Juan Mata succeeded in setting a record that is difficult for other players to achieve, namely winning 2 different league titles in the same year. / Photo: Instagram @juanmatagarcia
KOBE – Juan Mata succeeded in setting a record that is difficult for other players to achieve. Yes, he was able to win 2 different league titles in the same year.
Having received minimal playing minutes with Manchester United, Juan Mata decided to move to the Turkish League with Galatasaray on September 8 2022. The player from Spain only appeared in 16 matches in the Turkish League, contributing 3 goals and 1 assist.
Despite getting minimal playing minutes, Juan Mata managed to help Galatasaray win the Turkish League for the 2022/2023 season. Then on July 1 2023, Cimbom Aslan – Galatasaray’s nickname – decided to terminate Juan Mata’s contract.
After his career in Turkey, Juan Mata joined Vissel Kobe which appeared in the J1 League or the highest caste of the Japanese League. However, the 35 year old player only appeared for 10 minutes in one match.
Interestingly, with Vissel Kobe, Juan Mata experienced the 2023 Japanese League title. This made Juan Mata make an impressive record.
Juan Mata successfully won 2 league titles in one calendar year. He successfully won the Turkish League title with Galatasaray and the Japanese League with Vissel Kobe.
“The 35 year old Juan Mata won 2 league trophies in the same calendar year. Super Lig (Turkish League) with Galatasaray and J1 with Vissel Kobe,” read the ESPN report, as quoted on Tuesday (28/11/2023).
On the other hand, Juan Mata is considered to have made the right decision to leave Manchester United. The reason is, not even 2 years after leaving the team nicknamed The Red Devils, he has already won 2 league titles with different clubs.