José Lasa

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José María Lasa
Elftalfoto Athletic de Bilbao (archief), Bestanddeelnr 929-1073 (lasa).jpg
Lasa in 1977
Personal information
Full name José María Lasa Ibarguren
Date of birth (1948-03-03) 3 March 1948 (age 71)
Place of birth Andoain, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right back / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1967 Euskalduna
1967–1968 Logroñes
1968–1970 Valladolid 57 (14)
1970–1972 Granada 58 (15)
1972–1978 Athletic Bilbao 177 (19)
1978–1980 Zaragoza 52 (5)
1981–1983 Durango
1983–1984 Abadiño
Total 344 (53)
National team
1971[1] Spain U23 4 (0)
1979 Basque Country 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José María Lasa Ibarguren (born 3 March 1948) is a former Spanish footballer who played mainly as a right back.

He amassed La Liga totals of 287 games and 39 goals, representing in the competition Granada, Athletic Bilbao and Zaragoza.

Football career[edit]

Born in Andoain, Gipuzkoa, Lasa reached the professional level at the age of 21, when he signed with Real Valladolid from CD Logroñes in 1968. He spent two seasons in Segunda División with the former club, being relegated in the second; he started playing as a winger.

Lasa made his debut in La Liga with Granada CF, his first game occurring on 13 September 1970 in a 1–1 away draw against Elche CF, where he scored his team's goal. He finished the campaign with a further eight goals in 30 games, helping to a final tenth position.

Lasa joined fellow league side Athletic Bilbao in the summer of 1972. He netted seven times from 32 appearances in his first year, which ended in conquest of the Copa del Generalísimo after a 2–0 defeat of CD Castellón.[2]

During his years at the San Mamés Stadium, Lasa was eventually reconverted into a right back. He left in 1980, having appeared in 222 matches across all competitions and scored 23 goals. This included 15 in the UEFA Cup, one of them being the second leg of the 1977 final, lost to Juventus F.C. on the away goals rule.

Lasa closed out his professional career at the end of 1979–80, after two seasons in the top flight with Real Zaragoza. He retired altogether four years later, with amateurs Abadiño KE.


Athletic Bilbao


  1. ^ "Olympic Football Tournament 1972 (Qualifying Stage — Game Details)". Linguasport. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ "2–0: No tuvo rival serio en el Castellón" [2–0: Castellón was no serious match]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 30 June 1973. Retrieved 6 April 2017.

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