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: 22/05/2014 02:20 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundPuerto RicoPuerto Rico1-2SpainSpain5600
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain3-1UruguayUruguay1200
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain9001
21.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-3ArsenalArsenal300
24.08.2013English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-3ArsenalArsenal1800
27.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsArsenalArsenal2-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
01.09.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0TottenhamTottenham1100
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3ArsenalArsenal100
18.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMarseilleMarseille1-2ArsenalArsenal1200
22.09.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1StokeStoke1700
25.09.2013English League CupThird roundWest BromWest Brom1-1
(3-4(p))
ArsenalArsenal12000
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea1-2ArsenalArsenal200
01.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageArsenalArsenal2-0NapoliNapoli200
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain2-1BelarusBelarus4600
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-2ArsenalArsenal1800
29.10.2013English League CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal0-2ChelseaChelsea9000
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0LiverpoolLiverpool1800
06.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDortmundDortmund0-1ArsenalArsenal1500
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0SouthamptonSouthampton900
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff0-3ArsenalArsenal900
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0HullHull9000
11.12.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageNapoliNapoli2-0ArsenalArsenal1600
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City6-3ArsenalArsenal9000
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0CardiffCardiff9000
04.01.2014English FA CupThird roundArsenalArsenal2-0TottenhamTottenham9000
13.01.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2ArsenalArsenal6601
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0FulhamFulham9000
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-2ArsenalArsenal9000
02.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
08.02.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool5-1ArsenalArsenal6100
16.02.2014English FA CupFifth roundArsenalArsenal2-1LiverpoolLiverpool9000
19.02.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ArsenalArsenal0-2BayernBayern5900
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1SunderlandSunderland4500
16.03.2014English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham0-1ArsenalArsenal1300
06.04.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-0ArsenalArsenal9000
12.04.2014English FA CupSemi-finalsWiganWigan1-1
(2-4(p))
ArsenalArsenal6300
20.04.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
28.04.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-0NewcastleNewcastle9000
04.05.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0West BromWest Brom8000

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General info

  • Name: Nacho Monreal
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/02/1986 (28)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Arsenal80
Osasuna20
Málaga40
Total140
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Osasuna40
Total40
Last updated: 20/02/2014 01:06 CET
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