Player profile

Name: Asier Illarramendi Andonegi
Date and place of birth: 8th of March 1990, Mutriku (Guip˙zcoa)
Height: 1.77
Weight: 75
Current team: Real Sociedad de F˙tbol
Position: Central Midfielder
Previous teams:
Mutriku FT, Real Madrid C.F.

Asier Illarramendi is the perfect orchestra conductor for any team. His fantastic tactical sense combined with his privilege Football vision, accurate touch, and tireless phisique, make of him the engine of all those teams where he has played. Leading the engine room in Real Madrid as well as in Real Sociedad and the junior National Teams of Spain, he provides stability and balance to the team with his tireless pressure, ball winning, and passing.

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.

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