AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Iván de la Peña

Personal information
Full nameIván de la Peña López
Date of birth6 May 1976(age 40)
Place of birthSantander, Spain
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6.5 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubRoma (technical collaborator)

     Home | Football | Ivan de la Pena

Iván de la Peña López (-esiˈβan delaˈpeɲa; born 6 May 1976 in Santander, Cantabria) is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a central midfielder. During his career, de la Peña earned the nicknames Little Buddha and Lo Pelat (The Shaven One) due to his shaven head and slight frame.

Having started as a youth prodigy at FC Barcelona, he incidentally closed out his extensive career at neighbouring Espanyol, amassing La Liga totals of 267 games and 19 goals over the course of 12 seasons. De la Peña was also known for his skills and accurate passing, and gained five caps for Spain.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260