Guillermo Varela

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Guillermo Varela is a defender currently playing for Manchester United.

Guillermo Varela
Full Name Guillermo Varela Olivera
Date of Birth 24 March 1993
Age 31 years
Place of Birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Position Right back
Nationality Uruguayan
Current club Manchester United
Previous club/s Peñarol


Youth career

Guillermo signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2013 from Peñarol following a successful trial with the first team. Although he's yet to feature at senior level for the club, his performances for the Under-21 side during the 2013/14 season have been of a high and increasingly improving standard. In January 2014 he was given compassionate leave due to his parents being involved in a car crash in Uruguay.

He joined Real Madrid on loan for the 2014/15 season, playing for their Castilla team. Guillermo returned to Manchester United for the 2015/16 season and played predominantly with the Under-21 side as an overage player. He was added to the first team squad to face West Ham in December 2015 and made his debut as a half time substitute, replacing Patrick McNair. He made his first start for the club in the Champions League away to Wolfsburg and followed that up with a first league start away to Bournemouth in December 2015. In April 2016, Guillermo scored an injury time winning goal to ensure that the Under-21 side retained the Under-21 Premier League title.

Guillermo joined Eintracht Frankfurt on loan for the 2016/17 season.


Guillermo has represented Uruguay at Under-17 and Under-20 levels. He was called up to the Senior Team for the first time in March 2016.

Career statistics

Club Season Under-21 First Team Total
Starts Subs Goals Assists Starts Subs Goals Assists Starts Subs Goals Assists
Manchester United 2013-14 21 0 0 6 21 0 0 6
2014-15 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2015-16 15 0 2 3 10 1 0 1 26 1 2 4
Career total 39 0 2 9 10 1 0 1 49 1 2 10

Career honours


Guillermo is contracted to Manchester United until June 2018.