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Carlos Gurpegui is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Athletic Bilbao. He began his career with the Basque club in 1998, and has since made over 500 appearances for them in all competitions. He has also represented Spain at international level, earning 11 caps. Gurpegui was born on 19 August 1980 in Pamplona, Navarre. He began his career with local side Osasuna, before joining Athletic Bilbao in 1998. He made his debut for the club in a 1–0 win over Real Zaragoza on 28 November 1998. He went on to make over 500 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 24 goals. Gurpegui has also represented Spain at international level, earning 11 caps between 2004 and 2006. He was part of the squad that won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2000. Gurpegui is married to his wife, María, and they have two children together. He is currently 43 years old.
|Carlos Gurpegui Nausia
|43 years old
|19 August, 1980
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At 43 years old, Carlos Gurpegui height is 1.81 m and Weight 75 kg.
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On retiring from playing, Gurpegui was appointed to a coaching role at Athletic Bilbao working under Ernesto Valverde. However, when the latter moved to Barcelona in the 2017 off-season he did not take the former with him, nor was there any place in the new Athletic coaching structure under José Angel Ziganda; instead, Gurpegui was appointed as an ambassador for the club.
On 11 May 2016, by now a fringe player, 35-year-old Gurpegui announced he would retire from the game at the end of the campaign.
Gurpegui had already retired from club football when he appeared in his last friendly for the Basque Country on 27 May 2016, a draw and win on penalties over Corsica.
The team reached three finals of the Copa del Rey in Gurpegui's time at the San Mamés Stadium, losing them all to Barcelona – he was an unused substitute on every occasion. He did play in both legs of the 2015 Supercopa de España against the same opponents, lifting the trophy as team captain.
After Martínez left in summer 2012 to join FC Bayern Munich, Gurpegui was chosen by Bielsa as the next player to be converted from defensive midfielder to central defender. After playing a big role in their qualification for the tournament through finishing fourth domestically in 2013–14, partnering the much younger Aymeric Laporte, he featured in defence in six matches in the subsequent edition of the UEFA Champions League.
Gurpegui was again relegated to the bench for the 2011–12 campaign, following the arrival of new coach Marcelo Bielsa. On 23 October 2011, having replaced Andoni Iraola at half-time in an eventual 1–1 draw at Valencia CF, he also had to leave the pitch early into the second half, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament which ended his season.
In the 2008–09 season, Gurpegui was used mostly as a backup due to the emergence of youngster Javi Martínez, but regained his starting position in the following years, precisely alongside Martínez. On 28 November 2010, he headed home in the last minute against hometown club CA Osasuna, in a 1–0 home win.
Gurpegui was banned for two years on 3 November 2003, for testing positive for nandrolone in a 1 September 2002 game against Real Sociedad (2–4 away defeat, scoring both goals) the previous season. The ban was initially suspended after repeated appeals, with the player claiming that his body produced nandrolone naturally, but the appeals were in vain and he eventually was forced to serve his sentence, which ran until 23 April 2008; Athletic Bilbao, however, neither released the player nor took his number from the official squad, and he returned to action in a 0–3 away loss to Real Madrid, four days later.
Born in Pamplona and raised in the village of Andosilla, Navarre, Gurpegui was a product of Athletic Bilbao's Lezama youth academy, and made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 31 March 2002 in a 2–5 away defeat against Villarreal CF, going on to establish himself as the first-choice holding midfielder in the following years with 121 games in four seasons. On 17 January 2004, he scored a late equaliser against FC Barcelona in a 1–1 draw at the Camp Nou.
Gurpegui's older brother, Pedro María, was also a footballer who played as a forward. He had a spell in the reserve team of Osasuna, coming up against his younger sibling in a league fixture in the semi-professional Segunda División B in 2000.
Carlos Gurpegui Nausia (alternate spelling Gurpegi; born 19 August 1980) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender or a defensive midfielder.