Enric Saborit

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Enric Saborit
Personal information
Full name Enric Saborit Teixidor
Date of birth (1992-04-27) 27 April 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Athletic Bilbao
Number 25
Youth career
2008–2010 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Basconia 4 (0)
2010–2016 Bilbao Athletic 115 (6)
2013– Athletic Bilbao 9 (0)
2014–2015 Mallorca (loan) 17 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Spain U17 6 (0)
2010 Spain U18 2 (1)
2010–2011 Spain U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Saborit and the second or maternal family name is Teixidor.

Enric Saborit Teixidor (born 27 April 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Saborit was signed by Athletic Bilbao at the age of 16 from local RCD Espanyol,[1] meeting the club's recruitment criteria as his mother hailed from the Basque Country.[2] He spent three full seasons with the reserves in Segunda División B, playing 36 games in 2012–13, (playoffs included).

Saborit made his La Liga debut with the Lions on 25 August 2013, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–0 win against CA Osasuna at the Anoeta Stadium.[3] On 9 July 2014, after being sparingly used in his debut campaign, he was loaned to RCD Mallorca in Segunda División.[4]

Saborit returned to Bilbao Athletic in 2015–16, and featured regularly in their attempt to stay in the second level, which ultimately proved unsuccessful. He made one appearance for the first team against AZ Alkmaar, in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League, starting and assisting with his head to Kike Sola's goal to mark his European debut.[5]

Saborit was promoted once more to Athletic's main squad for the 2016–17 season, as understudy to Mikel Balenziaga.[6] He scored his first senior goal on 8 December 2016, in a 1–1 draw at SK Rapid Wien for the Europa League group phase.[7]


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