Mario Hermoso

Squad No. 22
Date of Birth June 18, 1995
Age 27
Height 185cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Madrid
Previous Clubs Espanyol

Mario Hermoso Canseco (born 18 June 1995) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid and the Spain national team.

Mainly a central defender, he can also operate as a left-back.

Real Madrid

Born in Madrid, Hermoso joined Real Madrid’s youth setup in 2005, aged ten, after starting out at EF Concepción. On 28 September 2012, while still a youth, he appeared with the first team in that year’s Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu, coming on as a second-half substitute in an 8–0 rout of Millonarios FC.

In summer 2014, Hermoso was promoted to the C side in Tercera División, playing 34 matches and scoring two goals. On 16 July 2015, shortly after being assigned to the reserves, he was loaned to Segunda División club Real Valladolid in a season-long deal.

Hermoso made his professional debut on 22 August 2015, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Córdoba CF. Upon returning, he was again assigned to Real’s reserves in Segunda División B.

On 12 July 2017, Hermoso signed a three-year deal with RCD Espanyol. His maiden appearance in La Liga took place on 9 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–5 away loss to FC Barcelona. He scored his first goal in the competition the following 28 January, but also put two past his own net in a 3–2 defeat at CD Leganés.

Atlético Madrid
On 18 July 2019, with only one year left in his contract, Hermoso agreed to a five-year contract with Atlético Madrid for €25 million plus €4 million in add-ons; Espanyol also retained 20% of any future sale of the player, with half of the fee being paid to Real Madrid. He made his league debut on 18 August, playing 28 minutes in the 1–0 home win against Getafe CF.

Hermoso scored his first league goal on 22 December 2020, opening a 2–0 away victory over Real Sociedad.