49 games for the team, scoring six goals and giving ten assists.
He made 39 appearances for the team in 2008-09, scoring eight goals and giving five assists across all competitions. He made 30 appearances for the club in 2009-10, scoring six goals and providing five assists across all competitions.
During the 2010-11 season, he appeared in 54 games for the club, scoring eight goals and contributing 13 assists in all competitions as Villarreal finished fourth in the league and qualified for the Champions League.
He was sold to Malaga for a cost of €21 million on July 26, 2011. On August 28, 2011, he made his debut for the club, scoring in a 2-1 loss to Sevilla. During his 2011-12 season, he made 42 appearances for the club, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists in all competitions, finishing the season as the team’s second top scorer (just behind Salomon Rondon) and helping Malaga finish fourth in the league and qualify for the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.
On August 7, 2012, he agreed to terms with Premier League club Arsenal on a long-term contract worth £10 million. On August 18, 2012, he made his debut for the club in a 0-0 draw against Sunderland. In a 2-0 win over Liverpool on September 2, 2012, he scored his first goal for the club. In a 5-2 win over Reading on December 17, 2012, he scored his first hat-trick for the club. Similarly, in his first season, he appeared in 49 games for the club, scoring 12 goals and giving 14 assists across all competitions as Arsenal finished fourth in the league and qualified for the Champions League.
He made his 300th professional top-flight league appearance on November 30, 2013, as he started for Arsenal in a 3-0 win over Cardiff City. During the 2013-14 season, he appeared in 46 games for the club, scoring seven goals and giving nine assists in all competitions as Arsenal won the FA Cup.
In the 2014-2015 season, he kicked off the campaign with another goal at Wembley, this time against Manchester City in the FA Community Shield. During that season, he appeared in 53 games for Arsenal, scoring eight goals and contributing 15 assists in all competitions as Arsenal won the FA Cup and FA Community Shield.
He had a solid start to the 2015-2016 season, appearing in every match for Arsenal from the start of season. During that season, he appeared in 23 games for the club, recording five assists across all competitions as Arsenal won the FA Community Shield.
More On Career
Due to his injury, he missed the majority of the 2016-17 season, although he still managed to make 11 appearances for the club, scoring two goals and giving three assists across all competitions.
Due to his injury, he was ruled out for the 2017-18 season, during which he did not appear for the team. He was briefly sent to Salamanca to finish a further recuperation program, with the goal of returning to football in 2018. However, this was pushed back to 2019. His contract was set to expire after the season, and it was reported that he would be departing Arsenal.
He then returned to his former club Villarreal to practice with them for the remainder of the pre-season and show his fitness. He made his first appearance in 636 days in a friendly against Hercules. The club officially announced its signing on August 9, 2018. During the 2018-19 season, he appeared in 46 games for the club, scoring seven goals and providing 11 assists across all competitions.
On September 27, 2019, he scored his team’s second goal in a 5-1 win over Real Betis, becoming Villarreal’s all-time leading scorer with 46 goals, breaking the record previously held by Juan Roman Riquelme. On July 19, 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 July 20, 2020, he joined Al Sadd to play alongside his former colleague Xavi. On September 15, 2020, he scored on his debut for the club in a 3-3 tie with Al-Ain FC in the group stage match of the AFC Champions League. In his first season, he made five appearances for the club, scoring two goals and providing two assists in all the tournaments 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 contributing 13 assists in all the competitions as Al Sadd won the Qatari Stars League and Qatar Stars Cup.
He has represented Spain at several age levels. Moreover, he has represented Spain at both the U21 and senior levels. On May 31, 2008, he made his international debut for Spain in a 2-1 friendly win against Peru.
He was included in the UEFA Euro 2008 squad on May 17, 2008, surprising the Spanish press. In the final, he played the last 25 minutes for David Silva as Spain overcame Germany 1-0, assisting his country to its first major tournament victory in 44 years. In a 3-0 friendly win over Chile on November 19, 2008, he scored his first international goal for Spain. He was a member of Spain’s squad that competed in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, making several substitute appearances.
Due to a fitness issue, he was unable to compete in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Santiago Cazorla Wife, Marriage
Who is Santiago Cazorla dating? Santiago Cazorla is a married man, according to his personal life. He married his lovely sweetheart, Ursula Santirso. The couple has two children, a son named Enzo Cazorla and a daughter named India Cazorla. He has an intimate relationship with his love and children, and they live happy life together.
Santiago Cazorla Net Worth
Santiago Cazorla earns a living as a professional football player. Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements provide the majority of his revenue. His estimated net worth is $20 million as of January 2024, and his income is £1.6 million. His market worth is estimated to be around €2.25 million.