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Ayoze Pérez
Spanish association football player

Ayoze Pérez

Ayoze Pérez
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Intro Spanish association football player
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Spain
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 29 July 1993, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Age 29 years
Star sign Leo
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Sports Teams
Newcastle United F.C.
CD Tenerife B
C.D. Tenerife
Spain national under-21 football team
Leicester City F.C.
The details (from wikipedia)


Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez ([aˈʝoθe ˈpeɾeθ]; born 29 July 1993) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a forward or attacking midfielder for Premier League club Leicester City.

He began his career at hometown club CD Tenerife, where he received several personal awards for his performances in the 2013–14 Segunda División season before joining Newcastle for around €3 million.

Pérez has represented Spain internationally at under-21 level.

Club career


Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Pérez finished his formation with local Tenerife, making his senior debuts with the B-team in the 2011–12 season, in the fourth division. He appeared with the main squad in the third level in the following campaign, featuring in 16 matches and scoring once as the Blanquiazules returned to division two after a two-year absence.

After impressing in the 2013 pre-season, Pérez played his first professional match on 18 August, starting in a 1–0 away defeat against Alcorcón. He scored his first goal in the "silver category" on 29 September, in a 1–0 home win over Real Madrid Castilla.

On 23 March of the following year Pérez scored his first hat-trick of his career, starting in a 5–0 thrashing against Ponferradina. This was one of the performances which earned him the league's Player of the Month award, which he retained for a second consecutive time while his manager Álvaro Cervera won the equivalent.

In October 2014, Pérez won the Breakthrough Player in the 2013–14 Segunda División and Best Attacking Midfielder in the 2013–14 Segunda División awards at the LFP Awards Ceremony.

Newcastle United

On 5 June 2014, Pérez rejected interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Porto to join Premier League club Newcastle United for an estimated €3 million fee. The deal was confirmed a day later. He made his league debut on 17 August, replacing fellow debutant Emmanuel Rivière in the 83rd minute of a 2–0 home defeat against then champions Manchester City.

Pérez scored his first goal in his first league start on 26 October, in a 2–1 away win over Tottenham Hotspur. Six days later, as a half-time substitute for Papiss Cissé, he scored the only goal of the game to defeat Liverpool and give Newcastle their fourth successive win. On 9 November, Pérez made it three league goals in as many games in a 2–0 away win against West Bromwich Albion. He scored less frequently in the second half of the season as Newcastle struggled, but his equaliser against the same opponents on 9 May 2015 ended a run of eight consecutive defeats under John Carver, as Newcastle avoided relegation.

Pérez scored Newcastle's first in a 2–2 draw with title holders Chelsea on 26 September 2015. On 18 October, he recorded a goal in a 6–2 rout of Norwich City, Newcastle's first win of the season. He scored the only goal of an away win at Bournemouth on 7 November, with Newcastle's only shot on target. On 13 December, as a substitute, he scored an added-time winner at Tottenham Hotspur, moving Newcastle out of the relegation places.

On 1 February 2016, Newcastle United announced that Pérez signed a new contract, committing himself to the club until the summer of 2021.

Pérez stayed with Newcastle despite a drop into the Championship, helping the club return to the Premiership immediately after one season. Pérez ended the season with 9 goals in 25 appearances, with 11 of them coming as starts, scoring key goals against title rivals Brighton as well as Barnsley to help seal the Championship title on the final day of the season.

He scored his first Premier League goal of the season in a 2–2 draw at Southampton on 15 October. He then scored in consecutive matches in a 1–0 away win over Stoke City and a brace in a 3–1 home win over Luton in the FA Cup. On 31 March 2018, Pérez ended his 8-match goalless run by scoring the only goal in a victory over Huddersfield, in the 80th minute. Pérez continued his good form with a goal and an assist each, in wins over Leicester City and Arsenal.

On 20 April 2019, he scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 3–1 win over Southampton. In doing so, he became the first player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Newcastle since Georginio Wijnaldum in 2015.

Leicester City

On 4 July 2019, Perez signed a four-year contract with Leicester City for a fee of £30m. He made his competitive debut for Leicester City in a 0–0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on 11 August. On 25 October 2019, Perez scored his first goal for Leicester City, going on to complete a hat-trick in a 9–0 away win over Southampton.

International career

On 29 August 2014, Pérez received his first call-up to the Spain national under-21 team for the 2015 European Under-21 Championships qualifying matches against Hungary and Austria. He made his under-21 debut as a 77th-minute substitute for Munir El Haddadi against Hungary on 4 September.

Personal life

Pérez's older brother, Samuel, is also a forward, who has played for Blyth Spartans and Berwick Rangers. He currently plays for Alnwick Town in the Northern Football Alliance Premier Division. Cousin María José Pérez is a forward for Levante UD Femenino and the Spain women's national team.

Career statistics


As of 23 June 2020
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tenerife B 2011–12 Tercera División 18 6 18 6
2012–13 Tercera División 17 5 17 5
Total 35 11 35 11
Tenerife 2012–13 Segunda División B 16 1 0 0 16 1
2013–14 Segunda División 34 16 1 0 35 16
Total 50 17 1 0 51 17
Newcastle United 2014–15 Premier League 36 7 0 0 3 0 39 7
2015–16 Premier League 34 6 1 0 2 0 37 6
2016–17 Championship 36 9 2 0 3 3 41 12
2017–18 Premier League 36 8 1 2 0 0 37 10
2018–19 Premier League 37 12 3 1 1 0 41 13
Total 179 42 7 3 9 3 195 48
Leicester City 2019–20 Premier League 26 7 1 0 5 0 32 7
Career total 290 76 9 3 14 3 313 82


Newcastle United

  • EFL Championship: 2016–17


  • Segunda División Player of the Month: March 2014, April 2014
  • Segunda División Breakthrough Player: 2013–14
  • Segunda División Best Attacking Midfielder: 2013–14
  • Segunda División Team of the Season: 2013–14
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 27 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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