Wednesday, March 19, 2008
National team caps and goals correct as of 4 February 2007. * Appearances (Goals)
Miguel Ángel Nieto de la Calle (born 12 January 1986) is a Spanish football (soccer) attacking midfielder. Currently plays for Real Madrid Castilla in Segunda División, and was granted no.36 shirt in first team.
He sometimes trained with and was called-up to first team, as against Racing Santander, 18 November 2006, Valencia CF, 27 November 2006, all as an unused substitute.
He made his first team debut in a match with Dynamo Kyiv in UEFA Champions League 2006-07 last group match that ended up with a draw.
His La Liga 2007 debut was against Real Zaragoza and played the next matches against Mallorca, Villareal and Levante.
On February 4, 2007, Nieto, who had substituted an injured Robinho, tried his luck with an awesome shot which sliced the woodwork of Molina's goal. Ramón Calderón also stated "Miguel Torres has proven that he deserves a spot on the team, as have De la Red and Nieto." Nieto has proved an ideal alternative, contributing fresh legs and speed in the midfield for the last few minutes of almost every match over the prior weeks of January and February.
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