The end of an extraordinary series of a famous striker. He hasn’t missed a league game for nearly seven years
Inaki Williams has been a key figure at Athletic Bilbao for many seasons. The composition of the Basque team in recent years could not even be imagined without this footballer. However, his remarkable streak has come to an end.
The 28-year-old joined Athletic’s first team in the 2015/2016 season. The striker has been associated with the club for many years and does not intend to change that – his current contract is valid until June 2028.
Williams has been an absolute key figure in the Bilbao team in recent years. He broke the record for the most consecutive matches played in the Spanish La Liga.
His achievement was truly remarkable. For more than six years, Williams did not miss a single league game for his side. He always appeared on the pitch, usually starting in the first team
The last time he was absent from the Athletic team was on April 7, 2016. At that time, the team from the Basque Country faced Malaga, which has been absent from La Liga for many seasons.
Now, however, Williams’ remarkable streak has come to an end. The footballer was not in the match squad for the meeting with Celta Vigo. The reason was a muscle injury he had recently suffered.
Thus, Williams stopped 251 consecutive matches in La Liga competitions. The Ghana international has scored five goals in 18 league matches this season.
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