Nano (Spanish footballer, born 1984)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Maroto.
Personal information
Full name Mariano González Maroto
Date of birth (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Fuengirola 12 (1)
2004–2006 Marbella 51 (4)
2006–2007 Gimnàstic 5 (0)
2006–2007 Barcelona B (loan) 7 (0)
2007 Córdoba (loan) 15 (0)
2007–2008 Lleida 35 (1)
2008–2009 Cartagena 36 (4)
2009–2010 Cádiz 25 (3)
2010–2012 Oviedo 66 (6)
2012–2013 Ponferradina 41 (2)
2013–2016 Panathinaikos 87 (3)
2016– Almería 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.

Mariano González Maroto (born 27 October 1984), commonly known as Nano, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for UD Almería as a left back or midfielder.

Football career[edit]


Born in Málaga, Andalusia, Nano spent the vast majority of his first six years as a senior in the lower leagues and amateur football, representing UD Fuengirola Los Boliches, UD Marbella, FC Barcelona B, Córdoba CF, UE Lleida and FC Cartagena. The exception to this occurred during the 2005–06 season, when he totalled only 198 minutes in the Segunda División for Gimnàstic de Tarragona to help them promote to La Liga.

Nano returned to the second level in the 2009–10 campaign, being relatively played by Cádiz CF[1] but suffering team relegation. He scored his first goal as a professional on 4 October 2009, in a 1–0 away win against Albacete Balompié.[2]

After two years back in division three, with Real Oviedo,[3] Nano returned to the second tier by signing with SD Ponferradina.[4] He only missed one game in 42 in his first and only season, adding two goals[5][6] to help the club avoid relegation one year after promoting.


In the 2013 summer, after refusing to show up for training,[7][8] Nano joined Panathinaikos F.C. from Greece. He made his debut in top flight football on 18 August of that year, featuring the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 home success over Panetolikos F.C. for the Superleague and converting a three-minute penalty kick in the process.[9]

On 8 December 2014, Nano extended his contract to Pana until 2017.[10] During his spell in Athens, he was successively reconverted into a left back.[11]

Return to Spain[edit]

On 25 August 2016, Nano signed a two-year contract with Spanish second division club UD Almería.[12]




  1. ^ "Nano y Ogbeche cierran la plantilla" [Nano and Ogbeche complete roster] (in Spanish). Diario de Cádiz. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nano termina de engrasar la nueva máquina cadista" [Nano finishes oiling the new cadista machine] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "El centrocampista del Real Oviedo Nano, en la órbita de la Ponferradina" [Real Oviedo midfielder Nano, targeted by Ponferradina] (in Spanish). Diario de León. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Nano es el primer refuerzo en llegar para la División de Plata" [Nano is first addition to arrive for the Silver Division] (in Spanish). Marca. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "El Córdoba suma el primer triunfo fuera" [Córdoba get first away point] (in Spanish). Canal Sur. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Los bercianos se adueñan de El Molinón" [The bercianos take over El Molinón] (in Spanish). Marca. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Nano da plantón a la Ponferradina y se debate entre las ofertas del Tenerife y el Panathinaikos" [Nano slams door on Ponferradina and struggles to choose between Tenerife and Panathinaikos] (in Spanish). Bierzo Diario. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Nano será sancionado por conducta indisciplinaria" [Nano will be sanctioned por breach of discipline] (in Spanish). El Bierzo Noticias. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Παναθηναϊκός – Παναιτωλικός 2–0" [Panathinaikos – Panetolikos 2–0] (in Greek). Panathinaikos F.C. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Nano González renueva con el Panathinaikos hasta el verano de 2017" [Nano González renews with Panathinaikos until summer of 2017] (in Spanish). Málaga Hoy. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Nano, titular indiscutible en el lateral del Panathinaikos" [Nano, undisputed as Panathinaikos fullback] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "El Almería cierra el fichaje del lateral zurdo Nano, procedente del Panathinaikos" [Almería complete the signing of left back Nano, from Panathinaikos] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Berg inspires Panathiakos [sic] to Greek Cup triumph". 26 April 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 

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