Bixente Lizarazu

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Bixente Lizarazu
Bixente Lizarazu in Australia for Audi.jpg
Personal information
Full name Bixente Lizarazu
Date of birth 9 December 1969 (1969-12-09) (age 44)
Place of birth Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988-1996
1996-1997
1997-2004
2004
2005-2006
Girondins Bordeaux
Athletic Bilbao
Bayern Munich
Olympique Marseille
Bayern Munich
National team
1992-2004 France
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bixente Lizarazu (born 9 December 1969) is a former French football player. He is one of the most successful football players in the world. He won the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and the European Football Championship in 2000. He has also won the UEFA Champions League (2001) and was champion of the Bundesliga (both with Bayern Munich) five times in a six year period (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005).

Lizarazu was born in Saint-Jean-de Luz, a small village in Basque region of France, in 1969. His first club was Eglantins Hendaje (1977-1989). He then went to Girondins Bordeaux (1989-1996). After playing for Bordeaux, he played for the Spanish club Athletic Bilbao (1996-1997) before he went to Bayern Munich (1997-2005). For a six months, he played for Olympique Marseille (2004). He ended his career in 2005.

Club career statistics[change | edit source]

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Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
France League
1988/89 Girondins Bordeaux Division 1 16 0
1989/90 38 2
1990/91 35 2
1991/92 33 0
1992/93 35 4
1993/94 32 9
1994/95 32 2
1995/96 23 3
Spain League
1996/97 Athletic Bilbao La Liga 16 0
Germany League
1997/98 Bayern Munich Bundesliga 11 0
1998/99 18 2
1999/00 22 1
2000/01 15 0
2001/02 25 1
2002/03 26 3
2003/04 26 1
France League
2004/05 Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 14 0
Germany League
2004/05 Bayern Munich Bundesliga 13 0
2005/06 18 0
Country France 258 22
Spain 16 0
Germany 174 8
Total 448 30

International career statistics[change | edit source]

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France national team
Year Apps Goals
1992 1 0
1993 6 0
1994 5 0
1995 5 1
1996 9 0
1997 4 0
1998 13 1
1999 6 0
2000 12 0
2001 10 0
2002 7 0
2003 12 0
2004 7 0
Total 97 2

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