Quique Estebaranz

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Quique Estebaranz
Personal information
Full name Juan Enrique Estebaranz López
Date of birth (1965-10-06) 6 October 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1983–1984 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 Atlético Madrid B 36 (3)
1988–1989 Racing Santander 32 (23)
1989–1993 Tenerife 139 (31)
1993–1994 Barcelona 14 (3)
1994–1996 Sevilla 26 (0)
1996–1997 Extremadura 37 (1)
1997–1999 Ourense 42 (6)
1999–2000 Gimnástica Segoviana 25 (1)
Total 351 (68)
National team
1993 Spain 3 (0)
Teams managed
2005 Leganés
* 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 Estebaranz and the second or maternal family name is López.

Juan Enrique 'Quique' Estebaranz López (born 6 October 1965) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.

He made almost 300 professional appearances during his professional career, during which he represented eight clubs – notably including a La Liga spell with Tenerife.

Club career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Estebaranz started his football career with local Atlético Madrid, although he only played for the reserve team.[1][2] In the 1988–89 season he made his professional debut and scored 23 goals for Racing de Santander, although the Cantabrians were not ultimately promoted from Segunda División.[3]

Afterwards, Estebaranz signed with CD Tenerife in La Liga, and he appeared in 33 games scoring ten goals, his career-best in the top division. However, the Canary Islands club finished in 18th position, only avoiding relegation by victory in the playoffs; he also played a part in Tenerife's denying of two league titles to Real Madrid in the last round, for the direct benefit of FC Barcelona, namely in the 1992–93 campaign where he scored.[4]

Estebaranz transferred to Barcelona for 1993–94, appearing rarely as the Catalans won their fourth league title in a row. The side also reached the final of the UEFA Champions League, with the player appearing in the last 20 minutes of the 0–4 loss against A.C. Milan.[5]

Estebaranz signed for Sevilla FC after only one season with Barcelona, but appeared very little in his two years with the Andalusia side. He subsequently became an important top flight player with CF Extremadura – who had just been promoted for the first time in its history to the competition – but suffered team relegation, with the player scoring one goal, against CD Logroñés on 6 April 1997;[6] he closed out his career at nearly 35, after spells with CD Ourense in the second division[7] and amateurs Gimnástica Segoviana CF.[8]

In 2001 Estebaranz returned to his first club Atlético Madrid, being charged with running its youth teams. For five months he had his first head coaching experience, with another side from the Community of Madrid, lowly CD Leganés. The following year he re-joined the Colchoneros, after being named director of its football academy.[9]

International career[edit]

Estebaranz played on three occasions for Spain, all in 1993.[10] His debut came on 2 June against Lithuania, and his last cap came on 22 September against Albania, both matches for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification stages (2–0 and 5–1 away wins).[11][12]

Estebaranz's second appearance was a friendly with Chile on 8 September, as he played the second half of the 2–0 success in Alicante.[13]

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Barcelona

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2–2: Falló más de la cuenta el Logroñés" [2–2: Logroñés missed more than it should] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 5 May 1986. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Racing" (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 3 September 1988. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "1988–1992 Descenso a 2ªB y ascenso a Primera" [1988–1992 Relegation to 2ªB and promotion to Primera] (in Spanish). El Diario Montañés. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Hace 15 años (15 years ago); El Mundo Deportivo, 7 June 2007 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Champions' Cup 1993–94; at RSSSF
  6. ^ Hammond (ed), Mike (1997). The European Football Yearbook 1997/98. Sports Projects Ltd. ISBN 0-946866-42-2. 
  7. ^ "Los asturianos rozan la hazaña" [Asturians near exploit] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 11 September 1997. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "La Segoviana mereció algo más" [Segoviana deserved something more] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 11 November 1999. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Atlético: Quique Estebaranz, nuevo Director de la Escuela de Fútbol (Atlético: Quique Estebaranz, new director of the football academy); Noticias, 18 August 2006 (Spanish)
  10. ^ "Estebaranz: Juan Enrique Estebaranz López". BDFutbol. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Guerrero dedica los dos goles a todo su cuartel" [Guerrero dedicates both goals to army mates] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 3 June 1993. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "España renueva su visa para un sueño" [Spain renews visa for a dream] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 23 September 1993. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "La selección afila sus armas" [National team sharpens claws] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 9 September 1993. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 

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