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Unai Simón Unai
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  • Position:Goalkeeper
  • Birth Date:11-06-1997
  • Birth Location:Gasteiz (Álava)
  • Debut Date:08/20/2018
  • Height / Weight:1,90m / 88,7kg
Unai Simón
Unai Simón
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Unai Simón Unai
SimónMendibil

  • Position:Goalkeeper
  • Birth Date:11-06-1997
  • Birth Location:Gasteiz (Álava)
  • Debut Date:08/20/2018
  • Height / Weight:1,90m / 88,7kg
Statistics
4Seasons
86Matches
91Goals conceded
All matches
Athletic Club
2020-21
Liga
Matchday 01 - 09/12/2020
Granada CF2
2 - 0
Athletic Club0
Matchday 03 - 09/27/2020
SD Eibar1
1 - 2
Athletic Club2
Matchday 04 - 10/01/2020
Athletic Club0
0 - 1
Cádiz CF1
Matchday 05 - 10/04/2020
Deportivo Alavés1
1 - 0
Athletic Club0
Matchday 06 - 10/18/2020
Athletic Club2
2 - 0
Levante UD0
Matchday 07 - 10/24/2020
CA Osasuna1
1 - 0
Athletic Club0
Matchday 08 - 10/31/2020
Athletic Club2
2 - 1
Sevilla FC1
Matchday 09 - 11/08/2020
Real Valladolid CF2
2 - 1
Athletic Club1
Honours
2019-20
Supercup
Career
TeamDiv.YearLeagueCupSupercup
Mat.Goals Con.Mat.Goals Con.Mat.Goals Con.
Athletic Club1st2020-2131334723
Athletic Club1st2019-20342943--
Athletic Club1st2018-1971343--
Bilbao Athletic2B2017-1831----
Athletic Club1st2017-180000--
Athletic Club U23-2016-17------
Bilbao Athletic2B2016-1729----
U21 Premier League-2015-16------
Basconia-2015-1622----
Youth League-2014-151----
Basconia3rd2014-1514----
U21 Premier League-2014-150----
Athletic Under-17s-2013-14------
Athletic Under-16s-2012-13------
Athletic Under-15s-2011-12------
CD Aurrera de Vitoria-2010-11------
Bio

Despite being just 23 years old, Unai Simón exudes the confidence of a goalkeeper who has been at the top of his game for many years. At times, it is hard to remember that Simón only made his Athletic Club debut two years ago.

Born in Victoria, Alava, natural born shot-stopper Simón arrived at Lezama in 2011-12 when he was 14 years old and proceeded to make his way through the ranks at Athletic.

Apart from being a strong physical presence between the sticks and making acrobatic saves, Simón is also perfectly capable of playing out from the back as he possesses fantastic ability with the ball at his feet.

His rise to the first team was unorthodox. Due to difficult circumstances, Simón had to cut short a loan spell with Elche FC and return home. He made his LaLiga debut under then coach Eduardo Berrizo against CD Leganés in the opening fixture of the 2018-19 campaign.

In 2019-20, he was one of Athletic Club’s standout performers. A string of quality performances and important saves propelled him into the spotlight. He also came third in that season’s Zamora Trophy, behind Thibaut Courtois and Jan Oblak.

His form has been rewarded twicefold: On August 20, 2020 he signed a five-year-contract extension with Athletic and received his first call-up to the Spanish national team.

Since his first appearance, Simón has played 48 matches, conceding 47 goals and keeping 16 clean sheets.

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