Iván Amaya

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Iván Amaya
Personal information
Full name Iván Amaya Carazo
Date of birth (1978-09-03) 3 September 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Puerta Bonita
Youth career
San Cristóbal
Rayo Vallecano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Rayo Vallecano B 35 (2)
1998–2000 Rayo Vallecano 33 (1)
2000–2002 Atlético Madrid 18 (0)
2002–2003 Espanyol 11 (0)
2003–2004 Getafe 45 (1)
2005–2007 Ciudad Murcia 97 (2)
2007–2009 Elche 41 (1)
2009–2010 Udinese 0 (0)
2009–2010 Granada (loan) 36 (3)
2010–2012 Murcia 64 (2)
2012 Apollon Limassol 1 (0)
2013 S.S. Reyes 15 (3)
2013– Puerta Bonita ? (5)
National team
2000 Spain U21 4 (0)
2000 Spain U23 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Spain
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team Competition
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Amaya and the second or maternal family name is Carazo.

Iván Amaya Carazo (born 3 September 1978) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for CD Puerta Bonita as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Amaya started his professional career at hometown's Rayo Vallecano, playing 31 games with the first team in his first two seasons combined, the first of which was played in the second division, with promotion. After that he returned to the second level but stayed in the city, joining Atlético Madrid for another couple of years, where he was rarely played.

After another unassuming La Liga spell with RCD Espanyol, Amaya appeared in 40 matches for Getafe CF in the 2003–04 campaign, promoting to the top flight for the third time with a club from the country's capital (a first-ever for Getafe). However, he featured very rarely in the following season, returning to division two in January 2005 as he joined Ciudad de Murcia and being an everpresent defensive fixture.

Amaya then played two seasons in the second division, with Elche CF. In July 2009 he was bought by Udinese Calcio, being immediately loaned back to Spain with lowly Granada CF; compatriot Óscar Pérez, who was also purchased by the Italians, made the same season-long move as seven other players, after the two sides' partnership agreement.[1]

After helping the Andalusians promote to the second level, Amaya's loan was renewed for 2010–11, but his contract with Granada was terminated on 26 August 2010.[2] On the next day he was signed by Real Murcia, in division three.[3]

International career[edit]

Amaya was selected by Spain for its 2000 Summer Olympics squad. He helped the national team win silver in Sydney but, in the decisive match against Cameroon, scored an own goal to make it 2–1 for the Europeans (eventually 2–2), and also missed his penalty shootout attempt.[4]


Spain U23

Personal life[edit]

Amaya's younger brother, Antonio, is also a footballer – and a centre back. He also represented local club Rayo.[5][6]


  1. ^ Diego Mainz e Iván Amaya jugarán en Segunda B con el Granada (Diego Mainz and Iván Amaya will play in Segunda B with Granada); Rayo Herald, 11 July 2009 (Spanish)
  2. ^ "Iván Amaya se desvincula del Granada C.F." [Iván Amaya cuts ties with Granada C.F.] (in Spanish). Granada CF. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Amaya cumple "un sueño al jugar en el Real Murcia"" [Amaya fulfills "dream by playing for Murcia"] (in Spanish). Real Murcia. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sidney 2000: Oro negro" [Sidney 2000: Black gold] (in Spanish). Recuerdos de Nigeria. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Antonio Amaya, hermano de Iván, novedad en la lista" [Antonio Amaya, Iván's brother, new to callup] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 14 March 2003. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Los Amaya se citan en su segunda casa: Vallecas" [The Amayas meet in their second home: Vallecas] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

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