Ignacio Camacho

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Ignacio Camacho
Ignacio Camacho 2011.jpg
Camacho in action for Málaga in 2011
Personal information
Full name Ignacio Camacho Barnola
Date of birth (1990-05-04) 4 May 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Zaragoza, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
2001–2005 Zaragoza
2005–2007 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Atlético Madrid B 12 (0)
2008–2011 Atlético Madrid 30 (2)
2011– Málaga 121 (10)
National team
2005 Spain U15 1 (0)
2006–2007 Spain U17 25 (2)
2008–2009 Spain U19 14 (4)
2009 Spain U20 2 (0)
2008–2013 Spain U21 9 (0)
2014– Spain 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 December 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Camacho and the second or maternal family name is Barnola.

Ignacio Camacho Barnola (Spanish pronunciation: [iɣˈnaθjo kaˈmatʃo]; born 4 May 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Málaga CF as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

Camacho was born in Zaragoza, Aragon. Initially starting out at hometown club Real Zaragoza, Camacho was spotted by Atlético Madrid, and was signed to its youth academy. He made his first-team debut on 1 March 2008, starting, playing 68 minutes and being booked as the Colchoneros won 4–2 at home over FC Barcelona – he had just signed his first professional contract two months earlier.[2]

On 3 May 2008, one day shy of his 18th birthday, Camacho scored his first La Liga goal, netting twice in another home success, this time 3–0 against Recreativo de Huelva.[3] After some excellent performances in his first season, he would however spend the following campaign restricted to Copa del Rey matches (he did not make the league's list of 18 in most of the games), with coach Javier Aguirre preferring Portuguese Maniche and new signing Éver Banega; this situation would slightly improve in late February 2009 as new coach Abel Resino had a run-in with Maniche, leaving him out of the squad for the remainder of the season.


2009–10 did not provide Camacho with the needed opportunities to progress; injured for most of the early part of the season, when healthy, he was mainly utilized in injury time of games. In the following campaign he appeared even more rarely – no minutes in the league whatsoever – and, in late December 2010, was transferred to Málaga CF, with teammate Sergio Asenjo also making the move in a loan deal.[4]

Camacho scored his first official goal for Málaga on 29 April 2012, netting from a Jesús Gámez cross for the game's only at home against Valencia CF.[5] He contributed with 13 games and 811 minutes as the Andalusia team finished fourth and qualified to the UEFA Champions League for the first time ever.

In 2012–13, Camacho started regularly for the Manuel Pellegrini-led side. In January 2013 he was a central figure in two of the three contests between Málaga and Barcelona: on the 13th, his backpass turned into an assist for Lionel Messi for the first in an eventual 1–3 home loss;[6] three days later he scored in the last minute to earn his team, by then reduced to ten men, a 2–2 draw at the Camp Nou for the season's domestic cup (4–6 aggregate loss).[7]

International career[edit]

Camacho captained the Spanish under-17 team to the title at the 2007 UEFA European Championship, scoring one goal during the tournament.[8]

In 2008, following his performances with Atlético's first team, he was promoted to the under-21s, but missed the 2009 European Championships through injury. On 7 November 2014 he was called up to full side manager Vicente del Bosque's squad for matches against Belarus and Germany,[9] making his debut on the 18th against the latter by coming on as a half-time substitute for Sergio Busquets, in an eventual 0–1 friendly loss in Vigo.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Camacho's father Juan José was also a footballer, as older brother Juanjo. The latter was also a midfielder, who played for several Segunda División and Segunda División B clubs.[11]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 15 March 2015[12]
Season Club Competition Apps Goals
2007/08 Atlético Madrid Spain La Liga 10 2
2008/09 Atlético Madrid Spain La Liga 8 0
2009/10 Atlético Madrid Spain La Liga 12 0
2010/11 Atlético Madrid Spain La Liga 0 0
2010/11 Málaga Spain La Liga 15 0
2011/12 Málaga Spain La Liga 13 1
2012/13 Málaga Spain La Liga 33 2
2013/14 Málaga Spain La Liga 33 5
2014/15 Málaga Spain La Liga 22 2
Total 146 12



Atlético Madrid



  1. ^ "Ignacio Camacho Barnola" (in Spanish). Málaga's official website. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Atlético hand Camacho maiden deal; UEFA.com, 3 January 2008
  3. ^ Atlético maintain top-four challenge; UEFA.com, 3 May 2008
  4. ^ Atlético y Málaga llegan a un principio de acuerdo por Camacho y Asenjo (Atlético and Málaga agree for Camacho and Asenjo); Atlético's official website, 28 December 2010 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Top-three finish in Malaga's sights; ESPN Soccernet, 29 April 2012
  6. ^ Barca ease to Malaga scalp; ESPN FC, 13 January 2013
  7. ^ Malaga equalizer jolts Barca at Camp Nou; ESPN FC, 16 January 2013
  8. ^ Camacho thrilled by triumph; UEFA.com, 14 May 2007
  9. ^ "Chelsea’s Diego Costa left out of Spain squad to play Belarus and Germany". The Guardian. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Experimento pasado por agua" [Soggy experiment] (in Spanish). Marca. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Ignacio continúa con la saga de los Camacho (Ignacio next in Camacho saga); Diario AS, 29 February 2008 (Spanish)
  12. ^ "Ignacio Camacho". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 

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