|Full name||Iñigo Idiakez Barkaiztegui|
|Date of birth||November 8, 1973|
|Place of birth||San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Spain|
|Height||1. Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Donostia-San Sebastián ( Basque: Donostia, IPA; Spanish: San Sebastián, known officially as Donostia-San Sebastián Guipúzcoa ( Spanish) or Gipuzkoa ( Basque and official is a province of the Basque Country, in Spain. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. 83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
Real Oviedo (loan)
|1990-1992||Spain U-21||5 (0)|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Iñigo Idiakez Barkaiztegui (born 8 November 1973 in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa) is a Spanish football midfielder who is currently with Southampton. Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Donostia-San Sebastián ( Basque: Donostia, IPA; Spanish: San Sebastián, known officially as Donostia-San Sebastián Guipúzcoa ( Spanish) or Gipuzkoa ( Basque and official is a province of the Basque Country, in Spain. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton.
In 1992 he joined Real Sociedad, starting in the youth team before moving up to the B team, where he joined his older brother, Imanol Idiakez. Real Sociedad de Fútbol (more commonly referred to as Real Sociedad) is a Spanish football club from the Basque city of San Sebastián/Donostia He made his first team debut on 8 November 1992, on his 19th birthday, against Cadiz CF in La Liga. Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Cádiz Club de Fútbol, sometimes abbreviated to Cádiz, is a Spanish football club currently playing in the 2ªB - Group 4 after being relegated The Primera División of the es Liga de Fútbol Profesional ( Professional Football League) commonly known as La Liga or Despite that early debut, he did not become a regular member of the first team squad until the 1994-95 season. Between 1992 and 1994 he played two seasons in the B team, operating in the the third division. Segunda División B is the third level of the Spanish football league system.
From 1994-95 on, Idiakez amassed a further 8 league seasons, making 233 league appearances with 33 goals. During most of these seasons he was a regular substitute, coming in to games to replace a forward or midfield player. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing In 1998-99 and 2000-01, he scored a career-best 7 league goals.
At the end of the 2001-02 season, he was sent on loan to Real Oviedo, who had just been relegated to the Spanish second division, and were in a deep financial crisis. Real Oviedo ( Asturian: Real Uviéu) is a football team from Oviedo in Spain. The Segunda División (Second Division is the lower tier of the two professional leagues in Spain consisting of 22 teams He only spent one season with the Asturias side, playing 33 games with 4 goals, as Oviedo finished the season penultimate, being relegated to the third division. The Principality of Asturias ( Spanish: Principado de Asturias, Asturian: Principáu d'Asturies or Asturies) is an They were then demoted one stage further because of financial ireegularities.
Idiakez returned to Sociedad, but was forced out by new signings. He then moved to another Spanish second division side, Rayo Vallecano where in 14 matches he scored five goals. Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, often abbreviated to Rayo, is a Spanish Segunda División football club based in Madrid, Again, his new club finished second from the bottom and were relegated. After two unsuccessful seasons in the Spanish second-tier, his future appeared quite uncertain in the summer of 2004.
George Burley (then Derby County manager) snapped him up on a free transfer. George Elder Burley (born 3 June 1956 in Cumnock, Kyle, East Ayrshire) is a Scottish football manager Derby County Football Club is a professional football club based at Pride Park Stadium in Derby England. In football, a free transfer involves a team releasing a player once the player's Contract has expired or made available just before the end of the contract Idiakez immediately adapted to the Football League Championship, notching up 89 games and 22 goals by the end of the 2005-06 season. The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons He quickly became one of the idols of the Derby fans and, in his debut season, was named player of the season, as Derby finished in 4th place, but failed to win promotion through the play-offs.
At Derby, he played in an advanced position and took most throw-ins and corners. At the end of the 2005-06 season, under managers Phil Brown (until January) and Terry Westley, the tem only finished in 20th position, narrowly avoiding relegation. Philip "Phil" Brown (born 30 May, 1959 in South Shields, England) is an English former footballer, and the current Terry Westley is currently the Academy Director at Birmingham City where he oversees the development of the club's young talent
On 31 August 2006, Idiakez was once again signed by Burley, moving to Southampton for £275,000. Events 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill dying suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the Throne Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. After only a handful of appearances for the Saints, in March 2007 he moved to QPR on loan for a month, returning on 17 April. Queens Park Rangers Football Club is an English football club, based in Shepherds Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London Events 69 - After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor. 
In the 2006-07 season Championship playoff semi-final on 15 May, Southampton played Derby County. Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the After the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate after extra time, the match went to a penalty shoot-out and Idiakez missed the crucial penalty helping send his former club through to the final. 
He has never been selected for the Spanish national team, although he did play at under-21 level, and participated in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The Spanish National Football Team, commonly referred to as La Selección, is the national football team of Spain and is controlled by the es [[Spanish The Spain national under-21 football team, is the national under-21 football team of Spain and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the Final results for the Football competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Birmingham Alabama; Washington D
He has also played in 4 friendly games for the Basque representative side Euskadi, scoring 2 goals. The Basque Country ( Basque Euskadi, Spanish País Vasco) is an autonomous community in northern Spain. The Basque Country national football team (officially in Basque, Euskal Herriko futbol selekzioa) is the official football team for Basque Country