Nacho Monreal

  • Date of birth : 26/02/1986
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Spain Spain
 
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Nacho Monreal

Nacho Monreal

A left-back of vim and vigour, Ignacio 'Nacho' Monreal has emerged as a potential successor to Joan Capdevila for Spain's UEFA European Championship title defence in Poland and Ukraine. He spent several seasons gaining his Liga spurs with CA Osasuna before switching to ambitious Málaga CF in summer 2011.

• Born in Pamplona, he joined local club Osasuna as a schoolboy and worked his way up through the youth ranks before making his Liga debut at Valencia CF in October 2006.

• Made his European bow before that, appearing in both legs of a UEFA Champions League qualifier against Hamburger SV, and went on to make four further appearances as Osasuna reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Sevilla FC.

• Became the club's first-choice left-back in 2007/08, making 27 Liga appearances and scoring one goal − in a 2-1 defeat at Levante UD; also broke into Spain's Under-21 team and appeared at the 2009 UEFA European U21 Championship in Sweden, starting all three matches.

• Went on to make 127 top-flight appearances for Osasuna − all in the starting XI − before joining Málaga in June 2011 for a fee of €6m.

• Made his senior debut for Spain in August 2009, as a substitute for Capdevila in a friendly against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and started a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Armenia but was not included in the squad for the finals; made no UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying appearances either but was recalled for the November 2011 friendly in Costa Rica.

Last updated: 02/03/12 11.21CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/06/2015 02:04 CET
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain9001
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain2-1BelarusBelarus4600
16.08.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace3700
19.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-0ArsenalArsenal9000
23.08.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-2ArsenalArsenal9001
27.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsArsenalArsenal1-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
31.08.2014English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
13.09.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-2Man. CityMan. City9000
18.10.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-2HullHull9000
22.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAnderlechtAnderlecht1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
25.10.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-2ArsenalArsenal9000
01.11.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0BurnleyBurnley9000
04.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal3-3AnderlechtAnderlecht9000
09.11.2014English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea2-1ArsenalArsenal9000
22.11.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-2Man. UnitedMan. United9000
26.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0DortmundDortmund9000
29.11.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-1ArsenalArsenal2300
03.12.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
21.12.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool2-2ArsenalArsenal100
26.12.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1QPRQPR9000
28.12.2014English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
04.01.2015English FA CupThird roundArsenalArsenal2-0HullHull9000
11.01.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0StokeStoke9000
18.01.2015English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City0-2ArsenalArsenal9000
25.01.2015English FA CupFourth roundBrightonBrighton2-3ArsenalArsenal9000
01.02.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal5-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
07.02.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-1ArsenalArsenal9000
10.02.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-1LeicesterLeicester9000
21.02.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
09.03.2015English FA CupQuarter-finalsMan. UnitedMan. United1-2ArsenalArsenal9010
14.03.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0West HamWest Ham9000
17.03.2015UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16MonacoMonaco0-2ArsenalArsenal8300
21.03.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
04.04.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1LiverpoolLiverpool9000
11.04.2015English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
26.04.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea9000
04.05.2015English Premier LeagueHullHull1-3ArsenalArsenal9000
11.05.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-1SwanseaSwansea9000
17.05.2015English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
30.05.2015English FA CupFinalArsenalArsenal4-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000

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General info

  • Name: Nacho Monreal
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/02/1986 (29)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 18
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    09/08/06: Hamburg 0-0 Osasuna
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Elite round)
    12/04/05: Spain 3-0 Israel

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Spain U-2180
Spain U-1930
Total110

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Arsenal140
Osasuna20
Málaga40
Total200
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Osasuna40
Total40
Last updated: 18/03/2015 01:08 CET
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