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Iñigo Liceranzu

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Place of birth  Bilbao, Spain
Name  Inigo Liceranzu
Playing position  Defender
Role  Footballer

Years  Team
Height  1.83 m
1977–1981  Bilbao Athletic
Position  Defender
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Full name  Jesus Inigo Liceranzu Otxoa
Date of birth  (1959-03-13) 13 March 1959 (age 56)

Jesús Iñigo Liceranzu Otxoa (13 March 1959) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender, and a coach.


Club career

Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Liceranzu was a product of local giants Athletic Bilbao. After three years with the reserves he made his professional debuts with Basque neighbours Barakaldo CF, in the second division.

Upon his return in the 1981 summer, Liceranzu eventually became an undisputed started for the club, partnering Andoni Goikoetxea as stopper and being dubbed Rocky due to his hard approach. In 1983–84, as Athletic renewed its domestic supremacy, he scored a career-best seven goals in 32 matches; on 29 April 1984, he found the net twice in a Basque Derby home win against Real Sociedad (his second meaning the final 2–1, and the club's 3000th goal in La Liga).

Liceranzu retired from football in 1989 at only 30, after one season with Elche CF also in the top level. Towards the end of the following decade he became a coach, working mainly in his native region: Úbeda CF, Zalla UC, SD Lemona, Amurrio Club, Barakaldo and Zamora CF.

International career

On 30 April 1985 Liceranzu gained his sole cap for Spain, playing the entire 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Wales, a 0–3 loss in Wrexham.


  • La Liga: 1982–83, 1983–84
  • Copa del Rey: 1983–84
  • Supercopa de España: 1984
  • References

    Iñigo Liceranzu Wikipedia

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