Paul Abasolo

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Paul Abasolo
Personal information
Full name Paul Abasolo Amantegi
Date of birth (1984-06-29) 29 June 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Durango, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1995–1996 Lauaxeta Ikastola
1996–2002 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Basconia 35 (5)
2003–2004 Barakaldo 24 (1)
2004–2006 Eibar 2 (0)
2005Lemona (loan) 16 (4)
2005–2006Logroñés (loan) 24 (2)
2006–2007 Logroñés 29 (8)
2007–2010 Real Unión 82 (12)
2010 Iurretako
2011 Lemona 11 (1)
2011–2012 Oviedo 21 (2)
2012–2013 Sestao 26 (0)
2014 Amurrio 13 (5)
2015–2016 Zamudio 45 (17)
2016–2017 Portugalete 12 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 November 2017

Paul Abasolo Amantegi (Spanish pronunciation: [paul aβaˈsolo amanˈtexi]; born 29 June 1984) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Born in Durango, Biscay, Abasolo spent seven years connected with Athletic Bilbao, six in the youth system and one with the farm team, CD Basconia. Released in 2003, he played the better part of the following six years in the third division and in his native Basque Country, the sole exception being SD Eibar in the first part of the 2004–05 season in the second level, with that club loaning him consecutively to two other teams in division three, SD Lemona and Logroñés CF.

In the 2009–10 campaign, Abasolo competed for the second time in the second tier of Spanish football, scoring four goals[1][2][3][4] in 34 games for Real Unión[5] as they suffered relegation one year after being promoted. After a few months playing with a regional league side, he resumed his career in the third division with Lemona, Real Oviedo and Sestao River Club.


Convicted of sexual assault in July 2010 for having attacked three young women – he was acquitted on a fourth charge due to doubts of the alleged victim[6]– Abasolo was eventually pardoned by the Government of Spain, but this fact prevented him from being hired by his former club Athletic Bilbao.[7][8]


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