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Full name  Ager Aketxe Barrutia
2003–2011  Athletic Bilbao
Weight  70 kg
Number  23
Height  1.74 m
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Bilbao, Spain
Name  Ager Aketxe

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Date of birth  (1993-12-30) 30 December 1993 (age 21)
Current team  Athletic Bilbao (#23 / Midfielder)
Similar People  Isaac Aketxe, Unai Lopez, Unai Bustinza, Borja Viguera, Mikel Rico

Playing position  Attacking midfielder

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Ager Aketxe Barrutia (born 30 December 1993) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as an attacking midfielder.


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Club career

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Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Basque Country, Aketxe joined Athletic Bilbao's Lezama in 2003, aged ten. He made his senior debuts with the farm team in 2011, in Tercera División.

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In May 2012, Aketxe was promoted to the reserves in Segunda División B. He featured regularly for the side, playing in all league games in his second season.

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On 2 September 2014, Aketxe was promoted to the main squad in La Liga, being assigned number 23 jersey. He appeared in his first match as a professional on 17 September, coming on as a substitute for Iker Muniain in the 75th minute of a 0–0 home draw against FC Shakhtar Donetsk for the campaign's UEFA Champions League; however, he sustained a foot injury in that match which put him out of action for six weeks.

Aketxe scored his first goal in the Spanish top flight on 17 May 2015, netting his team's first in a 3–2 away win against Elche CF to help Athletic come from behind 0–2. In the beginning of 2016, he was moved down back to the B-side to help them avoid relegation from Segunda División and gain some minutes. On 27 February he scored a hat-trick in a 4–2 home win over SD Ponferradina, but the team eventually finished in 22nd and last position.

On 31 January 2017, after making no appearances during the first half of the campaign due to recovering from a serious knee injury suffered at the end of the previous season, Aketxe was loaned to Cádiz CF in the second tier until June.

Personal life

Aketxe's older brother, Isaac, is also a footballer. He too was groomed at Athletic Bilbao's youth setup.

In May 2016, Aketxe and two others were put on trial for having caused minor injuries to an off-duty ertzaina the previous August during a local festival in his place of residence, the Getxo neighbourhood of Romo.


Athletic Bilbao
  • Supercopa de España: 2015
  • References

    Ager Aketxe Wikipedia