16Villarrealmidfielder20.07.2001 (22 years)height 175weight 70tags.nationality Spain
Club season 2023/2024
45Games
5Goals
17Assists
15 Jun
Finished
Spain
Spain
3
0
Croatia
Croatia
06 Aug 16:30
Dortmund
Dortmund
Villarreal
Villarreal

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Birthplace: Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Career: Villarreal (Back from loan, 20.08.2021) CF Villarreal B ... Villarreal CShow more
Career goals: 29Show more
Career matches: 210Show more

Written by David Álvarez, Juan I. Irigoyen, Ladislao Moñino, Jon Rivas, Rafael Pineda and Juan L. Cudeiro for El País:

Álex Baena is often compared to Santi Cazorla. Both players left home as teenagers to join Villarreal; both became midfielders known more for their intelligence than athletic prowess. Like the former Arsenal player Cazorla, Baena does his thinking before he receives the ball – and usually makes the correct decision about what to do when he receives it. He is a great competitor, too. Perhaps he only needs to become more mature, and understand that he needs to be a role model for teammates as well as supporters.