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Josu Urrutia Tellería (born 10 April 1968) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and is the current president of Athletic Bilbao.

His 17-year senior career was solely connected with Athletic, for which he appeared in 348 La Liga games over the course of 16 seasons, scoring ten goals.

Playing career

Urrutia was born in Bilbao, Biscay, and was a product of the youth academy of Athletic Bilbao based at Lezama. He made his first appearance with the club’s B-side on 9 September 1984, aged only 16, due to a strike by the professional players, and lasted 67 minutes in a 3–1 home win against UD Salamanca in the second division.

Urrutia appeared once for the first team during the 1987–88 season, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against Sporting de Gijón, then amassed a further five La Liga games in the next while also experiencing a relegation followed by a promotion with the reserves. He began 1989–90 still registered with the latter but eventually broke into the former, scoring his first goal for them on 1 April 1990 to help to a 2–2 home draw to Real Valladolid which was played at neighbouring Real Sociedad’s ground, Atotxa Stadium.

From the 1990–91 campaign onwards, Urrutia became a very important first-team member, being a valuable midfield element with tackling and stamina skills and a perfect complement for the more attacking Julen Guerrero. He appeared in 30 matches during 1997–98 as the Basques qualified for the UEFA Champions League, as runners-up.

Urrutia (far left) in the directors’ box at San Mamés alongside Iñigo Urkullu (Lehendakari of the Basque Community), 2016

After just 25 overall appearances from 2001 to 2003 combined – he only played in one Copa del Rey contest in the latter season – Urrutia retired from the game at the age of 35 due to recurrent problems in his right knee, having appeared in 401 official games.


On 7 July 2011, Urrutia won the presidential elections at his only club (54,36% of the votes), becoming only the fourth former player to be chosen for the post. He promised to bring in Marcelo Bielsa as head coach if he was elected, and this eventually came to fruition.

In March 2015 Urrutia was re-elected to serve another four-year term after being the only candidate to stand. In the early days of his tenure he had appointed former teammate José Ángel Ziganda to become the coach of the reserve team, and six years later, still under Urrutia’s ongoing presidency, Ziganda was promoted to become the club’s head coach; he replaced another playing colleague of both men, Ernesto Valverde.

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First NameJosu
Last NameUrrutia
ProfessionAssociation Football Player
Age52 years
Birthday & Zodiac
Birth SignAries
Birth DateApril 10, 1968
BirthdayApril 10
Birth PlaceLekeitio
Height & Weight
Height (Approx.)Not Available
Weight (Approx.)Not Available

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