Hector Bellerin is a Spanish defender who plays for Premier League club Arsenal FC and the Spain U21 squad. Becoming recognised throughout European football for his electric pace, beating a previous sprint record held by team-mate Theo Walcott, Bellerin is shaping up to become one of the most feared and sought after Right-Backs within the game.
Born in the football city of Barcelona, Spain, Bellerin showed an instant ability for the game and therefore was signed by renowned academy Barcelona FC. Progressing through the youth ranks under the notorious guidance of the Barcelona coaching staff, Bellerin developed well however opted for a move to Premier League club Arsenal due to the increased likelihood of experiencing game time. Signing his first professional contract in July 2013, Bellerin made his competitive debut a month later in a League Cup fixture against West Brom.
To gain first team football, Bellerin was sent on loan to Championship side Watford where he played eight league games before returning to Arsenal the following summer ready for the 2014/15 season. Becoming a progressively more important player for Arsenal, Bellerin made a total of 28 appearances after first choice Right Back Mathieu Debuchy became injured. Bellerin took his chance in the starting line-up and has now staked a serious claim at securing the Right Back position permanently.
Bellerin has posed as vital part of the Spain youth sides having appeared for the U16's to the U21's. The pacey Right Back helped his U19 team-mates to the European Championship Semi-Finals in 2013 and is set to become an important part of the senior squad in years to come.