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Nicolas Otamendi




Last game stats
Position Defender
Date of birth 12 February 1988
Place of birth Capital Federal (Buenos Aires)
Height (ft)
Weight (st)
International caps / goals 25 / 1
2016/2017 League Cup

City on Otamendi:

Past clubs: Vélez Sarsfield (1995-2010), Porto (2010-2014), Valencia (2014+), Clube Atlético Mineiro (2014, loan)

Team honours: 


Argentine Primera División: 2009 Clausura


Primeira Liga: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, Taça de Portugal: 2010–11, UEFA Europa League: 2010–11, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2011, 2012, 2013, UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 2011, Taça da Liga: Runner-up 2012–13


Copa América: Runner-up 2015

Individual honours:

South American Team of the Year: 2009

La Liga Team of the Season: 2014–15

Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2015

Bio: A tough Argentine international teammate of Sergio Aguero, Martin Demichelis and Pablo Zabaleta, Nicolas Otamendi joined City in the 2015/16 summer transfer window...

Otamendi was born in El Talar, a small neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Growing up, he shared his time between boxing and football, building up his strength in a local gym with his cousin. 

In April 2009, Otamendi was called up by Argentine national team coach Diego Maradona for a friendly with Panama. At the time of his selection he had only played 11 professional games, and eventually started the match on 20 May, in a 3–1 win.

In 2009, at the age of 21, Otamendi was voted into El Pais' South American Team of the Year, with the paper describing him as "one of the revelations of the year". Despite his young age, he was a fixture in the first-team and making waves across the continent for both club and country.

By 2010, he had made 10 appearances for Argentina, including a starring role at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and he was snapped up by Porto in August of that year.

Porto won the Portuguese league, domestic cup and the Europa League in his first season - Radamel Falcao scored the only goal in the final as they beat Portuguese rivals Braga - before they retained the league trophy in 11/12 and 12/13.

Otamendi's career was becoming a runaway success, and he was playing week in, week out for the top club in Portugal. In February 2014, he agreed a move across the border to Valencia, playing out the rest of the season with Porto before heading east.

Upon arrival at the Mestalla, Otamendi was immediately loaned out, and boarded a flight home to South America, where he spent the summer at Atletico Mineiro in Brazil.

After helping Los Che qualify for the Champions League for the first time in four years, he was the only Valencia player named in the La Liga Team of the Year.

Latest tweets: @notamendi30

  • Golllllllllll vamossssssss carajo 🔥⚽️🔥 (1 day ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Match day / Día de partido 🔥⚽️🔥 19:30rus 16:30eng 13:30arg #seleccionargentina #argentina #nigeria (5 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Último entrenamiento en #moscú #seleccionargentina #argentina ⚽️ #NO17🇦🇷❄️💨🏃🏻‍♂️ (6 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Siempre con la mentalidad puesta en llegar de la mejor manera a #rusia2018 , este es él caminos 👊🏻 a seguir mejoran… (8 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • ❄️☃️ #entrenamiento de hoy ⚽️👊🏻 mañana partido #seleccionargentina #rusia @Argentina (9 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @nicolasotamendi30

  • Selección Argentina GYM 👊🏻⚽️
  • 🇦🇷 tarde de mates 🇦🇷👍🏻
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  • Volvió la banda de las piedras ⚽️ asado en familia y amigos
  • Feliz cumpleaños amigo espero que pases un lindo día y que se te cumplan todos tus deseos sabes que te quiero mucho y te deseo lo mejor hermano 👊🏻
  • 🇦🇷 entrenamiento #seleccionargentina 👊🏻⚽️
  • Nada más lindo que comer un asadito bien 🇦🇷 en familia y hecho por el viejo 👏🏻 buen fin de semana para todos 👊🏻👍🏻
  • Valiente es aquel que lucha sin bajar los brazos ante la vida... Aquel que soporta mil caídas, y a pesar de todo vuelve a levantarse.
La vida te sorprende con sus altibajos y el valiente estará preparado para saber afrontar cada obstáculo porque de eso se trata... De nunca darse por vencido 👊🏻⚽️
  • ⚽️👊🏻 #UCL #cmoncity #training 👊🏻
  • Buenas noches y buen fin de semana para todos 💤💤 mañana partido importante en busca de una nueva victoria 👍🏻👊🏻⚽️
  • #UCL Man City 0 vs 0 real Madrid
  • Lucharemos para conseguir nuestros objetivos ⚽️ Soñar no cuenta nada 90 min para hacer historia #cmoncity 👊🏻. We will strive to achieve our goals ⚽ Dreaming costs nothing #cmoncity 90 min to make history 👊🏻
  • ⚽️Con el principito ⚽️💙
  • 4 vs stoke City 0 .
good match ⚽️👍🏻 #cmoncity
  • #mate #training 👊🏻
  • Hermoso domingo con mis amores ❤️
  • Chelsea 0 vs Man. City 3 #cmoncity
  • ⚽️entrenamiento⚽️
  • Gran partido de todos ⚽️ feliz de entrar en la historia de este club 👍🏻 semi final #ChampionsLeague #cmoncity .
Great game! I'm happy to make history with this club! #semi final #ChampionsLeague #cmoncity
  • Man City vs PSG #ChampionsLeague #cmoncity 👊🏻⚽️
  • City 2 vs 1 West brom 💙👊🏻 #cmoncity
  • Buen domingo para todos 👊🏻
  • Felicitaciones banda !!! 3 puntos importantes para seguir en la pelea ⚽👊🏻 Congratulations guys !!! 3 important points to stay in the battle ⚽👊🏻 #CmonCity
  • ⚽️ entrenamiento gym ⚽ sigue la preparación 💪🏻
  • Vamos hoy banda ⚽️ lo mejor #vamosargentina 🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷👊🏻
  • ✈️ Manchester ✈️
  • #Familia #Amigos ❤️ los vamos a extrañar ❤️ hasta  pronto 👍🏻
  • Con el 1 marito 👍🏻
  • Tarde de mates con la banda #seleccionargentina
  • Gran victoria la de hoy !Feliz de volver a vestir esta camiseta con estos hermosos colores 🇦🇷 a seguir por este camino ⚽👊🏻
  • #Tratamiento #seleccionargentina ⚽️
  • El mayor de los éxitos para hoy banda , lamentablemente no pude recuperarme pero unidos venceremos #CmonCity.
Greater success for today band. Unfortunately I couldn't recover, but all together will we win #CmonCity.
  • Citizens Mode On 👏👏👏 #CmonCity

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