Cesar Azpilicueta Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, Salary, Personal Life, Girlfriend, Awards and Many More

Cesar Azpilicueta Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, Salary, Personal Life, Girlfriend, Awards and Many More

Spanish footballer Cesar Azpilicueta currently plays as a defender for the Premier League side Chelsea besides appearing regularly for Spain in the international circuit. Generally a full-back, Azpilicueta can also play as a central defender. He started his footballing journey with the youth academy of Osasuna and promoted to their reserve squad in 2006. Azpilicueta then appeared for the first team from 2007 to 2010 before joining the French club Marseille. He achieved four major trophies with the club and finally moved to Chelsea in 2012.

Cesar Azpilicueta Biography

He became a permanent member of Chelsea’s first squad since his joining and won the Europa League in his debut season. Azpilicueta then helped the side to achieve the ‘Domestic Double’ while winning both the Premier League and League Cup in the 2014-15 season. Besides club football, he also made 55 appearances combined for the Spanish youth teams. He made his debut for the Spanish senior squad in 2013 and eventually proved himself as one of the key players in Spanish defence line. He represented Spain in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016 as of now.

Detailed biography and career of Cesar Azpilicueta

César Azpilicueta Full Biography and Career

Cesar Azpilicueta Youth Career

Azpilicueta joined the youth academy system of his native club CA Osasuna in 2001, at the age of 12. He sharpened his defensive skills through rigorous training in the academy till 2006, and earned promotion through several age-levels en route. After proving his talent and skills, he finally promoted to the Osasuna reserve team in 2006. He made 27 appearances for the Osasuna B team in the 2006-07 season while scoring 1 goal. He is undoubtedly one of the best young defenders Spain has ever produced.

Cesar Azpilicueta Osasuna Career

Azpilicueta, after spending a season with the reserve team, made his La Liga debut for the first-squad against one of the richest football clubs, Real Madrid, on 8th April 2007. He started his senior career in the club as a forward but eventually moved to the midfield position. Besides, he played in several positions in his debut season which includes the central midfielder and central defender position. Azpilicueta secured his place in the first squad of Osasuna due to the injury problem in the main lineup in the 2007-08 season. The following year, he participated in almost all league games for the club.

Cesar Azpilicueta Marseille Career

Azpilicueta signed a four-year contract with French club Olympique de Marseille on 21st June 2010. According to the reports, he has earned €7 million transfer fee through his move to the French side. The club then announced a week later that the transfer fee can rise up to €9.5 million depending on his appearances. Tragically, he made a bad start in the club while scoring an own-goal in his debut UEFA Champions League match against FC Spartak Moscow on 15th September 2010.

He then faced another crucial incident and suffered a horrific injury in his left knee in the match against Montpellier HSC on 27th November 2010. The injury ruptured his anterior cruciate ligaments for which he remained outside the ground for the next six months. But after his return, he spent a wonderful season with Marseille and earned interest from several big clubs in August 2012.

Detailed club career of César Azpilicueta

César Azpilicueta Club Career

Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea Career

Azpilicueta signed a contract with Premier League club Chelsea for a reported transfer fee of €8 Million on 24th August 2012. As his surname ‘Azpilicueta’ is quite difficult to pronounce for English speakers, the fans nicknamed him ‘Dave’. He made his debut for ‘The Blues’ in a League Cup match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 25th September 2012. He then made his Premier League debut against Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on 6th October 2012, as a substitute for Branislav Ivanović. Shortly after, he made his first Premier League start against Swansea City on 3rd November 2012.

He made 48 total appearances for Chelsea in his debut season and helped the squad to hold the UEFA Europa League trophy. Azpilicueta scored his first goal for Chelsea in the League Cup fourth-round match against Arsenal on 29th October 2013. Following the departure of Ashley Cole, Azpilicueta started appearing regularly as the left-back of the squad under one of the best football managers José ‘The Special One’ Mourinho. He received the Player’s Player of the Year on 12th May 2014. Shortly after, he signed a new five-year contract extension with Chelsea on 2nd September 2014.

Azpilicueta scored his first Premier League goal for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion on 23rd August 2015. The following year, he signed a three-and-a-half-year extension on 13th December 2016 which could keep him at the Stamford Bridge till 2020. He then made his 200th appearance for The Blues against Sunderland on 14th December 2016. The following season, he became the vice-captain of Chelsea following the departure of John Terry in July 2017. Azpilicueta then scored his first UEFA Champions League goal against Qarabağ FK on 12th September 2017.

Cesar Azpilicueta International Career

Azpilicueta started his competitive international journey while playing for the Spanish U-19 team. He helped the U-19 side to lift the UEFA European Championship trophy in 2007. He then represented the U-21 side in the 2009 European Championships in Sweden. Azpilicueta earned his place in the Spanish squad for 2012 Summer Olympics and made his Olympic debut against Morocco at one of the biggest football grounds Old Trafford. The following year, he made his senior debut in a friendly match against Uruguay in Doha, Qatar, on 7th February 2013. He then made his FIFA Confederations Cup debut in the second group-match against Tahiti on 5th June 2013. Shortly after, Azpilicueta made his FIFA World Cup debut for Spain against the Netherlands on 13th June 2014.

Full International career of César Azpilicueta

César Azpilicueta Spanish Career

Cesar Azpilicueta Personal Life

Born in the Navarre province of Spain, César Azpilicueta is of pure Spanish descent. He grew up in the Pamplona town of Navarre playing football with his elder brother Juan Pablo during his childhood. As an interesting fact, Pablo is also a professional footballer and exclusively plays as a midfielder in the Spanish lower leagues. Azpilicueta started dating his longtime sweetheart Adriana Azpilicueta during his early days. The couple got married in the Pamplona town in June 2015.

Cesar Azpilicueta Net Worth

The current net worth of Cesar Azpilicueta is estimated to be around €12 Million as of 2018. His market value stands at €40 Million as of the current football season. He gets €113,000 weekly wage from his current club Chelsea. Besides his football earning, he also made his fortune through his sponsorship deal with Adidas.

Cesar Azpilicueta Individual Awards

Azpilicueta achieved both the Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des Champions with Marseille twice consecutively. With Chelsea, he achieved the Premier League title twice, and won the Football League cup in the 2014-15 season. He also achieved the runner-up spot with the Blues in the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup. In international competitions, he helped his nation to become the runner-up of FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013. Besides his squad success, Azpilicueta also achieved several accolades in his brilliant career. He received the Chelsea Players’ Player of the Year award form his spectacular performance in the 2013-14 season.

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