EZQUERRO-Optimized
Electrical goalscoring winger

A product of the Osasuna academy, he arrived at Barça from Athletic Club. A quick and skilled striker, he got few chances in the three seasons he was at the club, as he was competing for the striker role with players like Ronaldinho, Eto’o and Giuly. On leaving Barça in 2008 he returned to Osasuna where he’d end up retiring from professional football at the end of the 2008-09 season.

Full biography:

Santi Ezquerro made his First Division debut with Atlético Madrid in the 1996-97 season at the legendary Las Gaunas stadium. That 21 September 1996 the mattress-makers won 3-0 away to Logroñés. After two seasons he signed for Mallorca, helping the team win promotion back to the top flight (1997-1998). After that he joined Athletic Club, and stayed for seven years. In the summer of 2005 he joined Barça. Ezquerro wouldn’t take long to make his blaugrana debut in the second week against his ex-team, Mallorca, at the Camp Nou. The striker from Calahorra came on after 81 minutes to replace Gio Van Bronckhorst in a 2-0 win for the Catalans. In his first season at FC Barcelona he would finish up appearing in 19 official fixtures and lifting three titles: La Liga, the Champions League in Paris and the Spanish Super Cup. At Barça he would play on for two seasons more with Frank Rijkaard on the bench. Finally in 2008 he returned to the club where it had all begun for him as a professional player, Osasuna of Pamplona.

Honours:

1 Liga (2006)
1 Champions League (2006)
2 Spanish Super Cups (2006 and 2007)

Place of birth
Calahorra (La Rioja)
Date of birth
14/12/1976
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