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Txomin Nagore Arbizu (Domingo in Spanish; born 26 August 1974) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Txomin Nagore
Personal information
Full name Txomin Nagore Arbizu
Date of birth (1974-08-26) 26 August 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth Irurtzun, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1991–1993 Osasuna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Osasuna B 45 (1)
1995–1997 Osasuna 45 (1)
1997–1999 Athletic Bilbao 26 (0)
1999–2001 Numancia 73 (3)
2001–2003 Atlético Madrid 55 (3)
2003–2004 Mallorca 21 (0)
2004–2005 Celta 30 (2)
2005–2006 Levante 23 (1)
2006–2013 Numancia 230 (17)
2013–2014 Mirandés 26 (1)
2014–2016 Iruña 65 (13)
Total 639 (42)
National team
2000 Basque Country 1 (0)
2003–2005 Navarre 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed La Liga totals of 168 matches and four goals over eight seasons, representing Athletic Bilbao, Numancia, Atlético Madrid and Mallorca. Starting out at Osasuna, he added 361 appearances in Segunda División, mainly with Numancia.[1][2]

Club careerEdit

Nagore was born in Irurtzun, Navarre. A product of CA Osasuna's youth system, he made his La Liga debut with Athletic Bilbao, playing 17 La Liga games in the club's 1997–98 runner-up league campaign; he first appeared in the competition on 6 September 1997, starting in a 1–1 away draw against Real Betis.[3]

Nagore went on to represent CD Numancia, Atlético Madrid[4]– playing a career-best 40 matches in the 2001–02 season as the Colchoneros returned to the top flight, with an also personal-best three goals – RCD Mallorca, RC Celta de Vigo[5] and Levante UD, always being a regularly used defensive unit albeit in few starts.

In summer 2006, Nagore returned to Numancia, being a key element in the side's top level return in his second year. In the following season he was also regularly played, but the Sorians immediately dropped down a division.[6]

On 9 May 2013, Nagore featured the full 90 minutes against Córdoba CF (1–0 home win) for his 500th game as a professional.[7] In the off-season, after a further 234 official appearances for Numancia, the 39-year-old signed with fellow league club CD Mirandés.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Nagore's older brother, Jorge (born 1971), played Basque pelota.[9][10]



  1. ^ "El Numancia no pierde con Nagore como titular" [Numancia do not lose when Nagore starts]. Diario de Soria (in Spanish). 12 March 2013. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Txomin Nagore se despide del Numancia, pero no quiere retirarse" [Txomin Nagore says goodbye to Numancia, but does not want to retire]. Diario de Navarra (in Spanish). 5 June 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  3. ^ "El Betis vuelve por donde solía" [Betis back to old ways]. El País (in Spanish). 7 September 1997. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Txomin Nagore se va al Atlético de Madrid y Guayre al Villarreal" [Txomin Nagore goes to Atlético de Madrid and Guayre to Villarreal]. ABC (in Spanish). 29 July 2001. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  5. ^ "El Celta ficha al griego Vryzas y a Nagore" [Celta sign Greek Vryzas and Nagore]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 31 August 2004. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Breve enciclopedia numantina" [Brief numantina encyclopedia]. Desde Soria (in Spanish). 29 May 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  7. ^ "El capitán numantino Nagore, en el selecto club de los 500" [Numancia captain Nagore, in 500's select club] (in Spanish). Grada 360. 9 May 2013. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Txomin Nagore ficha por el CD Mirandés" [Txomin Nagore signs for CD Mirandés] (in Spanish). CD Mirandés. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Nagore funde a Titín III" [Nagore melts Titín III]. El País (in Spanish). 29 December 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Txomin Nagore: "No me he retirado del fútbol"" [Txomin Nagore: "I have not retired from football"] (in Spanish). Navarra Deportiva. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2016.

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