1. His nickname is La fiera de Vallecas (The beast of Vallecas). Vallecas is a neighbourhood of Madrid, where he was born. 

2. Born in Madrid, Negredo started his career at local Rayo Vallecano, making his professional debuts in early 2005 with the club in Segunda División B.

3. His full name is Álvaro Negredo Sánchez.

4. He scored 70 goals in 139 games with Sevilla. 

5. A Spanish international since 2009, Negredo was part of the team that won Euro 2012, and has 10 goals in 21 international appearances. 

6. After moving to Manchester City for £16.5m, on 5 November 2013, Negredo scored his first hat-trick for City, contributing to a 5-2 group stage home win against PFC CSKA Moscow which qualified the former to the round-of-16. 

7. That made him the first-ever Manchester City player to have scored three goals in the same match in the Champions League. A feat he later repeated scoring three goals in City's 6-0 semi-final first leg victory against West Ham in the Football League Cup. 

8. He has twice scored two goals in a game at international level for Spain, versus Bosnia and Herzegovina and Liechtenstein, in World Cup 2010 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying respectively. 

9. Negredo's older brothers, César and Rubén, are also footballers. 

10. His honours include the Copa Del Ray (2009-10), The Premier League (2013-14) The Football League Cup (2013-14) The Zarra Trophy (2013) and The European Championship with Spain in 2012. 

11. In 2009 Negredo nearly joined Hull City for around £13 million when he was at Real Madrid, but eventually signed for Sevilla FC in that transfer window.