Jokin Ezkieta

Squad No. 13
Date of Birth August 17, 1996
Age 25
Height 193cm
Team
Position Goalkeeper
Birthplace Villava
Previous Clubs Bilbao Athletic

Jokin Ezkieta Mendiburu (born 17 August 1996) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Athletic Bilbao.

Born in Pamplona, Navarre, Ezkieta represented Osasuna as a youth. He made his senior debut with the reserves on 24 August 2014, starting in a 2–0 away win against CD Corellano for the Tercera División championship.

In March 2015, as his contract was due to expire, Ezkieta agreed to a contract with Barcelona. The deal was made official on 17 July, with the player signing a four-year deal and being assigned to the B-side in Segunda División B.

On 22 July 2016, Ezkieta was loaned to fellow third division side Sabadell, for one year. An undisputed starter, he contributed with 37 appearances (3,330 minutes of action) as his side narrowly avoided relegation.

Ezkieta subsequently returned to Barça and its reserve team, at the time in Segunda División. He made his professional debut on 25 September 2017, starting in a 2–1 home loss against Lugo. His sole call-up to the first team in La Liga was for the 1–0 win at Real Valladolid the following 23 August, taking Jasper Cillessen’s place on the bench due to the Dutchman’s rib injury.

On 1 July 2019, free agent Ezkieta signed a four-year contract with Athletic Bilbao, with a release clause set at €45 million. He made his first team debut on 28 January of the following year, replacing Unai Núñez in the second minute of a 3–3 Copa del Rey last-16 away draw against Tenerife, as Iago Herrerín was sent off; the game went to penalties and he saved from Joselu in a 4–2 win.