Top facts about Nacho Fernandez

Sat 24 April 2021 | 18:00

A look at the top facts about Nacho Fernandez, Real Madrid defender.

José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias (born 18 January 1990),


, is a Spanish football player who plays as a center back for Real Madrid and the Spain national team.

He has spent his football with Real Madrid after making his entry in 2011, playing more than 200 games and gain many awards, as well as 4 Champions League. Nacho achieved his initial cap for Spain in 2013 and was on the team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Nacho has a unique personality. You will never see him complaining about bench. During the football era, every athlete has a time when he does not play as he expects in the main team and is present in all games.

In defense, wherever a player is injured, he can replace him and has performed well in most games. He considers himself a child of Real Madrid, and this separation is almost unthinkable, at least until his retirement.

Nacho has a level of balance between defense and attack. Some, like Carvajal and Marcelo, have their attacking strengths and are not strong in defense against their influence in the attack, But Nacho has an above-average level and a balance between defense and attack. Of course, he usually plays as a central defender in substitutions.

Of course, now that we are writing this article in season 20/21, He plays regularly and has performed well so far.

Getting infected with the coronavirus he stated: "Unfortunately, my Covid test result is positive, but I am at home and I will fight it with all my might. Thank you for all your support and take care of yourself."

Nacho Fernandez turned 31 years old in January. The Spanish defender of Real Madrid celebrated his birthday while he is still playing for Real as a loyal soldier.

The player may not be one of Real Madrid's most important, influential, and top players, but he has always been a reliable option for coaches. In his limited games, Nacho has often provided an acceptable and very good level and we have seen fewer mistakes by this player.

Another top fact about Nacho Fernandez is that this player has qualities that have enabled him to fill the vacancies well. Maybe if Nacho had played for another team, he could have found a stable position and played continuously, but he preferred to stay in Madrid so that he might achieve his dream.

Jose Ignacio Fernandez Iglesias or Nacho, is experiencing his 20th season in various Real Madrid teams. Perhaps the best word to describe him is "one club man". The neighborhood of the Iglesias family to Nacho's parents allowed their 11-year-old eldest son to attend the Real Madrid academy. However, the story of Nacho's life does not lead to this extraordinary event!

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Top facts about Nacho Fernandez you might want to know

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top facts about Nacho Fernandez

, Real Madrid defender.

Nacho Fernandez Information

In the following article, we will take a look at the 

Top facts about Nacho Fernandez

including his religion and personal Info.


  • Full Name

    : José Ignacio Fernández

  • Profession

    : Professional Football Player

  • Nickname

    : Ignacio

  • Current Team

    : Real Madrid

Body measurement

  • Height

    : 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

  • Weight

    : 76kg

  • Hair Color

    : Dark Brown

  • Hairstyle

    : Short

  • Facial Hair

    : Beard

Soccer Information

  • Position

    : Defender - Centre-Back

  • Foot

    : Right

  • Shirt Number

    : 6

Date of Birth and individual Info

  • Date of Birth

    : 18 January 1990

  • Birth Place

    : Madrid, Spain

  • Age

    : 31

  • Religion

    : Unknown

  • Nationality

    : Spanish

Nacho Fernandez Early Life

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top facts about Nacho Fernandez.


Nacho Fernandez childhood

, he was born as the eldest child and boy of his family. He was raised with two of his brothers and sisters namely Alex and Maite.

Fernandez carries a similar name as his mother. As a child, Nacho had a timid personality, because Nacho was the first child in the family, he always took care of his siblings. Since Nacho Fernandez's childhood, he has always had a great personality, both on and off the football field.

Nacho Fernandez Career Statistics

Born in Madrid, Nacho reached Real Madrid at the age of 11. He had his entry in 2008–09, performing in 2 matches with the reserves in Segunda División B and then showed up in the next two seasons; it was through this time he made a long-time partnership with Russian national team player 

Denis Cheryshev


On 23 April 2011, Nacho had his main-team and La Liga entry, beginning as a left-back in a 6–3 victory over Valencia CF and performing in the full time game. His second show came the next week, in a 2–3 home defeat to Real Zaragoza.

Nacho was one of the younger squad players selected to escort the main team on their summer friendlies in North America, earlier to the beginning of the 2011–12 campaign. He approached as a replacement in all 3 games, over the LA Galaxy, C.D. Guadalajara, and Philadelphia Union.

