Iñaki Goitia

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Iñaki Goitia
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Goitia with Málaga in 2009
Personal information
Full name Iñaki Goitia Peña
Date of birth (1982-03-02) 2 March 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Barakaldo, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Danok Bat
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Amorebieta
2001–2002 Amurrio 8 (0)
2003 Burgos 13 (0)
2003–2005 Málaga B 58 (0)
2005–2009 Málaga 83 (0)
2009–2012 Betis 69 (0)
2012–2013 Mirandés 41 (0)
2013–2015 Alavés 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2015.

Iñaki Goitia Peña (born 2 March 1982) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

Goitia was born in Barakaldo, Biscay. After starting with modest clubs in the Basque region, he moved in the 2003–04 season to Málaga CF, spending his first two years with its B-side in the second division. In February 2006 he made two La Liga appearances, in two defeats in which he conceded seven goals; the campaign ended in relegation while the reserves also dropped down a level.

In 2007–08, Goitia finally won the battle for first-choice status over longtime incumbent Francesc Arnau, appearing in 41 out of 42 games as the Andalusians returned to the top flight after two years. The following season, however, the latter began as the starter but, after some costly mistakes, the former was reinstated.[1]

Late during the season, despite having a contract running until 30 June 2009, Goitia refused to play against his future team Real Betis fearing that he would be criticized if he allowed goals (as his future team was fighting to avoid relegation).[2][3] The four-year deal was officialized in early June 2009.[4]

Honours[edit]

Betis

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