Asier Illarramendi at the U- 21 Championship 2013
Asier Illarramendi Andonegi, also known as Illarra (born 8 March 1990 in Mutriku ) is a Spanish football player.
Asier Illarramendi comes from the youth department of the Basque club Real Sociedad. After his youth he played from 2008 to 2011, first mainly in the second team his club. On the final day of the Segunda División 2009/10, the midfielder was first used in the 1:4 defeat against FC Elche to use a competitive match for the first team. At this time was considered a certain newly promoted Real Sociedad in the Primera División fixed. The following season Illarramendi came on three bets in the Premier League and played mainly on the second team. Since 2011 he was a regular in the defensive midfield of the Basques. In the season 2012/13 he reached with his team a surprising fourth place and thus to participate in the play-off round of the UEFA Champions League 2013 / 14th
For the 2013/14 season Illarramendi moved to Real Madrid. He signed a six-year contract until 30 June 2019.
In the U-17 World Cup in 2007, he failed with the Spanish junior team in the final on penalties to the Nigerian national team. He could, however, win the title with the U- 21 team at the U- 21 Football Championship in 2013.
- U-21 European Championship: 2013