|Name: Asier Illarramendi Andonegi|
|Date and place of birth: 8th of March 1990, Mutriku (Guip˙zcoa)|
|Current team: Real Sociedad de F˙tbol|
|Position: Central Midfielder|
Mutriku FT, Real Madrid C.F.
When the opposition has the ball, he is always in the right place, covering spaces and leading his defence. Asier naturally carries out a precise pressure work that makes him an annoying obstacle for the opposition. His sixth sense for intercepting the ball combines with his excellent judgment for playing it, with quick and correct decision making in order to create the best basis for the attack.
With the ball at his feet, his defensive guard side gives way to the experience architect of the game. His accurate passes, short or long range, have an outstandig percentage of completion. It’s almost impossible to see him losing possession.
He always makes the right choices, as well as giving support to teammates under pressure. He is not only supportive and generous with his efforts, but also offers a great level of stable performance during the 90 minutes, thanks to his excellent stamina. He is a player with stripes to lead the engine room.