Igor Jauregi

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Igor Jauregi
Personal information
Full name Igor Jauregi Iraola
Date of birth (1974-04-29) 29 April 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Tolosa, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Tolosa
1995–1996 Hernani
1997 Aurrerá 18 (0)
1997–1998 Eibar 38 (3)
1998–2007 Real Sociedad 135 (7)
2002 Eibar (loan) 12 (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 Jauregi and the second or maternal family name is Iraola.

Igor Jauregi Iraola (born 29 April 1974) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a central defender – he could also operate as a defensive midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Tolosa, Gipuzkoa, Jáuregi played the first part of his football career in the lower leagues, arriving at Basque giants Real Sociedad at already 24. He played 22 La Liga matches in his first season – his debut coming on 30 August 1998 in a 3–3 home draw against Real Oviedo[1]– but struggled subsequently.

After a six-month loan in the second division with lowly SD Eibar, which he had already represented, Jáuregui returned but, safe for the 2002–03 campaign, where the club incidentally finished second, he was almost always a fringe player.

In June 2007, after his contract with Real Sociedad expired, Jáuregi had to retire from the game due to persistent health problems: after a poorly managed tendinitis three years earlier, he also contracted the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, even though he successfully dealt with the situation.[2]

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