Fernando Carlos Redondo Neri (born July 6, 1969 in Adrogué,
Buenos Aires) was an Argentinian professional football player.
He was a defensive midfielder of outstanding skill and culture.
The key years of his career were spent at the Spanish club Real
Madrid where he was twice a champion of Spain (1995 and 1997)
and twice a European Champion (1998 and 2000). It was during his
second triumphant European campaign that he turned in his finest
performances - his contribution to a 3-2 victory over Manchester
United at Old Trafford will live long in the memory of
Madridistas and Mancunians alike.
Redondo also played for Argentina 29 times, until head coach
Daniel Passarella excluded him from the squad for refusing to
cut his hair. The other clubs he played for were Argentinos
Juniors, CD Tenerife, and AC Milan.