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Iker Muniain

BornDecember 19, 1992

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.  
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
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
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
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
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