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 28)
Place of birth Basauri, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 9
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)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2014.
† 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 CD Mirandés 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]


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