Juan Castillo

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Juan Castillo
0Full Name Juan Carlos Familia-Castillo
0Date of Birth 13 January 2000
0Place of Birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
0Position Defender/Midfielder
0Chelsea career 2016 -
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs Ajax
Ajax (loan)
AZ (loan)
ADO Den Haag (loan)
Birmingham City (loan)
Charlton Athletic (loan)

Juan Castillo is a defender or midfielder who fomerly played for Chelsea's Academy team.


Pre-Chelsea career

Juan joined Chelsea from Ajax as a 16 year-old.

Chelsea career

Juan's Chelsea career began tentatively, being used as a bit-part player in the first half of the season as he settled into a new country and a new club. As Jody Morris began to utilise a 3-4-3 formation more often as the campaign went on, Castillo became a force as the left wing-back in that setup, turning in influential performances that helped the club towards a treble success in the Southern section, the Merit Stage, and the FA Youth Cup.

He became a regular in the Development Squad thereafter, and helped Chelsea to back-to-back Finals in the UEFA Youth League, before joining former club Ajax on loan for the 2019-20 season. Despite the Amsterdam side having the option to buy him outright, they declined that option in June 2020. He instead went to Eredivisie rivals AZ on loan the following season, failing to make an impression and switching to ADO Den Haag midway through the campaign, before doing similar in 21-22 at Birmingham and then Charlton back in England. With injuries hampering his progress significantly, he spent the 2022-23 season convalescing with Chelsea, and departed at the end of his contract in June 2023.


Juan has represented the Netherlands up to Under-20 level. He is also eligible to represent the Dominican Republic.

Career statistics

Youth and Development Football

Season Under-18 European Dev Squad Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2016-17 27 2 0 0 0 0 27 2
2017-18 24 2 7 2 11 2 42 6
2018-19 - - 8 2 25 1 33 3
2019-20 - - - - 4 0 4 0
2020-21 - - - - 2 0 2 0
2022-23 - - - - 6 0 6 0
Total 51 4 15 4 48 3 114 11

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