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  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CESAR PRIMED CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CESAR PRIMED - 12.01.2013
    Facing Stoke City may be a new proposition for Cesar Azpilicueta but he feels he has been well-briefed should he be asked to take on the Potters on their own turf today...
  • AZPILICUETA: STARTING STRONGLY AZPILICUETA: STARTING STRONGLY - 09.01.2013
    Cesar Azpilicueta has already tasted success in the French League Cup, and as we prepare to take on Swansea City in the Capital One Cup semi-final, he is eager to repeat that feat in England...
  • CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CESAR'S SHUTOUT CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: CESAR'S SHUTOUT - 27.11.2012
    Cesar Azpilicueta says it was important for defensive morale to have earned a clean sheet against Manchester City on Sunday...
  • AZPILICUETA: BUILDING FROM THE BACK AZPILICUETA: BUILDING FROM THE BACK - 16.11.2012
    The past three weeks have provided Chelsea followers with a first extended look at Cesar Azpilicueta in action...
  • AZPILICUETA: INSIDE KNOWLEDGE AZPILICUETA: INSIDE KNOWLEDGE - 28.09.2012
    The Blues take on Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow, and Cesar Azpilicueta has been speaking about two of the players we will need to keep a close eye on...
  • TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SPANISH STARS AT STAMFORD BRIDGE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SPANISH STARS AT STAMFORD BRIDGE - 27.09.2012
    Our Spanish-themed An Audience With... is just days away and there are still tickets available to see Juan Mata, Fernando Torres, Cesar Azpilicueta and Oriol Romeu up close and personal at Stamford Bridge.
  • Name: Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Date of Birth: 28/08/1989
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 70.0 kg
  • Previous Clubs: Marseille, Spain U21, Osasuna
  • Position: Defender

The club announced the signing of Cesar Azpilicueta on 24 August 2012.

The 22-year-old right-back, who represented Spain at the London Olympics, arrived at Stamford Bridge following a two-year spell in France's Ligue 1 with Marseille.

Born on 28 August 1989 in Pamplona, Navarre, he began his career at the academy of his hometown club, Osasuna.

Having started out as an attacking midfielder, Azpilicueta is comfortable in possession with a good range of passing.

Having come through the ranks at Osasuna, Azpilicueta was handed his La Liga debut on 8 April 2007 against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

The following season, with Osasuna depleted by injuries, the youngster featured regularly and cemented his place in the team at right-back with a string of impressive displays, while the 2008/09 campaign saw him miss only two games.

In June 2010, Azpilicueta made the switch from Spain to France, signing a four-year deal with Marseille.

The youngster, however, endured a difficult opening to his career at the club suffering a knee injury which ruled him out for his first season.

Following the disappointment of the previous campaign, the 2011/12 season - with both the European Championships and Olympics on the horizon - was always going to be a big one for the young Spaniard.

He flourished, performing consistently well and catching the eye as Marseille reached the Champions League quarter-finals, eventually eliminated by beaten finalists Bayern Munich.

At international level, he has represented Spain since earning a call-up to the Under 16s in 2005, and was part of the Under 19 side which won the European Championships back in 2007, as well as the Under 21s who tasted success in the same competition in 2011.

He joined fellow countrymen Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu and Fernando Torres at the club.

Cesar made his debut for the club in the 6-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge in the Capital One Cup, playing the full 90 minutes.

His first Premier League appearance came shortly after when he replaced Branislav Ivanovic midway through the second half of a 4-1 win against Norwich City, while his first league start came in the 1-1 draw with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

Competition Apps
(as sub)
Goals Yellow
Cards
Red
Cards
League 14 (2) 0 1 0
FA Cup 1 (0) 0 0 0
League Cup 4 (0) 0 0 0
Euro Cups 1 (0) 0 0 0
Career History:
Club Season Comp. Apps
(as sub)
Goals
Marseille 2012 - 13 League 2 (0) 0
Euro Cups 1 (1) 0
2011 - 12 League 30 (3) 1
Euro Cups 8 (0) 0
2010 - 11 League 15 (3) 0
Euro Cups 4 (0) 0
Osasuna 2009 - 10 League 33 (0) 0
FA Cup 3 (0) 0
2008 - 09 League 36 (0) 0
2007 - 08 League 29 (1) 0
2006 - 07 League 1 (1) 0
FA Cup 1 (0) 0
Euro Cups 1 (0) 0
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Defensive Stats

  • Goals Conceded/Game1.11
  • Shots on Target/Goals Conceded6
  • Clean Sheets/Game0.21

Attacking Stats

  • Goals0
  • Shots/Goals Ratio0
  • Shots on Target Ratio0.5

How Goals Scored

  • Left Foot0
  • Right Foot0
  • Headers0
  • Other0

Discipline

  • Red Cards0
  • Yellow Cards1
  • Fouls10
  • Fouls/Cards Ration0.1

Goals Times

How Goals Scored

Career Appearances

Season Club Played Goals YC RC
2012 - 13 Chelsea 20 (2) 0 1 0
TOTAL 20 (2) 0 1 0