Ion Ansotegi

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Ion Ansotegi
Ansotegi training with Real Sociedad in 2010
Personal information
Full name Ion Ansotegi Gorostola
Date of birth (1982-07-13) 13 July 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Berriatua, Spain
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Number 15
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Eibar B 44 (1)
2002–2003 Eibar 1 (0)
2002–2003 Barakaldo (loan) 17 (2)
2003–2006 Real Sociedad B 79 (3)
2006– Real Sociedad 196 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ansotegi and the second or maternal family name is Gorostola.

Ion Ansotegi Gorostola (born 13 July 1982 in Berriatua, Basque Country) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Sociedad as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

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.

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