On 2 September 2012, Jose Mourinho stated that Nacho, together with Álvaro Morata and Jesús, would be encouraged to the main team but keeping to play with Castilla. He played at the beginning of 2013–14 with the number 18 jersey.

On 3 July 2014, Nacho agreed on a fresh deal with Real Madrid until 2021. He scored his initial goal for them on 10 January of the next year, ending the score in a 3–0 home win over 

RCD Espanyol


On 11 February 2017, Nacho made his 100th show for Real Madrid in a 3–1 victory over 


. Due to injuries of teammates, he was the greatest player as the center-back at the club.

Nacho scored his initial professional two goals in one game on 21 January 2018, in a 7–1 victory against Deportivo de La Coruna. 

In that year's Champions League, he played 8 games while scoring 1 goal, when Madrid achieved their third sequential and 13th title in the competition; in the conclusive game over Liverpool, he displayed at right-back after substituting Dani Carvajal in a 3–1 victory in Kyiv.

The 2019–20 season for Nacho was influenced by injury, and he just made 6 shows through the league season as Real Madrid achieved the 2019–20 La Liga.

International career

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Once playing for Spain at U-17, U-19, and U-21 grades, Nacho was initially called on 2 September 2013 for a friendly against 


. He played his first game by substituting Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos soonly into the second half of the 2–2 tie over Chile in Geneva.

Nacho was called in Spain's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He scored his initial goal for his country on 15 June, beginning as a right-back in the group stage fixture over 


 and netting from 30 meters in a 3–3 tie.

Nacho Fernandez style of play

Nacho is a player familiar for his flexibility in each defensive post on the pitch, one as well as the other Julen Lopetegui and Zinedine Zidane used Nacho as a center, right, and left-back.

He is seen as a trustworthy full-back because of his abilities on the ball and ability for attacking. A quick defender who is famous for his work rate, stamina, and power in the air not being especially tall for his post.

Apart from his defensive abilities, Nacho is a capable passer of the ball in two of them, short and long-range, with a 92.2% pass accuracy in 2017–18. In that season, he scored 5 goals from set-pieces.

Nacho Fernandez wife and children

Exactly one year after Nacho joined Real Madrid's Academy team, Nacho found out that he has diabetes! He went to a practitioner and the doctor told him that he could no longer play football. 

You are probably saying to yourself, how did Nacho's football life go on? Nacho did not despair and turned to another specialist. This time the doctor said that exercise is not only safe but also very useful. A sentence that, according to Nacho, brought life back to him. Real Madrid helped his academy player to get a good diet and the care that Nacho owed.

To make a better life, finding love was besides significant for Nacho. That he saw in Maria Cortes Milan who was born on the 13 February 1989 ( one year oder than her husband).

Nacho Fernandez Family

Nacho's youth brother, Álex, is a soccer player. A midfielder, he moreover graduated from Real Madrid's academy, and two of them had their entry in a similar match; Álex transferred to 


 in 2020.

As mentioned before, In November 2016, Nacho showed that he has lived with type 1 diabetes since he was 12 years old. Through his initial 5 years in the main team, Nacho has been able to prevent significant hurts, ascribing his achievement to his eating habits and training.

He has 3 children with his wife María Cortés, a daughter, and two sons.

Nacho Fernandez Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Nacho Fernandez's market value

 is at € 10.00 m in the 20/21 season. He is ranked number 17 among all Real Madrid players. Nacho Fernandez's ranked number 116 among all players of the


20/21. It is interesting you know through top fact about Nacho Fernandez, his ranked number 30 among all players born 1990.

Nacho Fernandez stats

Let's consider facts about Nacho Fernandez this season in 20/21. We want to mention his games and performance this season. He has made 18 appearances for  Real Madrid in LaLiga 20/21, receiving three yellow cards and not a red card. He didn’t score a goal.

He has played in 48% of games from the beginning and shows that he does have a very stable position in the team. He was also present in 46% of possible minutes and as we said before he didn’t score.

He played in 6 games in Champions League 20/21 for Real Madrid and once in Supercopa 20/21 for Real Madrid.

In total, at the moment of writing, he has played 25 games for Real Madrid in 20/21, never scored a goal but provided one assist. He has been able to play in 2157 minutes this season, which shows that he is having a great season, at least in minutes compare to his past seasons.

