José Félix Guerrero

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José Félix Guerrero
Personal information
Full name José Félix Guerrero López
Date of birth (1975-08-23) 23 August 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Portugalete, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Bilbao Athletic 28 (3)
1996–1997 Athletic Bilbao 0 (0)
1996–1997 Eibar (loan) 36 (5)
1997–1998 Racing Santander 28 (1)
1999–2002 Real Sociedad 30 (1)
2001–2002 Eibar (loan) 38 (6)
2002 Burgos 0 (0)
Total 160 (16)
National team
1991–1992 Spain U16 17 (2)
1992–1993 Spain U17 7 (1)
1994 Spain U18 9 (0)
1995 Spain U19 2 (0)
1998 Spain U21 3 (0)
1997 Spain U23 2 (0)
* 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 Guerrero and the second or maternal family name is López.

José Félix Guerrero López (born 23 August 1975 in Portugalete, Basque Country) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Brought up in Athletic Bilbao's prolific youth ranks, Lezama, Guerrero made his senior debuts in the 1995–96 season, suffering Segunda División relegation with the B-team. In the following year, as Luis Fernández replaced Dragoslav Stepanović as manager, he was again deemed surplus to requirements and loaned, going on to experience one of his best campaigns as a professional with Basque neighbours SD Eibar, in the same category.

Released by Bilbao in the 1997 summer, Guerrero signed with Racing de Santander in La Liga, starting in most of the matches during the campaign and making his debut in the competition on 26 October in a 0–2 away loss against FC Barcelona, as the Cantabrians eventually retained their division status.

Subsequently he signed with another team in his native region, Real Sociedad, being sparingly used during his three-year spell, mainly due to injuries. In 2002, he joined Burgos CF in level three on a free transfer,[1] but retired from the game before the season started, aged only 27.


Spain U21
Spain U16


Guerrero's older brother, Julen, was also a professional footballer, and a midfielder. He represented Athletic Bilbao during 14 professional seasons, and appeared for Spain in two FIFA World Cups, gaining nearly 45 caps.


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