Gonzalo Colsa

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Gonzalo Colsa
Personal information
Full name Gonzalo Colsa Albendea
Date of birth (1979-05-11) 11 May 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Santander, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Racing Santander
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Racing B 28 (6)
1998–2001 Racing Santander 39 (3)
1999Logroñés (loan) 5 (0)
2001–2006 Atlético Madrid 62 (4)
2002–2003Valladolid (loan) 37 (5)
2003–2004Mallorca (loan) 32 (3)
2006–2012 Racing Santander 188 (14)
2012–2013 Mirandés 3 (0)
Total 394 (35)
National team
1995 Spain U16 5 (1)
1995 Spain U17 3 (0)
1996–1998 Spain U18 21 (0)
1998–1999 Spain U20 10 (3)
1999–2001 Spain U21 12 (4)
Teams managed
2015–2016 Racing Santander (assistant)
2016–2017 Ponferradina (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gonzalo Colsa Albendea (born 11 May 1979) is a Spanish retired footballer who usually played as a central midfielder.

He amassed La Liga totals of 340 matches and 29 goals over 14 seasons, representing in the competition Racing de Santander (two spells), Atlético Madrid, Valladolid and Mallorca.

Club career[edit]

A product of Racing de Santander's youth ranks, Colsa was born in Santander, and he appeared sporadically with the first team (with an unassuming second division stint with CD Logroñés in between) during his first four seasons, although he scored three goals in 19 games in 2000–01, with the Cantabrians being relegated from La Liga.

After representing Atlético Madrid, Real Valladolid and RCD Mallorca, Colsa returned to Santander for 2006–07 campaign, as an undisputed starter and one of the team's captains.[1] In his second season in the second spell he appeared in all the matches as Racing achieved a first-ever qualification to the UEFA Cup,[2] and netted two times.[3][4]

Colsa retired in June 2013 at the age of 34, after appearing rarely for second level side CD Mirandés. Starting in March 2015 he went on to work as an assistant coach under former Racing teammate Pedro Munitis, at that club[5] and SD Ponferradina.[6]

International career[edit]

Colsa was part of the Spain squad that won the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria, contributing with four appearances to the feat.[7] He made his debut for the under-21s on 9 October of that year, in a 2–1 home win against Israel for the 2000 UEFA European Championship qualifiers.[8]

Club statistics[edit]

[9][10]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Racing B 1997–98 Segunda División B 28 6 28 6
Racing Santander 1997–98 La Liga 1 0 1 0 2 0
1998–99 1 0 2 0 3 0
1999–00 18 0 3 0 21 0
2000–01 19 3 6 0 25 3
Subtotal 39 3 12 0 51 3
Logroñés (loan) 1998–99 Segunda División 5 0 5 0
Atlético Madrid 2001–02 Segunda División 18 0 1 0 19 0
2004–05 La Liga 30 3 8 0 4[a] 0 42 3
2005–06 14 1 1 0 15 1
Subtotal 62 4 10 0 4 0 76 4
Valladolid (loan) 2002–03 La Liga 37 5 4 1 41 6
Mallorca (loan) 2003–04 La Liga 32 3 2 0 5[b] 0 39 3
Racing Santander 2006–07 La Liga 37 4 1 0 37 4
2007–08 38 2 8 0 38 2
2008–09 34 2 4 1 5[b] 1 34 2
2009–10 30 3 7 1 30 3
2010–11 31 2 2 0 31 2
2011–12 18 1 1 0 19 1
Subtotal 188 13 12 0 5 1 205 14
Mirandés 2012–13 Segunda División 3 0 2 0 5 0
Career total 394 35 53 3 14 1 0 0 408 36
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Atlético Madrid

Country[edit]

Spain U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Munitis seguirá siendo el capitán del Racing" [Munitis to continue as Racing captain]. Marca (in Spanish). 31 July 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ "El Racing se mete por primera vez en la UEFA al ganar a Osasuna (1–0)" [Racing reach UEFA for the first time after beating Osasuna (1–0)]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). 18 May 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Máxima eficacia del 'EuroRacing'" [Maximum efficiency from 'EuroRacing']. Marca (in Spanish). 13 January 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  4. ^ "A las puertas del descenso" [Knocking on relegation's door]. Marca (in Spanish). 12 April 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Munitis y Colsa aceptan la oferta del Racing" [Munitis and Colsa accept Racing's offer]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 5 March 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Pedro Munitis, nuevo entrenador de la Ponferradina" [Pedro Munitis, new Ponferradina manager]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 17 October 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Qué fue de los campeones del mundo sub20" [What happened to the under-20 world champions]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 April 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  8. ^ "España 2–1 Israel" [Spain 2–1 Israel] (in Spanish). UEFA. 9 October 1999. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  9. ^ Gonzalo Colsa at BDFutbol
  10. ^ "Colsa". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 January 2014.

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