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Patxi Izco, president of Osasuna between 2002 and 2012, dies

The businessman Francisco José ‘Patxi’ Izco, president of the CA Osasuna between 2002 and 2012, has died at the age of 77the Navarrese club confirmed this Friday.

“Osasuna regrets the death of Patxi Izco, president of the club between 2002 and 2012. Rest in peace. Goian bego”said the red entity in its official account of the social network Twitter.

In 2002, he prevailed in the elections for the presidency of Osasunasucceeding Javier Miranda Martínez, with 76% of the votesgoing hand in hand with Mexican coach Javier Aguirre. With Izco in charge, the team was runner-up of Copa del Rey in 2005 and a year later he finished fourth in LaLiga Santander, which gave him the right to play the following course the Champions League.

It was presented to the re-election in 2006winning without opposition and with ‘Cuco’ Ziganda as the new coach after the departure of ‘Vasco’ to Atlético de Madrid, and the team reached the semifinals of the UEFA Cup. In 2010 he won the elections again and in 2012 he resigned from the presidency.

In 2015 he was arrested for alleged diversion of capital during his tenure at the head of the club, and in 2021 he was sentenced to 23 months and 15 days in prison. for a continued crime of misappropriation and false accounting and compensation of 1,154,762.84 euros for unjustified outflows of money from the coffers of the Navarrese club.


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