Fernando Rubén Gago (born 10 April 1986 in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer, who plays for Real Madrid and the Argentine national team.
Gago, who came from the youth divisions of Boca Juniors, made his professional debut with Boca in the 1–0 victory over Quilmes on 5 December 2004. Despite his youth, he quickly became an essential part of the Boca midfield, and attracted attention from European clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Gago, Sergio Agüero, and Lionel Messi had all been teammates as children back in Argentina. Together, the three of them won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands. Presently, all three of them, now in their twenties, are enjoying success at Spanish clubs (Agüero at Atlético de Madrid and Messi at FC Barcelona).
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Fernando Gago is also a literature and art enthusiast. The first thing he did after landing in Spain was visit the Museo del Prado. He earned the nickname El Pintita ever since Ramón Maddoni scolded him for playing with his hair. Also, his Boca Juniors teammates would call him so because his youth squad coach would scold him "stop painting and run!"
Gago is engaged to professional tennis player Gisela Dulko. The two will marry in July.
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Gago was part of the under-20 squad which won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship and was one of many touted "future stars" in the competition. Though he wasn't named in the squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, he received a call-up a year later and played in the 2007 Copa America. Since then, he has been a regular squad member. Under new coachDiego Maradona he has been in the starting line-up, partnering with fellow defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano of Barcelona