Some short top facts about Nacho Fernandez

Nacho Fernandez is active on social media. 

Nacho Fernandez Instagram

 account is 


, he has around 6.7m followers. 775 posts, his first post on May 4, 2013, he shared the photo of the national game.

As of writing, the last item was posted on his Instagram yesterday. This shows that he is very active on Instagram and communicates with his audience and fans this way.

As we mentioned before, 

Nacho Fernandez Height

 is 1.80 m meters. 

Nacho Fernandez weight

 is 76 kg. Of course, the weight of the man is constantly changing.

The most interesting top fact about 

Nacho Fernandez tattoos

 is that there are not many photos of Nacho Fernandez without a shirt, but whaw is clear is that he is not interested in tattoos, unlike many footballers, and this can be seen from his hands. His personality style does not allow him to do it.

Nacho Fernandez Entertainment

In this section, we will look at the top facts about Nacho Fernandez. Nacho has a dog, he spends part of his daily time with his dog. His dog's name according to the information we have is LOBO.

One of his hobbies is to motivate people, especially people with diabetes. besides, given his history of diabetes and the aforementioned, Nacho posted a photo of himself on February 14, 2020, in which he attended a conference on diabetes and talked about the importance of exercise for diabetes and health.

Nacho Fernandez Memorable Moments

His goals to Leonessa

: Nacho's goal in the

Copa del Rey

was so amazing that Real Madrid offered to watch it at the Puskas Awards. Nacho scored Real Madrid's sixth goal with his super goal as Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Leonessa.

His goal to Sevilla

: In the return match of these two teams in the 2016/17 season, something interesting happened during the game when the Sevilla players were about to build their defensive wall when Nacho put the ball into the goal with his shot. This goal came as a surprise to the Sevilla players.

Signed by Casemiro

: During the Real Madrid and Manchester United match in the form of the European Super Cup, Casimiro scored Real Madrid's first goal with his extraordinary shot. Recorded pictures of Nacho show him on the bench asking Casimiro to sign!

Kiss Domino

: The 2016/17 season was a dream season for Real Madrid and they managed to win 5 trophies. At the Real Madrid championship celebrations, however, AS newspaper found a more interesting subject than the speech in the audience. A kiss domino that Nacho started! The dominoes were started by Nacho and ended with


passing through Morata, Marcelo, and Carvajal.

Nacho Fernandez Quotes

Let's continue with top facts about Nacho Fernandez.


We want to examine the conversation that Nacho had with his brother at the time of the early Corona outbreak.

Nacho said on live on Instagram to his brother Alex, who plays for Cadiz: "The important thing is to be able to play again. Football is important in this country, and people need to think about other things, and football is a way to entertain them. Many people have returned to work and finally, football is our job. We will play again unless something strange happens."

Nacho was asked about the possibility of leaving Real Madrid and joining his brother in Cadiz, who said: "Nothing is ever clear in football. I have a contract for another 2 years and I would like to retire here because I have been in this club since I was a child.

Every summer there is news of my separation and I do not know what will happen. I talk to the coach every summer and I respect his and the club's decision. I do not know what will happen and I do not know whether I will play for Cadiz or not."

Of course, as you know, these talks are for before and as it seems, Nacho will retire from the Real Madrid team unless something special happens.

Nacho Fernandez Advertisements

In addition to earning money from football, players also earn money through advertising. One of the brands that Nacho has advertised for is Summum, a clothing brand. Also, as other players have a contract with Adidas, he advertises them, and the last time he advertises is on November 27, 2017.

Nacho Fernandez Achievements

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In the following, we want to mention 

Nacho Fernandez achievements

 that he has had during his career, both at national and club level.

Real Madrid Castilla

  • Segunda División B

    : 2011–12 (Group 1); 2012 (overall champions)

Real Madrid

  • La Liga

    : 2016–17, 2019–20

  • Copa del Rey

    : 2013–14

  • Supercopa de España

    : 2017[

  • UEFA Champions League

    : 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

  • UEFA Super Cup

    : 2016, 2017

  • FIFA Club World Cup

    : 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Spain U17

  • UEFA European Under-17 Championship

    : 2007

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup runner-up

    : 2007

Spain U21

  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship

    : 2013

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