Jesús Fernández Collado
Jesús training with Real Madrid
|Full name||Jesús Fernández Collado|
|Date of birth||11 June 1988|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2010–2013||Real Madrid B||61||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Madrid, Jesús played youth football for three different teams. In 2007 he signed for CD Numancia, going on to play two seasons with the reserves in Tercera División. In the 2009–10 campaign he acted as third-choice with the main squad in Segunda División, making his debut in the competition on 22 May 2010 in a 3–4 away loss against Real Unión.
Jesús returned to his hometown in 2010, joining Real Madrid and being assigned to Real Madrid Castilla in Segunda División B. On 21 May 2011, in the last matchday of the season, he made his first-team and La Liga debut, replacing departing Jerzy Dudek in the last minutes of an 8–1 home win over UD Almería.
Jesús acted solely as third-choice for the Merengues in the following two years, as understudy to Iker Casillas, Antonio Adán and Diego López. On 1 June 2013 he made his first start, featuring in a 4–2 home success against CA Osasuna for the last matchday.
- Real Madrid Castilla
- Real Madrid
- El Real Unión cree en la salvación ante un 'novato' Numancia (Real Unión believes in salvation against 'rookie' Numancia); Marca, 22 May 2010 (Spanish)
- Ronaldo breaks record in rout; ESPN Soccernet, 21 May 2011
- Mou, adiós con Victoria (Mou, farewell with win); Marca, 1 June 2013 (Spanish)
- "Official statement: Jesús Fernandez". Real Madrid's official website. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
- El Levante UD llega a un acuerdo con el Real Madrid CF para el traspaso del guardameta Jesús Fernández (Levante UD reaches agreement with Real Madrid CF for the transfer of goalkeeper Jesús Fernández); Levante's official website, 4 August 2014 (Spanish)