Gorka Patricio Luariz-Ayerdi Rona (born 20 December 1992) is a Spanish-born Equatoguinean footballer who plays as a forward for Arenas Club de Getxo and the Equatorial Guinea national team.

Gorka Luariz
Personal information
Full name Gorka Patricio Luariz-Ayerdi Rona
Date of birth (1992-12-20) December 20, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Zaragoza, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Arenas
Youth career
2009–2010 Antiguoko
2010–2012 Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012Real Unión B (loan)
2012–2013 Lagun Onak 32 (14)
2013–2014 Laudio 20 (2)
2014 Tudelano 3 (0)
2015 Arenas 11 (1)
2015–2016 Gernika 15 (1)
2016 Pasaia 1 (1)
2016–2017 Zamudio 26 (7)
2017–2018 Cerceda 36 (7)
2018–2019 Leioa 36 (6)
2019– Arenas 1 (0)
National team
2018– Equatorial Guinea 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:00, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Early lifeEdit

Luariz was born in Zaragoza, Aragon to a Basque father and an Equatoguinean mother, a Bubi from Malabo. He spent his childhood in Sangüesa, Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastián.[1]

Club careerEdit

He was called up by the Basque Country national team at youth levels.

Having developed at Antiguoko, he was signed by Athletic Bilbao in 2010, but suffered a cruciate ligament knee injury in his maiden campaign in their youth system and was released after an unremarkable loan with the reserve team of Real Unión.[1]

Since then he moved around several teams, most located in the Basque Country, in the third and fourth tiers of Spanish football.[1]

International careerEdit

Luariz made his national team debut as a substitute against Madagascar in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.

Personal lifeEdit

At age 17, Luariz had a sentimental problem which caused him to lose all his body hair.[1] Luariz's middle name, Patricio, is a tribute to his grandfather.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Entrevista. Gorka Luariz: " Cuando llegué a Zamudio dije que haría 10 goles como mínimo" [Interview. Gorka Luariz: "When I got to Zamudio I said I would make 10 goals at least"]. Vavel (in Spanish). 30 November 2016.

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