|Full name Urko Vera Mateos|
Weight 79 kg
Height 1.90 m
|Playing position |
Place of birth Barakaldo, Spain
Name Urko Vera
Career start 2006
|Date of birth (1987-05-14) 14 May 1987 (age 28)|
Current team Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC (#9 / Forward)
Urko vera goals in 2014 2015
Urko Vera Mateos (born 14 May 1987) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Romanian club CFR Cluj as a centre forward.
Urko vera striker
Born in Barakaldo, Biscay, Vera played mostly amateur football until the age of 23, having represented Basque giants Athletic Bilbao as a youth from ages 10–12. During his spell at SD Lemona, he received part of his wage by taking the team's kits to the laundry.
In the last minutes of the 2011 January transfer window, after impressing with Lemona in Segunda División B (the club was coached by legendary Athletic player Aitor Larrazábal), Vera was acquired by the Lions, signing a one 1/2-year contract and initially being assigned to the reserve side, Bilbao Athletic. He made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 5 February, coming on as a substitute for Iker Muniain for the final 15 minutes of a 3–0 home win against Sporting de Gijón.
On 14 March 2011, again appearing from the bench, Vera scored his first goal for Athletic Bilbao, heading home in injury time in a 2–2 draw at Getafe CF. After being released he resumed his career in Segunda División, representing five clubs in just four years, including CD Mirandés for which he netted 20 times in all competitions.
Vera moved to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC in the K League Classic in late July 2015. On 10 January of the following year, he returned to his country and joined CA Osasuna in the second level.
On 19 August 2016, Vera signed a one-year deal with SD Huesca, still in the second tier. The following 23 January, he returned to Mirandés after leaving by mutual consent.