Miguel Ángel Nieto

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Miguel Ángel Nieto
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Nieto de la Calle
Date of birth (1986-01-12) 12 January 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Hércules
Youth career
1993–2000 Juventud Sanse
2000–2004 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Real Madrid C 48 (28)
2006–2008 Real Madrid B 48 (6)
2007 Real Madrid 2 (0)
2008–2011 Almería 25 (1)
2011 Xerez (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2013 Numancia 42 (4)
2013–2014 Racing Santander 14 (2)
2014 Córdoba 15 (1)
2015 Lleida Esportiu 14 (1)
2015– Hércules 49 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 April 2017.

Miguel Ángel Nieto de la Calle (born 12 January 1986 in Madrid) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Hércules CF as a right winger.

Football career[edit]

A Real Madrid youth graduate, Nieto spent his first three professional seasons with its C-team. He sometimes trained with and was called up to the main squad, as against Racing de Santander (18 November 2006) and Valencia CF (27 November), as an unused substitute.[1]

Nieto made his first-team debut in a match with FC Dynamo Kyiv for the 2006–07 edition of the UEFA Champions League, in a final group stage tie that ended with a 2–2 away draw.[2] His La Liga debut was against Villarreal CF on 27 January 2007,[3] and he also appeared the next week against Levante UD for two consecutive 0–1 defeats, although Madrid would be crowned league champions; in the latter match the player, who had replaced an injured Robinho, tried his luck with a shot which sliced the woodwork of José Francisco Molina's goal.[4][5]

After spending one full season with Real Madrid Castilla in the third division, Nieto signed a five-year contract with 2007–08's top flight overachievers UD Almería on 1 July 2008, after finishing his contract with Real Madrid.[6] Rarely played in his first year he did score an important goal, in a 3–1 home win against Sporting de Gijón on 10 May 2009, which confirmed that the Andalusians would remain in the top level for a further year.[7]

In late January 2011, completely ostracized by both Juan Manuel Lillo and his successor José Luis Oltra, Nieto was loaned to another side in the region, second level's Xerez CD, until the end of the campaign, also being rarely used.

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid
Racing Santander

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