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MAR 23.02.2016 | FEATURES

Ten things you may not know about Mikel Oyarzabal

The young Real Sociedad talent is, at 18 and with three goals already under his belt, one of the Basque team's biggest sensations of the season.


MAR 23.02.2016

  • Born in Eibar in the Basque country, he came up through the ranks at SD Eibar before making the move to Real Sociedad in San Sebastian as a junior.
  • Athletic Club spotted his potential when he was just 11 but his parents decided that he should continue his training at Eibar.
  • His boots are a size 47.
  • It only took him 10 appearances with Real Sociedad's reserves to secure himself a place in their first team.
  • He was not initially expected to join the first team for this summer's pre-season but then coach David Moyes decided to call him up at the last minute.

  • He made his debut on 25 October last year in the match between La Real and Levante UD at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium for Matchday 9 of the Liga BBVA.
  • He studied for a degree in Business Administration and Management.
  • He scored his first Liga BBVA goal on 8 February when Real Sociedad triumphed over RCD Espanyol.
  • A week after scoring his first Liga BBVA goal, he bagged himself a brace at Anoeta against Granada CF.
  • Currently not managed by an agent, his parents look after his career. 



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