|Last game stats|
|Date of birth||12 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Capital Federal (Buenos Aires)|
|International caps / goals||25 / 1|
City on Otamendi:
Past clubs: Vélez Sarsfield (1995-2010), Porto (2010-2014), Valencia (2014+), Clube Atlético Mineiro (2014, loan)
Argentine Primera División: 2009 Clausura
Primeira Liga: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, Taça de Portugal: 2010–11, UEFA Europa League: 2010–11, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2011, 2012, 2013, UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 2011, Taça da Liga: Runner-up 2012–13
Copa América: Runner-up 2015
South American Team of the Year: 2009
La Liga Team of the Season: 2014–15
Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2015
Bio: A tough Argentine international teammate of Sergio Aguero, Martin Demichelis and Pablo Zabaleta, Nicolas Otamendi joined City in the 2015/16 summer transfer window...
Otamendi was born in El Talar, a small neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Growing up, he shared his time between boxing and football, building up his strength in a local gym with his cousin.
In April 2009, Otamendi was called up by Argentine national team coach Diego Maradona for a friendly with Panama. At the time of his selection he had only played 11 professional games, and eventually started the match on 20 May, in a 3–1 win.
In 2009, at the age of 21, Otamendi was voted into El Pais' South American Team of the Year, with the paper describing him as "one of the revelations of the year". Despite his young age, he was a fixture in the first-team and making waves across the continent for both club and country.
By 2010, he had made 10 appearances for Argentina, including a starring role at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and he was snapped up by Porto in August of that year.
Porto won the Portuguese league, domestic cup and the Europa League in his first season - Radamel Falcao scored the only goal in the final as they beat Portuguese rivals Braga - before they retained the league trophy in 11/12 and 12/13.
Otamendi's career was becoming a runaway success, and he was playing week in, week out for the top club in Portugal. In February 2014, he agreed a move across the border to Valencia, playing out the rest of the season with Porto before heading east.
Upon arrival at the Mestalla, Otamendi was immediately loaned out, and boarded a flight home to South America, where he spent the summer at Atletico Mineiro in Brazil.
After helping Los Che qualify for the Champions League for the first time in four years, he was the only Valencia player named in the La Liga Team of the Year.