Miguel Flaño

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Miguel Flaño
Personal information
Full name Miguel Flaño Bezunartea
Date of birth (1984-08-19) 19 August 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Pamplona, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Osasuna
Number 4
Youth career
Osasuna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Osasuna B 70 (2)
2004– Osasuna 302 (12)
National team
2001 Spain U16 7 (1)
2001 Spain U17 4 (0)
2002 Spain U19 1 (0)
2005 Spain U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 December 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Flaño and the second or maternal family name is Bezunartea.

Miguel Flaño Bezunartea (born 19 August 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for CA Osasuna as a central defender.

He represented Spain up to under-23 level, and spent his entire career with Osasuna.

Club career[edit]

Flaño was born in Pamplona. A product of hometown CA Osasuna's youth ranks, he made his first-team debut on 18 September 2004 in a 3–2 La Liga home win against Real Betis,[1] finishing his debut season with eight games. Aged only 17, he began playing regularly with the B-side in the third division.

Flaño scored his first goal for the Navarrese on 9 June 2007, in a 5–0 success at Betis.[2] He added three appearances in the club's semifinal run in the UEFA Cup.

From then on, Flaño became an essential defensive fixture with the side as twin brother Javier, who had been a starter from 2005 to 2007, gradually lost his importance, leaving after the 2008–09 campaign,[3][4] where Miguel netted four times in 33 matches in an eventual narrow escape from relegation. He eventually renewed his link in August 2009, running until 2013.[5]

On 7 June 2012, Flaño again extended his contract with Osasuna, now until 2017.[6] In 2015–16, he started in all his 34 league appearances to help the club return to the top flight after a two-year absence.

In the early stages of the following season, both siblings suffered a complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament on their left knee, being sidelined for several months.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Flaño's twin brother, Javier, is also a footballer and a defender. Both were groomed at Osasuna.[8]

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Spain U23
Spain U16

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