Goitia with Málaga in 2009
|Full name||Iñaki Goitia Peña|
|Date of birth||2 March 1982|
|Place of birth||Barakaldo, Spain|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2015.
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.
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). The four-year deal was officialized in early June 2009.
- El Málaga es el tercer equipo más goleado de Primera (Málaga is the team with the third-most goals conceded in Primera); Viva Fútbol, December 2008 (in Spanish)
- Goitia, fuera de la convocatoria tras hablar con Tapia (Goitia, out of squad after talking with Tapia); Marca, 23 May 2009 (in Spanish)
- Goitia: "He obrado por el bien del club" (Goitia: "I did what was best for the club"); Málaga CF, 26 May 2009 (in Spanish)
- El Betis hace oficial el fichaje de Goitia (Betis makes Goitia's signing official); Diario de Sevilla, 5 June 2009 (in Spanish)