César Azpilicueta

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César Azpilicueta
Azpilicueta playing for Chelsea in 2019
Personal information
Full name César Azpilicueta Tanco[1]
Date of birth (1989-08-28) 28 August 1989 (age 34)[2]
Place of birth Zizur Mayor, Spain[3]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[4]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 3
Youth career
2001–2006 Osasuna Cantera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Osasuna B 27 (1)
2007–2010 Osasuna 99 (0)
2010–2012 Marseille 47 (1)
2012–2023 Chelsea 349 (10)
2023– Atlético Madrid 7 (0)
National team
2005 Spain U16 3 (0)
2006 Spain U17 14 (0)
2007–2008 Spain U19 18 (2)
2009 Spain U20 5 (0)
2008–2011 Spain U21 19 (1)
2012 Spain U23 6 (0)
2013– Spain 44 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:59, 20 August 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:33, 1 December 2022 (UTC)

César Azpilicueta Tanco (born 28 August 1989) is a Spanish football player. He plays as a defender for La Liga club Atlético Madrid and the Spain national team.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of match played 20 August 2023
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Osasuna B 2006–07[5] Segunda División B 24 1 24 1
2007–08[6] 3 0 3 0
Total 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 1
Osasuna 2006–07[5] La Liga 1 0 1 0 1[c] 0 3 0
2007–08[6] 29 0 0 0 29 0
2008–09[7] 36 0 2 0 38 0
2009–10[8] 33 0 5 0 38 0
Total 99 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 108 0
Marseille 2010–11[9] Ligue 1 15 0 0 0 1 1 4[d] 0 1[e] 0 21 1
2011–12[9] 30 1 3 0 3 0 8[d] 0 0 0 44 1
2012–13[9] 2 0 1[f] 0 3 0
Total 47 1 3 0 4 1 13 0 1 0 68 2
Chelsea 2012–13[10] Premier League 27 0 5 0 5 0 9[g] 0 2[h] 0 48 0
2013–14[11] 29 0 2 0 3 1 10[d] 0 0 0 44 1
2014–15[12] 29 0 2 0 5 0 4[d] 0 40 0
2015–16[13] 37 2 3 0 0 0 8[d] 0 1[i] 0 49 2
2016–17[14] 38 1 6 0 3 1 47 2
2017–18[15] 37 2 4 0 2 0 8[d] 1 1[i] 0 52 3
2018–19[16] 38 1 3 0 6 0 9[f] 0 1[i] 0 57 1
2019–20[17] 36 2 5 0 0 0 7[d] 2 1[j] 0 49 4
2020–21[18] 26 1 4 0 2 0 11[d] 0 43 1
2021–22[19] 27 1 4 1 4 0 9[d] 1 3[k] 0 47 3
2022–23[20] 25 0 1 0 1 0 5[d] 0 32 0
Total 349 10 39 1 31 2 80 4 9 0 508 17
Atlético Madrid 2023–24[21] La Liga 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Career total 524 12 50 1 35 3 94 4 10 0 713 20
  1. Includes Copa del Rey, Coupe de France, FA Cup
  2. Includes Coupe de la Ligue, Football League/EFL Cup
  3. Appearance in UEFA Cup
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. Appearance in Trophée des Champions
  6. 6.0 6.1 Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  7. One appearance in UEFA Champions League, eight in UEFA Europa League
  8. Appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Appearance in FA Community Shield
  10. Appearance in UEFA Super Cup
  11. One appearance in UEFA Super Cup, two appearances in FIFA Club World Cup

International[change | change source]

As of match played 1 December 2022[22]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2013 4 0
2014 6 0
2015 2 0
2016 6 0
2017 2 0
2018 5 0
2021 11 1
2022 8 0
Total 44 1
As of match played 1 December 2022
Spain score listed first, score column indicates score after each Azpilicueta goal[22]
List of international goals scored by César Azpilicueta
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 June 2021 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark 27  Croatia 2–1 5–3 (aet) UEFA Euro 2020

Honours[change | change source]

Azpilicueta (standing right), André Ayew and Édouard Cissé celebrate winning the 2011 Trophée des Champions with Marseille.

Marseille

Chelsea

Spain U19

Spain U21

Spain

Individual

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