Ansotegi training with Real Sociedad in 2010
|Full name||Ion Ansotegi Gorostola|
|Date of birth||13 July 1982|
|Place of birth||Berriatua, Spain|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2002–2003||→ Barakaldo (loan)||17||(2)|
|2003–2006||Real Sociedad B||79||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
After starting his professional career with SD Eibar (with a loan to Barakaldo CF included), Ansotegi moved to Basque giants Real Sociedad. He made his La Liga debut on 22 January 2006 in a 3–3 home draw against Athletic Bilbao, in a derby match, and played 33 games in his first two top flight seasons combined.
Ansotegi only missed two matches in 2009–10, being booked just six times in his 40 complete appearances – and adding four goals – as Real Sociedad returned to division one after a three-year absence. He featured in 32 contests (all starts) in the following campaign as the club retained its league status, but lost his importance in the squad following the January 2011 signing of Norwegian Vadim Demidov and the emergence of youth product Iñigo Martínez.