Nacho

Born: June 24, 1980 (age 35)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Malaga, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Defender/Midfielder
Team: Real Betis (no. 23)
Real Betis' Nacho in action on July 26, 2013
Career History
Senior2009-Real Betis
Sports Mole has 83 articles about Nacho. Articles 1 to 40:
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid on April 30, 2016
Result: Real Madrid temporarily go top of La Liga table
Gareth Bale scores 10 minutes from time as Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Anoeta to move to the top of the La Liga table ahead of Barcelona's Sociedad clash.
16:52
Fernando Torres shouts in Antoine Griezmann's ear after scoring for Atletico Madrid against Barcelona on September 12, 2015
Result: Atletico Madrid move to within six points of Barcelona in La Liga table
Atletico Madrid return to winning ways in La Liga with a 5-1 home success over Real Betis in Saturday's clash at the Vicente Calderon.
Apr 2, 16:49
Aritz Aduriz of Spain celebrates a goal with teammates during the international friendly against Italy on March 24, 2016
Preview: Romania vs. Spain
Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's international friendly between Romania and Spain in Cluj-Napoca.
Mar 26, 15:43
Aritz Aduriz of Spain celebrates a goal with teammates during the international friendly against Italy on March 24, 2016
Result: Aritz Aduriz nets first Spain goal in Italy draw
Italy and Spain play out a 1-1 draw in their international friendly in Udine on Thursday night, with Aritz Aduriz cancelling out a strike from Lorenzo Insigne.
Mar 24, 21:42
Real Madrid players celebrate scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Result: Real Madrid breeze past Sevilla in Madrid
Real Madrid move to within one point of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the La Liga table courtesy of a 4-0 win over Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
Mar 20, 21:20
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Sevilla
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
Mar 18, 22:56
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal against Levante on March 2, 2016
Result: Real Madrid hold on to see off bottom side Levante
Real Madrid beat Levante 3-1 to restore some much-needed pride after a damaging week for the club.
Mar 2, 21:49
Cristiano Ronaldo goes down on his knees after missing a penalty during the La Liga game between Malaga and Real Madrid on February 20, 2016
Result: Real Madrid's La Liga title hopes in tatters
Real Madrid's already-slim La Liga title hopes take a hit after being held to a 1-1 draw at Malaga in Sunday afternoon's clash at La Rosaleda.
Feb 21, 16:53
James Rodriguez of Real Madrid celebrates scoring their second goal against Athletic Bilbao on February 13, 2016
Team News: James Rodriguez drops out for Real Madrid
Colombian attacker James Rodriguez drops out of the Real Madrid team for the trip to Malaga in La Liga.
Feb 21, 14:06
Nacho for Real Madrid on September 27, 2014
Real Madrid's Nacho closing in on Napoli switch?
A report in Italy says that Napoli are in the process of negotiating a deal for Real Madrid defender Nacho.
Jan 26, 21:16
Real Madrid's defender Nacho Fernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 3, 2015
Nacho: 'I want to play centre-back'
Real Madrid defender Nacho says that while he prefers to operate at centre-back, he is more than happy to play all across the back four for Los Blancos.
Dec 7, 18:57
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Anfield on August 17, 2015
Report: Real Madrid preparing Alberto Moreno bid
A report claims that Real Madrid want to sign Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno in the January transfer window.
Nov 30, 18:31
James Rodriguez of Real Madrid duels for the ball with David Junca of SD Eibar during the La Liga match between SD Eibar and Real Madrid at Ipurua Municipal Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Eibar, Spain.
Match Analysis: Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid return to winning ways in La Liga with a 2-0 victory at Eibar.
Nov 29, 17:45
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) reacts with his teammate Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid in Lviv on November 25, 2015
Match Analysis: Shakhtar Donetsk 3-4 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid hold off a late Shakhtar Donetsk fightback to win 4-3 in the Champions League in Ukraine.
Nov 25, 22:35
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Team News: Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez dropped by Real Madrid
Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez drop to the bench for Real Madrid in their Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Nov 25, 18:54
Roy Hodgson manager of England looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley on October 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Preview: Spain vs. England
Sports Mole previews Friday's international friendly between Spain and England.
Nov 10, 14:51
Real Madrid's defender Nacho Fernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 3, 2015
Nacho, Oscar de Marcos given Spain call
Nacho and Oscar de Marcos, of Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao respectively, receive calls into the latest Spain squad following injuries to Sergio Ramos and Juanfran.
Nov 9, 13:25
Ever Banega of Sevilla gives the thumbs up after scoring the oprning goal during the UEFA Super Cup between Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Dinamo Arena on August 11, 2015
Match Analysis: Sevilla 3-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Sevilla come from behind to beat Real Madrid 3-1 in La Liga on Sunday.
Nov 8, 22:15
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos reacts to an injury after scoring during the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC vs Real Madrid CF at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on November 8, 2015.
Result: Fernando Llorente strikes as Sevilla stun Real Madrid
Fernando Llorente comes off the bench to score as Sevilla come back to beat Real Madrid.
Nov 8, 21:20
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos reacts to an injury after scoring during the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC vs Real Madrid CF at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on November 8, 2015.
Half-Time Report: Ciro Immobile cancels out Sergio Ramos opener for Real Madrid
Ciro Immobile cancels out Sergio Ramos's opener as Sevilla go in level at half time against Real Madrid.
Nov 8, 20:17
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's opening goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 4, 2015
Team News: Karim Benzema left out by Real Madrid for Sevilla clash
Rafael Benitez leaves Karim Benezema out of Real Madrid's matchday squad for their La Liga game against Sevilla.
