Felipe Guréndez

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Felipe Guréndez
Personal information
Full name Felipe Guréndez Aldanondo
Date of birth (1975-11-18) 18 November 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Vitoria, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1994 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Athletic Bilbao B 42 (0)
1996–2006 Athletic Bilbao 138 (3)
1997–1998Osasuna (loan) 25 (0)
2006–2010 Numancia 67 (1)
Total 272 (4)
National team
1996–1998 Spain U21 12 (1)
1997 Spain U23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Felipe Guréndez Aldanondo (born 18 November 1975), sometimes known as just Felipe, is a Spanish retired professional footballer. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he could also play as a defensive-minded right back.

He appeared in 146 La Liga games over the course of 11 seasons (three goals), almost exclusively for Athletic Bilbao.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Felipe was a product of Athletic Bilbao's prolific youth system. He made his debut for the first team on 3 January 1996 in a 1–0 home win against Real Zaragoza where he came on as a 46th-minute substitute for Bolo,[1] but was never more than a backup during his nine full La Liga seasons, his best outputs coming from 1998 to 2001; incidentally, as the Basques finished second in 1997–98, he was on loan to Navarrese neighbours CA Osasuna of the second division.

In the summer of 2006, after only 13 matches in his final four years combined,[2] Felipe was released by the Lions[3] and left for CD Numancia also in the second level, contributing relatively in the 2007–08 campaign as the Soria club returned to the top flight after three years of absence.[4] In June 2010, having just totalled 24 league appearances in his last two seasons, the 34-year-old was released and retired shortly after.[5]





Spain U21


  1. ^ Castañeda, Eduardo (4 January 1996). "El Zaragoza es generoso" [Zaragoza are generous]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ Artetxe, José Luis (20 April 2006). ""En serio, sólo me importa el equipo, no mi futuro"" ["To be fair, I only care about the team, not my future"]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ "El Athletic comunica la baja a Felipe, Bordas y Escalona" [Athletic tell Felipe, Bordas and Escalona of decision to release them]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 31 May 2006. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Breve enciclopedia numantina" [Brief numantina encyclopedia]. Desde Soria (in Spanish). 29 May 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  5. ^ Zaballa, Carlos (24 March 2011). "La vida después del fútbol" [Life after football]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 June 2018.

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