Santi Cazorla

Inside Biography


Santi Cazorla is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and Spanish national team. He is known for his speed, shooting accuracy, capacity to change the rhythm of gameplay and excellent close control.

Cazorla 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.

Early life and education

Santi Cazorla was born as Santiago Cazorla Gonzalez on 13 December 1984 in Llanera, Asturias, Spain. He holds Spanish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Cazorla is the son of Loli Manuel and Jose Manue and has one brother, Nando Cazorla.


Santi Cazorla began his career at local football club Real Oviedo and was later transferred to Villarreal B at the age of 17. He was placed on the main squad in the 2004-05 seasons and played the Champions League in 2015.

Santi Cazorla 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.

On 2007, after the official contract with Recreativo ended, Cazorla 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 a s sists. On 26 July 2011, Cazorla was traded to Malaga for a fee of 21 million euros and debuted on 28 August, where he scored a superbly by a free kick.

On 7 August 2012, Santi Cazorla signed for Arsenal with a worth 10 million euros in the Premier League. In the 2012-13 seasons, he was chosen the man of the match on his debut for the club against Sunderland.

 In the 2013-14 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.

Cazorla 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 2014-15 season, Cazorla started the campaign with another goal at Wembley, slotting home Arsenal's opener against Manchester City in the FA Community Shield.

Santi Cazorla began his international career under the coach Inaki Saez, in the Spanish under-21 team. On 17 May 2008, he was placed in the UEFA Euro 2008 squad, which surprised the Spanish Press. On 19 November 2008, he scored his first international goal against Chile and won the match with 3-0.

In 2010, he missed the FIFA World Cup due to Hernia. In 2014, Cazorla was named in Spains's 30-man provisional squad for the FIFA World Cup and was placed on the final list. He appeared in the last 14 minutes, but they could not manage to win the match against Chile and was eliminated. However, totally he had scored 14 international goals in 77 matches.

Personal life

Santi Cazorla married Ursula Santirso with whom he has a child, Enzo Cazorla. Besides, Cazorla has a daughter named India Santi Ursula born on April 9, 2013.

Cazorla has three dogs. One of the dogs is Zlatan named after Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Net worth

This professional midfielder, Santi Cazorla has earned 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. Santi lives in a house located in London, England bought in 2015. He has several cars in his collection including Citroen.

by Bchrome, 25 May, 2017

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