Iago Herrerín

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Iago Herrerín
Iago Herrerin.jpg
Herrerín with Athletic Bilbao in 2014
Personal information
Full name Iago Herrerín Buisán
Date of birth (1988-01-25) 25 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Athletic Bilbao
Number 13
Youth career
2000–2002 Castro
2002–2003 Sestao
2003–2005 Danok Bat
2005–2006 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Basconia 8 (0)
2007 Barakaldo (loan) 18 (0)
2007–2010 Bilbao Athletic 87 (0)
2010–2012 Atlético Madrid B 75 (1)
2012– Athletic Bilbao 12 (0)
2012–2013 Numancia (loan) 34 (0)
2016–2017 Leganés (loan) 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:11, 12 May 2017 (UTC).

Iago Herrerín Buisán (born 25 January 1988) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Athletic Bilbao[edit]

Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Herrerín was a product of Athletic Bilbao's youth ranks.[1] He played a couple of months with the farm team CD Basconia, being loaned to Barakaldo CF in January 2007.[2]

After returning in the summer, Herrerín was assigned to the B-team also in Segunda División B.

Atlético Madrid[edit]

In July 2010, Herrerín decided to leave Athletic in search for "a new life in football", signing a contract with Atlético Madrid and playing two full seasons with the reserves, also in the third level.[3]

On 8 January 2011, in a match against neighbouring Getafe CF B, Herrerín scored the 3–2 winning goal for the hosts in the 72nd minute.[4]

Return to Athletic[edit]

Herrerín returned to Athletic Bilbao in the 2012 summer, signing a two-year deal and immediately being loaned to CD Numancia in a season-long move.[5] On 18 August he made his Segunda División debut, in a 2–0 home win against Sporting de Gijón.[6]

In July 2013, Herrerín signed a new contract extension with the Lions and was definitively promoted to the main squad.[7] On 23 August he played his first match in La Liga, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 win over CA Osasuna at the Anoeta Stadium;[8] he spent his first year, however, as backup to longtime incumbent Gorka Iraizoz.

In the 2014–15 campaign, Herrerín was first-choice in the Copa del Rey, helping his team reach the final of the tournament for the first time in three years.[9][10] On 25 May 2015 he signed a new deal with the club, running until 2017.[11]

In 2015–16, Herrerín played both domestic cup and UEFA Europa League matches while appearing twice in the league during Iraizoz' red card suspension.[12][13] On 8 June 2016, he agreed to a contract extension until 2019.[14]

On 30 November 2016, after being overtaken by Kepa Arrizabalaga, Herrerín was loaned to fellow top tier club CD Leganés until the end of the season, mainly as a replacement for injured Jon Ander Serantes.[15]


Athletic Bilbao


  1. ^ "Iago Herrerin: "Si regreso no volvera aquel niño que estuvo hace unos años"" [Iago Herrerin: "If I return, I won't be coming back as that kid I was a few years ago] (in Spanish). Sentimiento Athletic. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Iago Herrerín, cedido al Barakaldo (Iago Herrerín, loaned to Barakaldo); Athletic Bilbao, 7 January 2007 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Iago Herrerín y Andrés Muñoz echan el cierre a la portería del Atlético B (Iago Herrerín and Andrés Muñoz close Atlético B's goal); Atlético Madrid, 30 July 2010 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Iago revivirá su mejor día (Iago will look back on his best day); Diario AS, 13 November 2011 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Athletic ficha al portero Iago Herrerín y lo cede al Numancia (Athletic signs goalkeeper Iago Herrerín and loans him to Numancia); Marca, 1 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ El Sporting se estrella en su debut en Soria (Sporting crashes in debut in Soria); Marca, 18 August 2012 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Iago Herrerín renueva con el Athletic hasta 2016 (Iago Herrerín renews with Athletic until 2016); Diario AS, 15 July 2013 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Athletic Bilbao 2–0 Osasuna: Los Leones see off Basque rivals at the Anoeta; Inside Spanish Football, 23 August 2013
  9. ^ Como manda la tradición (Will of tradition); Marca, 4 March 2015 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Messi es el Rey León (Messi is the Lion King); Marca, 30 May 2015 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Etxeita and Herrerín renew; Athletic Bilbao, 25 May 2015
  12. ^ "Herrerín repetirá en Liga por la sanción a Iraizoz y Remiro será su suplente" [Herrerín will appear again in League due to Iraizoz's suspension and Remiro will be his substitute] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  13. ^ Ugalde, Iñaki (2 February 2016). "El futuro de la portería rojiblanca está blindado" [The future of the red-and-white goal is tied up] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Iago Herrerín's renewal". Athletic Bilbao. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Iago Herrerín refuerza la portería del Leganés hasta final de temporada" [Iago Herrerín bolsters the goal of Leganés until the end of the season] (in Spanish). CD Leganés. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 

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