Xabi Etxebarria

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Xabi Etxebarria
Personal information
Full name Xabier Etxebarria Larrabide
Date of birth (1987-07-20) 20 July 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Igorre, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2004–2005 Arratia
2005–2006 Indartsu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Zamudio
2008–2012 Bilbao Athletic 122 (5)
2008 Athletic Bilbao 1 (0)
2014–2015 Amorebieta 36 (4)
2015– Barakaldo 35 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Etxebarria and the second or maternal family name is Larrabide.

Xabier 'Xabi' Etxebarria Larrabide (born 20 July 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Barakaldo CF as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Igorre, Biscay, Etxebarria was signed by Athletic Bilbao from fourth division side Zamudio SD in 2008, initially brought up to its reserve team. He made his first appearance for the main squad in a 5–0 friendly win against Aviron Bayonnais FC, on 3 September 2008;[1] three months later, in another exhibition game, he started and scored in a 7–2 victory over amateurs JD Somorrostro.[2]

Etxebarria made his La Liga debut for Athletic on 7 December 2008, coming on as an 89th-minute substitute for David López in a 1–1 draw at Racing de Santander.[3] He was released by the Lions in June 2012 after a further three full seasons with the B-side in the third level, and only one more official appearance for the first team, a 0–3 away loss against FC Barcelona for the 2009 Spanish Supercup.[4]

On 18 July 2014, after two years without a club, Etxebarria moved to SD Amorebieta also in division three.[5]


  1. ^ "Aluvión 0 – Athletic Club 5". Athletic Bilbao. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Victory in Muskiz". Athletic Bilbao. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Racing 1 – Athletic Club 1". Athletic Bilbao. 7 December 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Dos goles de Messi dan al Barça la Supercopa de España" [Two Messi goals give Barça Spanish Supercup] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 23 August 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Eneko Lz de Muniain y Xabi Etxeberria nuevos jugadores del Amorebieta" [Eneko Lz de Muniain and Xabi Etxeberria new players of Amorebieta] (in Spanish). La Segunda B. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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