SANTIAGO Cazorla González is a Spanish footballer who became an Arsenal fixture.
The attacking midfielder has been ranked by Bloomberg as one of the best footballers in Europe.
Who is Santi Cazorla?
Cazorla was born on December 13, 1984 in Llanera, Asturias, Spain.
He showed a keen interest in football from a young age and began a professional career in 2003 villa real after showing his skills at his hometown club Real Oviedo.
He soon became the club’s standout player and received the ‘Spain’s Footballer of the Year’ award.
Cazorla then joined La Liga club Málaga and landed a club-record £18.2m (€21m) deal.
Due to his impressive speed and shooting accuracy skills, he quickly gained a good reputation among top athletes.
He then secured his place in the Premier League arsenal for a fee of £10m in 2011–12.
Cazorla helped break it up arsenals He racked up thirteen assists in his first year at the club after going nine years without winning any trophies.
He was awarded arsenal Player of the Season and scored a thrilling free-kick in the 2014 FA Cup Final that secured the Gunners’ livelihood.
Arsenal secured a 3-2 win over Hull City.
When did Santi Cazorla leave Arsenal?
Cazorla’s contract with Arsenal expired in May 2018.
In a statement on Arsenal’s official website, the Spaniard was hailed as “an integral part of the team” and described as “one of the most technically gifted players in the Premier League”.
What happened to Santi Cazorla?
Injuries plagued much of Cazorla’s football career to the point that he played with a broken bone during a friendly between Spain and Chile in 2013.
In 2016, he underwent surgery on his damaged ankle, but suffered an infection that made his recovery even more difficult.
Unfortunately, this became a constant issue for Cazorla, who suffered from a series of reopened wounds, burns and bacterial insect infections.
One such infection had eaten away at his Achilles tendon, spreading to the bone and putting him at risk of losing his leg.
Since his original injury, Cazorla has had to undergo 10 surgeries in total, including a skin graft that removed flesh from his left forearm and removed his tattoo dedicated to his daughter India.
Where is Santi Cazorla now?
Cazorla has not been to England since leave Arsenal but still dreams of playing “more and more years” for the Gunners.
Returning to his former club, he became the highest-scoring midfielder in Villarreal history and received a standing ovation.
He joined the Qatar Stars League team Al Sadd in 2020.
Is Santi Cazorla married and does he have children?
Cazorla is married to Ursula Santirso and has a son, Enzo, and a daughter, India.
He also has three dogs, one of which is named after Swedish soccer player Zlatan.
What is Santi Cazorla Net Worth?
According to various sources, Cazorla has a net worth of £17.5 million ($22 million).
Cazorla owns a number of properties and high quality sports cars.