Iván Hernández (footballer)

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Iván Hernández
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Hernández with Sporting Gijón in 2014
Personal information
Full name Iván Hernández Soto
Date of birth (1980-02-27) 27 February 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Moscardó 20 (12)
1999–2000 Amorós 25 (7)
2000–2001 Rayo Majadahonda 36 (2)
2001–2002 Atlético Madrid B 30 (3)
2002–2003 Alcorcón 35 (1)
2003–2005 Málaga B 73 (2)
2005–2007 Valladolid 45 (0)
2007–2015 Sporting Gijón 155 (1)
Total 419 (28)
Teams managed
2015–2018 Sporting Gijón B (assistant)
2018– Sporting Gijón (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Iván Hernández Soto (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈβan eɾˈnandeθ]; born 27 February 1980) is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a central defender.

He spent the better part of his career with Sporting de Gijón after signing in 2007, going on appear in 165 competitive games and play in four La Liga seasons.

Football career[edit]

Hernández was born in Madrid. After having started professionally with modest teams in the area, he moved in 2003 to Málaga CF's reserves, where he helped the Andalusians retain their Segunda División status during two seasons.

Hernández played from 2005 to 2007 with Real Valladolid, appearing in 26 games in his second year and achieving his first La Liga promotion.[1] However, he stayed in that tier, joining Sporting de Gijón and being instrumental in the Asturias club's 2008 promotion, while often shifting from defender to defensive midfielder.[2]

Hernández made his top flight debut on 31 August 2008 at the age of 28, in a 1–2 home loss against Getafe CF.[3][4] He finished the campaign being one of the team's most used stoppers, as they barely escaped relegation.

Since 2011, Hernández acted as Sporting's main captain.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Los héroes del ascenso esperan su oportunidad" [Promotion heroes await their chance] (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  2. ^ Víctor Rivera (12 June 2015). "Iván Hernández: "Se va a echar de menos subir a Mareo cada día"" [Iván Hernández: "One is going to miss going to Mareo every day"] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ Sporting Gijon 1–2 Getafe; ESPN Soccernet, 31 August 2008
  4. ^ "Dos fallos defensivos amargan la vuelta del Sporting a Primera" [Two defensive errors bitter Sporting's return to Primera] (in Spanish). El Correo Gallego. 31 August 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  5. ^ Iván Hernández se estrenó como capitán (Iván Hernández made debut as captain) Archived 8 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine; La Nueva España, 25 October 2010 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ La revisión de un capitán (A captain's exam) Archived 8 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine; La Nueva España, 2 February 2012 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Iván Hernández rechaza que falte actitud en la plantilla (Iván Hernández rejects lack of commitment in squad); La Nueva España, 8 April 2014 (in Spanish)

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