Markel Bergara

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Markel Bergara
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Bergara with Real Sociedad in 2014
Personal information
Full name Markel Bergara Larrañaga
Date of birth (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Elgoibar, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Number 5
Youth career
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Real Sociedad B 55 (0)
2005– Real Sociedad 194 (3)
2005–2006 Eibar (loan) 25 (0)
2006–2007 Vecindario (loan) 18 (0)
National team
2002 Spain U16 3 (0)
2002–2003 Spain U17 16 (0)
2004–2005 Spain U19 16 (0)
2005 Spain U20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bergara and the second or maternal family name is Larrañaga.

Markel Bergara Larrañaga (born 5 May 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Sociedad as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Bergara was born in Elgoibar, Gipuzkoa. A Real Sociedad youth graduate, he started his professional career on loan, having season-long spells in the second division with SD Eibar and UD Vecindario, both ended in relegation.

On 4 September 2007, Bergara made his first-team debut for Real, appearing in a 0–1 away defeat against UD Las Palmas for the season's Copa del Rey.[1] He only played four times in the league in his first year, also in the second level.

Bergara appeared in 19 games in the 2009–10 campaign as the Basques returned to La Liga after a three-year absence, as champions. He made his debut in the competition on 13 September 2010 in a 2–2 away draw against UD Almería (three minutes played),[2] and finished the season with exactly the same number of appearances as the club retained its division status, albeit in 491 more minutes of play.

Bergara contributed with 28 matches in 2012–13, as the Txuriurdin finished fourth and returned to the UEFA Champions League after more than two decades.[3][4] He scored his first goal as a professional on 24 March 2014, but in a 3–4 loss at Almería.[5]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Sociedad

Country[edit]

Spain U19

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