Ander Iturraspe

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Ander Iturraspe
Personal information
Full name Ander Iturraspe Derteano
Date of birth (1989-03-08) 8 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Abadiño, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Athletic Bilbao
Number 8
Youth career
1998–1999 CP Matiena
1999–2003 Athletic Bilbao
2003–2004 Abadiño
2004–2007 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Baskonia 30 (1)
2008–2010 Bilbao Athletic 40 (1)
2008– Athletic Bilbao 134 (1)
National team
2012 Spain U23 1 (0)
2014– Spain 1 (0)
2011– Basque Country 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Iturraspe and the second or maternal family name is Derteano.

Ander Iturraspe Derteano (born 8 March 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Abadiño, Biscay, Iturraspe joined Athletic Bilbao in 1999, at the age of 10. He spent several seasons in the various junior levels of the club and, in 2007, moved to feeder club CD Baskonia in the fourth division.[1]

On 12 March 2008, Iturraspe started for the first team in a 6–1 friendly win against Zalla UC. Towards the end of the league campaign, he also played in exhibition matches with Club Portugalete[2] and Aviron Bayonnais FC.[3]

On 23 June 2008 Iturraspe was officially promoted to the main squad,[4] being issued with the squad number 26.[5] On 14 September he made his La Liga debut, starting in a 0–0 draw at Málaga CF in the same match as another club graduate, Mikel Balenziaga;[6] his second appearance came as a substitute in the club's 2–0 home win against Real Valladolid.[7]

Iturraspe made his second start for Athletic in a Copa del Rey match against Recreativo de Huelva, being replaced at half-time by Pablo Orbaiz.[8] He continued appearing almost exclusively for the reserves until the end of the season, however.

Benefitting from physical problems to veteran Carlos Gurpegui, Iturraspe played in nearly 60 official games in 2011–12 under new manager Marcelo Bielsa. He contributed to Athletic Club reaching both the UEFA Europa League and the domestic cup finals.

International career[edit]

Following a strong 2013–14 season, Iturraspe was called up by Spanish national team manager Vicente Del Bosque to his 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup,[9] making his debut on 30 May in a friendly with Bolivia in Seville[10] where he played the full 90 minutes (2–0 win).[11] However, the following day, he was omitted from the final list.[12]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Athletic Bilbao

Club statistics[edit]

As of 11 May 2014[13][14]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[15] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Baskonia 2007–08 30 1 30 1
Total 30 1 30 1
Bilbao Athletic 2007–08 3 0 3 0
2008–09 26 1 26 1
2009–10 11 0 11 0
Total 40 1 40 1
Athletic Bilbao 2008–09 4 0 1 0 5 0
2009–10 15 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 19 0
2010–11 17 0 1 0 18 0
2011–12 35 1 8 0 15 0 58 1
2012–13 30 0 2 0 9 0 41 0
2013–14 33 0 5 0 0 0 38 0
Total 134 1 17 0 27 0 1 0 179 1
Career totals 204 3 17 0 27 0 1 0 249 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2007–08 Bilbao Athletic and Baskonia teams". Athletic Bilbao. 10 July 2007. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Portugalete 1 Athletic Club 2". Athletic Bilbao. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Aviron 1 – Athletic Club 1". Athletic Bilbao. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Baskonia and Bilbao Athletic, signings and departures". Athletic Bilbao. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Numbers 2008–09". Athletic Bilbao. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Málaga CF 0-Athletic Club 0: First point". Athletic Bilbao. 14 September 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Athletic Club 2-Real Valladolid 0: First and well deserved victory". Athletic Bilbao. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Qualified for the Round of 16". Athletic Bilbao. 12 November 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  9. ^ Carvajal and Iturraspe, La Roja's fresh faces; Marca, 13 May 2014
  10. ^ "Del Bosque waits to name 23". FIFA.com. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "2–0: Iniesta desatasca a España en Sevilla" [2–0: Iniesta gets Spain going in Seville] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "World Cup 2014: Spain drop Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas". BBC Sport. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Official site statistics
  14. ^ "Iturraspe". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  15. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.

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