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Full name  Gorka Iraizoz Moreno
1998–1999  Chantrea
Weight  92 kg
Place of birth  Pamplona, Spain
Name  Gorka Iraizoz
Career start  1999
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Role  Footballer
Salary  600,000 EUR (2010)
Number  1
Height  1.91 m

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Date of birth  (1981-03-06) 6 March 1981 (age 34)
Current team  Athletic Bilbao (#1 / Goalkeeper)
Similar People  Aritz Aduriz, Carlos Gurpegui, Mikel Balenziaga, Ernesto Valverde, Marcelo Bielsa

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Gorka Iraizoz Moreno (born 6 March 1981) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Girona FC as a goalkeeper.


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He spent most of his professional career with Athletic Bilbao, appearing in 392 official games. In La Liga he also represented Espanyol, winning the 2006 Copa del Rey with the club.

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Early years / Espanyol

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Iraizoz was born in Pamplona. After beginning his football career with local UDC Chantrea, he moved to the Basque Country with Athletic Bilbao, serving stints with affiliates CD Basconia and Bilbao Athletic.

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Arriving at RCD Espanyol in July 2002, Iraizoz spent two seasons with its B-side, also having a loan spell at SD Eibar in the second division. He was the former's second-choice behind Carlos Kameni for the 2006–07 season, but was the regular in the club's runner-up run in the UEFA Cup, notably excelling in the quarter-finals second leg away to S.L. Benfica (0–0 draw, 3–2 on aggregate).

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Despite being from Navarre, Iraizoz learned to speak fluent Catalan. He made his La Liga debut on 21 December 2005, in a 2–1 away win against Deportivo de La Coruña.

Athletic Bilbao

On 7 August 2007, Iraizoz signed for Athletic Bilbao for €4.6 million, returning to the club he spent one-and-a-half seasons with, this time as the undisputed starter. However, due to a severe injury, he was left out of the squad for the second part of the campaign, and his place (and shirt number) was taken by 37-year-old Armando, signed from Cádiz CF until June 2008.

In the following years, Iraizoz rarely missed a league game for Athletic. On 16 January 2010, his Man of the match performance helped the team hold on to its early home lead against Real Madrid, constantly denying Kaká and Cristiano Ronaldo's efforts; additionally, he was on goal during the 2009 and 2012 finals of the Copa del Rey lost to FC Barcelona, and also helped defeat that opponent 5–1 on aggregate in the 2015 Supercopa de España for his only accolade at the San Mamés Stadium.

In the opening match of 2014–15, at Málaga CF, Iraizoz appeared to score a last-minute equaliser, but the goal was disallowed, apparently incorrectly. Having lost his starting place to Kepa Arrizabalaga, at the end of the 2016–17 season Athletic announced that the 36-year-old would be leaving the club at the end of his contract.


On 14 June 2017, Iraizoz agreed to a two-year deal at Girona FC, promoted to the top flight for the first time ever.

International career

Iraizoz never earned any caps for Spain at any level. He did feature for the unofficial Basque Country regional team.

Club statistics

As of match played on 24 May 2017


  • Copa del Rey: 2005–06
  • Supercopa de España: Runner-up 2006
  • UEFA Cup: Runner-up 2006–07
  • Athletic Bilbao
  • Supercopa de España: 2015; Runner-up 2009
  • UEFA Europa League: Runner-up 2011–12
  • Copa del Rey: Runner-up 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15
  • References

    Gorka Iraizoz Wikipedia