Nicolás Hernán Gonzalo Otamendi (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlas otaˈmendi]; born 12 February 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Manchester City and the Argentina national team. Otamendi played for Vélez Sarsfield and Porto in his early career, winning eight major titles with Porto, including three Primeira Liga championships and the 2011 Europa League. He signed for Valencia in 2014 and spent four months on loan to Atlético Mineiro of Brazil. In 2015 he moved to Manchester City and has since won the Premier League in 2017–18 and 2018–19, as well as three League Cups and an FA Cup. An Argentina international since 2009, Otamendi represented his country at two World Cups and three Copas América, in which he contributed to consecutive runner-up finishes.