Jesús Fernández Collado
Jesús training with Real Madrid in 2012
|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 May 2019|
Born in Madrid, Jesús played youth football for three clubs. 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. He made his first start on 1 June 2013, featuring in a 4–2 home success against CA Osasuna for the last matchday.
Levante / Granada
On 4 August 2014, Levante UD reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Jesús, who signed a two-year contract with the top division club. After being rarely used during his tenure, he moved to fellow league team Granada CF on 22 January 2016.
Cádiz / Cultural
On 21 July 2016, Jesús signed a two-year deal with Cádiz CF in the second division. Exactly one year later, after only three competitive appearances to his credit, he joined Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa from the same level.
Real Madrid Castilla
- El Real Unión cree en la salvación ante un 'novato' Numancia (Real Unión believe in salvation against 'rookie' Numancia); Marca, 22 May 2010 (in Spanish)
- Ronaldo breaks record in rout; ESPN Soccernet, 21 May 2011
- Mou, adiós con Victoria (Mou, farewell with win); Marca, 1 June 2013 (in Spanish)
- "Official statement: Jesús Fernández". Real Madrid C.F. 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 reach agreement with Real Madrid CF for the transfer of goalkeeper Jesús Fernández) Archived 6 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Levante UD, 4 August 2014 (in Spanish)
- Jesús Fernández se incorpora al Granada CF (Jesús Fernández added to Granada CF) Archived 3 February 2016 at Archive.today; Granada CF, 22 January 2016 (in Spanish)
- Jesús Fernández, séptima incorporación del mercado de verano (Jesús Fernández, seventh addition of the summer market); Cádiz CF, 21 July 2016 (in Spanish)
- Alta Jesús Fernández (Jesús Fernández in); Cultural Leonesa, 21 July 2017 (in Spanish)
- "Bun venit, Jesus Fernandez Collado!" [Welcome, Jesús Fernández Collado!] (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.