Erik Morán

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Erik Morán
Personal information
Full name Erik Morán Arribas
Date of birth (1991-05-25) 25 May 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Portugalete, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Athletic Bilbao
Number 5
Youth career
2004–2009 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Baskonia 29 (7)
2009–2013 Bilbao Athletic 78 (3)
2012– Athletic Bilbao 12 (0)
National team
2008 Spain U17 2 (0)
2009 Spain U18 3 (0)
2009 Spain U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Erik Morán Arribas (born 25 May 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Portugalete, Biscay, Morán joined Athletic Bilbao's youth system in 2004, aged 13. On 28 November 2012 he made his debut with the first team, starting in a 2–0 away win against Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C. for the season's UEFA Europa League;[1] on 14 April of the following year he played his first game in La Liga, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Iker Muniain in a 0–3 home loss to Real Madrid.[2]

In August 2013 Morán was definitely promoted to Athletic's first team, signing a contract extension until 2016[3] and being awarded the number 5 jersey.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletic post comfortable Kiryat Shmona win; UEFA.com, 28 November 2012
  2. ^ Ronaldo brace helps beat Bilbao; ESPN FC, 14 April 2013
  3. ^ El Athletic hace ficha del primer equipo a Erik Morán (Athletic includes Erik Morán in first team); Diario de León, 5 August 2013 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Number assignments; Athletic's official website, 13 August 2013

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