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Mauritius Ugartemendia Lauzirika (26 July 1934), commonly known as Mauri, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Personal information
Full name Mauricio Ugartemendia Lauzirika
Date of birth (1934-07-26) 26 July 1934 (age 84)
Place of birth Gernika, Spain
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1953 Getxo
1953–1964 Athletic Bilbao 246 (60)
1964–1966 Recreativo 3 (0)
1966 Sabadell 10 (3)
1966–1967 Avilés
Total 259 (63)
National team
1955 Spain B 1 (0)
1955–1956 Spain 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Born in Gernika, Basque Country, Mauri spent 11 seasons in La Liga with Athletic Bilbao. He made his debut in the competition on 20 September 1953, in a 2–3 home loss against Real Madrid.

During his spell with the Lions, Mauri appeared in 293 games across all competitions, scoring 72 goals. In the top flight he also represented CE Sabadell FC, during the second part of the 1965–66 campaign.

International careerEdit

Mauri won five caps for Spain, during one year. His first came on 18 May 1955, in a 1–1 friendly draw with England in Madrid.


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