Jorge Aizkorreta

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Jorge Aizkorreta
Personal information
Full name Jorge Aizkorreta Jurado
Date of birth (1974-02-06) 6 February 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Barakaldo, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1991–1993 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Bilbao Athletic 62 (0)
1995–1996 Athletic Bilbao 8 (0)
1996–1999 Logroñés 85 (0)
1999–2000 Extremadura 5 (0)
2000–2002 Racing Ferrol 74 (0)
2002–2005 Elche 26 (0)
Total 260 (0)
National team
1994 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jorge Aizkorreta Jurado (born 6 February 1974) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Born in Barakaldo, Biscay, Aizkorreta arrived at Athletic Bilbao's youth system at the age of 17. After two solid years with the B-team in the second division, he was promoted to backup in the main squad, appearing in eight official games in his only season – all in La Liga, his official debut coming on 3 December 1995 in a 2–1 home win against Real Valladolid – and conceding as many goals.

Subsequently, Aizkorreta signed with CD Logroñés, starting most of the matches in the 1996–97 campaign but suffering relegation from the top level. After two more seasons in division two with the Riojan he continued playing in that category until his retirement in 2007, representing CF Extremadura, Racing de Ferrol and Elche CF (under contract with the Valencian Community side for three years, he only appeared three times in the league for the club in his last two seasons combined).

Aizkorreta was part of the Spanish squad at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, being an unused player in an eventual quarter-final exit.[1]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Spain U21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain – 1996 Summer Olympics". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Italia ya ganó un Europeo a España en el 1996 (Italy has already won European Championships against Spain in 1996) Archived 13 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.; Orgullo Bianconero, 18 June 2013 (Spanish)

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