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Patxi Ferreira

Patxi Ferreira
Personal information
Full nameFrancisco Ferreira Colmenero
Date of birth (1967-05-22) 22 May 1967 (age 47)
Place of birthSaucelle, Spain
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing positionCentre back
Youth career
1983–1984Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
1984–1987Bilbao Athletic73(6)
1985–1989Athletic Bilbao76(10)
1989–1995Atlético Madrid118(4)
1993–1994Sevilla (loan)25(1)
1997–2000Athletic Bilbao67(3)
2000–2001Rayo Vallecano12(0)
National team
1983Spain U164(0)
1984–1985Spain U1810(0)
1985Spain U191(0)
1985Spain U204(0)
1986–1990Spain U2112(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Ferreira and the second or maternal family name is Colmenero.

Francisco 'Patxi' Ferreira Colmenero (born 22 May 1967 in Saucelle, Salamanca) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career

During a steady professional career Ferreira represented, with equal individual success, Athletic Bilbao (two stints) Atlético Madrid, Sevilla FC and Valencia CF, retiring in 2001 at the age of 34 after a slow year with Rayo Vallecano – the Madrid outskirts team finished in 14th position, but he appeared in less than one third of the league games.

Ferreira amassed more than 400 official appearances during his 17-year senior career, 358 in La Liga alone, scoring 22 goals in the competition. His best individual season was 1987–88 as the 20-year-old netted six in 35 matches to help the Basque to the fourth position; his only spells in Segunda División were with his first club's reserves, Bilbao Athletic (two full seasons).

International career

Ferreira played twice for Spain in as many friendlies, the first being a 1–2 loss with Yugoslavia in Oviedo, on 14 September 1988.



Athletic Bilbao
Atlético Madrid


Spain U20

External links

  • BDFutbol profile
  • Athletic Bilbao profile
  • National team data (Spanish)
  • Patxi Ferreira at
  • FIFA competition record

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