Álex Fernández

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Álex
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Personal information
Full name Alejandro Fernández Iglesias
Date of birth (1992-10-15) 15 October 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Espanyol
Number 7
Youth career
2000–2003 AD Complutense
2003–2005 Alcalá
2005–2010 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Real Madrid B 99 (6)
2011 Real Madrid 1 (0)
2013– Espanyol 24 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Spain U17 14 (2)
2010 Spain U18 2 (0)
2010–2011 Spain U19 10 (0)
2011 Spain U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Iglesias.

Alejandro Fernández Iglesias, commonly known as Álex (born 15 October 1992), is a Spanish footballer who plays for RCD Espanyol as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Real Madrid[edit]

Born in Madrid, Álex joined Real Madrid's youth system at not yet 13, arriving from neighbouring RSD Alcalá. In 2010 he started appearing with Real Madrid Castilla in Segunda División B and, in July of that year, he was called by first-team coach José Mourinho to a preseason tour in the United States;[1] he made his unofficial debut on 5 August in a friendly match against Club América (3–2 win), with his brother Nacho also making his first appearance that day.[2]

Álex made his league debut with the B-team on 29 August 2010, playing 87 minutes in a 3–2 home win against Coruxo FC.[3] On 3 October he scored his first goal, contributing to a 3–0 home success over AD Cerro de Reyes,[4] and finished his first season with 30 games and two goals as the team fell short in the promotion playoffs.

On 6 March 2011 Álex made his La Liga debut, playing the last minute of the 3–1 win at Racing de Santander.[5] He contributed with 35 appearances in the 2011–12 campaignplayoffs included – with Castilla returning to the second level after five years.

Espanyol[edit]

Álex left Real Madrid in August 2013, by mutual consent. He signed shortly after with RCD Espanyol in the top level.[6][7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Madrid Castilla

Country[edit]

Spain U19

Individual[edit]

Personal[edit]

Álex's older brother, José Ignacio, is also a footballer. A defender, he too graduated from Real Madrid's academy.[8]

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