Nico González Biography, Age, profile and Career

Nico González Biography, Age, profile and Career


Nico González Profile
Nicolás González Iglesias (born 3 January 2002) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for FC Barcelona

Nico González is a product of a famous La Masia – FC Barcelona youth academy. He is the son of Deportivo La Coruña legend and former Spanish international – Fran. He is a part of a very talented generation of Barcelona players which includes, among others Ansu Fati, Ilaix Moriba, Jaume Jardi, Arnau Tenas, Jandro Orellana, Alejandro Balde, Mika Mármol, Álex Rico, Álvaro Sanz, Arnau Solà, Abel Ruiz, Nils Mortimer, and Marc Domenech.

González is notable for his vision and reading of the game, his skill in possession and his vision and tactical nous. He can also play in the centre of the midfield.

Career
Nico González made his first-team debut in Barcelona's opening game of the 2021–22 La Liga season, a 4–2 win over Real Sociedad.

Nico González arrived at FC Barcelona at the age of 11 from Montañeros, after Barça scouts had seen him play in a friendly in Galicia. His progress since then has been spectacular. He began to shine in the Under-14s B team which were proclaimed league champions in the 2013/14 season, also winning titles for the club in 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2019/20 as he made his way up the ranks.

González made his debut for Barça B at just 17 years old, in the last game of the 2018/19 season, in Castellón. The 2019/20 season saw him start in six UEFA Youth League matches and be called up for the promotion playoffs squad for Barça B. He played 18 league games for the Under-19s, in which he scored three goals.

Personal life

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Player Data
Name in home country: Nicolás González Iglesias
Date of birth: Jan 3, 2002
Place of birth: A Coruña  Spain
Age: 19
Height: 1,88 m
Citizenship: Spain  Spain
Position: midfield - Defensive Midfield
Foot: right
Player agent: Media Base Sports
Current club: FC Barcelona B FC Barcelona B
Joined: Jul 1, 2020
Contract expires: Jun 30, 2024
Date of last contract extension: May 12, 2021
2nd club: FC Barcelona (#28)
Outfitter: Nike
Social-Media: Instagram

Market value
Current market value: €8.00m

Style of play:

– playmaker

– well-rounded, hard-working team player

– known for his versatility and ability to play anywhere in midfield

– good coordination for a player of his size

– likes to play short passes

– elegant and composed under pressure/press resistant player

– knows how to dictate tempo, he’s creative and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness

– possesses excellent technique on the ball, vision, decision taking on the ball and passing ability at all distances

– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls

– exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength and close control

– very intelligent player with an excellent range of passing

– good ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems

– finds himself best in positional attack

– very accomplished for his age


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