Maximiliano Amondarain

Maximiliano Javier Amondarain Colzada (born 22 January 1993) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a centre back for Orihuela CF.

Maxi Amondarain
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Amondarain playing for Cardiff City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Maximiliano Javier Amondarain Colzada
Date of birth (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 19
Youth career
2006–2012 Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Nacional 0 (0)
2012–2013Progreso (loan) 18 (0)
2013–2015 Cardiff City 0 (0)
2015–2016 Elche B 22 (0)
2016–2017 Barakaldo 25 (3)
2017 Racing de Montevideo 4 (0)
2018 Progreso 1 (0)
2019 UB Conquense 16 (1)
2019– Orihuela 6 (1)
National team
2013 Uruguay U20 1 (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.

Club careerEdit

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.[1] Amondarain made his professional debut on 7 October 2012, in a 0–2 away defeat against Fénix.[2] 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.[3] 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,[4] having played no senior games for the club.

On 21 November he joined Elche CF's reserve team on a trial basis,[5] signing a contract in December being registered in the first team in January.[6]

Prior to the 2016–17 Jupiler League season, he spent time on trial with FC Emmen but was not offered a permanent contract.[7]

Amondarain signed for Barakaldo in October 2016, moving to the same Basque region from where his grandparents had emigrated to South America at the time of the Spanish Civil War.[8][9]




  1. ^ Maxi Amondarain pasó a Cardiff City (Maxi Amondarain gone to Cardiff City); El Observador, 30 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Fénix vs. Progreso 2–0; Global Sports Media, 7 October 2012
  3. ^ Cardiff sign Uruguayan defender Maximiliano Amondarain; BBC Sport, 30 August 2013
  4. ^ Maxi Amondarain leaves club Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine; Cardiff City FC, 26 June 2015
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Álex Felip y Amondarain, disponibles en enero (Álex Felip and Amondarain, available in January); Marca, 23 December 2015 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Maxi Amondairain on trial at FC Emmen" (in Dutch). FC Emmen. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Maxi Amondarain, vuelta a los orígenes" [Maxi Amondarain, back to his origins] (in Spanish). Deia. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Amondarain: "Godín es mi referente"" [Amondarain: "Godín is my reference"] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2018.

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