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1 gk Gorka Iraizoz (34) - signed in 2007 - played 337 games
Tall goalkeeper and club vice-captain is an indispensible in goal for over seven years.

13 gk Iago Herrerín (27) - signed in 2013 - played 32 games
Back-up goalie was first-choice in the Copa del Rey last season, as well as for the Europa League this season.
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4 df Aymeric Laporte (21) - signed in 2012 - played 114 games with 2 goals
France U21 international is the club most promising player and very exciting left-footed centre back.

16 df Xabier Etxeita (27) - signed in 2013 - played 66 games with 4 goals
Centre back who is in the second spell in the club.

18 df Carlos Gurpegi (35) - signed in 2002 - played 377 games with 2 goals
The club captain spent his entire professional career at San Mamés, reconverted from DM to CB a few seasons ago.

6 df Mikel San José (26) - signed in 2009 - played 220 games with 28 goals
Spain internacional is the opposite of captain converted from centre-back to defensive midfielder lately.

3 df Gorka Elustondo (28) - signed in 2015 - played 8 games with 1 goal
Ex u19 international spent nine seasons with Real Sociedad until this year, can play both CB and DM.

2 df Eneko Bóveda (26) - signed in 2015 - played 8 games
Right-back returned to the home club after four very good seasons in Eibar.

24 df Mikel Balenziaga (27) - signed in 2013 - played 119 games
The only natural left-back in the team is in the second spell with the club, the only one who hasn't yet scored a goal.

30 df Iñigo Lekue (22) - signed in 2015 - played 6 games
A new offshoot of the B team can play as right (mainly) or left full back.
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10 mf Óscar de Marcos (26) - signed in 2009 - played 249 games with 26 goals
No ordinary 10, versatile midfielder who can also play as a full back.

8 mf Ander Iturraspe (26) - signed in 2008 - played 218 games with 3 goals
Spain international and key defensive midfielder was injured this summer and has not played this season.

17 mf Mikel Rico (30) - signed in 2013 - played 102 games with 10 goals
A box-to-box midfielder made his debut in the top flight in 2011 at nearly 27 years of age.

7 mf Beñat Etxebarria (28) - signed in 2013 - played 84 games with 3 goals
Central midfielder came for 8m after two fabulous seasons in Betis, but failed to justify that much money.

5 mf Javi Eraso (25) - signed in 2015 - played 9 games with 2 goals
Midfielder graduated with AB youth setup and he returned to Athletic after two very good seasons with Leganés.

23 mf Ager Aketxe (21) - signed in 2014 - played 19 games with 1 goal
Left-footed attacking midfielder is another outgrowth of Athletic's youth academy.

22 mf Raúl García (29) - signed in 2015 - played 4 games with 1 goal
The most famous player who moved to us ever (for 8m), need to be quickly fit into the team.

14 mf Markel Susaeta (27) - signed in 2007 - played 361 games with 47 goals
Right winger and top assistant for years, with just 27 years is the 2nd most capped player and the 2nd top-scorer in the club currently.

11 mf Ibai Gómez (25) - signed in 2010 - played 144 games with 17 goals
Left winger who can also play anywhere forward is a proven "guy off the bench".

19 mf Iker Muniain (22) - signed in 2009 - played 254 games with 33 goals
Greatest talent with Laporte, dubbed "the Spanish Messi" is long-term injured and is expected to be ready till next year.

25 mf Sabin Merino (23) - signed in 2015 - played 9 games with 2 goals
Right winger who can also play anywhere forward was top-scorer of Bilbao Athletic last year.
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15 fw Iñaki Williams (21) - signed in 2014 - played 26 games with 3 goals
The youngest and the only black player in the team, forward who was injured this summer.

21 fw Borja Viguera (28) - signed in 2014 - played 30 games with 3 goals
Striker didn't show anything good since arriving from Alavés where he had two great seasons.

9 fw Kike Sola (29) - signed in 2013 - played 19 games with 2 goals
His transfer is paid even 4m and he started only five games for two seasons. However, injuries have played a part in that.

20 fw Aritz Aduriz (34) - signed in 2012 - played 233 games with 94 goals
In his third spell with the club, he was the topscorer in the last three seasons regardless of his age.
 

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Andoni Iraola (33) - played 406 games with 33 goals - New York City
Right back and the club captain rejected to extend the contract after twelve fantastic seasons at San Mames.

Gaizka Toquero (31) - played 156 games with 20 goals - Alavés
Forward terminated his contract due to the reduced playing time lately and returned to hometown club.

A big thank you to both of them (especially to the first one) for their contribution to the club and good luck in the further career.
 
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