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Top facts about Konrad de la Fuente

Mon 20 September 2021 | 19:29

A look at the Top facts about Konrad de la Fuente including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

Konrad de la Fuente is an American winger who currently plays for Olympique Marseille football club and the United States national team.

Born in 2001 at Miami, Florida, 

Konrad

started his career in Barcelona's famous academy, La Masia. He entered the academy at 2013, three years after his father moved to Spain to work in the Haitian Embassy in Barcelona. Konrad stayed at Barcelona's academy for the next seven years and caught the eyes of many scouts with his fine performances for Barcelona's youth ranks.

Konrad's career breakthrough In 2020 when he was promoted to Barcelona's senior side. Despite his potentials, Konrad did not find enough playing time and had to play most of the season with Barcelona B. The following season he was again used at Barcelona B and the senior side and this time he had the chance to play three games, two of which were in the Champions League against Ferencvaroc and Dynamo Kiev. 

Konrad has been a member of United States' youth and senior teams. He played a total of 24 games and scored 6 goals for United States' U16, U18 and U20 sides, before earning his first call-up to the senior side in 2020. He made his debut for the UNSAMIT in a friendly against Wales.

The new Marseille's player has won one major titles so far into his career, which was thee 2020-21 Copa del Rey with Barcelona. At 20 years of age, Konrad de la Fuente has established himself as a promising talents in Europe. By the time of writing this article, He has registered 13 goals and 7 assists in 46 matches during his club career. Now let's have a look at the top

facts about Konrad de la

Fuente

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Top facts about Konrad de la Fuente you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Konrad de la Fuente. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Konrad de la Fuente

  • Date and Place of Birth

    :16 July 2001 / Miami, Florida, United States

  • Height & Weight

    : 1.76 m /73 kg

  • Marital Status

    : Single

  • Wife/Girlfried

    : Not Known

  • Children

    :  None

  • Current team

    : Olympique Marseille

  • Jersey Number

    : 20 at Barcelona and Marseille

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Cancer

Konrad de la Fuente Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Konrad de la Fuente is about his birthday.

Konrad de la Fuente's Birthday

is at 16th day of July 2001. Konrad de la Fuente nationality is American. Konrad was born in Florida, United States.

Konrad de la Fuente zodiac sign is Cancer. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 16th of July are:

Footballers: Gareth Bale, Carli Lloyd, Mousa Dembele, Sergio Busquet  / Actors and Actresses: Jayma Mays and James Maslow

Konrad de la Fuente Childhood story

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Konrad de la Fuente Childhood

story as well as the family and the background he grew up in.

Konrad de la Fuente was born in Miami, Florida. His parents were Haitians of Dominican decent. He grew up in America until he was 10 years old. He was not into football much as it is not a very popular sport in America. But his life changed when he was 10 years old and his father took a job at the Haitian Embassy in Barcelona.

Their arrival was at the time

Barcelona

was at the top of the football world as Pep Guardiola side won a total of 14 titles out of the possible 18 between 2008 till 2012. Konrad was fascinated by the amazing atmosphere of the city during that time and fell in love with football and His parent encouraged him to pursue his dreams of becoming a footballer.

Konrad started his amateur career at a local youth academy, CF Damm in 2012. His talent was so obvious that he was discovered by Barcelona scouts just a year later. In 2013 he entered Barcelona's famous academy, La Masia. He rose through the ranks with ease and earned himself a place in the Barcelona B team at 2018.

Konrad made his debut for Barcelona reserve team on December 1, 2018, as late substitute against Valencia Mestalla in the Segunda Division B. His debut had a bitter taste though as he conceded a penalty in the final minutes of the game causing his side to go 2–1 down. However his fellow teammate Ronald Araujo equalized late and saved the day for Konrad.

He made his first start for Barcelona B on December 15, 2019, in a 3–1 win against La NucIa. He scored his first goal on February 2, 2020, a stoppage time winner in a 2–1 win against AE Prat, after coming on in the 81st minute.

The following season, Konrad was called up to join Barcelona's senior squad, which marked the beginning of his professional career.

Konrad de la Fuente wife, Relationships and Marital Status

There is no official news about Konrad de la Fuente's girlfriend as he has successfully kept his private life away from the media. He has not shared any pictures of himself with any girls on his social media accounts. Any new information about Konrad de la Fuente love life will be published here at

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Konrad de la Fuente Career

Konrad's professional career started in the 20-21 season when he played his first game for Barcelona. He made his first team debut in a pre-season game against Gimnastic Tarragona, in the process becoming the first American to play for Barcelona's first team.

His official debut for Barcelona was at the Champions' League group stage game against Dynamo Kyiv on November 24, 2020. He appeared two more times for Barca in that season's Champions League, coming off the bench again in a 3–0 away victory over Ferencvaros, and later in the Copa del Rey in a 2–0 away victory against Cornella.

Although Konrad played only three games for Barcelona senior side, He was a regular starter for the reserve team during the 20-21 season. In total, He played 29 games for

Barca B

and scored 6 goals. Going back and forth between Barcelona's first and second team was not easy for Konrad as he explained in an interview in 2021.

It was the club’s decision, they thought it was best for my progression for me to play regularly every week with the ‘B’ team, but train with the first team every day, And I think it was the correct decision because I feel a lot better right now.

It’s not really easy to be in this position, you know, because as a soccer player you want to be playing, So at the beginning of the season I wasn’t playing much with either team because I would travel with the first team and then I would miss a “B” team game and, like, two weeks later I’d play with the “B” team. So it was pretty difficult to get me into a rhythm of games and minutes.

