Axier Intxaurraga

Axier Intxaurraga Mendia (born 11 April 1968), simply known as Axier, is a Spanish footballmanager and former player who played as a defender.

Spanish footballer and manager
In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Intxaurraga and the second or maternal family name is Mendia.
Axier
Personal information
Full name Axier Intxaurraga Mendia
Date of birth (1968-04-11) 11 April 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Berriz, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Durango
Arenas
1990–1993 Barakaldo 104 (4)
1993–1994 Eibar 36 (0)
1994–1997 Las Palmas 77 (0)
1997–1998 Málaga 33 (0)
1998–2000 Elche 69 (0)
2000–2001 Albacete 35 (0)
2001–2002 Ciudad Murcia 30 (1)
2002–2004 Algeciras 47 (0)
2004–2006 Castillo 65 (0)
Total 496 (5)
Teams managed
2006–2009 Castillo
2009–2011 Durango
2011–2013 Amorebieta
2014–2015 Barakaldo
2015–2016 Portugalete
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Axier was born in Berriz, Biscay, Basque Country, and played for local sides SCD Durango and Arenas Club de Getxo before joining Segunda División B side Barakaldo CF in 1990.[1] In 1993, after three seasons as a starter, he signed for SD Eibar in Segunda División.

Axier made his professional debut on 5 September 1993, starting in a 2–0 home win against Palamós CF.[2] Despite being a regular starter for the side, he moved to UD Las Palmas in 1994, and helped in their promotion to the second division in 1996.

Axier subsequently achieved promotion to the second level with Málaga CF, Elche CF and Algeciras CF, also playing for Albacete Balompié in the category in the 2000–01 season. He also represented third division teams Ciudad de Murcia and Castillo CF, retiring with the latter in 2006 at the age of 37 after the club’s relegation to Tercera División.

Immediately after retiring, Axier became a manager at his last club Castillo. In 2009, he was named in charge of another club he represented as a player, Durango also in the fourth division.[3]

On 3 June 2011, Axier was appointed manager of third level side SD Amorebieta,[4] and led the club to the play-offs in his first season. He left in 2013, and took over Barakaldo on 1 May 2014.[5]

On 24 November 2015, Axier was named at the helm of Club Portugalete in the third tier,[6] but failed to avoid relegation at the end of the campaign.

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