Nacho Fernandez Iglesias Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, Salary, Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Awards and Many More

Nacho Fernandez Iglesias Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, Salary, Personal Life, Wife, Kids, Awards and Many More

Spanish footballer José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias, famously known as just Nacho, currently plays as a central defender for the La Liga club Real Madrid besides making regular appearances for the Spain national football team. Besides being used mainly in the central position, he also showcased his performance as a right or left back. After entering in the professional football circuit through the academy system of his native club AD Complutense in 1999, he moved to the Real Madrid youth academy in 2001. Nacho Fernandez Iglesias made his debut for the Los Blancos first-team in 2011 and made more than 100 appearances for the club till now.

Nacho Fernandez Iglesias Biography

He displayed his talent in the defending position during his time at the Real Madrid reserve team between 2009 and 2013. His performance on that duration earned him his selection to the first-team in 2011. Since joining, he gradually secured his place in the Real Madrid starting squad. Besides his club performance, he also played for various youth squads of Spain from 2005 to 2013. Nacho made his international senior debit with his nation in 2013. Without any doubt, Nacho is one of the best defenders the Spanish football has ever produced.

Detailed biography and career of Nacho Fernandez Iglesias

Nacho Fernández Iglesias Biography and Career

Nacho Fernandez Iglesias Early Career

He joined the youth academy system of his native club AD Complutense in 1999, at the age of just 9. He then moved to the academy system of Real Madrid in 2001 for better training and exposure. Nacho sharpened his skills at the academy from 2001 to 2009 while making progression through several age-levels. He also appeared for the Real Madrid Juvenil team during that time and caught the attention of Real Madrid’s reserve team officials. He made his senior debut with the reserve team Real Madrid Castilla and made two appearances in the Segunda División B in the 2008-09 season.

Nacho Fernandez Iglesias Real Madrid Career

Nacho made his La Liga debut for the Real Madrid first-squad against Valencia CF on 23rd April 2011. Shortly after, he made his second appearance against Real Zaragoza on 30th April 2011. He became a part of the first team during the pre-season tour of North America before the 2011–12 campaign, and played against several reputed MLS clubs such as LA Galaxy and Philadelphia Union. Shortly after, José Mourinho included Nacho, Álvaro Morata and Jesús to the first-team as a permanent member of Real Madrid on 2nd September 2012. At the beginning of 2013–14 season, he became an official full-time member of the first-squad and received the number 18 jersey.

Detailed club career of Nacho Fernández Iglesias

Nacho Fernández Iglesias Club Career

Nacho signed a seven-year contract extension with Real Madrid on 3rd July 2014 which could keep him at the club till 2021. He then scored his first official goal for the club against RCD Espanyol on 10th January 2015. The same year, he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a group stage match against one of the richest football clubs, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., on 3rd November 2015. Nacho made his 100th official appearance for Real Madrid in a match against CA Osasuna on 11th February 2017. Recently on 21st January 2018, he scored the first brace of his career in a match against fellow La Liga club Deportivo de La Coruña.

Nacho Fernandez Iglesias International Career

Nacho started his international journey while playing for the Spanish U-16 team in 2005. The following year, he earned his promotion to the U-17 side and helped the squad to win the UEFA European Under-17 Championship and became the FIFA U-17 World Cup runner-up in 2007. After playing for the U-19 team since 2008, he earned his promotion to the U-21 team in 2011. He then helped the side to become UEFA European Under-21 Champion in 2013. His performances for the Spanish youth squads got the attention of Spanish senior team management in 2013.

He earned his first call-up for the Spanish senior squad on 2nd September 2013, as a replacement of injury-stricken Iñigo Martínez. Nacho made his debut for the first squad eight days later, in the friendly match against Chile in Geneva. He debuted as a replacement for his Real Madrid teammate Sergio Ramos.

Full international career of Nacho Fernández Iglesias

Nacho Fernández Iglesias Spain career

Nacho Fernandez Iglesias Personal Life

Born in Madrid, to his parents José María Fernández and Maite Iglesias, Nacho is of pure Spanish descent. He grew up in the Spanish capital while playing football with his younger brother Álex. As a surprising fact, Álex Fernández Iglesias is also a professional footballer and currently plays as a midfielder for the Spanish club Cádiz. Even more surprisingly, both Nacho and Álex are Real Madrid’s academy graduates, and both made their debut in the same La Liga match. Nacho suffered from type-1 diabetes since his 12 years of age which he later revealed in an interview in November 2016.

Nacho dated his long-time girlfriend María Cortés since the early days of his career. The couple got married at the Asunción de Meco Church in Madrid on 31st May 2014. They now have two kids together, daughter Alejandra Fernandez Cortes and son José Ignacio Fernandez Cortes. Nacho’s son José was born on the same day when Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League in 2016.

Nacho Fernandez Iglesias Net Worth

The current net worth of Nacho is estimated to be around €5 Million as of 2018. His market value stands at €20 Million as of the ongoing football season. He currently gets around €79,380 weekly wage from his current La Liga side Real Madrid. His yearly football earning is also estimated to be around €4 Million according to the recent reports. One of the best football agents, Juanma López y Gelu Rodríguez, currently acts as Nacho’s manager.

Nacho Fernandez Iglesias Awards

With Real Madrid, Nacho won the La Liga title for the 2016-17 season, and the Copa del Rey in the 2013-14 season. He won the Supercopa de España twice till now. He also achieved the UEFA Champions League title and the UEFA Super Cup thrice each. Nacho helped Real Madrid to win the FIFA Club World Cup three times till now. Besides, he also helped the Real Madrid Castilla squad to win the Segunda División B in the 2011-12 season.

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