Amondarain playing for Cardiff City in 2013
|Full name||Maximiliano Javier Amondarain Colzada|
|Date of birth||22 January 1993|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre back|
|2012–2013||→ Progreso (loan)||18||(0)|
|2017||Racing de Montevideo||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:37, 10 December 2019 (UTC)|
He began his career in his native Uruguay, playing for Nacional and Progreso. After a successful trial, he moved to Cardiff City but did not make an appearance for the first team during a two-year spell with the Bluebirds. He has also represented the Uruguay U20 national team.
Amondarain was born in Montevideo. After graduating from Nacional's youth system, he was loaned to Progreso in 2012 summer. Progreso also kept an agreement with Nacional by receiving a part of the sale if the player was sold. Amondarain made his professional debut on 7 October 2012, in a 0–2 away defeat against Fénix. He finished the season with 18 appearances, and returned to Nacional.
On 30 August 2013, Cardiff City confirmed the signing of the free agent Amondarain after an impressive trial period earlier in the summer. He signed a four-year deal with the club after a one-month trial basis. Amondarain's contract with Cardiff was terminated by mutual agreement on 24 June 2015, having played no senior games for the club.
- Maxi Amondarain pasó a Cardiff City (Maxi Amondarain gone to Cardiff City); El Observador, 30 August 2013 (in Spanish)
- Fénix vs. Progreso 2–0; Global Sports Media, 7 October 2012
- Cardiff sign Uruguayan defender Maximiliano Amondarain; BBC Sport, 30 August 2013
- Maxi Amondarain leaves club Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine; Cardiff City FC, 26 June 2015
- El central uruguayo Maximiliano Amondarain está a prueba en el Elche Ilicitano (Uruguayan stopper Maximiliano Amondarain is on trial at Elche Ilicitano); Diario Información, 21 November 2015 (in Spanish)
- Álex Felip y Amondarain, disponibles en enero (Álex Felip and Amondarain, available in January); Marca, 23 December 2015 (in Spanish)
- "Maxi Amondairain on trial at FC Emmen" (in Dutch). FC Emmen. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- "Maxi Amondarain, vuelta a los orígenes" [Maxi Amondarain, back to his origins] (in Spanish). Deia. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
- "Amondarain: "Godín es mi referente"" [Amondarain: "Godín is my reference"] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2018.