|Full name||Urko Vera Mateos|
|Date of birth||14 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Barakaldo, Spain|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2017.
Born in Barakaldo, Biscay, Vera played mostly amateur football until the age of 23, having represented Basque giants Athletic Bilbao as a youth from ages 10–12. During his spell at SD Lemona, he received part of his wage by taking the team's kits to the laundry.
In the last minutes of the 2011 January transfer window, after impressing with Lemona in Segunda División B (the club was coached by legendary Athletic player Aitor Larrazábal), Vera was acquired by the Lions, signing a one 1/2-year contract and initially being assigned to the reserve side, Bilbao Athletic. He made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 5 February, coming on as a substitute for Iker Muniain for the final 15 minutes of a 3–0 home win against Sporting de Gijón.
On 14 March 2011, again appearing from the bench, Vera scored his first goal for Athletic Bilbao, heading home in injury time in a 2–2 draw at Getafe CF. After being released he resumed his career in Segunda División, representing five clubs in just four years, including CD Mirandés for which he netted 20 times in all competitions.
- Urko Vera, de mileurista al cielo (Urko Vera, from mileurista to the sky); El Mundo, 16 March 2011 (Spanish)
- Urko Vera ficha por el Athletic hasta 2012 (Urko Vera signs with Athletic until 2012); Canal Athletic, 26 January 2011 (Spanish)
- Easy for Bilbao; ESPN Soccernet, 5 February 2011
- Vera rescues point for Bilbao; ESPN Soccernet, 14 March 2011
- El Mirandés ficha a Urko Vera y Aitor Fernández (Mirandés signs Urko Vera and Aitor Fernández); Mundo Deportivo, 13 August 2014 (Spanish)
- Un triplete de Urko Vera mete al Mirandés en la tercera fase (Three from Urko Vera send Mirandés to third stage); Diario AS, 10 September 2014 (Spanish)
- Los goles de la Liga Adelante tienen pasaporte español (Liga Adelante goals have a Spanish passport); La Liga, 9 June 2015 (Spanish)
- 루이스-우르코 베라,'전북의 새 외국인 선수' (Luiz Henrique-Urko Vera, 'Jeonbuk Hyundai's new foreign players'); Osen, 26 July 2015 (Korean)
- Urko Vera y Manuel, nuevos jugadores de Osasuna (Urko Vera and Manuel, new players of Osasuna); CA Osasuna, 10 January 2016 (Spanish)
- Urko Vera llega a la SD Huesca (Urko Vera arrives at SD Huesca); SD Huesca, 19 August 2016 (Spanish)
- Urko Vera, nuevo jugador del Club Deportivo Mirandés (Urko Vera, new player of Club Deportivo Mirandés); CD Mirandés, 23 January 2017 (Spanish)