Erik Morán

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Erik Morán
Personal information
Full name Erik Morán Arribas
Date of birth (1991-05-25) 25 May 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Portugalete, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zaragoza
Number 5
Youth career
2004–2009 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Basconia 29 (7)
2009–2013 Bilbao Athletic 78 (5)
2012–2016 Athletic Bilbao 17 (0)
2015 Leganés (loan) 17 (0)
2015–2016 Zaragoza (loan) 36 (0)
2016– Zaragoza 0 (0)
National team
2008 Spain U17 2 (0)
2009 Spain U18 3 (0)
2009 Spain U19 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2016.


This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Morán and the second or maternal family name is Arribas.

Erik Morán Arribas (born 25 May 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Zaragoza as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Portugalete, Biscay, Morán joined Athletic Bilbao's youth system in 2004, aged 13. On 28 November 2012 he made his debut with the first team, starting in a 2–0 away win against Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C. for the season's UEFA Europa League;[1] on 14 April of the following year he played his first game in La Liga, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Iker Muniain in a 0–3 home loss to Real Madrid.[2]

In August 2013 Morán was promoted to Athletic's first team, signing a contract extension until 2016[3] and was handed the number 5 shirt.[4] On 29 January 2015, after appearing rarely during the campaign, he was loaned to Segunda División's CD Leganés until June.[5]

On 23 July 2015, Morán moved to Real Zaragoza in a one-year loan deal.[6] On 1 July of the following year, he signed a permanent two-year deal with the club as Athletic opted to not recall him after the loan expired.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletic post comfortable Kiryat Shmona win; UEFA.com, 28 November 2012
  2. ^ Ronaldo brace helps beat Bilbao; ESPN FC, 14 April 2013
  3. ^ El Athletic hace ficha del primer equipo a Erik Morán (Athletic includes Erik Morán in first team); Diario de León, 5 August 2013 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Number assignments; Athletic's official website, 13 August 2013
  5. ^ Erik Moran on-loan; Athletic's official website, 29 January 2015
  6. ^ Erik Morán, nuevo jugador del Real Zaragoza (Erik Morán, new player of Real Zaragoza); Zaragoza's official website, 23 July 2015 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Erik Morán continúa en el Real Zaragoza (Erik Morán remains at Real Zaragoza); Vavel, 1 July 2016 (Spanish)

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