Lizarazu said that he would leave Bayern in the Summer of 2004 and eventually signed with Olympique Marseille. However, six months after signing with Marseille, he returned to Bayern Munich in January 2005. During his second spell with Bayern Munich, ending in 2006, Lizarazu wore the shirt number 69. Clarifying that it was not a lewd gesture, he said this was because he was born in 1969, his height is 1.69 m and he weighed 69 kg.
After retirement, Lizarazu got involved in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He competed in a Jiu-Jitsu competition in Europe in 2009, where he became European champion in the Blue Belt Senior 1 Light Division.
^According to Lizarazu in an interview on 3 November 2009 by Philippe Vandel for France Info, a town hall employee did not want to register his Basque name which had been chosen by his parents and put the French equivalent Vincent instead.