Aythami Artiles

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Aythami
Personal information
Full name Aythami Artiles Oliva
Date of birth (1986-04-02) 2 April 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Arguineguín, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Las Palmas
Number 16
Youth career
Las Palmas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Las Palmas B
2004–2007 Las Palmas 92 (6)
2007–2013 Deportivo La Coruña 69 (4)
2008–2010 Xerez (loan) 87 (7)
2013– Las Palmas 107 (5)
National team
2004–2005 Spain U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.

Aythami Artiles Oliva (born 2 April 1986 in Arguineguín, Canary Islands), known simply as Aythami, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for UD Las Palmas as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

After successfully representing hometown side of UD Las Palmas, Aythami was bought in July 2007 by Deportivo de La Coruña for 600.000, signing a five-year contract. He only appeared once for the Galicians in his first year, a 0–2 home loss against Recreativo de Huelva and, in January 2008, was loaned to Xerez CD in the second division.

The loan was renewed for the entire the 2008–09 season, and Aythami was an instrumental defensive element for the Andalusians, which achieved a first-ever La Liga promotion. A new loan deal was arranged for the following campaign, and he continued to be an automatic first-choice, also scoring two league goals but suffering an immediate relegation back.

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