Bellerin profile
Bellerin profile

Hector Bellerin

Pacy right back Hector was promoted to Arsenal's first team at the start of the 2014/15 campaign after he spent time on loan at Watford the previous season to gain valuable experience.

The young Spaniard also featured in the majority of Arsenal's 2013/14 Youth League campaign and made seven appearances for the under-21s, scoring two goals.

The energetic defender made his debut for the senior side in September 2013 when he came on as a late substitute against West Brom in the League Cup.

Strong in possession and direct going forward, Hector was part of the squad that visited New York in pre-season and he also featured in the 2014 Emirates Cup where he produced an eye-catching display against Benfica.

Hector Bellerin Profile

Born March 19, 1995
Barcelona, Spain
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 24
Previous Club(s) Watford (loan)

He then made his full debut against Borussia Dortmund the following month before making his first Premier League appearance when he started against Hull City in October.

Hector impressed so much that he quickly became a regular in Arsene Wenger's matchday squad for 2014/15 as back-up to Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers at right back.

Hector Bellerin's Arsenal Career

  Prem Lge Europe FA Cup Lge Cup C. Shield Total
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2014-2015 17 + 3 2 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 25 + 3 2
2015-2016 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Total 19 + 3 2 4 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 28 + 3 2

My Year

  • 2015/16
  • 2014/15

July

Hector made three appearances in July, coming on as a substitute and assisting Chuba Akpom’s hat-trick goal, before featuring against Everton and Wolfsburg. The Spain Under-21 defender also signed a new long-term contract at the start of the month. Speaking after the contract announcement, Arsene Wenger said: “I expect him to confirm all the good aspects of his game that he has shown, and to accept that he has a tough challenge with Mathieu Debuchy.”

October

After making his Champions League debut against Borussia Dortmund in September, Hector was handed his Premier League debut against Hull City a month later, providing an attacking threat while defending well for 90 minutes. “Hector had a great performance," Nacho Monreal said after the game. "He's been training with us all season, so we know exactly what he can do and what type of potential he has. He took his opportunity in pre-season and he did it again on Saturday. He had a great game. He's very young and he has a long way to go in his development. Given that he is so young and he does have such potential, I think he's going to have a great career ahead of him."

November

Hector was in every Arsenal matchday squad for their November matches but did not feature for Arsene Wenger’s side.

December

Hector played three times in December and assisted Olivier Giroud for his second goal against Newcastle United. Speaking at the end of the year, the defender said: “From the beginning of this year, I’ve been with the first team and being involved in the games that I have played in has been the highlight for me. The trust I’ve been getting and the minutes I’ve been playing, plus just being around the first team has been the highlight of it.”

January

Hector played three times in January, helping Arsenal keep consecutive clean sheets against Hull City, Stoke City and Manchester City.

March

Hector featured in five of Arsenal’s six games in March, completing 90 minutes on three occasions.

April

Hector played the full 90 minutes on three occasions and scored against Liverpool as he continued to establish himself in the first-team squad. The defender was also named man of the match for his impressive performance against Chelsea, where he kept PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard quiet and helped secure a clean sheet.

May

Hector started all six of Arsenal’s games in May and won his first senior trophy as the Gunners lifted their 12th FA Cup with a 4-0 win against Aston Villa. Speaking after the game, he said: “This is a dream that everyone has as a kid to win a trophy like this in a stadium like for a club like this, with all these players. I have no words, I’m just so happy.”