Ander Herrera is not the most famous of Spain’s professional footballers, but as a midfielder for the Spanish national team and of course for Manchester United in the English Premier League (EPL) – also known as the Red Devils – he has earned the admiration of football fans around the world.
Individually, this Spaniard has been honored several times. In 2011 he was appointed to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship team of the tournament. The 2016-17 soccer season also ended with his inclusion in the UEFA Europa League squad. He also received the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award and was recognized as a top assistant in the 2017 EFL Cup.
As part of the Manchester United team, Herrera has won the UEFA Europa League, the EFL Cup, the FA Community Shield, and the FA Cup. Below you will find information that you should know about the footballer.
Ander Herrera Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
It was on August 14 and in 1989 when the Spanish Red Devils midfielder was born to his parents Pedro Maria Herrera and Yolanda Aguera. His birthplace was Bilbao in Spain, where he also grew up. Almost nothing is known about the woman who gave birth to this football star, but it is common knowledge that his father Pedro was a footballer and also a midfielder. He played as a professional for Real Zaragoza in Aragon, where his son would later start his own career.
Ander Herrera’s youth career, which began in 2001 and continued until 2008, was spent with Real Zaragoza. With the Spanish football team, he started his career in the senior national team, first in the reserve team – from 2008 to 2009 – and then in the first team – from 2009 to 2011, before moving to Athletic Bilbao later that year. He remained with the team until 2014 when he found a new home in Old Trafford.
This guy was one of the boys Louis van Gaal brought to Manchester United. In June 2014 he joined the Red Devils and started playing in Premier League games. The switch to English football was no big deal for Ander, as he quickly found his place in the league and soon proved to be one of the club’s playmakers. He won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award in 2016/17.
As Spain’s representative on the international stage, he has made a name for himself in the country’s U-20, U-21, and U-23 squads, making a total of some 30 appearances and making no less than seven appearances on the net. Ander was invited to join the country’s senior national team in October 2016 and finally made his debut on this level against England in November 2016.
Ander Herrera’s Wife
Many people thought Ander Herrera was a hard nut to crack for love. It was believed that the soccer star sold his soul to soccer and directed all his strong affection into the game when he expressed that you can change your wife or girlfriend but not your soccer team. Yes, the Manchester United midfielder is said to have said, “You can change your wife, you can change your girlfriend, but you can’t change the football team.
In any case, Ander is not incapable of loving, even if he is not yet married, one can say that his heart beats as much for Isabel Collado as for football. The lady has been the love of his life for quite some time. In fact, it has been claimed in several circles that the two have an informal marriage. Although they had no church or civil ceremony to celebrate their relationship, they lived together and even started a family together. So far, one child has been born in the Ander Isabel relationship.
Hardly anyone can say what is going on with Isabel, the things that are going on for her have been largely overshadowed by her husband’s career. The duo was observed several times while they were having fun with their little daughter.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Besides skill, physical fitness largely determines a player’s performance in football. In fact, without a satisfactory level of fitness characteristics desired by footballers, any player would be a burden for any team and will inevitably have a disappointing career.
Therefore, maintaining a decent level of anaerobic endurance and robustness is a priority for footballers, which is why they constantly train and exercise to maintain a physique that guarantees flexibility, agility, speed, strength, and endurance.
Fortunately, Ander Herrera has little reason to worry in this regard. Although he cannot do anything to change his height to 6 feet (1.82 m), he has maintained a bodyweight that is proportional to his height. The Spanish midfielder weighs in at 73 kg; his waist, arms/biceps, and chest measure 33, 14, and 39 centimeters respectively.