Mikel Arteta

Profile Football Stars | Mikel Arteta | After success in Scotland, Arteta moved back to Spain to play for Real Sociedad but failed to Establish Himself within the first team and was loaned to Everton for the remainder of the 2004-05 season, prior to signing Permanently in July 2005. Mikel Arteta is a Spanish footballer Amatriain WHO plays as a midfielder for Arsenal. Arteta has represented Spain at under-21 level, but he has not played for the senior national team.

Born in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Arteta began his football career at the Arteta left for the FC Barcelona B squad at 15 years of age while Alonso signed for Real Sociedad later. Despite his potential Arteta failed to break into the first team, and went out on loan to French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2000.

Arteta joined Scottish club Rangers in 2002, winning the 2003 Scottish Premier League title as well as the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup. Arteta enjoyed a Successful first season at Rangers and Himself Quickly established as a first team regular and a fans' favorite. He returned to Spain after two seasons in Glasgow. Permanent transfer. Seen as a replacement for Danish midfielder Thomas Gravesen, Arteta played a vital part in Helping Achieve Everton UEFA Champions League qualification possibility, however They were knocked out in the last qualifying round. He scored his first Everton goal in the 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace. Arteta signed a five-year permanent deal in July 2005 for a fee of £ 2 million.

The 2005-06 season saw Arteta pick up both the Everton Fans 'Player of the Season and the Players' Player of the Season awards. Arteta's good form extended into 2006-07. Arteta was awarded the Player of the Season Award for the second consecutive year. Arteta's creativity was an essential part of Everton's attacking play Following the season and he had scored six goals by the end of January. That improved further a season later, scoring nine times in the 2006-07 season and once again ending the season as the Player of the Year. Arteta made his return from injury in January 2010 as a substitute in an FA Cup tie against Birmingham City, before starting in a 2-1 Premier League home win against Chelsea. His first two goals of the season were scored in a 5-1 win over Hull City in March 2010. Arteta scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in a 4-3 loss against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

The Basque team are not Affiliated to FIFA Confederation or a regional but play exhibition games. Arteta has played for Spain at Under 16, Under 17, Under 18 and Under 21 levels, but has not played for the full international team. He represented Spain in the U16 European Championships, UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup, FIFA U17 World Cup and captained Spain in the European U21 Championships qualifying campaign. In August 2010, Several British news reported erroneously Organisations That Arteta would be eligible to play for the England national football team due to his eligibility for a British passport. In November 2011, Arteta reiterated his desire to one day Represent his country at International level.

Personal information
Full name Mikel Arteta Amatriain
Date of birth 26 March 1982 (age 29)
Place of birth San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1/2 in)
Playing position Midfielder

Club information
Current club Arsenal
Number 8

Youth career
1994-1997 Antiguoko
Barcelona 1997-1999

Senior career
years Team
1999-2002 Barcelona B 42 (3)
2000-2002 Paris Saint-Germain (loan) 31 (2)
2002-2004 Rangers 50 (12)
2004-2005 Real Sociedad 15 (1)
Everton 2005-2011 174 (27)
2011 - Arsenal 21 (4)

National team
1998-1999 Spain U16 10 (4)
1999 Spain U17 7 (0)
1999-2001 Spain U18 13 (1)
2002-2003 Spain U21 12 (2)



Paris Saint-Germain
     UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2001

     Scottish Premier League (1): 2002-03
     Scottish Cup (1): 2002-03
     Scottish League Cup (1): 2002-03

     UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship: 1999
     UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup: 1999

     Everton Player of the Season (2): 2005-06, 2006-07
     Everton Players' Player of the Season (1): 2005-06
     Sky Sports Midfielder of the Year (1): 2006-07
     North West Player of the Year (1): 2006-07


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