Egoitz Jaio Gabiola
|Full name||Egoitz Jaio Gabiola|
|Date of birth||13 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Abadiño, Spain|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2002–2003||→ Racing Ferrol (loan)||26||(1)|
|2003–2004||→ Algeciras (loan)||0||(0)|
|2004||→ Racing Ferrol (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Abadiño, Biscay, Jaio spent his first professional years with Athletic Bilbao, but never made it past the reserves of the Basque Country giants, in Segunda División B. He resumed his career in Segunda División, consecutively with Racing de Ferrol (twice), Algeciras CF and Gimnàstic de Tarragona; as a starter with the latter, he achieved promotion to La Liga in 2006.
That summer, Jaio moved clubs also in the second division, joining CD Numancia and being irregularly used during his stint. Aged almost 29 he made his top level debut, in a 2–0 home win against Málaga CF on 2 May 2009 (he appeared precisely in the last five rounds, as the Soria team was already relegated).