Unai Albizua

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Unai Albizua
Personal information
Full name Unai Albizua Urquijo
Date of birth (1989-01-18) 18 January 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Barakaldo, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
2003–2008 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Baskonia 60 (1)
2010–2013 Bilbao Athletic 97 (1)
2013– Athletic Bilbao 4 (0)
2014– Tenerife (loan) 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 January 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Albizua and the second or maternal family name is Urquijo.

Unai Albizua Urquijo (born 18 January 1989) is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Tenerife on loan from Athletic Bilbao as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barakaldo, Biscay, Albizua joined Athletic Bilbao's youth system in 2003. He played three full seasons with the reserves in Segunda División B, captaining them to the 2013 playoffs after a third-place finish in his last.[1]

Albizua was promoted to the first team prior to the beginning of the 2013–14 campaign.[2] On 3 November 2013 he made his La Liga debut, coming on as a 67th-minute substitute in a 0–2 away loss against Atlético Madrid after replacing injured Aymeric Laporte.[3]

On 15 July 2014, Albizua was loaned to Segunda División club CD Tenerife.[4]


  1. ^ "Unai Albizua se lleva el trofeo al mejor cachorro 2012/13 de 'La Cantera de Lezama'" [Unai Albizua takes trophy for best 2012/13 puppy from 'La Cantera de Lezama'] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "El Athletic hace ficha del primer equipo al central Albizua" [Athletic includes stopper Albizua in first team] (in Spanish). Canal Athletic. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "More home comforts for Atletico". ESPN FC. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Albizua’s transfer". Athletic's official website. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 

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