Bixente Lizarazu

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Bixente Lizarazu
Lizarazu in 2011
Personal information
Full name Bixente Jean-Michel Lizarazu[1]
Date of birth (1969-12-09) 9 December 1969 (age 54)[2]
Place of birth Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[3]
Position(s) Left-back
Youth career
1977–1984 Les Églantins Hendaye
1984–1988 Bordeaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 Bordeaux B 43 (10)
1988–1996 Bordeaux 246 (22)
1996–1997 Athletic Bilbao 16 (0)
1997–2004 Bayern Munich 151 (7)
2004 Marseille 14 (0)
2005–2006 Bayern Munich 31 (0)
Total 501 (39)
National team
1992–2004 France 97 (2)
1993 Basque Country[4] 1 (0)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[5][6][7][8]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bordeaux 1988–89 Division 1 16 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
1989–90 38 2 4 0 42 2
1990–91 35 2 1 0 6 0 42 2
1991–92 Division 2 33 0 3 0 36 0
1992–93 Division 1 35 4 3 0 38 4
1993–94 32 9 3 0 6 0 41 9
1994–95 32 2 2 1 1 0 4 0 39 3
1995–96 23 3 0 0 0 0 17 5 40 8
Total 244 22 17 1 1 0 33 5 295 28
Athletic Bilbao 1996–97 La Liga 16 0 2 0 18 0
Bayern Munich 1997–98 Bundesliga 19 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 24 0
1998–99 19 2 5 1 0 0 9 0 33 3
1999–2000 22 1 1 0 0 0 10 0 33 1
2000–01 15 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 26 0
2001–02 25 1 1 0 0 0 14[9] 0 40 1
2002–03 26 2 5 0 0 0 3 0 34 2
2003–04 26 1 1 0 0 0 8 0 35 1
Total 152 7 17 1 2 0 56 0 227 8
Olympique Marseille 2004–05 Ligue 1 14 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
Bayern Munich 2004–05 Bundesliga 13 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 19 0
2005–06 18 0 2 0 1 0 6 0 27 0
Total 31 0 4 0 1 0 10 0 46 0
Career total 457 29 40 2 5 0 99 5 601 36

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[10]!!Goals
National team Year Apps Goals
France 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
Scores and results list France's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Lizarazu goal.
List of international goals scored by Bixente Lizarazu
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 November 1995[11] Stade Michel d'Ornano, Caen, France  Israel 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
2 18 June 1998[12] Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France  Saudi Arabia 4–0 4–0 1998 FIFA World Cup

Honours[change | change source]

Bordeaux[13]

Bayern Munich[13][14]

France[14]

Individual

Orders

References[change | change source]

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  4. "Euskadi 3–1 Bolivia" (in Spanish). Euskadiko Futbol Federakundea. 22 December 1993. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  5. "LIZARAZU (Bixente Lizarazu) – Retired football (soccer) player from France". Footballdatabase.com. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  6. "Lizarazu, Bixente" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
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  8. Haisma, Marcel (7 November 2019). "Bixente Lizarazu - Matches in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  9. Includes one appearance in UEFA Super Cup, one appearance in Intercontinental Cup
  10. Pla Diaz, Emilio (7 November 2019). "Bixente Lizarazu - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  11. "Match – France – Israel" (in French). fff.fr. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  12. "Match – France – Arabie Saoudite" (in French). fff.fr. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Bixente Lizarazu". UEFA. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Bixente Lizarazu" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  15. Karel Stokkermans (14 March 2007). "ESM XI". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  16. "Team of the Year 2001". UEFA. 3 January 2002. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  17. Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (20 October 2015). "FIFA XI´s Matches – Full Info". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  18. "Décret du 24 juillet 1998 portant nomination à titre exceptionnel" [Decree of 24 July 1998 appointing on an exceptional basis]. Official Journal of the French Republic (in French). 1998 (170). 25 July 1998. PREX9801916D. Retrieved 2 January 2021.