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Introducing new signing Álvaro Odriozola

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As of Wednesday, Álvaro Odriozola is part of the Bayern family. The Spaniard, who was a runner-up at the 2017 European Under-21 Championship, has been given the No. 2 shirt and will assist the reigning double winners in their bid to defend their league title until the summer. *fcbayern.com*gives a quick introduction to the Reds' new arrival:

Servus, Álvaro Odriozola!

Odriozola was born on 14 December 1995 in the coastal city of San Sebastián in northern Spain. At the age of 10, the right-back joined the academy at local club Real Sociedad, where he progressed through all the youth ranks before impressing in the reserves. That earned him his first-team debut in the Primera Divisíon in early 2017, shortly after his 21st birthday, in a 2-0 away win at Málaga CF.

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From San Sebastían to Madrid

He developed into a key player for the Basque side and caught the eye of Spain's record champions Real Madrid. The 24-year-old joined 'Los Blancos' in summer 2018 and has won both the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2019 Spanish Super Cup since his move. Odriozola has made a total of 68 appearances for Real in La Liga, while at European level he's played four times in the Champions League along with six Europa League games for Sociedad.

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Álvaro Odriozola (bottom left) made his debut for Spain on 6 October 2017 in a 3-0 win over Albania in World Cup qualifying - his new club teammate Thiago (top row second from right) played in the same game.

Four Spain caps

Odriozola made his senior debut for the Spanish national team on 6 October 2017. Incidentally, he set up Bayern teammate Thiago to score in the 3-0 win over Albania. In total, he's been capped four times by his country, scoring one goal. Before that, Odriozola was part of the under-21 side that finished runners-up at the 2017 European Championship, although he didn't feature in the 1-0 loss to Germany in the final, in which Serge Gnabry was on the opposing side.


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