2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Nacho MONREAL

Age
33
Height
178.0 cm
Date of Birth 26 February 1986
International Caps
22
International Goals
1

Nacho Monreal has been given a second opportunity with the national team. After winning his first cap in 2009 and forming part of the Roja squad that finished runners-up at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, the Arsenal left-back slipped out of national team reckoning for three years.

His recall came in October 2016, when former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui drafted him in to replace the injured Jordi Alba. A month later, the man from Pamplona scored his first international goal. A pacy, powerful full-back, Monreal links up well with the midfield and can deliver deadly crosses. A versatile performer, who has made the left-back slot his own at Arsenal, he can also fill in at centre-half.