Joseba Garmendia

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Joseba Garmendia
Personal information
Full name Joseba Garmendia Elorriaga
Date of birth (1985-10-04) 4 October 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Basauri, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1995–1996 Colegio Etxegaray
1996–2003 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Baskonia 36 (9)
2004–2006 Bilbao Athletic 42 (14)
2006–2009 Athletic Bilbao 45 (3)
2009–2011 Numancia 45 (7)
2011–2013 Girona 21 (0)
2014 Mirandés 15 (2)
2014– Murcia 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Garmendia and the second or maternal family name is Elorriaga.

Joseba Garmendia Elorriaga (born 4 October 1985 in Basauri, Biscay) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Murcia as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

A product of Athletic Bilbao's famed youth system, Garmendia made his first-team debut in 2006–07's first matchday, in a 1–1 local derby with Real Sociedad.[1] During his three-year professional spell with the Basque, he never appeared in more than 18 La Liga games; he scored his first goal in the competition on 10 December 2006, helping to a 4–2 home win against Recreativo de Huelva.[2]

In late July 2009, Garmendia bought out the remaining year of his contract and moved to CD Numancia in the second division, in a 2+1 link – former Athletic teammate Iñigo Vélez also made the move.[3] He continued competing in the category in the following years, with Girona FC[4] and CD Mirandés,[5] suffering an anterior cruciate ligament whilst at the service of the former that sidelined him for several months.[6]

On 1 September 2014 Garmendia joined Real Murcia, freshly relegated to the third level.[7]


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