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Iñaki Williams Iñaki
WilliamsArthuer

  • Position:Striker
  • Birth Date:15-06-1994
  • Birth Location:Bilbo (Bizkaia)
  • Debut Date:12/06/2014
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Iñaki Williams Iñaki
WilliamsArthuer

  • Position:Striker
  • Birth Date:15-06-1994
  • Birth Location:Bilbo (Bizkaia)
  • Debut Date:12/06/2014
Statistics
8Seasons
310Matches
70Goals
All matches
Athletic Club
2021-22
Liga
Matchday 01 - 08/16/2021
Elche CF0
0 - 0
Athletic Club0
Matchday 02 - 08/21/2021
Athletic Club1
1 - 1
FC Barcelona1
Matchday 03 - 08/28/2021
RC Celta0
0 - 1
Athletic Club1
85'
Matchday 04 - 09/11/2021
Athletic Club2
2 - 0
RCD Mallorca0
83'
Matchday 05 - 09/18/2021
Atlético de Madrid0
0 - 0
Athletic Club0
63'
Matchday 06 - 09/21/2021
Athletic Club1
1 - 2
Rayo Vallecano2
63'
Matchday 07 - 09/25/2021
Valencia CF1
1 - 1
Athletic Club1
Matchday 08 - 10/01/2021
Athletic Club1
1 - 0
Deportivo Alavés0
Honours
2014-15
Supercup
2019-20
Supercup
Career
TeamDiv.YearLeagueCupSupercupEuropa League
Mat.GoalsMat.GoalsMat.GoalsMat.Goals
Athletic Club1st2021-22143------
Athletic Club2020-213866121--
Athletic Club2019-2038684----
Athletic Club2018-19381332----
Athletic Club2017-1838710--133
Athletic Club2016-1738532--81
Athletic Club2015-1625853--72
Athletic Club2014-1519141--21
Bilbao Athletic2ªB2014-151813------
Bilbao Athletic2ªB2013-14148------
Basconia2013-14187------
NextGen-2012-13--------
Athletic Juvenil A-2012-13313074----
Pamplona-2011-12--------
Pamplona-2010-11--------
Pamplona-2009-10--------
Natación Pamplona---------
Bio
Pacey forward Iñaki Williams is definitely one of Athletic Club’s biggest stars and most important players. San Mamés loves nothing more than to watch a full-flight Iñaki gliding past opposing defenders. Fortunately, Athletic fans can keep doing so until 2028, as Williams has committed his long-term future to his boyhood club. 

Williams arrived at Lezama in 2012-13 and scored goals for fun as he made his way through the ranks at the academy. The striker simply could not be contained, bagging 21 goals in 32 appearances for Bilbao Athletic between 2013 and 2015. 

In 2014-15, head coach Ernesto Valverde handed Williams his LaLiga debut in a 0-1 loss to Córdoba CF.

Initially, Williams began his first-team career as a right-winger, but when former striker Aritz Aduriz started to suffer with injuries, Athletic Club became more reliant on Williams as a no.9. 

His versatility and ability to play two positions effectively is very helpful, as it gives current coach Marcelino more options. But of course, Iñaki’s biggest asset is his speed, he regularly hits speeds in excess of 35 kph. When he gets going, it is devastating. 

Perhaps more incredible is his consistency and resistance to injuries. He has been involved in 191 consecutive matches, a club record. 

Iñaki’s goals tend to be spectacular and important. For example, in the 2020-21 Super Cup final, he scored a stunning extra-time winner which saw Athletic beat FC Barcelona and lift the trophy. 

One of Williams’ most memorable goals was his second in Athletic’s 2-0 home victory over Sevilla in 2018-19. He received the ball in the semi-circle, flicked it past his marker, outsprinted the defender to the ball and left the entire Sevilla defence in his wake before rounding the keeper and scoring. 

So far, Iñaki has played in 296 matches and scored 67 times for Athletic Club. Considering he has committed himself to the club until 2028, fans should expect to see him score many more goals.

Last season, Iñaki fulfilled the long-held dream of playing senior football alongside his younger brother Nico. The Williams brothers shared the pitch together during the final stretch of the LaLiga Matchday 33 fixture against Real Valladolid. Iñaki has stated his ambition now is to go one step further and provide the assist for Nico’s first senior goal.
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