Nacho, from Mourinho to Ancelotti

April 23 is not just any day for Nacho Fernández (33 years old). Just that day in 2011, Mourinho decided to give the 21-year-old youth squad an alternative.who was being one of the pillars of the brilliant Castilla de Toril, who a year later ended up being promoted to Second with that unique generation along with Morata, Joselu, Jesé, Álex Fernández, Cheryshev and Lucas Vázquez.

Nacho debuted in Mestalla against Valencia, with the 35 on his backplaying left back, despite the fact that in the white subsidiary his favorite position was central, his true vocation. His first eleven in white was made up of Casillas, Albiol, Garay (Pedro León, 75′), Carvalho, Nacho, Lass, Granero, Canales (Xabi Alonso, 62′), Kaká, Higuaín (Cristiano, 68′) and Benzema. A hat-trick from Higuaín, two goals from Kaká and one from Benzema certified a great debut for Nacho. Precisely he and Karim are the only ones who survive in the team.

Nacho accumulates already 311 matches for white, 16 goals and 6 assists. The best is at the level of titles (22). Nothing less than 5 Champions, 5 Club World Cups, 4 European Super Cups, 3 Leagues, 4 Spanish Super Cups and 1 Cup. 12 years after his debut with Mourinho, the man from Alcalá is key for Carlo Ancelotti thanks to his solvency and versatility.

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