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Nicolas Otamendi


ABOUT

Full NameNicolás Hernán Gonzalo Otamendi

BornFebruary 12, 1988

Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)

NationalityArgentine

Rolecentre-back

ABOUT


Background

Nicolás Hernán Gonzalo Otamendi is an Argentine professional football player. He was born on 12 February 1988 in Rosario, Argentina. He plays for Manchester City and the Argentine national team.


Career

At eight years of age, Otamendi started his career with Vélez Sarsfield in 1995. He made his senior debut for the club in 2007. After three years as a professional, he moved to Porto in 2010. His impressive displays at the Portuguese club didn't go unnoticed and he was soon packing his bags for Valencia in 2014. Courtesy a stellar 2014-15 season, Otamendi was on his way to Manchester City at the start of the 2015-16 season.

For the national side, Otamendi has been capped more than fifty times having made his debut back in 2009. He was a part of the Argentine side that finished as runners-up in three consecutive international tournaments.


Position and Playing Style

Otamendi plays as a centre back for his club and country. He is a robust defender who likes to keep the attackers honest with his aggressive brand of defending. In addition, he is also a major threat from set-pieces.



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