To solve Konrad's lack of playing time at the professional level, Barcelona decided to loan him to

Olympique Marseille

. In the summer of 2021 FC Barcelona and Olympique de Marseille announced that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of Konrad de la Fuente for 3 million euros. With Barca retaining 50 percent of any future sale of the player.

At 20 years of age, Konrad is seen as a promising youngster and he hopes to make it big with Olympique Marseille in his first full season at the professional level. He is a versatile and gifted winger and has stated in his interviews that all his childhood idols were wingers too.

I do everything to create chances, to score or pass to my teammates, to help my team win. In fact, my favorite players are playing on the wings. When I was younger, I tried to play like them. I think I was inspired by their style.

With United States youth and senior national teams

Konrad was called up to the United States under-16 team in 2016. He played 11 games and scored 4 goals before being promoted to the U18 team. Konrad scored 1 goal in 4 matches and moved to play for USA's U20 team in 2019. The gifted winger once again proved his talent with 1 goal in 9 games for the U20 team in 2020.

Konrad made his senior international debut for United States on November 12, 2020, in the friendly against Wales as a starter and was replaced by Ulysses Llanez in the 71st minute.

Konrad de la Fuente Transfermarket stat

According to Konrad de la Fuente Transfermarket stats, he has played a total of 46 games for three of Barcelona sides. (Barcelona B, Barcelona UEFA U19 and Barcelona). He has scored 13 goals and has provided 7 assists for his team mates. Konrad finished his career spell at Barcelona B with 9 goals and 5 assist in 29 games. He also registered a total of 4 goals and 2 assist in 14 games for Barcelona UEFA U19. His short spell with Barcelona senior side ended with no goals and assists in three games.

During his career, Konrad de la Fuente has played 24 games as a left-winger, 21 games as a right-winger and 1 game as a centre-forward.

On the international level

Konrad de la Fuente Transfermarket

stats that he has scored 6 goals in 24 games for United States U16, U18 and U20 teams. He has played one game for United States' senior team, which was a friendly against Wales in 2020.

Konrad is currently under contract with Olympique Marseille until the end of June 2025.Pro Evolution Players Company is his agent. His market Value is at 4 million Euros.

Konrad de la Fuente Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Konrad de la Fuente has an estimated net worth of 5 million Dollars in 2021, including all of his properties and earnings. Konrad de la Fuente market value is at 4 million Euros. Konrad de la Fuente salary in 2021 is reportedly 25 thousand Euros weekly.

Some Short top facts about Konrad de la Fuente

  • Like many other football stars, Konrad de la Fuente is passionate about playing video games, especially the FIFA game. Konrad de la Fuente rating in FIFA 21 is 76 (his overall rating) with a potential of 83. He has got a 3-star skill moves rating.

  • Konrad de la Fuente is the second American player in the history of FC Barcelona after Sergino Dest who joined the Catalans from Ajax Amsterdam at the same time that Konrad was promoted to the first team.

  • Konrad de la Fuente religion

    is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth. It is not known whether he is a devoted religious person or not.

Konrad de la Fuente is active in social media. Konrad de la Fuente Instagram account, ‌(

@konradjr_

) has around 313k followers.

Konrad de la Fuente Height is 1.76 meters. Konrad de la Fuente weight is 70kg.

Konrad de la Fuente position

is the left winger. Although he has also played many games as a right winger and a centre forward.

The most interesting facts about

Konrad de la Fuente tattoos

is that he does not have any tattoos on his body. It is not a surprise though as he is only 19 years old.

Konrad de la Fuente Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top

facts about Konrad de la Fuente

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On His first meetings with Lionel Messi:

He [Messi] was having an interview at La Masia and I was there, when the interview was over I went to go take a picture of him.

And as I'm walking up to him -- I'm with two of my other friends -- I'm like 'Oh, it's Messi, it's great.' I'm like almost shaking. And I asked him if I could take a picture and he goes: 'Yeah,' and I have my phone in my hand, and I'm looking down at my hand is trembling.

It was crazy. I've never felt like that in my life. It's not that I'm used to seeing Messi now. But I still get a little star struck but not like that, the first time I trained with the first team, I got into the locker room and I turned to go into it and run into someone. And I looked and I see its

Messi

.

I said: 'Hi,' and shook his hand and everything. And then as I walked past him I said: 'Oh my God I just [ran into] Messi.' But there was just that moment and that's it. And then it was just normal

On his idol, LeBron James and his love for Basketball:

My favorite player is LeBron, He's my idol. I'm just a LeBron fan, probably the biggest fan in the world. I play basketball as a hobby, and I'm not that good at it, but it's incredible how much I like him.

I just like the way he plays, his work ethic, how he is off the field, his ambition to improve even though he is the best. It's incredible and I really admire it.

Even though I am not a basketball player, but I want to be like that in the soccer world. In that sense, [he's a bigger influence than Messi for me]. (ESPN)

On his new adventure with Olympique Marseille:

I am very happy. I worked very hard to get to this level. I hope to be up to this opportunity. I can’t wait to play. OM is one of the biggest clubs in France and Europe. I know its prestigious history, and I hope to help the club achieve its goals.

Many great players made their debuts in Marseille. I hope to be able to follow in their footsteps.

Didier Drogba, Samir Nasri, Franck Ribery and of course

Dimitri Payet

. It’s huge to wear the same jersey as them! Since I was little, I’ve been trying to play like them, in one-on-one duels, in the passes. Ribery is one of my favorite players. (Marseille website)

Konrad de la Fuente records and achievements

We round up our article on the top

facts about Konrad de la Fuente

with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

With FC Barcelona:

Copa del Rey (2020-21)

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