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Félix Sesúmaga

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Date of birth12 October 1898
Place of birthLejona, Vizcaya, Spain
Date of death17 August 1934 (age 45)
Playing positionForward

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Félix Sesúmaga Ugarte (born 12 October 1898 - 17 August 1934) was a Spanish Basque footballer during the 1910s and the 1920s. Born in Lejona, Vizcaya, he played as a forward for Arenas Club de Getxo, FC Barcelona, Racing de Sama de Langreo, Athletic Bilbao and Spain. Sesúmaga won the Copa del Rey three times with three different clubs and also played in two successive finals for two different clubs. In 1920 Sesúmaga was also a member of the very first Selección that played at the Olympic Games in Belgium. He scored twice as Spain beat Holland 3-1 in the play-off for the silver medal. He played 8 times for Spain, scoring 4 goals between 1920 and 1923.

In the 1919 Copa del Rey final, Sesúmaga scored a hat-trick for Arenas Club de Getxo as they beat FC Barcelona 5-2. FC Barcelona were impressed enough to sign him and in the 1920 Copa final he helped his new club beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0. He was a member of the legendary FC Barcelona team, coached by Jack Greenwell, that also included Paulino Alcántara, Sagibarba, Ricardo Zamora and Josep Samitier. During his time at the club he also helped them win three Championat de Catalunya titles. After a season at Racing de Sama de Langreo he joined Athletic Bilbao and won the Copa del Rey for a third time in 1923 when they beat CE Europa 1-0. Sesúmaga returned to Arenas Club de Getxo to finish his career and played for them in two further Copa del Rey finals in 1925 and 1927. In 1928 he played one game for Arenas in the first La Liga season.

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