José Félix Guerrero

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José Félix Guerrero
Personal information
Full name José Félix Guerrero López
Date of birth (1975-08-23) 23 August 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Portugalete, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Bilbao Athletic 28 (3)
1996–1997 Athletic Bilbao 0 (0)
1996–1997 Eibar (loan) 36 (5)
1997–1998 Racing Santander 28 (1)
1999–2002 Real Sociedad 30 (1)
2001–2002 Eibar (loan) 38 (6)
2002 Burgos 0 (0)
Total 160 (16)
National team
1991–1992 Spain U16 17 (2)
1992–1993 Spain U17 7 (1)
1994 Spain U18 9 (0)
1995 Spain U19 2 (0)
1998 Spain U21 3 (0)
1997 Spain U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

José Félix Guerrero López (born 23 August 1975 in Portugalete, Basque Country) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Brought up in Athletic Bilbao's prolific youth ranks, Lezama, Guerrero made his senior debuts in 1995–96, suffering Segunda División relegation with the B-team. In the following season, as Luis Fernández replaced Dragoslav Stepanović as manager, he was again deemed surplus to requirements and loaned, going on to experience one of his best years as a professional with Basque neighbours SD Eibar, in the same level.[1]

Released by Bilbao in the 1997 summer, Guerrero signed with Racing de Santander in La Liga, starting in most of the matches during the campaign and making his debut in the competition on 26 October in a 0–2 away loss against FC Barcelona, as the Cantabrians eventually retained their division status. Subsequently, he joined another club in his native region, Real Sociedad, being sparingly used during his three-year spell, mainly due to injuries.

In 2002, Guerrero joined division three side Burgos CF on a free transfer.[2] He retired from the game before the season started, aged only 27.

Personal life[edit]

Guerrero's older brother, Julen, was also a footballer and a midfielder. He too represented Athletic Bilbao, and appeared for Spain in two FIFA World Cups.[1]

Honours[edit]

Spain U21
Spain U16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El hermano de Julen Guerrero mantiene al Éibar arriba" [Julen Guerrero's brother keeps Éibar up] (in Spanish). El País. 21 October 1996. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  2. ^ José Félix Guerrero se desvincula de la Real Sociedad (José Félix Guerrero cuts ties with Real Sociedad); El Mundo, 18 July 2002 (in Spanish)

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