Player Profile

David Raya Martin

David Raya Martin

1 Goalkeeper

Nationality :Spain
Date Of Birth :September 15, 1995
Height :183cm
Weight :80kg

David Raya Martin is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Arsenal, on loan from Brentford, and the Spain national team.

QUICK FACTS

Full nameDavid Raya Martín
Date of birth15 September 1995 (age 28)
Place of birthBarcelona, Spain
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s)Goalkeeper

David Raya Martin Biography, EarlyLife

Born on September 15, 1995, Raya. His birthplace is Barcelona, Spain, and as of the specified date, he is 27 years old. He stands 1.83 meters tall, or 6 feet.

Raya began his senior career in England with Blackburn Rovers. He made his professional breakthrough as part of the team that was promoted from League One in 2018. Raya transferred to Championship club Brentford in 2019 and was a part of the team that was promoted to the Premier League in 2021. He made his international debut for Spain in 2022.

David Raya Martin Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

David Raya Martin’s Height, And Weight

David Raya Martin has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighs around 80 kg.

He also has an athletic body type. He has a well-kept figure, but measures such as biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black. He has a healthy and well-balanced physique.

Career

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Raya began his career in his native Spain and combined goalkeeping with playing as an outfield player in futsal. He later played youth football for UE Cornellà, before moving to England to join Blackburn Rovers on a scholarship in July 2012. 

Two years earlier, the transfer of Hugo Fernández to Ewood Park had led to an agreement between the two clubs for UE Cornellà players to join Blackburn Rovers for trials. He progressed through the club’s academy and signed a professional contract on 26 February 2014. Raya gained his first senior experience with four months on loan at Conference Premier club Southport during the first half of the 2014–15 season and made 24 appearances. After his return to Ewood Park, he made two late-season Championship appearances and signed a new three-year contract in April 2015.

Despite making just 13 appearances during the 2015–16 and 2016–17 seasons, Raya was Rovers’ second-choice goalkeeper behind Jason Steele and was a frequent member of the matchday squad. Rovers’ relegation to League One at the end of the 2016–17 season saw Raya take over as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper. He made 47 appearances during the 2017–18 season and helped the club to automatic promotion straight back to the Championship. He retained his place during 2018–19 and made 46 appearances during a season of consolidation in the Championship. Raya departed Rovers in July 2019, after making 108 appearances for the club.

On 6 July 2019, Raya signed for Championship club Brentford on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, reported to be in the region of £3 million. Raya’s performances during the first half of the 2019–20 season earned him a nomination for Goalkeeper of the Year at the 2020 London Football Awards and his 16 clean sheets in league matches during the season saw him share the EFL Golden Glove award with Bartosz Białkowski. Raya made 49 appearances during a season which ended with a 2–1 2020 Championship play-off final defeat to West London rivals Fulham.

Injury and transfer speculation led to Raya being left out of head coach Thomas Frank’s matchday squads during the 2020–21 pre-season and early in the regular season. After being reintegrated with two EFL Cup appearances and captaining the team in both matches, he signed a new four-year contract on 2 October 2020. Raya finished the 2020–21 season with 48 appearances, 17 clean sheets, and a promotion medal, earned with a 2–0 2021 Championship play-off final victory over Swansea City. In his growing role as a sweeper-keeper, Raya attempted 300 more passes than any other Championship goalkeeper during the season.

Raya began the 2021–22 season as an ever-present in Premier League matches, before suffering a posterior cruciate ligament injury during a 2–1 defeat to Leicester City on 24 October 2021. He returned to outdoor training on 10 January 2022. After a behind-closed-doors friendly appearance on 1 February 2022, Raya made his return to competitive match play with a start in a 4–1 FA Cup fourth-round defeat to Everton four days later. He was an ever-present until the end of the campaign and finished a mid-table season with 25 appearances.

Raya continued as an ever-present in league matches during the 2022–23 season and his performances during an unbeaten January 2023 (during which Brentford challenged the European places) saw him nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award. That same month, Raya rejected a second offer of a new contract. He was a member of the club’s leadership group during the 2022–23 season in which he was ever-present in league matches.

On 15 August 2023, Raya completed a season-long loan move to Arsenal. Arsenal paid £3 million to complete the loan deal, which has a purchase option of £27 million. As part of the deal, Raya signed a two-year contract extension with Brentford, which also includes a club option for an additional 12 months. On 17 September, he made his debut as a starter for Arsenal against Everton at Goodison Park. 

Raya would later make his Arsenal home and Champions League debut at the Emirates Stadium against PSV Eindhoven on 20 September, keeping a clean sheet as the Gunners ran out 4–0 winners. On 24 September, he started in the North London derby against Tottenham in which Arsenal and Tottenham drew 2-2 in a very important game for both North London sides. He made crucial saves in the North London Derby such as when Brennan Johnson took a shot that looked like it was going in but Raya put a hand ultimately saving it.

After failing to receive a call-up by Spain at youth level, Raya won his maiden international call-up to the senior team for a pair of friendlies in March 2022. He made his debut with a start in a 2–1 win over Albania on 26 March and remained an unused substitute in the second match. Raya was an unused substitute during the entirety of Spain’s victorious 2022–23 UEFA Nations League campaign. Raya was named in Spain’s 2022 World Cup squad, but before the team’s exit in the round of 16, his only match play during the period came with a second-half substitute appearance in a pre-tournament friendly versus Jordan.

David Raya Martin’s Net Worth

Spanish goalkeeper Raya began a long-term contract with a stated remuneration of EUR 25,000 per week and EUR 624,000 annually.

His maximum market value as a professional player is €22.00 Million, and his net worth is about EUR 1,458,600 annually.

David Raya Martin’s Girlfriend, Dating

There isn’t a girlfriend for Raya. He doesn’t date any women. Raya is single. He is concentrating more on his football career right now. We need to update the post as soon as he starts dating.

FAQ

What is the net worth of David Raya Martin?

His net worth is 22 million dollars.

What is the height of David Raya Martin?

His height is 6 feet 0 inches.

What is the age of David Raya Martin?

His age is 28 years as of 2023.

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