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Saúl
Saúl
Date of birth:

November 21, 1994

Nationality:

Flag of Spain Spain

Position:

Midfielder

Team:

Atlético Madrid

Saúl Ñíguez Esclápez (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈul ˈɲiɣeθ]; born 21 November 1994), known simply as Saúl, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid as a central or defensive midfielder.

After coming through Atlético Madrid's youth academy, he went on to appear in more than 200 competitive matches for the club. In the 2013–14 season, he was on loan at Rayo Vallecano also in La Liga.

Having represented Spain at various youth levels, Saúl helped the under-21 team finish second in the 2017 European Championship, being top scorer in the process. He was selected by the senior side to the 2018 World Cup.