21 Facts About Nacho Novo

1. Nacho Novo is a common nickname for the Spanish name Ignacio.

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2. Nacho Novo was never selected for the Spanish national team but has played for Galicia—his debut was in a 2008 friendly against Iran, arriving in his homeland just an hour before the match started after playing for Rangers against Celtic earlier in the day.

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3. Nacho Novo was immediately rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery.

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4. Nacho Novo came off the bench in the 2009 Scottish Cup Final to score the winning goal after only being on the field for 28 seconds.

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5. Nacho Novo came on as a 66th-minute substitute in a league match against his former employers Dundee.

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6. Nacho Novo made his debut for Rangers in a Scottish Premier League match away to Aberdeen on 7 August 2004.

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7. Nacho Novo took to Twitter to share his version of the story.

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8. Nacho Novo is one of Rangers' most popular and respected players.

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9. Nacho Novo has never been selected for the Spanish national team but has played for Galicia—his debut was in a 2008 friendly.

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10. Nacho Novo signed a short-term contract with last seasons Scottish Championship runners-up Greenock Morton in October 2013, [10] in a deal that was scheduled to run until 12 January 2014.

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11. Nacho Novo was taken to hospital on Saturday with chest pains.

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12. Nacho Novo feeling the love in festive snap with fellow Rangers legend Lorenzo Amoruso in Glasgow.

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13. Nacho Novo said: "I'll be nervous about it—and that's always going to be there but I need to put that out of my mind and try to enjoy myself because I miss playing.

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14. On 24 October 2008, it was reported that Nacho Novo could be selected by the Scottish national team as he was eligible to acquire a British passport, having lived in Scotland for eight years.

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15. Nacho Novo was never selected for the Spanish national team but has played for Galicia—his debut was in a 2008 friendly against Iran, arriving in his homeland just an hour before the match started after playing for Rangers against Celtic earlier in the day.

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16. On 26 July 2016, it was announced Nacho Novo would join Northern Ireland Football League team Glentoran.

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17. Nacho Novo signed a short-term contract with Scottish Championship club Greenock Morton in October 2013, in a deal that was scheduled to run until 12 January 2014.

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18. On 16 February 2012, Nacho Novo signed a 6-month contract with Legia Warsaw.

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19. In May 2010, Nacho Novo moved to La Liga side Sporting de Gijon, on a two-year deal.

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20. Nacho Novo continued to be a regular when Le Guen was replaced with Walter Smith.

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21. Nacho Novo signed for Rangers on 6 July 2004 for a reported fee of £450,000.

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