Nando (footballer, born October 1967)

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Nando
Personal information
Full name Fernando Muñoz García
Date of birth (1967-10-30) 30 October 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Sevilla B 21 (0)
1987–1990 Sevilla 70 (0)
1990–1992 Barcelona 63 (0)
1992–1996 Real Madrid 49 (0)
1996–2001 Espanyol 123 (2)
Total 326 (2)
National team
1985 Spain U18 2 (0)
1989–1990 Spain U21 5 (0)
1990–1992 Spain 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fernando Muñoz García (born 30 October 1967), known as Nando, is a Spanish retired footballer who played mostly as a central defender (right-footed, he was also utilized on the flank).

During a 15-year professional career he appeared in 306 La Liga games, having represented four clubs, most notably Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Club career[edit]

Born in Seville, Nando started his career with hometown's Sevilla FC, his first game being on 22 February 1987 in a 1–0 home win against Athletic Bilbao (90 minutes played). He left in the 1990 summer to join FC Barcelona – with the Andalusians having an option to rebuy – where he won the European Cup in 1992 and two La Liga titles in two seasons; at his new team, he reunited with former Sevilla defensive mate Ricardo Serna.[1]

Subsequently, Nando returned to Sevilla, but was immediately bought by Barça archrivals Real Madrid,[2] where he would spend three-and-a-half seasons with irregular playing time – 46 matches in his first two years combined, three in the following – before moving to RCD Espanyol in January 1996.[3] In the other Catalonia side he would play until the end of the 2000–01 campaign, scoring his only goals as a professional in the process.[4][5]

Nando retired in 2001, aged almost 34.

International career[edit]

Nando earned eight caps for the Spain national team, all while at Barcelona. His debut came on 12 September 1990 in a 3–0 friendly win over Brazil, in Gijón.[6]

Honours[edit]

Barcelona
Real Madrid
Español

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