Asier Villalibre | Player: Striker | Athletic Club’s Official Website
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Asier Villalibre Asier
VillalibreMolina

  • Position:Striker
  • Birth Date:30-09-1997
  • Birth Location:Gernika (Bizkaia)
  • Debut Date:04/12/2016
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Asier Villalibre Asier
VillalibreMolina

  • Position:Striker
  • Birth Date:30-09-1997
  • Birth Location:Gernika (Bizkaia)
  • Debut Date:04/12/2016
Statistics
6Seasons
100Matches
13Goals
All matches
Athletic Club
2022-23
Liga
Matchday 01 - 15/08/2022
Athletic Club0
0 - 0
RCD Mallorca0
57'
Matchday 07 - 30/09/2022
Athletic Club4
4 - 0
UD Almería0
79'
Matchday 09 - 15/10/2022
Athletic Club0
0 - 1
Atlético de Madrid1
79'
Matchday 14 - 08/11/2022
Athletic Club3
3 - 0
Real Valladolid0
78'
Honours
2019-20
Supercup
Career
TeamDiv.YearLeagueCupSupercupEuropa League
Mat.GoalsMat.GoalsMat.GoalsMat.Goals
Athletic Club-2022-234010----
Athletic Club1st2021-2219210----
Athletic Club2020-213546121--
Athletic Club2019-2019352----
Bilbao Athletic2ªB2018-193823------
Athletic Club U23-2018-19--------
Athletic Club2017-180000----
Real Valladolid2017-1814042----
Lorca FC2017-18120------
Athletic Club2016-176000--20
Bilbao Athletic2ªB2016-172712------
Athletic Club U23-2016-17--------
CD Numancia2016-176000----
Bilbao Athletic2015-16323------
U21 Premier League1st2015-1600------
Bilbao Athletic2ªB2014-1540------
Basconia2014-153420------
Youth League1st2014-1562------
Basconia2013-14116------
Athletic Juvenil División de Honor-2013-14251500----
Athletic Juvenil Liga Nacional-2012-13--------
Athletic Cadete Liga Vasca-2012-13--------
Athletic Cadete División de Honor-2011-12--------
Bio
Among Athletic Club fans, Gernika-born striker Asier Villalibre is better known as ‘The Buffalo’. It is a tribute to his physique and powerful running style. Watching our bearded beast bossing his way through defences is a sight to behold. 

But Asier is more than a battering ram, throughout his time at Athletic Club he has demonstrated that he is an astute and skilful striker.

Villalibre is deceptively quick and a fine finisher. His goal against Granada CF at San Mamés in 2020-21 a perfect example of the danger he poses when given space in the box.

Asier made his Athletic Club first-team debut against SD Eibar back in 2016 but took a while to find his feet. The striker had loan spells with CD Numancia, Real Valladolid and Lorca FC before coming home and finding his best form with Bilbao Athletic. 

In 2018-19, he scored a record 23 goals for the reserve team, beating the 22-goal record Patxi Salinas set in 1984. 

Asier got his maiden Athletic Club first-team goals with a brace against Sestao River in the Copa del Rey. He followed this up with his first LaLiga goal in a match against RCD Espanyol. 

2020-21 was a year of steady improvement, with the forward regularly leading the line with tireless performances. However, 2021-22 was a tough season for Asier, the striker's playing time was greatly reduced due to a series of hamstring injuries suffered early in the season.

Asier is now back to full fitness and looking to impress new head coach Ernesto Valverde. Athletic Club fans are hoping that the Buffalo will keep improving and score plenty of goals in 2022-23.
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