Nahitan Nández

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Nahitan Nández
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Nández with Uruguay in 2018
Personal information
Full name Nahitan Michel Nández Acosta
Date of birth (1995-12-28) 28 December 1995 (age 25)
Place of birth Punta del Este, Uruguay
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cagliari
Number 18
Youth career
2013–2014 Peñarol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Peñarol 75 (8)
2017–2019 Boca Juniors 36 (6)
2019– Cagliari 46 (3)
National team
2014–2015 Uruguay U20 28 (1)
2015– Uruguay 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 December 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2020

Nahitan Michel Nández Acosta (born 28 December 1995) is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club Cagliari Calcio and the Uruguay national team.

After starting his career at Peñarol, he later played in Argentina for Boca Juniors and in Italy for Cagliari. A full international for Uruguay since 2015, he played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 Copa América.

Club career[edit]

Born in Punta del Este, Nández is a youth exponent from Peñarol. On 1 March 2014, he made his first team debut in a Uruguayan Primera División game against Danubio, replacing Antonio Pacheco D'Agosti after 57 minutes in a 0–2 away win.[2]

On 23 August 2017, Nández moved to Argentina's Boca Juniors on a four-year deal, with the club paying US$4 million for 60% of his economic rights.[3]

He made his last appearance for Boca Juniors on 31 July 2019 against Club Athletico Paranaense in a 2–0 home win. He was substituted by Eduardo Salvio in the 75th minute.[4]

On 9 August 2019, Nández joined Italian club Cagliari Calcio on a five-year deal,[5] for a fee of US$20 million.[6]

International career[edit]

Nández was the captain and a key member of the Uruguayan team at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup played in New Zealand, where he was in the starting eleven for all four of their games.

Nández made his senior international debut on 8 September 2015, in a 1–0 friendly loss away to Costa Rica at the Estadio Nacional; he replaced Diego Rolan in the 37th minute.[7]

In June 2018 he was named in Uruguay's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[8] He played in all five of their games as they reached the quarter-finals, starting all but one.[9]

Nández was also called up by manager Óscar Tabárez for the 2019 Copa América in Brazil.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 7 November 2020[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Peñarol 2013–14 Primera División 5 0 1 0 6 0
2014–15 10 0 10 0
2015–16 28 1 5 0 33 1
2016 12 0 1 0 13 0
2017 20 7 4 0 24 7
Total 75 8 0 0 11 0 0 0 86 8
Boca Juniors 2017–18 Primera División 24 4 2 0 11 2 1 0 38 6
2018–19 12 2 8 0 8 0 1 0 29 2
Total 36 6 10 0 19 2 2 0 67 8
Cagliari 2019–20 Serie A 35 2 3 0 38 2
2020–21 7 1 0 0 7 1
Total 42 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 45 3
Career total 153 17 13 0 30 2 2 0 198 19

International[edit]

As of 17 November 2020[12]
Uruguay
Year Apps Goals
2015 3 0
2016 0 0
2017 6 0
2018 11 0
2019 11 0
2020 4 0
Total 35 0

Honours[edit]

Peñarol

Boca Juniors

Uruguay

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bocajuniors.com.ar/el-club/plantel-futbol?jugador=nahitan-nandez
  2. ^ "Danubio vs. Peñarol - 1 March 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Nahitan Nández se convirtió en jugador de Boca" [Nahitan Nández became a Boca player] (in Spanish). TyC Sports. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  4. ^ "El último partido de Nahitan Nandez en Boca: sacrificio, un increíble gol errado y lágrimas tras una gran ovación de la Bombonera" [Nahitan Nández's last match for boca: sacrifice, an incredible miss and tears after a great ovation from the Bombonera]. Infobae. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Bienvenido, Nández!" [Welcome, Nández!] (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Nández firmó su contrato con Cagliari por US$ 20.000.000" [Nández signed his contract with Cagliari for US$20,000,000]. República (in Spanish). 10 August 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Uruguay perdió 1-0 con Costa Rica como visitante en un amistoso" [Uruguay lost 1–0 to Costa Rica as visitors in friendly] (in Spanish). Fútbol.uy. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  8. ^ Crawford, Stephen (4 June 2018). "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". Goal. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Nahitan Nández podría ir al Napoli: la cifra millonaria que Boca recibiría si se realiza el pase" [Nahitan Nández could go to Napoli: the multi-million figure that Boca would receive if this happens]. Noticias por el Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  10. ^ Smith, Jamie (31 May 2019). "Suarez included in Uruguay's final Copa America squad despite injury concerns". Goal. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  11. ^ "N. Nández". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  12. ^ Nahitan Nández at National-Football-Teams.com