Defenseman who is widely known for his career playing for Real Madrid. He won his second UEFA Champions League title with the club at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.
He made his youth career debut in 1999. He made his youth club debut with Real Madrid in 2001.
He won the UEFA Euro U-21 championship as a member of Spain's national U-21 team in 2013.
He has one younger brother Alex, who is also a professional soccer player. He and his wife Maria has two children named Alejandra and Jose.
He made his senior international team debut for Spain by entering as a substitute for Real Madrid teammate Sergio Ramos in September 2013.