Nicolas Otamendi Biography

( 1988 - )
June 26, 2018
First published on:April 23, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Nicolas Otamendi

Date of Birth: 1988, February 12
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: Argentina
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Nicolas Hernan Gonzalo Otamendi
Famous Name Nicolas Otamendi
Father Unknown
Mother Unknown
Nationality argentianian
Birth Place Buenos Aires, Argentina
Currently Working For Manchester City FC
Weight in KG 82 kg
Tatto(s) Yes
Boyfriend No
Currently Married Yes
Married to Michele
Children 1

Nicolas Hernan Gonzalo Otamendi or famously known as Nicolas Otamendi is a professional football player who plays as a center back for Argentina National Team and English Premier League club, Manchester City FC.

Before playing for Manchester City FC, he has also played with Portuguese Primeira club, FC Porto and Spanish La Liga club, Valencia CF.

He made his international debut for Argentina in 2009 and played at FIFA World Cup 2010, Copa America 2015 and Copa America Centenario in 2016.

Nicolas Otamendi’s Early Life

Nicolas Otamendi was born on 12 February 1988, in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Argentinian parents Gonzalo Otamendi and Hernan Otamendi. He grew up in El Talar, a town near Buenos Aires.

He was interested in boxing and football from an early age. He holds an Argentinian nationality. He decided to pursue a career in football and joined the youth team of Argentian football club, Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield.

Nicolas Otamendi Net worth and Salary

His annual salary is above £ 6 million with his weekly salary being £120,000 which he receives from playing from Manchester City FC. He has a current market worth in the region of € 35 million as of 2018.

Looking at his professional playing career, his net worth could be assumed to be above $12 million.

Otamendi reportedly owns several cars but hasn't opened much about his collection. He is often spotted riding his Rolls Royce which is worth £240,000. He also has a red Ferrari.

Nicolas Otamendi’s Career

After playing for the youth team of Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield, he joined the main team to start his senior professional playing career and made his Primera División debut against Rosario Central on 10 May 1988.

The Argentinian defender scored his first goal against  Arsenal de Sarandi in 2009. He was the part of the team that went on to win the Argentine Primera Division in 2009.

Otamendi was then transferred to Portugal and played for Portuguese renowned club, FC Porto signing a five-year contract worth € 4 million in 2010.

He made and scored his first goal in his debut match against S.C. Olhanense in 2011.

The defender was an important player in the team and went on to win the UEFA Europa League in 2010/11.

After playing 77 matches and scoring seven goals for the club, he moved to Spain and signed a five-year contract deal with Spanish La Liga club, Valencia CF for an estimated transfer fee 12 million in 2014.

He was immediately loaned to Brazilain football club, Atletico Mineiro for 2014 season-long deal.

After returning back to Spain, he made his official team debut against Sevilla FC on 23 August 2014 and scored his first goal for Valencia against Atletico Madrid on 4 October 2014.

He is currently playing for English Premier League club, Manchester City FC signed a five-year contract deal for a reported fee of  £ 28.5 million in 2015.

Otamendi made his debut when he came as a substitute for Vincent Kompany against Juventus FC during the Champions League group game on 15 September 2015 and scored his first goal for Manchester City against Norwich City on 31 October 2015.

Nicolas Otamendi’s International Career

He was called by the Argentine national team by then-coach Diego Maradona in 2009 for a friendly match against Panama.

The defender scored his first international goal against Venezuela on 2 September 2011 after scoring through header after a corner taken by Lionel Messi.

As of 2018, he made 53 appearances and scored 4 goals for Argentina.

Nicolas Otamendi’s Personal Life

He is currently 30 and stands at 6 feet tall and weighs around 82 kg. Nicolas Otamendi is married and has a son. His wife Michele is also an Argentine but no more details are available about her. Some sites have claimed that he has other more children.

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