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Mikel Lasa
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Full name Mikel Lasa Goikoetxea
Date of birth September 9, 1971 (1971-09-09) (age 38)
Place of birth    Legorreta, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Real Sociedad
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1989–1991
1991–1997
1997–2001
2001–2003
2003–2004
Real Sociedad
Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao
Real Murcia
Ciudad Murcia
077 0(2)
139 0(3)
051 0(1)
049 0(0)
019 0(0)   
National team
1988
1989
1988–1989
1989–1990
1990–1994
1991–1992
1993
Spain U17
Spain U18
Spain U19
Spain U20
Spain U21
Spain U23
Spain
001 0(0)
004 0(1)
004 0(0)
004 0(0)
017 0(0)
013 0(1)
002 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Spain
Men's Football
Gold 1992 Barcelona Team Competition

Mikel Lasa Goikoetxea (born September 9, 1971 in Legorreta, Guipúzcoa) is a former Spanish footballer, who played mostly as an offensive left defender.

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Club career

Lasa was a product of Real Sociedad's youth ranks, and made his first division debuts not yet aged 18, as the Basque side was coached by John Benjamin Toshack, during 1988–89.

After delivering as a young talent, Lasa signed with Real Madrid for 1991–92 for approximately 1.7 million, seen as a replacement for ageing Rafael Gordillo. After struggling initially with the merengues, barred by Francisco Villarroya, he eventually became the starter, also netting in the club's 2–0 win in the 1993 Spanish Cup triumph over Real Zaragoza. However, he would be virtually absent from the lineups after the 1996 signing of Brazilian Roberto Carlos.

Lasa joined Real Sociedad's neighbours, Athletic de Bilbao, in 1997–98, being an important first-team element as it achieved a runner-up place. However, he played very little in his final three seasons, and retired altogether in 2004, after second division spells with neighbours Real and Ciudad de Murcia.

International career

Lasa played twice for Spain in 1993, incidentally both matches being against Lithuania, during the 1994 World Cup qualifiers.

He was also a member of the side that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Honours

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