Six years and counting! Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams continues to SMASH the LaLiga record for most consecutive appearances having now played 227 matches in a row – last missing a game back in April 2016
- Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams hasn’t missed a LaLiga fixture in six years
- Williams achieved the feat in Athletic’s 2-0 defeat against Celta Vigo
- The 27-year-old has made 333 appearances in total for Athletic since 2014
Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams has remarkably gone six years without missing a LaLiga match.
Williams achieved the feat as he played the first half of Bilbao’s 2-0 loss against Celta Vigo on Sunday, as reported by The Sun.
The last time that Williams didn’t play in a LaLiga game for Bilbao was in April 2016 against Malaga when he missed out because of a thigh problem.
Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams (L) has gone six years without missing a LaLiga game
Williams has played 227 LaLiga matches in succession, starting 189 of those games.
In October last year Williams broke the record for the most consecutive LaLiga matches, which was previously held by Juanan Larranaga, who made 202 appearances in a row.
During this run Williams has played under five different managers – Ernesto Valverde, Jose Angel Ziganda, Eduardo Berizzo, Gaizka Gartiano and current boss Marcelino.
The last time that the 27-year-old missed a LaLiga game was in April 2016 against Malaga
Marcelino is the fifth different manager that Williams has played under during this run
In total Williams has made 333 appearances for Bilbao since he made his debut in December 2014. During that time he has scored 74 goals and provided 44 assists.
The 27-year-old’s current contract runs until 2028, which means that he could make plenty more appearances for Bilbao.
Williams has made one appearance for Spain at senior level, which came in 2016 against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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