Fernando Niño Bejarano
|Full name||Fernando Niño Bejarano|
|Date of birth||September 16, 1974|
|Place of birth||Rota, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
After beginning professionally with lowly hometown Club Deportivo Rota, Niño moved in 1996–97 to Andalusia neighbours Xerez CD, achieving promotion to the second division in his first year but being immediately relegated back.
However, his individual performances caught the attention of RCD Mallorca in La Liga and, however mainly registered with the Balearic Islands club's B-team, he finished his debut season with 16 first-team appearances.
Subsequently Niño became an undisputed starter, partnering Spanish international Miguel Ángel Nadal during six full seasons. In January 2006, after a serious injury had cut his 2004–05 campaign short, he left the side, joining second level outfit Elche CF.
Niño's injury woes were recurrent in 2008–09, as he was forced to miss 18 league games. He retired from football with immediate effect at the season's end, aged almost 35, amassing professional totals of 264 matches and nine goals.