NEWS | 03/07/2014After joining the Alevín A team in 2001, and later playing in all teams in the lower ranks, two seasons ago he joined the first team.
He made his first-team debut on 23 April 2011, in the win over Valencia in the Mestalla (3-6). After several appearances, he became a fully-fledged Real Madrid player two seasons ago. Last season he played 19 matches (12 in La Liga, 3 in the Champions League and 4 in the Copa del Rey).
Nacho is a home-grown footballer who was brought up on the values of Real Madrid. His natural position is in the centre of the rear-guard but he is a versatile player. He can play anywhere in defence and always delivers. He is known for his pace, nerve and solid challenging, qualities that earned him a debut with Spain against Chile in Geneva on 10 September 2013.