Andoni Iraola Sagarna
(born June 22
), is a Spanish footballer
, currently with Athletic Bilbao
in the Spanish first division
, as a combative and offensive defender
, operating on the right flank. He is well known for his good passing.
A product of Athletic Bilbao famed youth system, Lezama, Iraola debuted with the first team in 2003-04, becoming an instant first-choice, while often taking Athletic's penalties and free kicks.
On August 20, 2008, Iraola was called by new Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque, for a friendly against Denmark, alongside teammate Fernando Amorebieta. He entered the pitch, in a 3-0 away success, in the final 15 minutes, subbing in for Sergio Ramos.