Iñaki Muñoz

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Iñaki Muñoz
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Muñoz in 2008
Personal information
Full name Iñaki Muñoz Oroz
Date of birth (1978-07-02) 2 July 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Pamplona, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Osasuna B 103 (15)
2000–2001 Toledo (loan) 32 (3)
2000–2007 Osasuna 132 (11)
2007–2010 Athletic Bilbao 19 (0)
2010–2011 Cartagena 24 (2)
2011–2012 Salamanca 20 (2)
2013 Izarra 10 (0)
Total 340 (33)
National team
1996 Spain U18 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Muñoz and the second or maternal family name is Oroz.

Iñaki Muñoz Oroz (born 2 July 1978) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a defensive midfielder.

He amassed La Liga totals of 150 games and 11 goals over the course of nine seasons, representing in the competition Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao.

Club career[edit]

Muñoz was born in Pamplona, Navarre. Except for a season-long loan to CD Toledo in the third division he played ten senior seasons with hometown's CA Osasuna, the first and the second sides combined. He made his La Liga debut with the former on 23 December 2001, in a 0–1 home loss against Athletic Bilbao.

Muñoz went on to become an important first-team member, appearing in 30 games during the 2005–06 campaign as the club finished fourth in the league and qualified to the UEFA Champions League while scoring five goals in as many wins, notably the winners at Deportivo de La Coruña and Atlético Madrid.[1][2] In the previous season's Copa del Rey, he netted five times in eight matches to help Osasuna reach the final of the competition, notably once in a 3–1 quarterfinal home win against Sevilla FC (4–3 on aggregate).[3][4]

Muñoz switched west for 2007–08, moving to Basque neighbours Athletic Bilbao. He appeared sparingly during his first season, and even less in the second and third – his 2009–10 output consisted of 30 minutes against Deportivo, in the last matchday.[5][6]

In the 2010 summer, aged 32, free agent Muñoz signed with FC Cartagena in the second level.[7]

International career[edit]

Muñoz represented both the Basque and Navarrese autonomous teams, gaining six caps in total.


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