Bolo (footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Jon Andoni Pérez Alonso
Date of birth (1974-03-05) 5 March 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
Danok Bat
1991–1993 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Bilbao Athletic 75 (22)
1994–1998 Athletic Bilbao 42 (4)
1997 Osasuna (loan) 7 (0)
1997–1998 Hércules (loan) 26 (6)
1998–2004 Rayo Vallecano 192 (43)
2004–2006 Gimnàstic 79 (10)
2006–2008 Numancia 60 (11)
2008–2009 Barakaldo 36 (7)
Total 517 (103)
National team
1996–2003 Basque Country 5 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jon Andoni Pérez Alonso, commonly known as Bolo (born 5 March 1974), is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a centre forward.

During his 15-year professional career, in which he represented six clubs, he appeared in 479 games in the two major levels of Spanish football, scoring 95 goals. In La Liga he amassed totals of 168 matches and 29 goals, with Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano (four seasons apiece).

Football career[edit]

Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Bolo was a product of Lezama, Athletic Bilbao's youth structure. He first appeared with the first team on 20 February 1994 in a 0–1 away defeat against Real Zaragoza, in what would be his sole La Liga appearance of the season.

After a four-year stint with the Basque side (with loans to CA Osasuna and Hércules CF in the second division included), Bolo went on to play for Rayo Vallecano – where he had his most steady period, even playing in the UEFA Cup in the 2000–01 campaign, but also suffering consecutive relegations in his last two years – Gimnàstic de Tarragona and CD Numancia.

In August 2008, Bolo was released by Numancia as the Soria team returned to the top flight, and returned to the Basque region, signing with third level side Barakaldo CF. After only one season he retired from football at the age of 35, becoming his last club's general manager.

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