Ibán Espadas

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Ibán Espadas
Personal information
Full name Ibán Espadas Zubizarreta
Date of birth (1978-08-04) 4 August 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Tolosa, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Bilbao Athletic 53 (5)
1999–2000 Cartagena 44 (6)
2000–2001 Recreativo 6 (0)
2000–2001 Cultural Leonesa (loan) 34 (8)
2001–2003 Zaragoza B 39 (15)
2002–2005 Zaragoza 25 (4)
2003–2004 Cádiz (loan) 16 (4)
2004–2005 Almería (loan) 37 (5)
2005–2006 Ciudad Murcia 19 (1)
2006–2009 Orihuela 68 (22)
2009–2011 Pontevedra 62 (12)
2011–2012 Orihuela 25 (14)
2012–2014 Arroyo 36 (7)
Total 464 (103)
National team
1994–1995 Spain U16 7 (1)
1995 Spain U17 3 (0)
1996–1997 Spain U18 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ibán Espadas Zubizarreta (born 4 August 1978) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.

Both major levels of Spanish football combined, he appeared in 104 games and scored 14 goals during nine seasons. In La Liga, he represented Zaragoza.

Club career[edit]

Espadas was born in Tolosa, Gipuzkoa. During his career, spent mainly in the second and third divisions, he also amassed seven La Liga appearances with Real Zaragoza, all in the 2003–04 season – he had previously contributed with 18 and four goals to the Aragonese club's previous top flight promotion.

An unsuccessful Athletic Bilbao youth graduate, Espadas also represented FC Cartagena, Recreativo de Huelva, Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, Zaragoza B, Cádiz CF, UD Almería, Ciudad de Murcia, Orihuela CF (two spells), Pontevedra CF and Arroyo CP. He retired in June 2014, at the age of nearly 36.

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