Despite his natural position being at the heart of the defence, Nacho is the jack of all trades. He acts intelligently in any position of the defence and always responds wherever he is supposed to be. He is known for his speed, levelheadedness and sureness in tackling. Despite his youth, he shows great maturity on the pitch. Moreover, he is able to get the ball played and has a good long pass.
Having been with the Whites for more than a decade makes him a man of the house who represents Real Madrid's values to perfection. He arrived at Alevín A in 2001 and, bit by bit, has moved up and up until reaching the first team. Mourinho has always believed in him. He took him to the USA for the pre-season and now he has given him the opportunity to form part of the first squad. International with the lower ranks of the Spanish national team.
Outside of sports, Nacho has a very busy life. He is finishing his studies at the National Institute of Physical Education, whilst combining that with the third year of a coaching qualification. Although football and studying are his two main commitments, Nacho enjoys the free time he has to be with his friends and family. Cinema is one of his great hobbies.
An important date for him is the 23rd of April 2011, when he played his début with the first team in Mestalla against Valencia. The Whites won 3-6 and Nacho was the first pick. During a great part of his career, he has shared changing rooms with his brother Álex, who plays for Castilla.
|Liga Española 1ª División 2012-13||Champions League 2012-13||Copa del Rey 2012-13|
|Matches Subbed In||1||0||1|
|Minutes Played Starter||523||94||188|
|Minutes Played Sub||12||0||41|
|Goals w/ Right Foot||0||0||0|
|Goals w/ Left Foot||0||0||0|
|Penalty Kicks Scored||0||0||0|
|Free Kicks Scored||0||0||0|
|Goals as Starter||0||0||0|
|Goals as Sub||0||0||0|
|Assists w/ Goal||0||0||0|
|Crosses Into Big Box||9||0||3|
ARTICLE - 23/05/2013
Three members of the band watched a training session and greeted the coaching staff and the players before having photos taken
ARTICLE - 22/05/2013
They are also the team that have scored the most away league goals against the team from San Sebastian, 107, in the 65 occasions in which they have met in the First Division
ARTICLE - 22/05/2013
The Real Madrid striker has scored a brace in three of the last four matches against the San Sebastian set