Nadal

Date of birth28 July 1966
Place of birthManacor
NationalitySpanish
Weight81 kg
Height1.87 m
PositionCentre back

Full name is: Miguel Ángel Nadal Homar.

A tough-tackling central defender he spent five seasons with RCD Mallorca before moving to Barcelona in 1991. Miguel made his debut for Spain against Czechoslovakia back in November 1991 he is now a veteran of two World Cups playing in 1994 and 1998. A member of the Barcelona team that defeated Sampdoria to win the European Champions Cup in 1992, a row with coach Luis Van Gaal saw him rejoin Real Mallorca in the 1999 close season and remains an important figure for club and country. An uncompromising central defender powerful in the air he is nicknamed 'the Beast', and he should partner Fernando Hierro at the heart of the defence.

Appearances in World Cup Qualification: 4 (1)

Goals scored in World Cup Qualification: 1

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Barcelona UEFA Super Cup 1
2000-01 Real Mallorca Primera Liga 36
3
1
2001-02 Real Mallorca Primera Liga 36
2
6
2001-02 Real Mallorca UEFA Champions League 8
2
2001-02 Real Mallorca UEFA Cup 2
2002-03 Real Mallorca Primera Liga 22
3
2003-04 Real Mallorca Primera Liga 18
6
1
3
2003-04 Real Mallorca UEFA Cup 1
2004-05 Real Mallorca Primera Liga 2
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Mar 1998 Borussia Dortmund v Barcelona D 1-1 UEFA Super Cup Final 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Spain International Friendly
1
1991-92 Spain UEFA European Championship
1
1992-93 Spain FIFA World Cup 1
1
1993-94 Spain FIFA World Cup 6
1
1993-94 Spain International Friendly 5
1994-95 Spain International Friendly 1
1
1
1994-95 Spain UEFA European Championship 7
1
1995-96 Spain International Friendly 2
1
1995-96 Spain UEFA European Championship 5
1
1996-97 Spain FIFA World Cup 7
1997-98 Spain FIFA World Cup 3
1
1997-98 Spain International Friendly 3
1998-99 Spain UEFA European Championship 1
1999-00 Spain International Friendly 1
2000-01 Spain FIFA World Cup 3
2000-01 Spain International Friendly 2
2001-02 Spain FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
2001-02 Spain International Friendly 4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Nov 1991 Spain v Czechoslovakia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Jan 1992 Portugal v Spain D 0-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 1993 Denmark v Spain L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
02 Jun 1993 Lithuania v Spain W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Sep 1993 Spain v Chile W 2-0 International Friendly
22 Sep 1993 Albania v Spain W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Oct 1993 Republic of Ireland v Spain W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Spain v Denmark W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
19 Jan 1994 Spain v Portugal D 2-2 International Friendly
09 Feb 1994 Spain v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
23 Mar 1994 Spain v Croatia L 0-2 International Friendly
10 Jun 1994 Canada v Spain W 0-2 International Friendly
17 Jun 1994 Spain v Korea Republic D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
02 Jul 1994 Spain v Switzerland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
09 Jul 1994 Italy v Spain L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final final
07 Sep 1994 Cyprus v Spain W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
12 Oct 1994 FYR Macedonia v Spain W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
16 Nov 1994 Spain v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
30 Nov 1994 Spain v Finland W 2-0 International Friendly
17 Dec 1994 Belgium v Spain W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group 2
18 Jan 1995 Spain v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 Spain v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
26 Apr 1995 Armenia v Spain W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
07 Jun 1995 Spain v Armenia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
06 Sep 1995 Spain v Cyprus W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Sep 1995 Spain v Argentina W 2-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Denmark v Spain D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
15 Nov 1995 Spain v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
07 Feb 1996 Spain v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Norway v Spain D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Jun 1996 Romania v Spain W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
22 Jun 1996 England v Spain L 0-0 (2-4) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
04 Sep 1996 Faroe Islands v Spain W 2-6 FIFA World Cup Group 6
09 Oct 1996 Czech Republic v Spain D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
13 Nov 1996 Spain v Slovakia W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
14 Dec 1996 Spain v Yugoslavia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
18 Dec 1996 Malta v Spain W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 6
12 Feb 1997 Spain v Malta W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
30 Apr 1997 Yugoslavia v Spain D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
24 Sep 1997 Slovakia v Spain W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 Nov 1997 Spain v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Jan 1998 France v Spain L 1-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 Spain v Sweden W 4-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 1998 Spain v Nigeria L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
24 Jun 1998 Spain v Bulgaria W 6-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
05 Sep 1998 Cyprus v Spain L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
17 Nov 1999 Spain v Argentina L 0-2 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Spain v Liechtenstein W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
28 Mar 2001 Spain v France W 2-1 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 Spain v Japan W 1-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Spain v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
06 Jun 2001 Israel v Spain D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
01 Sep 2001 Spain v Austria W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
05 Sep 2001 Liechtenstein v Spain W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
14 Nov 2001 Spain v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Spain v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Netherlands v Spain L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain W 0-5 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 Spain v Slovenia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
07 Jun 2002 Spain v Paraguay W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
12 Jun 2002 South Africa v Spain W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
22 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Spain L 0-0 (3-5) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.