Nacho Fernandez’s Next Club Confirmed As Spaniard Exits Real Madrid After 23 Years


Nacho Fernandez ties with Real Madrid will end in the coming hours, as the Spaniard is expected to pen a deal with Saudi side Al Qadsiah.

Reports indicate that the defender had completed his medicals earlier this week, and he is set to pen a two-year deal, which runs until June 2026 with the Pro League club.

Nacho Fernandez To Saudi Arabian side Al Qadsiah

Nacho Fernandez will officially become a player of Al Qadsiah, once all necessary documents are reviewed and approved.

The 34-year-old has also informed Real Madrid of his decision, which saw him say goodbye to the Santiago Bernabeu side after 23 years.

Nacho Fernandez At Real Madrid

He has been with Los Blancos virtually his entire life, having arrived in the club’s youth system at the age of 11.

Nacho Fernandez was handed his senior debut at Real Madrid by Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho on April 23, 2011, featuring in a 6-3 win over Valencia.

The Spaniard has had a really successful time at the Santiago Bernabeu winning several trophies, including; 6 UEFA Champions League titles, 4 La Liga crowns, and 5 FIFA Club World Cups.

His International Trophy

Nacho also lifted the UEFA Nations League with Spain in 2023,  as they defeated Croatia in the final.

Nacho Fernandez will become the latest star to join the ever-growing Saudi Pro League, with great names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, N’golo Kante, and Sadio Mane currently plying their trade in the country.

Fernandez In Euro 2024

The defender is currently focused on 2024 European Championship engagements with Spain, as they hunt for their 4th title in history.

Nacho has made just one appearance at the tournament thus far, featuring in La Roja’s opening game against Croatia on June 15, 2024.

He was kept on the bench by manager Luis de la Fuente for the entirety of their second group affair against Italy, which they ultimately won by 1-0.

Spain have made it through to the knockout stage of the 2024 European Championship and their display so far at the tournament has seen them being tipped among favorites for the continental prize.

Nacho Fernandez will be looking to help La Roja win Euro 2024, having assisted Real Madrid to win the UEFA Champions League and La Liga in the 2023/24 season.

Nacho’s Career Stats

Nacho has made 364 club appearances thus far in his career, scoring 16 goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions.

Internationally, Nacho Fernandez had made 26 appearances for Spain, scoring 1 goal and providing 1 assist.

Nacho Fernandez Market Value And Net Worth

Nacho’s current market value is €3 million and his net worth is estimated to be between the region of €45 million – €50 million.

Nacho Personal Information

He is married to María Cortés, who he has four children with – two daughters (Alejandra and Lola) alongside two sons (Nacho Jr and Guillermo).

They tied the knot in Meco, Spain, in 2014 and their love life has continued to propel to impressive heights.

Nacho Fernandez is the son of father José María Fernández and mother Maite Iglesias. He was born on January 18, 1990.

It will be fascinating to see how he would adapt to Saudi Arabia, given the cultural and weather changes he would have to go through.


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