Aurtenetxe (right) in action for Athletic Bilbao
|Full name||Jon Aurtenetxe Borde|
|Date of birth||3 January 1992|
|Place of birth||Amorebieta, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2013–2014||→ Celta (loan)||20||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Tenerife (loan)||23||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 5 June 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 February 2013
Born in Amorebieta-Etxano, Biscay, Aurtenetxe joined Athletic Bilbao's youth system at the age of 10, arriving from neighbouring SD Amorebieta. With their youth team he was a finalist in the Copa del Rey Juvenil in 2009. On 16 December 2009, even before playing his first game with the reserves, the 17-year-old appeared for the first team in the UEFA Europa League, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–3 group stage home loss against SV Werder Bremen.
After returning to the youths and contributing to their 2010 Copa del Rey Juvenil victory, Aurtenetxe began the following season training with the first team (bypassing the typical route of progression for young players via farm team CD Basconia and B team Bilbao Athletic); he made his La Liga debut on 28 August 2010, starting and being booked in a 1–0 win at Hércules CF. He made 10 league appearances before suffering a serious shoulder injury, and on returning to fitness late in the season he finished the campaign with Bilbao Athletic.
Aurtenetxe was definitely promoted to the main squad for 2011–12, under new manager Marcelo Bielsa. He played 54 official matches during the season and scored four goals, to help the Basques reach both the Copa del Rey and the Europa League finals – he netted an important one in the club's 1–2 away loss against Sporting Clube de Portugal in the latter competition's semifinals (4–3 aggregate win).
Aurtenetxe was a regular selection for Athletic in 2012-13 but was overlooked for Mikel Balenziaga in his position once Ernesto Valverde became manager. He spent the 13-14 season on loan with Celta Vigo, remained in Bilbao for 14-15 but rarely featured, and was loaned out again, to CD Tenerife in 15-16. In summer 2016 he left Athletic permanently, rescinded his contract and moved to CD Mirandés of the Segunda División on a free transfer.
- Athletic Bilbao
- Spain U19
- Spain U17
- El Werder Bremen da un repaso al joven y diezmado Athletic (Werder Bremen gives no chance to young and undermanned Athletic); Deia, 16 December 2009 (Spanish)
- Llorente lifts Bilbao; ESPN Soccernet, 28 August 2010
- Bielsa lleva a Londres a los sub'19 Aurtenetxe y Ramalho (Bielsa takes under'19 Aurtenetxe and Ramalho to London); Marca, 5 August 2011 (Spanish)
- Sporting Lisbon 2–1 Athletic Bilbao: Capel nets winner as Portuguese side comes from behind to take precious lead into second leg; Goal.com, 19 April 2012
- Athletic Bilbao profile
- "Aurtenetxe". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.
- "Crónica del República Checa-España, 2–3" [Czech Republic-Spain match report, 2–3] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2014.