Gerard Deulofeu

Deulofeu
Squad No: 7
Position:
FW
D.o.B: 13/03/1994
Birthplace:
Appearances: 36 (38)
Goals: 8
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A dazzling winger, Gerard Deulofeu rejoined Everton in a permanent €6million deal from Barcelona in July 2015 - 12 months after a successful loan spell at Goodison Park had come to an end.
 
It was a move that prompted much excitement among Evertonians, who fondly remembered the Spaniard's 29 appearances and four goals for the Blues during his 2013/14 stint at the Club.

In his first season back at Everton during 2015/16, he brought out the signature pistol-firing goal celebration four more times from 33 appearances, as he rekindled his great relationship with the Club’s fanbase.

Deulofeu is currently on loan at AC Milan after signing a temporary deal until the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

Born in the heart of Catalonia, Spain, Deulofeu joined Barcelona's La Masia academy in 2003 at the age of nine.
 
After progressing through the youth sides, the forward made his professional debut aged 15, coming on as a 75th-minute substitute for Barcelona B against Cordoba in March 2011.
 
A call-up to the first-team a month later did not result in an appearance but, on 3 August of that year, Deulofeu did make his debut under Pep Guardiola in a pre-season friendly.
 
His first goal for the 'B' side came in September 2011 during a 2-1 loss at Hercules. That season he would score nine times in 34 appearances in Segunda A, the Spanish Second Division, while his first two competitive appearances for the main Nou Camp outfit also arrived.
 
Part of Spain’s side for the successive UEFA Under-19 Championship wins in 2011 and 2012, Deulofeu was also crowned player of the tournament at the latter event.
 
An impressive 2012/13 season for Barcelona B saw him plunder 18 goals in 34 appearances and he also featured in a further four first-team games across all competitions as Barcelona cruised to the La Liga title.
 
Goodison was his destination for the following campaign, with Everton boss Roberto Martinez describing him as a "diamond of European football" on the confirmation of his season-long loan deal.

He scored on his Everton debut in the 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Stevenage and made his first Premier League appearance a few days later.

He went on to net a timely equaliser at Arsenal in a 1-1 draw after coming on as a sub and provided countless memorable moments of flair throughout his stay. His loan spell ended at the conclusion of the 2013/14 season and Deulofeu returned to Barcelona.

But, after another season out on loan at La Liga side Sevilla, the fan favourite agreed to return to Goodison Park on permanent deal in the summer of 2015, penning a three-year deal.

He battled for a position on the right wing with Aaron Lennon throughout 2015/16, appearing almost as many times as a substitute as he started matches.

Two of his four goals that campaign were registered in Everton’s quest through to the Capital One Cup semi-finals. He whipped a free-kick up and over the wall in the third-round at Reading and also found the net at Middlesbrough in the last-eight with a tremendous solo effort.

Following the summer appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager, Deulofeu started Everton’s first match of the 2016/17 season against Tottenham Hotspur but regular opportunities proved limited.

On 23 January 2017, he made the switch to Serie A in search of more action, joining AC Milan on loan for the remainder of the season.

Deulofeu made 18 appearances for the Rossoneri, scoring four goals.

On only his second appearance for the senior Spain side, and first since 2014, Deulofeu scored his maiden goal for his country in a 2-0 away win over France in March 2017.

Contracted until: June 2018

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Career Stats - Gerard Deulofeu (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2013 2014 9 (16) 3 0 (2) 0 2 1 0 0 11 (18) 4
2015 2016 16 (10) 2 0 (1) 0 4 (2) 2 0 0 20 (13) 4
2016 2017 4 (6) 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 5 (7) 0
Total 29 (32) 5 0 (4) 0 7 (2) 3 0 0 36 (38) 8
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 17/08/2013 07/01/2017 42 (38) 8

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