Higinio Ortúzar

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Higinio Ortúzar
Personal information
Full name Higinio Ortúzar Santamaria
Date of birth (1915-01-10)January 10, 1915
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Date of death November 8, 1982(1982-11-08) (aged 67)
Place of death Getxo, Spain
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1939 Barakaldo
1939–1943 Athletic Bilbao 70 (0)
1943–1947 Valencia 61 (1)
1947–1948 Valladolid 13 (0)
1948–1949 Real Sociedad 7 (0)
Teams managed
1949–1951 Logroñés
1952–1953 Cádiz
1955–1956 Caudal
1956–1957 Cultural Leonesa
1958–1959 Indautxu
1959–1960 Avilés
1962–1963 Burgos
1964 Salamanca
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Higinio Ortúzar Santamaria (10 January 1915 – 8 November 1982) was a Chilean footballer who played in Spain for Barakaldo CF, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia CF, Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad.[1]

While at Athletic (one of few players born outside the Basque region to play for the club under their signing policy), he won a League and Cup double in 1943, and followed this up with further league titles playing for Valencia in 1944 and 1947.[1] In his 30s he featured for Valladolid and Real Sociedad in successive seasons, helping each to gain promotion from the second tier.

After retiring as a player he became a football coach, and managed sides including CD Logroñés.


  1. ^ a b "Higinio Ortúzar: el chileno de sangre vasca" [Higinio Ortúzar: the Chilean with Basque blood]. Club Perarnau - The Tactical Room (in Spanish). 13 November 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2017.

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