Carmelo Cedrún

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Carmelo Cedrún
Personal information
Full name Carmelo Cedrún Ochandátegui
Date of birth (1930-12-06) 6 December 1930 (age 88)
Place of birth Amorebieta, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1964 Athletic Bilbao 334 (0)
1964–1967 Español 82 (0)
1968 Baltimore Bays 23 (0)
Total 439 (0)
National team
1955–1956 Spain B 2 (0)
1954–1963 Spain 13 (0)
Teams managed
1969 Durango
1969–1972 Barakaldo
1972 Logroñés
1973–1975 Cultural Leonesa
1975–1977 Celta
1977–1979 Murcia
1979–1980 Celta
1980–1981 Barakaldo
1982–1983 Jaén
1985–1988 Linense
1989 Linense

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Carmelo Cedrún Ochandátegui (born 6 December 1930) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career

Born in Amorebieta-Etxano, Cedrún started playing professionally with local giants Athletic Bilbao, making his first-team debut on 15 April 1951 in a 3–0 home win against Sevilla FC and quickly becoming first-choice. In the 1955–56 season, as the Basques won La Liga, he only conceded 31 goals while playing in all 30 matches, and appeared in more than 400 official games during his 14-year spell.[1]

In 1964, having lost his place to another future club legend, José Ángel Iribar, Cedrún joined RCD Español also in the top division, again returning to starting duties.[2] He retired at 38 in the United States, with the Baltimore Bays.

Mere months after retiring, Cedrún took a hand at coaching, starting in his region with lowly SCD Durango and Barakaldo CF. Most of his career was spent in the lower leagues, his only top flight experience coming in the 1976–77 campaign with Celta de Vigo, with the team ranking second from the bottom.

International career

Cedrún appeared 13 times for the Spanish national team, his debut coming on 14 March 1954 as the nation battled with Turkey for a spot at the 1954 FIFA World Cup; Spain won 4–2 on aggregate (rule did not apply at the time) and, after a draw in the third match, lost after a drawing of lots.

Cedrún was then selected for the 1962 World Cup, playing two out of three as the country exited in the group stage.

Personal life

Cedrún's son, Andoni, was also a footballer – and a goalkeeper. He too represented Athletic but with little success, appearing mostly for Real Zaragoza in another lengthy career.[3]


Athletic Bilbao


  1. "Leyendas del Athletic Club de Bilbao – Cedrún" (in Spanish). El Correo. Retrieved 23 May 2016. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. CARMELO Cedrún; Hall of Fame Perico, 30 April 2009 (Spanish)
  3. Un hijo de Carmelo quiere suceder a Iríbar (Carmelo's son wants to succeed Iríbar); El País, 8 November 1979 (Spanish)

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