Nicolás Otamendi

  • Date of birth : 12/02/1988
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Argentina Argentina
 
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Nicolás Otamendi

Nicolás Otamendi

Clubs: CA Vélez Sarsfield, FC Porto

• Born in Buenos Aires, Otamendi joined Vélez Sarsfield as a schoolboy and made his senior debut for the club on 10 May 2008 as a late substitute against CA Rosario Central.

• Developed fast and became a key figure in central defence as Vélez won the 2009 Clausura title, starting 17 of the 19 matches.

• Featured for Argentina towards the end of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, starting three matches; went on to gain a place in 23-man squad for South Africa and started the Albiceleste's last three matches – against Greece, Mexico and Germany – in the unfamiliar role of right-back.

• Left Vélez for Porto in August 2010 on a five-year contract and scored on his debut, a 2-0 home win against SC Olhanense, the following month.

• In and out of Porto's 2010/11 Liga-winning side but used more regularly in the Dragons' successful UEFA Europa League campaign, scoring his first European goal on Matchday 6 in a 3-1 home victory against PFC CSKA Sofia.

• A mainstay of the side that won the league championship in 2011/12 and 2012/13, ensuring he has won the Portuguese title in each of his three seasons at Porto. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
 winner 2011

Last updated: 08/07/13 12.37CET

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UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Nicolás Otamendi
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 12/02/1988 (26)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 23
  • Club: Valencia ( ESP)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Group stage)
    30/09/10: CSKA Sofia 0-1 Porto

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Porto170
Total170
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Porto10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Porto141
Total141
Last updated: 12/12/2013 01:25 CET
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