A Basque in Boise

1.Gorka Iraizoz

Place of Birth: Pamplona, Navarre

Current Club: Athletic Club Bilbao

Selecting a keeper for the Basque National is very easy, because there is already a first-choice in Athletic’s Gorka Iraizoz. The 33-year-old is one of the most dependable keepers in La Liga and is a regular in Basque friendlies.

Iraizoz is currently having one of the best seasons of his career, earning 10 clean sheets in 33 league appearances, while also boasting a goals-conceded-per-game average of 0.97 percent, via Squawka.com.

Due to his consistency and experience, Iraizoz would be a great keeper in international competition. And, though he wouldn’t be among the best around at his position, there are many keepers going to the World Cup this summer who are not on the same level as Iraizoz.

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