Nov 8, 19:03
Real Madrid's defender Nacho Fernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 3, 2015
Nacho: 'Result most important'
Real Madrid defender Nacho says that winning is far more important than playing well following Tuesday's Champions League Group A match against Paris Saint-Germain.
Nov 4, 16:31
Marcelo for Real Madrid on December 9, 2014
Report: Marcelo a doubt for El Clasico
A report claims that a hamstring injury could keep Marcelo out of Real Madrid's La Liga clash with Barcelona on November 21.
Nov 4, 16:18
Real Madrid's defender Nacho Fernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 3, 2015
Nacho: 'My goal was fortunate'
Real Madrid defender Nacho hints that he was trying to cross the ball when he scored the winner in Tuesday's Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
Nov 4, 16:05
Paris Saint-Germain's French head coach Laurent Blanc looks on during the French Ligue 1 football match between Reims and Paris Saint-Germain on September 19, 2015
Laurent Blanc: 'We did everything but score'
Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc bemoans his team's inability to finish their chances during Tuesday's Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.
Nov 4, 15:52
Sergio Ramos for Real Madrid on September 20, 2014
Sergio Ramos: 'We were fortunate to win'
Real Madrid boss Sergio Ramos admits that his team were fortunate to beat Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.
Nov 4, 15:39
Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Thiago Motta (L), Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Angel Di Maria and Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic react to missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Champions League group sta
Angel di Maria: 'We were outstanding in Madrid'
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel di Maria says that his team were "10 times better" than Real Madrid during their 1-0 defeat at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.
Nov 4, 15:13
Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Thiago Motta (L), Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Angel Di Maria and Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic react to missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Champions League group sta
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each player performed during Real Madrid's 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Nov 3, 22:58
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) tries to pass through the defence during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match Real Madrid CF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 3, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions League at the Bernabeu.
Nov 3, 22:22
Real Madrid's defender Nacho Fernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 3, 2015
Result: First-half Nacho goal gives Real Madrid win over Paris Saint-Germain
A first-half strike from Nacho gives Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, as Angel di Maria rattles the crossbar late on.
Nov 3, 21:42
Real Madrid's defender Nacho Fernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 3, 2015
Half-Time Report: Nacho goal gives Real Madrid lead over Paris Saint-Germain
A goal from substitute Nacho gives Real Madrid a 1-0 half-time lead over Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu.
Nov 3, 20:37
Sergio Ramos for Real Madrid on September 20, 2014
Team News: Sergio Ramos, Keylor Navas return for Real Madrid, PSG make five changes
Real Madrid head coach Rafael Benitez makes two changes for his side's Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain, as Sergio Ramos and Keylor Navas are named to start.
Nov 3, 19:03
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior gestures during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs UD Las Palmas at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 26, 2015
Result: Neymar hits four as Barcelona down Rayo Vallecano
Neymar finds the back of the net four times as Barcelona come from a goal down to beat Rayo Vallecano 5-2 at the Camp Nou.
Oct 17, 21:20
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior gestures during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs UD Las Palmas at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 26, 2015
Half-Time Report: Neymar double gives Barcelona lead
Neymar scores twice from the penalty spot to give Barcelona a 2-1 half-time lead in their La Liga match against Rayo Vallecano.
Oct 17, 20:17
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid scores Real's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Levante UD at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 17, 2015
Result: Marcelo, Ronaldo, Jese goals give Real Madrid home victory against Levante
Goals from Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jese give Real Madrid a 3-0 win against Levante at the Bernabeu.
Oct 17, 16:51
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Malaga CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2015
Half-Time Report: Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo goals give Real Madrid lead against Levante
Real Madrid lead Levante 2-0 at the Bernabeu thanks to goals from Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Oct 17, 15:50
Gareth Bale congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on September 12, 2015
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale lead the line for Real Madrid against Levante
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale start up front together for Real Madrid against Levante.
Oct 17, 14:17
Spain's players celebrate after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Ukraine and Spain at Olympiysky stadium in Kiev on October 12, 2015
Result: Debut strike from Mario Gaspar earns Spain victory in Kiev
Mario Gaspar scores the only goal of the game to earn Spain a 1-0 win against Ukraine in Kiev.
Oct 12, 21:35
Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
Preview: Spain vs. Luxembourg
Sports Mole looks ahead to Friday's Group C encounter where Spain can secure qualification to the Euro 2016 finals with a win over Luxembourg.
Oct 6, 15:59
Sergio Ramos for Real Madrid on September 20, 2014
Nacho replaces Sergio Ramos in Spain squad
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos pulls out of the Spain squad with a shoulder problem, with club teammate Nacho called up as the centre-back's replacement.
Oct 6, 12:51
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1Barcelona362745104297585
2Atletico MadridAtletico36274560164485
3Real Madrid362664105327384
4Villarreal351710842311161
5Celta Vigo35169104955-657
6Athletic Bilbao351671253431055
7Sevilla351410114942752
8Valencia351111134442244
9Las PalmasLas Palmas36127174449-543
10Malaga351012133132-142
11EibarEibar36119164656-1042
12Real Sociedad36119164247-542
13Real Betis361011153150-1941
14Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo35718104357-1439
15Espanyol35107183567-3237
16Granada3699184265-2336
17Rayo Vallecano36811174870-2235
18Sporting GijonSporting Gijon3698193761-2435
19Getafe3588193364-3132
20Levante3578203363-3029