Iñigo Díaz de Cerio

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Iñigo Díaz de Cerio
Personal information
Full name Iñigo Díaz de Cerio Conejero
Date of birth (1984-05-15) 15 May 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Anunciata Ikastetxea
Sporting Herrera
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Real Sociedad B 86 (39)
2006–2009 Real Sociedad 77 (24)
2009–2012 Athletic Bilbao 7 (0)
2010–2011 Córdoba (loan) 8 (1)
2011–2012 Numancia (loan) 24 (8)
2012–2014 Mirandés 68 (14)
Total 270 (86)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Díaz de Cerio and the second or maternal family name is Conejero.

Iñigo Díaz de Cerio Conejero (born 15 May 1984 in San Sebastián, Basque Country) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Having finished his football grooming with Real Sociedad, Díaz de Cerio was the top scorer in the third division with the B-team in the 2005–06 season (all four groups), and also made his La Liga debut on 12 February 2006 in a 0–1 away loss against Atlético Madrid. In the 2007–08 campaign he scored 16 second level goals as Real Sociedad finished fourth, falling short of a return to the top flight.

On 8 November 2008 Díaz de Cerio suffered a serious injury after a collision with SD Eibar player Zigor, fracturing the tibia and the fibula of his right leg. After a successful surgery, the club medical's staff nonetheless stated that the recovery would be "...very slow...", and the player was expected to miss the vast majority of the season.[1][2]

In late June 2009, Díaz de Cerio switched to Basque neighbours Athletic Bilbao on a four-year deal, after his Real link had just expired.[3][4] He returned to action almost one year after his injury (5 November 2009), playing 30 minutes in a 1–1 draw at C.D. Nacional for the campaign's UEFA Europa League.

On 13 August 2010, Córdoba CF confirmed Díaz de Cerio's loan for one year. In the following transfer window, however, he was recalled by Athletic Bilbao.

From 2011 to 2014 Díaz de Cerio competed in division two, scoring 22 goals combined for CD Numancia and CD Mirandés. In June 2014, however, aged only 30, he announced his retirement from football.[5]


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