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 34)
Place of birth Ondarroa, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
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)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aritz Solabarrieta Aranzamendi (born 22 July 1983 in Ondarroa, Basque Country) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a right midfielder.

Club career[edit]

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 games 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.

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;[2] the following year, he moved to control the Juvenil A squad.[3]

International career[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.[4]

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. ^ "Lezama organizational chart". Athletic Bilbao. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Lezama technical chart". Athletic Bilbao. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "La nueva etapa de Sáez, con tablas" [Sáez's new era, all square]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 18 August 2004. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 

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