Aritz Solabarrieta

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Aritz Solabarrieta
Personal information
Full name Aritz Solabarrieta Aranzamendi
Date of birth (1983-07-22) 22 July 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Ondarroa, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bilbao Athletic (manager)
Youth career
1995–1996 Zubi Zahar
1996–2001 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Basconia 31 (4)
2002–2004 Bilbao Athletic 66 (5)
2004–2006 Athletic Bilbao 11 (0)
2005–2006Eibar (loan) 27 (0)
2007–2008 Atlético Madrid B 48 (1)
2008–2010 Jaén 70 (6)
2010–2011 Palencia 36 (2)
2011–2012 Melilla 29 (1)
2012–2013 Sestao 36 (1)
2013–2015 Aurrerá
Total 354 (20)
National team
1999–2000 Spain U16 3 (0)
2001 Spain U17 4 (0)
2002 Spain U19 5 (0)
2003 Spain U20 2 (0)
2004 Spain U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
2016–2018 Athletic Bilbao (youth)
2018 Basconia
2018– Bilbao Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aritz Solabarrieta Aranzamendi (born 22 July 1983) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a right midfielder, and is the manager of Athletic Bilbao B.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Born in Ondarroa, Basque Country and a product of Athletic Bilbao's prolific youth ranks at Lezama, Solabarrieta played only one full season for its first team, in 2004–05, helping with 11 matches as the Basque finished ninth. His La Liga debut came on 13 November 2004 in a 2–1 home win against Villarreal CF, as he came on as a substitute for Andoni Iraola in injury time.[1]

After a loan with neighbours SD Eibar in the second division, which ended in relegation, Solabarrieta was released by the Lions in December 2006 and resumed his career in the third level, starting with Atlético Madrid B. He retired in June 2015 at the age of nearly 32, after two years with amateurs CD Aurrerá Ondarroa in his hometown.

International[edit]

Solabarrieta won 16 caps for Spain at youth level, including two for the under-21 side. His first appearance for the latter occurred on 17 August 2004, as he featured 22 minutes in a 1–1 friendly draw in France.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing days ended, Solabarrieta embarked on a career as a coach. In 2016, he was appointed as manager of Athletic Bilbao's Cadete A youth team;[3] the following year, he moved to control the Juvenil A squad.[4]

Due to a combination of a disappointing campaign for the CD Basconia farm team coached by Ander Alaña and Solabarrieta's good work with the youths, the two men swapped roles within the club's structure for the 2018–19 campaign.[5] However, he was soon promoted again when Gaizka Garitano, coach of the reserve side, was selected to take the helm of the senior team in December 2018,[6] in turn leaving a vacancy at Athletic Bilbao B which Solabarrieta was nominated to fill.[7]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 12 May 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Basconia Spain 21 June 2018 4 December 2018 15 5 5 5 22 19 +3 033.33 [8]
Bilbao Athletic Spain 4 December 2018 Present 22 10 4 8 38 29 +9 045.45 [9]
Career total 37 15 9 13 60 48 +12 040.54

Honours[edit]

Spain U17

Spain U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urzaiz alivia con goles las urgencias del Athletic" [Urzaiz softens Athletic's urgencies with goals]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 13 November 2004. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  2. ^ "La nueva etapa de Sáez, con tablas" [Sáez's new era, all square]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 18 August 2004. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Lezama organizational chart". Athletic Bilbao. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Lezama technical chart". Athletic Bilbao. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Solabarrieta sube al Basconia; Galiano, al Juvenil A y Alaña baja al Cadete B" [Solabarrieta goes up to Basconia; Galiano, to Juvenile A and Alaña down to Cadet B]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 21 June 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Replacement of Eduardo Berizzo". Athletic Bilbao. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Aritz Solabarrieta, Bilbao Athletic's coach". Athletic Bilbao. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  8. ^ "2018–19 CD Basconia Fixtures and Results" (in Spanish). Futbolme. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Solabarrieta: Aritz Solabarrieta Aranzamendi: Matches 2018–19". BDFutbol. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  10. ^ "España vence a Alemania y se proclama campeona de Europa Sub-19" [Spain beat Germany and are crowned Under-19 European champions]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 28 July 2002. Retrieved 6 September 2018.

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