Laporte (left) playing for Athletic Bilbao in 2014.
|Full name||Aymeric Laporte|
|Date of birth||27 May 1994|
|Place of birth||Agen, France|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Agen, Aquitaine, Laporte started playing football with SU Agen Football, joining Athletic Bilbao's youth system in 2010 from Aviron Bayonnais and going on to play for both its farm and reserve teams. On 28 November 2012 he made his debut with the main squad, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 away win against Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C. for the season's UEFA Europa League.
Laporte made his first La Liga appearance on 9 December 2012, appearing one minute in a 1–0 home win over Celta de Vigo. The following week he was inserted in the starting XI by manager Marcelo Bielsa, helping the Lions to the same result at RCD Mallorca, and was definitely promoted to the first-team shortly after, signing a new contract until 2015; on 14 January 2013 he was given the number 4 jersey, previously worn by Ustaritz. Late in the month he renewed his contract, running until 2016 and with a €27.5 million release clause.
Laporte became an undisputed starter under new coach Ernesto Valverde, also being deployed as left back on occasion. He scored his first goal as a professional on 28 October 2013, netting the game's only at Getafe CF.
- Athletic Bilbao makes easy work of Hapoel IKS; Fox Sports, 29 November 2012
- Entretien avec... Aymeric Laporte (Interview with... Aymeric Laporte); Footmercato, 4 November 2012 (French)
- Aymeric Laporte, el cachorro más valioso (Aymeric Laporte, most valuable pup); La Vanguardia, 28 April 2012 (Spanish)
- Athletic post comfortable Kiryat Shmona win; UEFA.com, 28 November 2012
- El Athletic tiene suficiente con Aduriz (Aduriz enough for Athletic); Marca, 9 December 2012 (Spanish)
- Aduriz wins it for Bilbao; ESPN FC, 15 December 2012
- Laporte, jugador de la primera plantilla (Laporte, first-team player); Athletic's official website, 17 December 2012 (Spanish)
- Dorsal de Aymeric Laporte (Aymeric Laporte's number); Athletic's official website, 14 January 2013 (Spanish)
- Laporte renueva hasta 2016 (Laporte renews until 2016); Marca, 28 January 2013 (Spanish)
- Valverde prueba a Laporte de lateral y Saborit de interior (Valverde tries Laporte as fullback and Saborit as winger); Liga BBVA, 6 August 2013 (Spanish)
- Charla de Valverde con Laporte (Valverde lectures Laporte); Marca, 3 October 2013 (Spanish)
- Un descanso para Laporte y entran Aduriz, Morán y Etxeita (Rest for Laporte, in with Aduriz, Morán and Etxeita); El Mundo Deportivo, 7 December 2013 (Spanish)
- Laporte earns win for Bilbao; ESPN FC, 28 October 2013
- Laporte, convocado para la sub 21 por Francia (Laporte, called up to France under-21); El Mundo Deportivo, 27 February 2014 (Spanish)
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- Athletic Bilbao profile
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- Aymeric Laporte – UEFA competition record
- French Football Federation profile (French)
- Soccerway profile