Ignacio "Nacho" Monreal Eraso profile is that of a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Málaga CF as a left defender. A product of CA Osasuna's youth ranks, Monreal made his official debut for his hometown club in an away game against Valencia CF on 22 October 2006. His first campaign record was ten league appearances, adding two in the season's UEFA Champions League. In 2007–08 Monreal became first-choice, retaining that status in the subsequent campaigns. On 10 June 2011, Monreal signed a five-year contract with Málaga CF, for €6 million. In 2007, Monreal earned his first call for Spain's U-21s. He started all matches in the 2009 European Championship. On 6 August 2009 Monreal was called for the first time to the senior side, for a friendly with Macedonia.