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Koldo Aguirre

Spanish football player/manager

Luis María Aguirre Vidaurrázaga (27 April 1939 – 3 July 2019), better known as Koldo Aguirre, was a Spanish football midfielder and manager. He played 12 years for Athletic Bilbao, appearing in 297 competitive matches (61 goals scored) and winning two Copa del Rey trophies.

Koldo Aguirre
Aguirre (Athletic).jpg
Aguirre in 1978
Personal information
Full name Luis María Aguirre Vidaurrázaga
Date of birth (1939-04-27)27 April 1939
Place of birth Sondika, Spain
Date of death 3 July 2019(2019-07-03) (aged 80)
Place of death Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Sondika
Getxo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1969 Athletic Bilbao 231 (44)
1969–1970 Sabadell 3 (0)
1970 Alicante
Total 234 (44)
National team
1961 Spain B 1 (1)
1961–1965 Spain 7 (0)
Teams managed
1970–1971 Erandio
1971–1972 Villosa
1972–1973 Alavés
1974–1975 Basque Country (youth)
1975–1976 Bilbao Athletic
1976–1979 Athletic Bilbao
1979–1982 Hércules
1983 Valencia
1983 Mallorca
1985–1986 Logroñés
1988 Lleida
1993–1994 Bilbao Athletic
1995–1996 Barakaldo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

DeathEdit

Aguirre died on 3 July 2019 in Bilbao from a long-illness at the age of 80.[1]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Athletic Bilbao

ManagerEdit

Athletic Bilbao

ReferencesEdit

  1. Légende de l'Athletic Bilbao, Koldo Aguirre est mort (in French)
  2. Rovira, Ramón (26 June 1977). "2–2: Los andaluces remontaron dos ventajas vascas" [2–2: The Andalusians countered Basques' advantage twice]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2016.

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