Juan Castillo

Date of birth: 13 January 2000
Place of birth: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Position: Midfielder
International levels played at: Netherlands U18s, U17s, U16s
Trophies won at Chelsea: FA Youth Cup 2016/17; U18 Premier League 2016/17

Juan Castillo is a player who was signed from Ajax in the summer of 2016. He played in central midfield and as a winger in his younger schoolboy days, while also featured at wing-back in his debut campaign as a Chelsea scholar.

A former captain of Ajax and the Netherlands, he has represented his country at Under-17 level, including at the European Championship for that age group in May 2017. Through hard work and application, he forced his way into our Youth Cup side as the campaign progressed, starting both legs of the semi-final and final, and scoring the ninth goal in our 9-2 aggregate thrashing of Tottenham. He ended the season with winners medals in the Youth Cup and Under-18 Premier League.

In January 2017, he signed a first professional contract at the club until the end of the 2018/19 campaign.