Mikel Arruabarrena Aranbide
|Full name||Mikel Arruabarrena Aranbide|
|Date of birth||9 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Tolosa, Spain|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
|2009||→ Eibar (loan)||13||(1)|
|2010–2011||→ Leganés (loan)||34||(21)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Arruabarrena had small stints with local giants Athletic de Bilbao and its Navarrese neighbours CA Osasuna, but never made it past its reserves on both occasions. From 2006–08 he played in the second division, with Xerez CD and CD Tenerife, with relative impact.
In the 2008 summer Arruabarrena was bought by Poland's Legia Warsaw, alongside compatriots Iñaki Descarga and Iñaki Astiz. However, in January 2009, he was loaned to SD Eibar (also in the Basque Country and the second level), not being able to prevent the side from eventually dropping down a division.
In that summer, Arruabarrena arranged for a buyout of his Legia contract and remained at Eibar permanently, competing several seasons with the club in division three. On 12 December 2012 he was decisive in eliminating former side Athletic from the Copa del Rey, after scoring in a 1–1 draw at the San Mamés Stadium (his team proggressed on the away goals rule).
- El pequeño se come al grande (Little fish eat big fish); Marca, 12 December 2012 (Spanish)