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Nando (footballer, born October 1967)

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Fernando Muñoz García (born 30 October 1967), known as Nando, is a Spanish retired footballer who played mostly as a central defender (right-footed, he was also utilized on the flank).

Personal information
Full name Fernando Muñoz García
Date of birth (1967-10-30) 30 October 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Sevilla B 21 (0)
1987–1990 Sevilla 70 (0)
1990–1992 Barcelona 63 (0)
1992–1996 Real Madrid 49 (0)
1996–2001 Espanyol 123 (2)
Total 326 (2)
National team
1985 Spain U18 2 (0)
1989–1990 Spain U21 5 (0)
1990–1992 Spain 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

During a 15-year professional career he appeared in 306 La Liga games, having represented four clubs, most notably Barcelona and Real Madrid.


Club careerEdit

Born in Seville, Nando started his career with hometown's Sevilla FC, his first game being on 22 February 1987 in a 1–0 home win against Athletic Bilbao (90 minutes played). He left in the 1990 summer to join FC Barcelona – with the Andalusians having an option to rebuy – where he won the European Cup in 1992 and two La Liga titles in two seasons; at his new team, he reunited with former Sevilla defensive mate Ricardo Serna.[1]

Subsequently, Nando returned to Sevilla, but was immediately bought by Barça archrivals Real Madrid,[2] where he would spend three-and-a-half seasons with irregular playing time – 46 matches in his first two years combined, three in the following – before moving to RCD Espanyol in January 1996.[3] In the other Catalonia side he would play until the end of the 2000–01 campaign, scoring his only goals as a professional in the process.[4][5]

Nando retired in 2001, aged almost 34.

International careerEdit

Nando earned eight caps for the Spain national team, all while at Barcelona. His debut came on 12 September 1990 in a 3–0 friendly win over Brazil, in Gijón.[6]



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