Nacho Novo

UEFA Licensed Coach and Highly Decorated Football Player

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A highly experienced and title winning football player keen to transition into elite level coaching and management in order to apply lessons learned competing on the domestic and European stage under a number of successful managers including Walter Smith and Alex McLeish.

Has gained crucial experience in coaching youth and reserve team players at clubs including Greenock Morton, the Carolina RailHawks and SD Huesca, in each position successfully passing on this knowledge to developing players and using it as an opportunity to learn from experienced coaches and managers.

A natural leader and forward thinking individual who combines perspectives playing across global leagues - including an exceptional career in Scotland and numerous spells in his native Spain - to provide players and teams the technical, tactical and off-field support they need to compete in the modern game.
Nacho Novo

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • UEFA: B Licence

    UEFA
    B Licence

  • UEFA: A Licence

    UEFA
    A Licence

Career History

  • Rangers FC

    Rangers FC
    First Team Coach
    2017 – 2017

  • Glentoran FC

    Glentoran FC
    Player
    2016 – 2017
    Appearances: 23 · Goals: 2

  • Carolina Railhawks FC

    Carolina Railhawks FC
    Assistant Youth Coach
    2014 – 2015

  • Carolina Railhawks FC

    Carolina Railhawks FC
    Player
    2014 – 2015
    Appearances: 33 · Goals: 14

  • Carlisle United FC

    Carlisle United FC
    Player
    2014 – 2014
    Appearances: 6

  • Greenock Morton FC

    Greenock Morton FC
    Assistant Reserve Team Coach
    2013 – 2013

  • Greenock Morton FC

    Greenock Morton FC
    Player
    2013 – 2013
    Appearances: 10 · Goals: 1

  • SC Huesca

    SC Huesca
    Player
    2012 – 2013
    Appearances: 34 · Goals: 6

  • SC Huesca

    SC Huesca
    U18 Assistant Coach
    2012 – 2013

  • Legia Warsaw

    Legia Warsaw
    Player
    2012 – 2012
    Appearances: 11

  • Sporting de Gijon

    Sporting de Gijon
    Player
    2010 – 2012
    Appearances: 41 · Goals: 7

  • Rangers FC

    Rangers FC
    Player
    2004 – 2010
    Appearances: 253 · Goals: 71

  • Dundee FC

    Dundee FC
    Player
    2002 – 2004
    Appearances: 87 · Goals: 34

  • Raith Rovers FC

    Raith Rovers FC
    Player
    2001 – 2002
    Appearances: 37 · Goals: 20

  • SC Huesca

    SC Huesca
    Player
    1999 – 2001
    Appearances: 38 · Goals: 22

  • UD Somozas

    UD Somozas
    Player
    1998 – 1999
    Appearances: 35 · Goals: 16

Key Achievements

  • Won three SPL titles, a Scottish Cup and two Scottish League Cups with Rangers, including a domestic treble in 2009/10
  • Played in the 2008 UEFA Cup final with Rangers after scoring the winning penalty in the semi-finals against Fiorentina
  • Came off the bench in the 2009 Scottish Cup final to score the winning goal after only being on the field for 28 seconds
  • Won the 2011/12 Polish Cup with Legia Warsaw
  • Inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame in 2014 alongside Lee McCulloch and Fernando Ricksen
  • Scored 25 goals in his first season for Rangers as the club’s top goal scorer, including the strike that won them the SPL title
  • Played in 23 Old Firm derbies and scored six goals
  • One of the league’s highest goal scorers in the 2015 NASL season with Carolina RailHawks, scoring 12 goals and being nominated for the league’s Golden Ball (MVP) award
  • Built an exceptional career in Scotland after playing in over 350 matches and scoring 125 goals

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