Aymeric Laporte

Born: May 27, 1994 (age 21)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Agen, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Defender
Team: Athletic Bilbao (no. 4)
Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte in action during the Europa League tie against Sparta Praha on December 6, 2012
Career History
Senior2012-Athletic Bilbao
Sports Mole has 103 articles about Aymeric Laporte. Articles 1 to 40:
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Manchester City close in on Aymeric Laporte?
A report claims that Manchester City are on the verge of sealing a deal to secure the services of Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.
21:14
Mikel San Jose and Steven N'Zonzi in action during the Europa League quarter-final between Sevilla and Athletic Club on April 14, 2016
Result: Sevilla overcome Athletic Bilbao on penalties to reach semi-finals
Sevilla book their spot in the semi-finals of the Europa League courtesy of a 5-4 penalty shootout win over Spanish rivals Athletic Bilbao on Thursday night.
Apr 14, 22:55
Sevilla players celebrate their second during the Europa League quarter-final between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla on April 7, 2016
Preview: Sevilla vs. Athletic Bilbao
Sports Mole previews the Europa League quarter-final second leg between Spanish rivals Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao.
Apr 13, 16:46
Timothee Kolodziejczak celebrates scoring with teammates during the Europa League quarter-final between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla on April 7, 2016
Result: Vicente Iborra strikes late as Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao
Europa League holders Sevilla beat Spanish rivals Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at San Mames in the first leg of their quarter-final first leg on Thursday night.
Apr 7, 21:56
Pep Guardiola follows the game during the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Bayern Munich and Juventus on March 16, 2016
Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants eight new players in summer?
Pep Guardiola is reportedly targeting eight players to sign for Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
Apr 7, 20:56
Athletic players celebrate after scoring during the Europa League game between Athletic Bilbao and Valencia on March 10, 2016
Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Sevilla
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League quarter-final first leg between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at San Mames.
Apr 6, 14:25
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Manchester City target Aymeric Laporte suffers broken leg
Athletic Bilbao confirm that Aymeric Laporte suffered a broken leg and dislocation of his right ankle while representing France's Under-21 team on Thursday night.
Mar 25, 14:08
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Manchester City target Aymeric Laporte suffers horror ankle injury
Manchester City target Aymeric Laporte suffers what could be a serious ankle injury while playing for the France Under-21s.
Mar 25, 11:12
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Report: Manchester City to trigger Aymeric Laporte release from Athletic Bilbao
Pep Guardiola reportedly indicates to Manchester City that he is willing to pay the €50m (£39.5m) release clause to prise Aymeric Laporte away from Athletic Bilbao.
Mar 24, 11:57
Gary Neville on the sidelines during the Europa League game between Valencia and Rapid Vienna on February 18, 2016
Result: Valencia undone by Athletic Bilbao away goal in Europa League last-16 showdown
Gary Neville's Valencia fail to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League as Athletic Bilbao go through on away goals.
Mar 17, 19:55
Barcelona's defender Marc Bartra celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Levante UD at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 20, 2015.
Report: Pep Guardiola eyeing Barcelona's Marc Bartra
Pep Guardiola will attempt to bring Barcelona centre-back Marc Bartra to Manchester City at the end of the season, according to a report.
Mar 15, 10:08
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urrutia plays down Aymeric Laporte talk
Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urrutia denies that his club have received an offer for in-demand centre-back Aymeric Laporte.
Mar 10, 15:52
Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 5, 2015 in London, England.
Jose Mourinho looking at five defenders for Manchester United?
Jose Mourinho reportedly selects five defenders as potential transfer candidates for Manchester United should he take over in the summer.
Feb 29, 09:15
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Report: Aymeric Laporte agrees Manchester City move
Athletic Bilbao centre-back Aymeric Laporte agrees to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City next season, according to a report.
Feb 26, 21:01
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Report: Manchester United open Aymeric Laporte talks
A report claims that Manchester United are the favourites to sign Athletic Bilbao centre-back Aymeric Laporte at the end of the season.
Feb 19, 19:26
Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi celebrate during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on January 27, 2016
Result: Holders Barcelona make Copa del Rey semi-finals
Holders Barcelona advance into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey courtesy of a 5-2 aggregate win over Basque side Athletic Bilbao.
Jan 27, 22:22
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Report: Pep Guardiola to target Aymeric Laporte
A report claims that current Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola will attempt to bring Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte to his next club in the summer of 2016.
Dec 30, 23:39
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Saul Niguez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on December 13, 2015
Diego Simeone proud of improving Atletico Madrid in victory
Diego Simeone believes that a 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao was reward for a second-half improvement from his Atletico Madrid side.
Dec 13, 22:21
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Saul Niguez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on December 13, 2015
Result: Antoine Griezmann earns Atletico Madrid win over Athletic Bilbao
Antoine Griezmann scores to help Atletico Madrid come from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at home in La Liga.
Dec 13, 19:08
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Saul Niguez celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League group C football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs FC Astana at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on October 21, 2015.
Half-Time Report: Saul header draws Atletico Madrid level at break
Saul scores late in the first half as Atletico Madrid head into half time drawing 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderon.
Dec 13, 18:09
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Copa del Rey roundup: Athletic Bilbao in control as other La Liga sides falter
Sports Mole rounds up the evening's Copa del Rey last 32 first-leg action as Athletic Bilbao win but three other La Liga sides lose.
