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Former Athletic Club player Koldo Etxeberria passes away

The former centre-back was part of the Athletic squad for 11 seasons from 1961 to 1972. He died on Wednesday, aged 76.

Former Athletic Club player Koldo Etxeberria passes away

Athletic mourn former player

Former Athletic Club defender Koldo Etxeberria passed away this morning, the Basque club announced. He was 76. Etxeberria spent 11 seasons with Athletic, joining the club in 1961 until his departure in 1972. The Asua-Bizkaya-born centre-back, made 341 appearances for the Leones and scored three goals - one in the league, against Oviedo and another three in the Cup including one against Barcelona. He was capped four times at full international level by Spain and was part of the Athletic team which beat Elche to lift the domestic Cup in 1969.

Etxeberria (top, third from the left)