Íñigo López Montaña
|Full name||Íñigo López Montaña|
|Date of birth||23 July 1982|
|Place of birth||Logroño, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2004–2006||Atlético Madrid B||34||(4)|
|2014||→ Celta (loan)||9||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.
Born in Logroño, La Rioja, López began his career with Atlético Madrid B in Segunda División B in 2004, going on to spend six seasons in the category, his next club being Madrid neighbours UD San Sebastián de los Reyes. In 2007, he signed for AD Alcorcón also in the community, appearing in 35 league games his first year (five goals) but only five in the following.
In 2009–10, López was again a regular starter for Alcorcón, and scored a career-best seven goals as the team promoted to Segunda División for the first time ever. He also took part in the memorable Alcorconazo in the campaign's Copa del Rey round-of-32, in which the club secured the most famous victory in its history after defeating Real Madrid 4–0 at home and 4–1 on aggregate.
In the summer of 2010, López joined Granada CF in the second division, and achieved a second consecutive promotion, also the second in a row for the Andalusians, while contributing with four goals. He made his debut in La Liga on 1 October 2011 in a 0–1 away loss against Valencia CF, and contributed with four goals during the season – two of those in narrow wins over Athletic Bilbao (1–0, away) and Málaga CF (2–1, at home)– to help the side retain their league status.
On 19 June 2013, 30-year-old López moved abroad for the first time, signing a two-year contract with PAOK FC from the Superleague Greece. He returned to Spain on 23 January of the following year, after being loaned to Celta de Vigo for five months.
On 1 August 2014, López agreed to a one-year deal with Córdoba CF, freshly promoted to the top level. He appeared in 21 matches as his team was immediately relegated back, and signed for SD Huesca in the second level on 14 July 2015.
- Iñigo López deja el Alcorcón y pone rumbo a Granada (Íñigo López leaves Alcorcón and heads for Granada); Diario AS, 29 July 2011 (in Spanish)
- Valencia triumphant despite profligacy; ESPN Soccernet, 1 October 2011
- Granada shock Bilbao; ESPN Soccernet, 27 November 2011
- Lopez strike sinks Malaga; ESPN Soccernet, 6 February 2012
- Ο Íñigo López Montaña στον ΠΑΟΚ (Íñigo López Montaña signs with PAOK); PAOK FC, 19 July 2013 (in Greek)
- Íñigo López llegará cedido al Celta (Íñigo López will arrive on loan at Celta); Marca, 23 January 2014 (in Spanish)
- Iñigo López nuevo jugador del Córdoba C.F. (Iñigo López new player of Córdoba C.F.); Córdoba CF, 1 August 2014 (in Spanish)
- Íñigo López, nuevo fichaje (Íñigo López, new signing); SD Huesca, 14 July 2015 (in Spanish)
- "Jorge López apuesta por el gran sueño amarillo" [Jorge López bets on big yellow dream]. Marca. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2013.