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Iñaki Williams: Top 4 consecutive LaLiga matches in history

After making a 172nd consecutive LaLiga appearance, Iñaki Williams goes ahead of Di Stéfano in LaLiga’s rankings

Iñaki Williams: Top 4 consecutive LaLiga matches in history
Iñaki Williams: Top 4 consecutive LaLiga matches in history
Dec 23, 2020

With Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw against Villarreal CF, Iñaki Williams made his 211th appearance in a LaLiga fixture, the last 172 of which have been consecutive.

This feat places Athletic’s no.9 at fourth in the list of players with the most back-to-back appearances in LaLiga history. What’s more, the striker is the only active player in the Top 10.

Iñaki’s incredible run began on April 20, 2016, in a match against Atlético Madrid at San Mamés. Since then he hasn’t missed a game, being an ever-present in the lions’ matchday squads.

After overtaking Alfredo di Stéfano (171), Williams still has two goalkeepers and one outfield player ahead of him. Former Athletic keeper Andoni Zubizarreta is in third place with 184 consecutive matches and Luis Miguel Arconada is second with 188. The top spot currently belongs to Jon Andoni Larrañaga, who made 202 successive appearances.

CONSECUTIVE LALIGA MATCHES

  1. Jon Andoni Larrañaga – 202
  2. Luis Miguel Arconada – 188
  3. Andoni Zubizarreta – 184
  4. IÑAKI WILLIAMS – 172
  5. Alfredo Di Stéfano – 171
  6. Juan Antonio Ipiña – 165
  7. Alberto López – 151
  8. Juan Antonio Ortega – 150
  9. Antonio Alfonso ‘Tonono‘ – 144
  10. Rafael García ‘Falito‘  – 136


CONSECUTIVE LALIGA MATCHES WITH ATHLETIC CLUB

  1. Iñaki Williams – 172
  2. Carmelo Cedrún – 132
  3. Jesús Garay – 104
  4. Andoni Zubizarreta – 103
  5. Estanis Argote – 103
  6. Santi Urkiaga – 95
  7. Telmo Zarra – 83
  8. Venancio Pérez – 81
  9. José Ángel Iribar – 81
  10. Fernando Llorente – 79
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