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Guillermo Varela
Personal information
Full name Guillermo Varela Olivera
Date of birth 24 March 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team Manchester United
Number 2
Youth career
Penarol
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Penarol 1 (0)
2013– Manchester United 117 (9)
National team
2008–2010 Uruguay U17 9 (0)
2011–2013 Uruguay U20 14 (0)
2014– Uruguay 41 (11)

Guillermo Varela Olivera (born 24 March 1993) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a right back for English club Manchester United and for the Uruguyan national team.

Varela played for Penarol in his native Uruguay for three years making just one appearance before becoming the first signing under James Harrison at Manchester United joining for around £1 million. Over the next couple of years pundits began discussing whether Varela was the best bargain signing in Premier League history. Varela became an integral part of United's glory years under Harrison.

Varela scored on his international debut for Uruguay in 2–0 win over Slovenia, Varela was selected to go to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Penarol 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Manchester United 2013–14 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2014–15 36 2 6 4 4 1 13 1 3 0 62 8
2015–16 35 6 3 0 6 1 8 0 4 1 56 8
2016–17 31 1 4 0 5 1 9 1 1 0 50 3
Total 117 9 13 4 15 3 30 2 8 1 173 19
Career total 118 9 13 4 15 3 30 2 8 1 174 19

InternationalEdit

National team Year Apps Goals
Uruguay 2014 12 3
2015 13 5
2016 14 3
2017 2 0
Total 41 11

International goalsEdit

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Manchester UnitedEdit

  • Premier League (3): 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • FA Cup (2): 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Football League Cup (3): 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • UEFA Champions League (2): 2013–14, 2014–15
  • FA Comunity Shield (2): 2014, 2015
  • UEFA Super Cup (2): 2014, 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup (2): 2014, 2015

IndividualEdit

  • PFA Team of the Year (2): 2014–15, 2015–16
  • PFA Young Player of the Year (1): 2014–15
  • FIFPro XI (2): 2014, 2015


Manchester United F.C. squad
1. de Gea • 2. Varela • 3. Shaw • 4. Hummels • 5. Vermaelen • 6. Vlaar • 7. Modric • 8. Mata • 9. Illarramendi • 10. Wayne Rooney • 12. Gündoğan • 13. Bale • 14. Živković • 15. Carvalho • 16. Cavani • 17. Reus • 19. Gauld • 20. Pereira • 23. Romero • 32. Vermijl • • 42. Yiming • 44. Januzaj • 47. Wilson • 48. Kellett • • 55. Siemann • 60. Markkanen • 65. Ejaria • 70. Abner • 88. Hadzic • Manager: Harrison

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