A little over eleven years have passed since Saúl Ñíguez stepped onto the Vicente Calderón pitch for the first time to make his debut in an official match with Atlético de Madrid. It was on March 8, 2012, when in a Europa League duel against Besiktas, the player from Elche fulfilled the dream of every rojiblanco youth squad by wearing our club's jersey.
Since then, Saúl has become one of the most successful players in our club. Up to a total of six times he has been able to lift a trophy with Atlético de Madrid. Two times champion of the Europa League, a league championship, a Copa del Rey and two Super Cups (one from Spain and one from Europe).
In addition, with today's match he already has 371 official matches as a rojiblanco and overtakes a legend like Luis Aragonés to occupy 12th place, alone, as the player with the most games played with our club.