Dec 3, 22:03
Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Club Bilbao reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Levante UD at San Mames Stadium on August 30, 2014
Result: Aritz Aduriz hat-trick gives Athletic Bilbao victory over Rayo Vallecano
Aritz Aduriz nets a hat-trick as Athletic Bilbao defeat Rayo Vallecano 3-0 in Madrid.
Nov 29, 19:03
A Granada CF fan cheers his team prior to start the La Liga match between Granada CF and FC Barcelona at Nuevo Estadio de los Carmenes on February 28, 2015 in Granada, Spain.
Result: Granada steal shock win over Athletic Bilbao
Hosts Granada record a shock 2-0 victory over visitors Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, following an own goal from Aymeric Laporte and a second-half strike from Isaac Success.
Nov 22, 19:12
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
France Under-21 boss Pierre Mankowski: 'Spain are seducing Aymeric Laporte'
France Under-21s boss Pierre Mankowski claims that Spain are attempting to 'seduce' Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte into playing for La Roja.
Oct 14, 16:13
Marquinhos of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Bayer Leverkusen at Parc des Princes on March 12, 2014
Barcelona want Marquinhos in January?
A report claims that Barcelona want to sign Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Marquinhos in the January transfer window.
Oct 12, 15:37
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Report: Barcelona want defensive reinforcements
A report claims that Barcelona want to sign a centre-back when the winter transfer window opens at the start of January 2016.
Oct 11, 13:26
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque adds to Aymeric Laporte debate
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque claims that France's Under-21 captain Aymeric Laporte has previously refused to join up with La Roja's senior squad.
Oct 10, 15:19
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi vies with Athletic Bilbao's French defender Aymeric Laporte during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 13, 2014
Aymeric Laporte only thinking of Athletic Bilbao
French defender Aymeric Laporte insists that he is happy at Athletic Bilbao as speculation surrounding his long-term future is once again discussed.
Oct 7, 18:22
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Aymeric Laporte: 'I could still switch to Spain'
Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte admits that he could still switch his international allegiance from France to Spain.
Oct 7, 18:05
Carlos Casemiro of Real Madrid in action during the Copa del Rey, Round of 32 2nd leg match between Real Madrid and Olimpic de Xativa on December 18, 2013
La Liga Team of the Week – Week Seven
Sports Mole picks out its La Liga star XI from another pulsating round of action in Spain's top flight.
Oct 5, 12:57
Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Club Bilbao reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Levante UD at San Mames Stadium on August 30, 2014
Result: Athletic Bilbao bounce back against Valencia
Athletic Bilbao overturn an early deficit to record a 3-1 victory over Valencia at San Mames.
Oct 4, 17:02
Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas at Camp Nou on September 26, 2015
La Liga Team of the Week – Week Six
Sports Mole picks out its star XI from another round of La Liga action.
Sep 28, 12:58
An assortment of Eibar players celebrate their promotion on May 31, 2014
Result: Eibar secure comfortable win over Athletic Bilbao
Goals from Saul Berjon and Adrian fire Eibar to a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in their La Liga clash.
Aug 30, 19:20
Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Club in action during the start of the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Athletic Club at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium on October 28, 2013
Manchester United to move for Aymeric Laporte next year?
Manchester United will reportedly not to try sign Athletic Bilbao centre-back Aymeric Laporte for at least another 12 months.
Aug 18, 14:36
Athletic Bilbao's defender Mikel San Jose is congratulated by teammates midfielder Benat Etxebarria (L), midfielder Oscar de Marcos (3rd L) and defender Xabier Etxeita (R) after scoring during the Spanish Supercup first-leg football match Athletic Club Bi
Preview: Zilina vs. Athletic Bilbao
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Europa League qualifier between Slovak side Zilina and Spanish Super Cup winners Athletic Bilbao.
Aug 18, 13:03
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Match Analysis: Barcelona 1-1 (1-5) Athletic Bilbao
Sports Mole dissects the action as Athletic Bilbao win the Spanish Super Cup with a 1-1 draw at Barcelona.
Aug 17, 23:40
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi vies with Athletic Bilbao's French defender Aymeric Laporte during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 13, 2014
Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona, which takes place at San Mames on Friday.
Aug 12, 17:55
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Team News: Javier Eraso keeps Athletic Bilbao place for Inter Baku second leg
Athletic Bilbao's two-goal hero from the first leg, Javier Eraso, keeps his place in the XI for their Europa League qualifying second leg against Inter Baku.
Aug 6, 16:17
Athletic Bilbao's forward Aritz Aduriz celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Athletic Club Bilbao vs Sevilla FC at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on November 2, 2014
Preview: Inter Baku vs. Athletic Bilbao
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League third qualifying round second leg between Inter Baku and Athletic Bilbao in Azerbaijan.
Aug 4, 11:55
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Inter Baku
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League third qualifying round first leg between Athletic Bilbao and Inter Baku at San Mames.
Jul 29, 17:57
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1Barcelona362745104297585
2Atletico MadridAtletico36274560164485
3Real Madrid362664105327384
4Villarreal361810844311364
5Athletic Bilbao361771255441158
6Celta Vigo36169115057-757
7Sevilla361410124943652
8Malaga361112133433145
9Valencia361111144444044
10Las PalmasLas Palmas36127174449-543
11Real Sociedad36119164247-542
12EibarEibar36119164656-1042
13Real Betis361011153150-1941
14Espanyol36117183667-3140
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo36718114359-1639
16Granada3699184265-2336
17Rayo Vallecano36811174870-2235
18Getafe3698193564-2935
19Sporting GijonSporting Gijon3698193761-2435
20Levante3678213466-3229