Félix Sesúmaga

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Félix Sesúmaga
Personal information
Date of birth 12 October 1898
Place of birth Lejona, Vizcaya, Spain
Date of death 24 August 1925 (age 26)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914-19 Arenas
1919-21 FC Barcelona
1921-22 Racing de Sama
1922-24 Athletic Bilbao
National team
1920-23 Spain 8 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2006.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 July 2006

Félix Sesúmaga Ugarte (born 12 October 1898 – 24 August 1925) was a Spanish Basque footballer during the 1910s and the 1920s. Born in Lejona, Vizcaya, he played as a forward for Arenas Club de Getxo, FC Barcelona, Racing de Sama de Langreo, Athletic Bilbao and Spain. Sesúmaga won the Copa del Rey three times with three different clubs and also played in two successive finals for two different clubs. In 1920 Sesúmaga was also a member of the very first Selección that played at the Olympic Games in Belgium. He scored twice as Spain beat the Netherlands 3-1 in the play-off for the silver medal. He played 8 times for Spain, scoring 4 goals between 1920 and 1923.

In the 1919 Copa del Rey final, Sesúmaga scored a hat-trick for Arenas Club de Getxo as they beat FC Barcelona 5-2. FC Barcelona were impressed enough to sign him and in the 1920 Copa final he helped his new club beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0. He was a member of the legendary FC Barcelona team, coached by Jack Greenwell, that also included Paulino Alcántara, Sagibarba, Ricardo Zamora and Josep Samitier. During his time at the club he also helped them win three Championat de Catalunya titles. After a season at Racing de Sama de Langreo he joined Athletic Bilbao and won the Copa del Rey for a third time in 1923 when they beat CE Europa 1-0.

Honours[edit]

Arenas Club de Getxo

FC Barcelona

Athletic Bilbao

Spain

Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1920 Antwerp Team competition

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