Íñigo López Montaña

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Íñigo López
Personal information
Full name Íñigo López Montaña
Date of birth (1982-07-23) 23 July 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Logroño, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 21
Youth career
Las Rozas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Las Rozas
2004–2006 Atlético Madrid B 34 (4)
2006–2007 S.S. Reyes 27 (1)
2007–2010 Alcorcón 85 (17)
2010–2013 Granada 91 (8)
2013–2014 PAOK 3 (0)
2014 Celta (loan) 9 (1)
2014–2015 Córdoba 21 (0)
2015– Huesca 53 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.

Íñigo López Montaña (born 23 July 1982) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for SD Huesca as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

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,[1] 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,[2] and contributed with four goals during the season – two of those in narrow wins over Athletic Bilbao (1–0, away)[3] and Málaga CF (2–1, at home)[4]– 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.[5] He returned to Spain on 23 January of the following year, after being loaned to Celta de Vigo for five months.[6]

On 1 August 2014, López agreed to a one-year deal with Córdoba CF, freshly promoted to the top level.[7] 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.[8]

Personal life[edit]

López's older brother, Jorge, was also a footballer.[9]


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