He spent his entire career with Real Madrid after making his debut with the first team in 2011, going on to win several trophies including four Champions League.
Nacho was born on 18th January 1990, in Madrid, Spain. His birth sign is Capricorn and birth name is Jose Ignacio, Fernandez Iglesias. He holds a Spanish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Nacho grew up alongside his two siblings: sister, Maite Fernandez Iglesias and younger brother, Alex Fernandez, who is now a professional footballer, currently, plays for Elche CF as a midfielder.
Nacho started his football career with AD Complutense in 1999, where he gave continuity for two years and then switched to Real Madrid.
At the young age of 11, Nacho arrived in Real Madrid’s youth team. Playing at various youth level, he made his professional senior debut in the 2008-09, appearing with the reserve in Segunda Division B and afterward, played for further 2 full seasons in the category. His La-Liga and first-team debut came on 23rd April 2011, in a 3-6 away victory over Valencia CF.
On 2nd September 2012, Nacho along with his teammate Alvaro Morata and Jesus was promoted to the main team, but continue to play with the reserve team. On 3rd July 2014, he signed an extension contract with Real Madrid until 2021.
So far, he has made 93 appearances and scored 4 goals for Real Madrid as well as made 111 appearances and scored for Castilla till 2013.
Since 2005, Nacho has represented Spain at various youth levels. He was a part of U-16 and U17 national team.
On 2nd September 2013, Nacho received the first call for the senior squad in a friendly match against, Switzerland. He made his international debut for Italy in a 2-2 draw with Chile in the Geneva.
So far, he has won 14 caps his national side.
Nacho is a married man. He exchanged wedding vows with his long-time girlfriend Maria Cortes on 31st May 2014, at the Asuncion de Meco Church in Madrid. Their wedding was attended by their family member and Nacho’s teammates including Isco o Jesus Fernandez, Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Morata, Asier Illarramendi, and Alvaro Arbeloa.
The couple is blessed with two children: a daughter, Alejandra Fernandez Cortes and a son, Jose Ignacio Fernandez Cortes. Presently, Nacho is living a blissful life with his small family.
Besides, he owns a German Shepherds dog with which he spends quality time.
As of 2018, Nacho gets paid $94073 as his weekly wage and his annual salary is $4.8 million from his present club in the La Liga. As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of around $6 million including his property and incomes. His market value is recorded at $17.74 million.
He owns an Audi SQ7 4.0 TDI 435 CV which cost $82,500. He is a wealthy man and is often seen in the World’s expensive destination together with family and friend.