Iñaki Astiz Ventura

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Iñaki Astiz
Inaki Astiz 2011.jpg
Astiz in 2011
Personal information
Full name Iñaki Astiz Ventura
Date of birth (1983-11-05) 5 November 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Pamplona, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Legia Warsaw
Number 15
Youth career
Osasuna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Osasuna B 132 (9)
2007–2008 Osasuna 0 (0)
2007–2008 Legia Warsaw (loan) 23 (1)
2008– Legia Warsaw 113 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Astiz and the second or maternal family name is Ventura.

Iñaki Astiz Ventura (born 5 November 1983) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Legia Warsaw in Poland, as a defender.

Football career[edit]

A product of local Navarrase side CA Osasuna's youth system, Astiz was born in Pamplona, and his earlier career was played with the B-team. This was where he met manager Jan Urban, a former Osasuna Polish player who was team manager at the time. Thus, he spent the 2007–08 season on loan to Legia Warsaw (where Urban would serve as manager) in the Ekstraklasa, becoming the first Spaniard ever to play in that competition.[1]

In June 2008 Astiz returned to Osasuna, only to return immediately to Legia on a five-year deal, despite still having a contract running. Osasuna, however, retained the possibility to re-buy the player after the first two seasons.[2]

Honours[edit]

Legia Warsaw

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