Joseba Arriaga

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Joseba Arriaga
Personal information
Full name Joseba Arriaga Dosantos
Date of birth (1982-07-28) 28 July 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Ermua, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Unión
Youth career
1996–1997 Ermua
1997–2000 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Basconia 38 (12)
2001–2002 Bilbao Athletic 30 (15)
2002–2006 Athletic Bilbao 56 (3)
2005–2006 Eibar (loan) 28 (1)
2006–2007 Las Palmas 32 (1)
2007–2009 Jaén 69 (20)
2009–2010 Cádiz 5 (0)
2010 Alavés (loan) 19 (7)
2010–2011 Ceuta 8 (0)
2011–2012 Guadalajara 18 (0)
2012 Gimnàstic 11 (1)
2013–2014 Barakaldo 28 (12)
2014–2016 Amorebieta 50 (5)
2016– Real Unión 13 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Spain U21 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Arriaga and the second or maternal family name is Dosantos.

Joseba Arriaga Dosantos (born 28 July 1982) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Unión as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ermua, Biscay, Arriaga emerged through Athletic Bilbao's youth system at Lezama, and was promoted to the first team for the 2002–03 season, having an immediate impact: he made his club debut in a friendly against feeder club CD Basconia on 26 July 2002, replacing Julen Guerrero. Roughly one month later he first appeared in La Liga, playing the full 90 minutes against Real Sociedad in a local derby (2–4 away loss).[1]

Arriaga's importance would drastically diminish in the following campaign, being only third or fourth-choice in the offense, and eventually had to resume his career in the second division, with SD Eibar and UD Las Palmas, following which he had two steady years with Real Jaén – but in the third level.

After a good second year, Arriaga stayed in Andalusia but moved to Cádiz CF, freshly returned to division two.[2] He was loaned to Deportivo Alavés in the third division in the 2010 winter transfer window after receiving very few opportunities,[3] and alternated in the following years between the second and third levels of Spanish football, with AD Ceuta, CD Guadalajara[4] and Gimnàstic de Tarragona.[5]

Arriaga was released by Catalonia's Gimnàstic in late December 2012.[6] In mid-January of the following year he returned to his native region, signing for lowly Barakaldo CF.[7]

On 22 May 2014, Arriaga moved to neighbouring SD Amorebieta also in the third level.[8]


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