Javier Bellido Plaza

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Javier Bellido
Personal information
Full name Javier Bellido Plaza
Date of birth (1966-03-09) 9 March 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
CD Padura
1984–1985 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 Bilbao Athletic 64 (4)
1988–1989 Eibar 28 (4)
1989–1991 Elche 61 (3)
1991–2001 Compostela 337 (25)
Total 490 (36)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Javier Bellido Plaza (born 9 March 1966 in Bilbao, Biscay) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

He played in 353 games in Segunda División games over the course of 11 seasons (24 goals), in representation of four teams, also appearing for Compostela in La Liga.

Football career[edit]

A product of Athletic Bilbao's famous Lezama youth academy, Bellido spent the majority of his career at SD Compostela, where he earned the nickname 'The wall of San Lázaro'.[1] Previously, he spent five seasons in the second division with Bilbao Athletic (two years), SD Eibar and Elche CF (two), and started his ten-year spell with the Galicians in the same level.

In the 1997–98 campaign, in spite of Compos' relegation from La Liga after four years, Bellido scored seven league goals, second-best in the squad. He retired in June 2001 at the age of 35, after the team's demotion to division three.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Un Compos de Primera" [Primera Compos] (in Spanish). Míticos del Balompié. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 

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