Egoitz Jaio Gabiola

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Egoitz Jaio
Personal information
Full name Egoitz Jaio Gabiola
Date of birth (1980-08-13) 13 August 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Abadiño, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Youth career
1994–1995 Abadiño
1995–1998 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Basconia 26 (0)
1999–2002 Bilbao Athletic 100 (2)
2002–2004 Athletic Bilbao 0 (0)
2002–2003Racing Ferrol (loan) 26 (1)
2003–2004Algeciras (loan) 0 (0)
2004Racing Ferrol (loan) 16 (0)
2004–2005 Racing Ferrol 27 (4)
2005–2006 Gimnàstic 30 (0)
2006–2013 Numancia 149 (5)
2013–2014 Wacker Innsbruck 7 (0)
2014–2015 Sestao 18 (0)
Total 399 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Egoitz Jaio Gabiola (born 13 August 1980) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

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 club, he achieved promotion to La Liga in 2006.

That summer, Jaio moved teams also in the second division, joining CD Numancia and being regularly used during his stint.[1] 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 Sorians were already relegated).[2]


  1. ^ "Breve enciclopedia numantina" [Brief numantina encyclopedia]. Desde Soria (in Spanish). 29 May 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ "El Numancia da la cara ante el Málaga y gana 2–0" [Numancia put up a fight against Málaga and win 2–0]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 3 May 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2017.

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