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Spain star becomes the first player in history to play most consecutive matches in Spanish Laliga

Spain star Inaki Williams has set a new record after making an appearance for Athletic Bilbao football club against Deportivo Alaves FC on Friday night in the week 8 of Spanish Laliga Santander.

The 27 years old has been exceptional for the Spanish club since making his debut card for them in the 2014/2015 season, and he has been able to cement his spot in the team's first eleven since then.

Coach Garcia Toral Marcelino gave Inaki Williams another starting role against their opponent on Friday night, and he was able to make record in their 1-0 home League match victory.

The Spaniard started his professional football career with Athletic Bilbao football club in 2014 and he made the total number of 19 La Liga appearances in his first season with the club, and he went on to make the total number of 25 appearances in his second season.

Since the start of 2016/2017 season, Inaki Williams has become a regular player in Athletic Bilbao football club, and he has not missed a single game for the club since then.

The 27 years old played all the 38 League matches in 2016/2017 season, 2017/2018 season, 2018/2019 season, 2019/2020, 2020/2021 season and he has also played all his team's 8 League matches this season.

Prior to Friday's game, Ex-footballer Larranaga was the only player with the most consecutive matches in Laliga history he played (202 consecutive matches for his club without an interruption), but Inaki Williams has now broken the record.

With Inaki Williams' appearance against Deportivo Alaves FC, it means he has become the first player in Spanish Laliga Santander history to play 203 consecutive matches in the league.

"Iñaki Williams has now played 203 consecutive games in LaLiga, setting a new competition record for most matches played in a row. Athletic Club's Iron Lion has not missed one since April 2016."

Williams will now be looking forward to extending his record when Athletic Bilbao football club play their next game.

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