Nano (Spanish footballer, born 1982)

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Nano
Personal information
Full name Fernando Macedo da Silva Rodilla
Date of birth (1982-04-20) 20 April 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth A Coruña, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger / Left back
Club information
Current team
Racing Ferrol
Youth career
Ural
Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Barcelona C 2 (0)
1999–2003 Barcelona B 111 (21)
1999–2003 Barcelona 4 (0)
2003–2006 Atlético Madrid 39 (6)
2005–2006 Getafe (loan) 8 (2)
2006–2008 Cádiz 37 (2)
2008–2009 Racing Ferrol 22 (4)
2009–2012 Numancia 90 (13)
2012–2013 Osasuna 18 (0)
2013–2014 Alavés 23 (0)
2015– Racing Ferrol 63 (6)
National team
1998–1999 Spain U16 9 (4)
1999 Spain U17 3 (0)
2000–2001 Spain U18 11 (2)
2001 Spain U20 1 (0)
2000–2003 Spain U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Da Silva and the second or maternal family name is Rodilla.

Fernando Macedo da Silva Rodilla (born 20 April 1982), known as Nano, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Racing de Ferrol mainly as a left winger.

He started out at FC Barcelona but, after only six competitive appearances with the first team, he went on to resume his career in both Segunda División and Segunda División B. In La Liga, he also represented Atlético Madrid, Getafe and Osasuna, amassing totals of 69 games and eight goals.

Club career[edit]

Nano was born in A Coruña, Galicia. At age 16, he seemed on the verge of a promising future as he was already playing with FC Barcelona's reserves, and the following year he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, against Real Zaragoza; he would however, not be able to progress any further in his five-year stay with the Catalans, only appearing in three more games with the main squad.[1][2]

After a solid first season with Atlético Madrid,[3] with qualification to the UEFA Intertoto Cup, Nano's career faded into obscurity as he was rarely featured with another club from Madrid, Getafe CF, and slightly more with Cádiz CF (the latter in the second division).

Nano then joined lowly Racing de Ferrol, impressing enough to return to the second level and signing a three-year contract with CD Numancia.[4] He scored five goals in 37 matches in the 2011–12 campaign, helping the Soria side finish in tenth position.

Honours[edit]

Spain U16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nano debuta en la Liga y Dani se estrena con un gol" [Nano makes League debut and Dani has scoring debut]. El País (in Spanish). 23 August 1999. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Las 23 promesas sub'23 del año 2000" [The 23 under-23 prospects of the year 2000] (in Spanish). Fútbol de Primera. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "El zurdo que se inventó Van Gaal" [The left-footed that Van Gaal invented]. El País (in Spanish). 6 August 2003. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "El Numancia ficha a Nano y traspasa a Quero al Rayo Vallecano" [Numancia sign Nano and transfer Quero to Rayo Vallecano]. Marca (in Spanish). 9 July 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 

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