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(s)||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 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. 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).
- "Breve enciclopedia numantina" [Brief numantina encyclopedia]. Desde Soria (in Spanish). 29 May 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
- "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.