Iván Iglesias

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Iván Iglesias
Personal information
Full name Iván Iglesias Corteguera
Date of birth (1971-12-16) 16 December 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Sporting Gijón 43 (4)
1993–1995 Barcelona 49 (5)
1995–1996 Sporting Gijón 18 (0)
1996–2000 Oviedo 93 (11)
2000–2002 Rayo Vallecano 26 (1)
2002–2003 Cartagonova 20 (0)
2003–2004 Oviedo ACF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Iglesias and the second or maternal family name is Corteguera.

Iván Iglesias Corteguera (born 16 December 1971) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Gijón, Asturias, Iglesias started playing professionally with local Sporting de Gijón. After only two seasons – and only appearing regularly in his second – he was signed by La Liga powerhouse FC Barcelona in the 1993 off-season.

Never an undisputed starter at the Camp Nou, Iglesias did amass nearly 70 official appearances in his two-year spell. On 8 January 1994 he closed the scoresheet for Johan Cruyff's side against Real Madrid, in a 5–0 home demolition as Barça eventually clinched the league title.

Iglesias then returned to Sporting for another campaign, appearing sparingly, after which he switched to neighbouring Real Oviedo where he would stay four years, always in the top level. He retired in June 2002 at only 30 while at Rayo Vallecano (also in the first division), due to injuries, totalling 229 games and 21 goals in 11 seasons.

Iglesias later opened a football school with former Sporting teammate Juanele.



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