Iñaki Astiz Ventura
Astiz in 2011
|Full name||Iñaki Astiz Ventura|
|Date of birth||5 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Pamplona, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2007–2008||→ Legia Warsaw (loan)||23||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
- Legia Warsaw
- Astiz se marcha cedido al Legia de Varsovia (Astiz goes on loan to Legia Warsaw); Osasuna's official website, 27 June 2007 (Spanish)
- Iñaki Astiz se ha desvinculado del CA Osasuna (Iñaki Astiz loses ties with Osasuna); Osasuna's official website, 26 August 2008 (Spanish)
- Legia official profile (Polish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Iñaki Astiz at 90minut.pl (Polish)
- Soccerway profile