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Iker Muniain Biography

Iker Muniain Goñi is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, mainly as a left winger. A product of Muniain made his first team debut on 30 July 2009, in a UEFA Europa League qualifying match against BSC Young Boys. One week later, Muniain scored his first goal for the club, in the return match in Switzerland. Athletic won 2–1, and qualified for the playoff rounds. On 30 August 2009, another record, as Muniain appeared (and started) in the 1–0 home win against RCD Espanyol (2009–10's opener), becoming the youngest player to have donned the club's shirt in La Liga. Muniain became the youngest player to score in a first division match, as he netted in a 2–2 draw at Real Valladolid on 4 October 2009, aged only 16 years and 289 days. On 1 December 2009, Muniain signed his first professional contract with Athletic, running until June 2015. He set up both goals in Athletic's next game, a 2–1 away win at Real Zaragoza, and finished his first senior season with 35 official appearances, netting six goals. On 17 April 2011, he scored a last-minute goal in a 2–1 away win against hometown club CA Osasuna. On 8 February 2011, Muniain made his debut with the under-21 team in a match against Denmark, replacing Adrián López. He was part of the squad that appeared in the 2011 UEFA European Football Championship and won its third title in the category and qualified to the 2012 Summer Olympics.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Iker Muniain Goñi
Nationality Spain
Position Attacker
Last Club CD Baskonia
Shirt Number 10
Career
Clubs
CD Baskonia Jul 2008 - Dec 2009
Athletic Bilbao Jul 2009 - Present
Bilbao Athletic Jan 2009 - Jun 2009
National
Spain Under 17 Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
Spain Under 19 Jan 2010 - Dec 2010
Spain Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Spain Under 23 Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Spain Under 21 Jan 2011 - Dec 2014
Stats
Clubs
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Athletic Bilbao
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 UEFA Europa League 6 1 1 1 0 524
Primera División 6 1 2 0 0 405
2016/2017 Primera División 35 7 2 5 0 2412
UEFA Europa League 8 0 1 1 0 600
Copa del Rey 3 0 0 0 0 138
2015/2016 Primera División 20 2 0 3 0 1020
UEFA Europa League 5 0 1 1 0 240
Copa del Rey 3 0 0 0 0 106
2014/2015 Primera División 25 1 1 7 0 2034
UEFA Champions League 7 1 1 0 0 516
Copa del Rey 7 0 0 1 0 521
UEFA Europa League 2 0 1 0 0 180
2013/2014 Primera División 35 7 4 6 0 2722
Copa del Rey 4 2 0 2 0 301
2012/2013 Primera División 33 1 1 7 1 2197
UEFA Europa League 8 1 2 3 0 533
Copa del Rey 2 0 0 1 0 134
2011/2012 Primera División 33 2 3 6 0 2662
UEFA Europa League 16 5 1 3 0 1316
Copa del Rey 9 2 0 2 0 741
2010/2011 Primera División 35 5 3 6 0 2582
Copa del Rey 3 0 0 0 0 50
2009/2010 Primera División 26 4 3 2 0 844
UEFA Europa League 8 2 0 0 0 457
Total 339 44 27 57 1 23235
Bilbao Athletic
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National
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Spain
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
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Spain Under 19
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Spain Under 21
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Spain Under 23
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Spain Under 17
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Iker Muniain Latest News & Articles

A club which prefers local talent to global
A club which prefers local talent to global
The story of how local talent trumps global talent, even at the top level.
Rumour: David De Gea, Isco, and Iker Muniain implicated in sexual assault case
Rumour: David De Gea, Isco, and Iker Muniain implicated in sexual assault case
The three Spaniards have all been implicated in a sexual assault case, and there could be major consequences.
Europa League: Four Spanish sides prepare for action
Europa League: Four Spanish sides prepare for action
Spain are the only country to still have four clubs in the competition.
Iker Muniain signs new deal with Athletic Club Bilbao
Iker Muniain signs new deal with Athletic Club Bilbao
Iker Muniain extended his contract until the end of June 2019
Europa League: Good but not decisive results for Spanish sides
Europa League: Good but not decisive results for Spanish sides
Spain's three representatives in the Europa League enjoyed a positive if not decisive night in the football competition.
Analysing the rapid decline in Iker Muniain's form for Athletic Bilbao
Analysing the rapid decline in Iker Muniain's form for Athletic Bilbao
Three years ago, Iker Muniain found himself being lauded as a major part of a talented Athletic Bilbao side who wowed worldwide audiences as they ripped through Manchester United on the way to the Europa League final. Playing as part of a front three alongside Fernando Llorente and Markel Susaeta, Muniain flourished and was heralded […]
La Liga kicks off after Christmas break
La Liga kicks off after Christmas break
Real to travel Valencia in their first game after the Christmas break ×Proofread Madrid, Jan 2 (IANS) The La Liga football returns to ac ...
Reports: Liverpool target Bilbao's Iker Muniain
Reports: Liverpool target Bilbao's Iker Muniain
Liverpool want the ‘Spanish Messi’, Iker Muniain, according to reports in Spain. The Reds look set to sell superstar striker Luis Suarez to Spanish giants Barcelona and are also targeting Alexis Sanchez in return but are keeping their options open with Juventus and Arsenal also thought to be interested in Sanchez. Muniain is another name [...]The post Liverpool want with Bilbao’s Iker Muniain, reports appeared first on Squawka News.
Rumour: Athletic Bilbalo's Iker Muniain interesting Manchester City
Rumour: Athletic Bilbalo's Iker Muniain interesting Manchester City
Rumour has it that Manchester City are interested in signing Iker Muniain.
Bilbao beat Levante 2-1 in La Liga
Bilbao beat Levante 2-1 in La Liga
Brave & Tenacious: Why this rising La Liga star could solve Manchester United's winger woes
Brave & Tenacious: Why this rising La Liga star could solve Manchester United's winger woes
Back in 2012, Manchester United had dropped into the Europa League after failing to make the Champions League knockout stages in the 2011/12 tournament. They were knocked out in the quarter finals of Europe’s secondary competition by Athletic Bilbao who featured an exciting youngster, Iker Muniain, a player integral to that victory over two legs. [...]The post Brave & Tenacious: Why This Rising La Liga Star Could Solve Man Utd’s Winger Woes appeared first on Squawka News.
Bilbao in last 16 of Spanish Cup
Bilbao in last 16 of Spanish Cup
Team Focus: The Valverde effect at Athletic Bilbao
Team Focus: The Valverde effect at Athletic Bilbao
  If anything, this was meant to be a year of recovery for Athletic Bilbao. The emotional and physical strains of the Marcelo Bielsa era were deeply felt after all, and the appointment of Ernesto Valverde was seen as a perfect tonic.Instead, ho...
European football: Heroes of the weekend feat. Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Gareth Bale
European football: Heroes of the weekend feat. Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Gareth Bale
Five key stats from week 15 in La Liga
Five key stats from week 15 in La Liga
Iker Muniain arrived just on time to turn home Markel Susaeta’s wicked delivery and Barcelona’s unbeaten record was gone. Athletic Bilbao hadn’t lost at the new San Mames before this weekend and Gerardo Martino’s side were unable to change that. Instead it was Barca’s unbeaten league record which fell, leaving just three points separating La [...]The post Five Key Stats From Week 15 In La Liga. Featuring Bale’s Perfect Hat-Trick. appeared first on Squawka News.
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