Nicolas Otamendi

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Who is Nicolas Otamendi?

Hernan Nicolas Gonzalo Otamendi, also known as Nicolas Otamendi, is an Argentinean footballer who currently plays as a center back for the Primeira Liga team S.L. Benfica.

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.

Nicolas Otamendi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 12, 1988, to Argentinian parents Gonzalo and Hernan Otamendi. He was born and raised in El Talar, a little village near Buenos Aires. From a young age, he was interested in boxing and football.

His nationality is Argentinian. He opted to pursue a career in football and joined Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield, an Argentian football club’s youth team.

In terms of his personal life, Otamendi is married. Michele, his longtime lover, was his bridesmaid. His wife is also from Argentina, but little is known about her. As of now, Otamendi is living a blissful life with his spouse and two children. Some sites have claimed that he has other more children.

Nicolas Otamendi has a net worth of about $14 million, primarily derived from his football career. His yearly pay is in excess of £5.4 million, which he earns from Benfica FC. As of December 2018, his market value is estimated to be over $4.7 million.

The 34 years old Argentine stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 82 kg. Otamendi had his first tattoo at the age of 14. Since then, he has had many tattoos with each having its significance. According to him, tattoos are related to his family members.

Otamendi has around 784.7k followers on Twitter, a staggering 4.1M followers on Instagram, and 2.3M followers on Facebook.

The Club Career of Nicolas Otamendi

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Player: Nicolas Otamendi Porto (source: Pinterest)

After playing for Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield’s junior squad, he moved up to the main team to begin his senior professional career, making his Primera División debut against Rosario Central on May 10, 1988.

In 2009, the Argentine defender scored his debut goal against Arsenal de Sarandi. In 2009, he was a member of the team that won Argentina’s Primera Division.

In 2010, Otamendi was transferred to FC Porto, a renowned Portuguese team, and signed a five-year contract worth € 4 million. In his debut match against S.C. Olhanense in 2011, he made and scored his first goal. In 2010/11, the defender was a key member of the team, which went on to win the UEFA Europa League.

In 2014, he moved to Spain and signed a five-year contract with Valencia CF for an estimated transfer value of € 12 million after playing 77 games for the club and scoring seven goals.

He was promptly loaned to Atletico Mineiro, a Brazilian football team, for the 2014 season. After returning to Spain, he made his official team debut on August 23, 2014, against Sevilla FC, and scored his first goal for Valencia on October 4, 2014, against Atletico Madrid.

He then left for Manchester City FC in the English Premier League, where he signed a five-year contract in 2015 for a reported sum of £ 28.5 million

On 15 September 2015, Otamendi made his Manchester City debut as a replacement for Vincent Kompany against Juventus FC in a Champions League group game, and on 31 October 2015, he scored his first goal for the club against Norwich City.

Otamendi signed a three-year contract with Benfica on September 29, 2020, for a sum of €15 million, with Benfica defender Ruben Dias transferring to Manchester City for a higher fee as part of the deal.  On October 4, he made his league debut in a 3–2 win over Farense.

Nicolas Otamendi was responsible for both of Farense’s goals and also gave up a penalty. On 5 November, Otamendi was sent off in the 19th minute of Benfica’s UEFA Europa League group stage match against Rangers for rejecting an obvious goal-scoring opportunity; Benfica went down 1–3 but eventually earned a 3–3 draw. He has scored 30 goals in his club career.

In 2009, Argentine national team coach Diego Maradona summoned him up for a friendly match against Panama. On September 2, 2011, the defender scored his first international goal against Venezuela, hitting a header after Lionel Messi took a corner. He had 59 appearances for Argentina as of 2019, scoring four goals.

In the Copa América Centenario in the United States, Otamendi started all of Argentina’s games, including the tournament final, in which Argentina lost 2–4 in a penalty shootout.  On June 10, 2016, he scored the opening goal in a 5–0 win over Panama in the second group encounter.

Otamendi has been included in the 2018 World Cup roster. He was included in Lionel Scaloni’s final Argentina 28-man roster for the 2021 Copa América in June 2021.

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

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Player: Nicolas otamendi Benfica (source: ESPN)

Nicolas Otamendi has won many individual awards as well as club and international awards in his career. He won Argentine Primera División Clausura with Velez, Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira,UEFA Europa League, Taça da Liga with Porto and Premier League, FA cup EFL cup, FA community shield with Manchester City.

He has also won Taca de Portugal with Benfica and Copa America 2021 with Argentina. As for his individual awards, he made the South American Team of the Year: 2009, La Liga Team of the Season: 2014–15, Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2015, 2016, and PFA Team of the Year: 2017–18 Premier League.