Daniel Carvajal is a Spanish footballer who plays for La Liga outfit Real Madrid and the Spain national football team. Playing at right back Carvajal possesses world class passing, dribbling, intercepting, crossing, and tackling abilities.
Carvajal was born in Leganés, a suburb of Madrid. He joined Real Madrid's youth system as a ten-year-old, and continued climbing through the ranks until reaching Real Madrid Castilla in 2010. In his first season as a senior Carvajal was immediately cast in the reserve team's starting XI, also being the team's captain.
On 11 July 2012, after failing to appear once in official matches with Real's first team, Carvajal signed a five-year contract with Germany's Bayer 04 Leverkusen for a transfer fee of Ã¢â€šÂ¬5 million. Carvajal made his Bundesliga debut on 1 September 2012 in a 2Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0 home win against SC Freiburg. He scored his first goal for his new club on 25 November, netting the second in an eventual 2Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1 success at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Carvajal was selected as one of the three best right-backs at the end of his first and only season, behind FC Bayern Munich's Phillip Lahm and FC Schalke 04's Atsuto Uchida. On 3 June 2013, Real Madrid exercised its buy-back option on Carvajal, who became the team's first signing for 2013Ã¢â‚¬â€œ14 for a fee believed to be in the region of Ã¢â€šÂ¬6.5 million. Carvajal made his La Liga debut on 18 August 2013, in a 2Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1 home win against Real Betis. One month later he played his first match in the UEFA Champions League, again featuring the full 90 minutes in a 6Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1 away routing of Galatasaray SK for the group stage.
Carvajal has represented Spain at the Under-19 and Under-21 level helping both sides to win the 2011 and 2013 UEFA European Under-19 and Under-21 Football Championship titles.