Mikel Arce

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Mikel Arce
Personal information
Full name Mikel Arce Hualde
Date of birth (1984-06-15) 15 June 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Pamplona, Spain
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Real Sociedad B
2003–2004 Numancia B
2004–2005 Alfaro
2005 Logroñés
2006 Lemona 1 (0)
2006 Calahorra
2007 Constancia
2007–2008 Lourdes 35 (20)
2008–2009 San Jose Earthquakes 0 (0)
2009 12 Octubre
2009–2010 Lorca Deportiva
2010–2011 Aluvión
2011– Valtierrano
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 August 2011.

Mikel Arce Hualde (born 15 June 1984) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Club Atlético Valtierrano as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Arce was born in Pamplona, Navarre.[1] After graduating from Osasuna's youth academy[2] he spent the entirety of his Spanish career in the lower leagues; he appeared only once in the Segunda División B, as a second-half substitute in Lemona's 3–0 away win against Marino de Luanco.[1][3][4]

In the 2007–08 season Arce scored 20 Tercera División goals for Lourdes, and was signed by Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes in the ensuing offseason.[5] In the following transfer window he moved teams – and countries – again, signing for Club 12 de Octubre[6] for whom he played at least three times in the Paraguayan Primera División.[7]

In the summer of 2009, Arce returned to Spain and resumed his career in the lower divisions and amateur football.[8][9][10]

Personal life[edit]

In October 2012, in a Beauty King and Queen contest held in Villarrobledo, Arce finished in third position, being elected Best Spanish Body in the process.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b c "Arce: Mikel Arce Hualde". BDFutbol. Retrieved 18 July 2014.  The BDFutbol site includes only appearances in the Segunda División B and above.
  2. ^ "Del Río aterriza en Alaior y Arce está a la espera de la baja" [Del Rio lands at Alaior and Arce is waiting for his release] (in Spanish). InfoBalear. 10 January 2006. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "El Lemona concluye la liga dándose un festín de goles" [Lemona ends league with goal feast]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 29 May 2006. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "El español Mikel Arce, a prueba en el Olimpia paraguayo" [Spaniard Mikel Arce, on trial at Paraguay's Olimpia]. Marca (in Spanish). 12 January 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Earthquakes add young Spaniard Arce". Goal.com. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Rubio, Alberto (7 February 2009). "Mikel Arce: "Mi llegada a Paraguay ha supuesto un revuelo mediático"" [Mikel Arce: "My arrival in Paraguay was a media uproar"]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "12 de Octubre 0–1 Sportivo Luqueño". , "Sol de América 1–2 12 de Octubre".  and "12 de Octubre 1–0 Rubio Ñú" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Re, Pedro (28 November 2009). "Mikel Arce sigue gafado en el Lorca; primero se retrasó su inscripción y ahora cae lesionado" [Mikel Arce's Lorca jinx continues; first his registration was delayed and now he falls to injury]. La Verdad (in Spanish). Murcia. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mikel Arce vuelve a casa para fichar por el Aluvión" [Mikel Arce returns home to sign for Aluvión] (in Spanish). Navarra Futbolclic. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Astráin, Fermín (23 January 2013). "Mikel Arce volvió a jugar con el Valtierrano tras cuatro meses" [Mikel Arce returned to play with Valtierrano four months later]. Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mikel Arce (Valtierrano) aspira a Rey de la Belleza" [Mikel Arce (Valtierrano) poised for Beauty King] (in Spanish). Navarra Futbolclic. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Astráin, Fermín (23 October 2012). "Mikel Arce, elegido el mejor cuerpo de España" [Mikel Arce, elected best body in Spain]. Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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