Félix Sarriugarte

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Félix Sarriugarte
Personal information
Full name Félix Sarriugarte Montoya
Date of birth (1964-11-06) 6 November 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Durango, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1981–1982 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Bilbao Athletic 99 (29)
1984–1989 Athletic Bilbao 68 (13)
1989–1994 Oviedo 91 (15)
1994–1995 Las Palmas 27 (11)
1995 Barakaldo 5 (2)
1995–1996 Gramenet 11 (3)
Total 301 (73)
Teams managed
2000–2003 Athletic Bilbao (youth)
2003–2004 Basconia
2005–2006 Bilbao Athletic
2006 Athletic Bilbao
2009 Varea
2011–2012 Sestao
2012–2013 Oviedo
2015 Sestao
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Félix Sarriugarte Montoya (born 6 November 1964) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward, and is a manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Durango, Biscay, Sarriugarte represented Athletic Bilbao for five seasons – having arrived at the club at age 16 – but only started featuring regularly for the first team in 1986–87, after appearing in 99 games for the reserves and scoring 29 goals. He then spent another five years in La Liga with Asturias' Real Oviedo, where he was also never relegated (but played only three matches in his last two seasons combined).

Sarriugarte retired in 1996 at the age of 31 after playing one season with UD Las Palmas and splitting his last year with local Barakaldo CF and UDA Gramenet, with all the sides competing in the lower leagues. In the top flight, he amassed totals of 159 matches and 28 goals; his debut in the latter competition came on 9 September 1984 in a 0–3 away loss against Sevilla FC,[1] due to a strike from the professional footballers.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Sarriugarte took up coaching in the early 2000s, with the various sides of his first club Athletic. On 8 July 2006, following the dismissal of Javier Clemente, he was appointed first-team manager by president Fernando Lamikiz; just four months later, however, he was relieved of his duties after a 1–3 home defeat against Sevilla FC which saw them drop into the 18th position,[3] and eventually again barely avoiding relegation.

In June 2009, Sarriugarte signed at CD Varea (soon to be named UD Logroñés), freshly promoted to Segunda División B, but stepped down before the campaign began.[4] On 16 July 2012, after having led Sestao River Club to safety in that level, he joined another team in the same tier, Oviedo.[5]


  1. ^ "3–0: El Sevilla encontró un ariete" [3–0: Sevilla found a battering ram]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 September 1984. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Santiago Hidalgo Chacel (30 March 2011). "La Liga en pañales de 1984" [League wearing diapers in 1984]. El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "Athletico Bilbao appoint Esnal as new coach". ESPN Soccernet. 29 November 2006. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "El Varea descarta a Félix Sarriugarte como técnico" [Varea release Félix Sarriugarte as coach]. El Correo (in Spanish). 21 June 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "Sarriugarte será el nuevo entrenador del Oviedo" [Sarriugarte to be new Oviedo coach]. Marca (in Spanish). 16 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 

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