A Spanish footballer Gerard Deulofeu Lázaro is a player of Barcelona. Gerard was born on 13 March 1994 in Riudarenes. The player is equally at ease as a forward or as a winger.
In 2003, when he was just nine, Gerard entered the academy of Barcelona and his junior career began. He was selected for the club’s U-11 team, where he stayed for the following two years. In 2005, the young player was promoted to the U-13 team. In a short period of time, Deulofeu became the head-coach’s first choice making starts in almost all the squad’s fixtures. Not only was he a diligent footballer, but Gerard also proved to be a kind of a universal player that could play equally well as a winger or as a forward.
In 2011, the young Spaniard was invited to defend the reserve team of FC Barcelona, which meant an absolutely new stage in his playing career. Gerard took the proposal and his senior career started off. The same year, the footballer was once called up for the club’s main team, but eventually returned to the B team. He became the squad’s regular making 34 appearances both as a substitute player and as a starter during his debut season. Gerard also managed to fire nine balls over the course of the 2011/2012 season.
After becoming one of the most promising La Masia players Gerard was loaned to Everton for the 2013/2014 season to gain top flight experience.
Deulofeu made his international debut for the Spain U-16 team. In total, he scored one goal in 4 matches. The footballer played for the U-17 squad during the years of 2009-2011. He formed the side of the national youth team that became the runner-up at the 2010 UEFA U-17 Championship. In 2011, Gerard was invited to perform for the U-19 team. Together with the squad he had some successful runs becoming twice the winner of the UEFA U-19 Championship (in 2011 and 2012). In 2012, as a reward for his fabulous performance, Deulofeu was awarded the title of the UEFA U-19 Championship Golden Player.
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