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Unai Simón Unai
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  • Position:Goalkeeper
  • Birth Date:11-06-1997
  • Birth Location:Gasteiz (Araba)
  • Debut Date:20/08/2018
Unai Simón
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Unai Simón Unai
SimónMendibil

  • Position:Goalkeeper
  • Birth Date:11-06-1997
  • Birth Location:Gasteiz (Araba)
  • Debut Date:20/08/2018
Statistics
6Seasons
142Matches
146Goals conceded
All matches
Athletic Club
2022-23
Liga
Matchday 01 - 15/08/2022
Athletic Club0
0 - 0
RCD Mallorca0
Matchday 02 - 21/08/2022
Athletic Club1
1 - 0
Valencia CF0
Matchday 03 - 29/08/2022
Cádiz CF0
0 - 4
Athletic Club4
Matchday 04 - 04/09/2022
Athletic Club0
0 - 1
RCD Espanyol1
Matchday 05 - 11/09/2022
Elche CF1
1 - 4
Athletic Club4
Matchday 06 - 17/09/2022
Athletic Club3
3 - 2
Rayo Vallecano2
Matchday 07 - 30/09/2022
Athletic Club4
4 - 0
UD Almería0
Matchday 08 - 08/10/2022
Sevilla FC1
1 - 1
Athletic Club1
Honours
2019-20
Supercup
Career
TeamDiv.YearLeagueCupSupercup
Mat.Goals Con.Mat.Goals Con.Mat.Goals Con.
Athletic Club1st2022-2314140--
Athletic Club1st2021-223431023
Athletic Club2020-2137404723
Athletic Club2019-20342943--
Athletic Club2018-1971343--
Athletic Club2017-1800--
Bilbao Athletic2ªB2017-183118----
Bilbao Athletic2ªB2016-172922----
Athletic Club U23-2016-17------
Basconia3rd2015-162233----
U21 Premier League-2015-16------
Basconia2014-151413----
U21 Premier League1st2014-150----
Youth League1st2014-151----
Athletic Juvenil Liga Nacional-2013-14------
Athletic Cadete Liga Vasca-2012-13------
Athletic Cadete División de Honor-2011-12------
CD Aurrera de Vitoria-2010-11------
Bio
Despite being just 25 years old, Unai Simón exudes the confidence of a goalkeeper who is at the top of his game. The Athletic Club No.1 is now heading into his fifth season with the first team.

Born in Vitoria, 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 cf 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 was 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.

In Euro 2020, he was a mainstay in the Spanish senior side, playing in every game as they reached the semi-finals.

In 2020-21, he was decisive in helping Athletic reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals, saving two penalties in the shootout.

Since his first appearance, Simón has played 128 matches, conceding 132 goals.

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