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Mikel Arteta

 

Position         : Midfielder

Date of birth : 26 May, 1982

Team              : Barcelona (Spain)

Nationality     : Spain

Notes              : One of the best young Spanish players who has been compared to Josep Guardiola. Spanish youth international who has played for Barcelona B but has not made the transition to the first team yet. He made a loan move to Paris St-Germain just before the transfer deadline for the second half of the 2000/01 season. Helped Spain to the European U/16 Champinoship in 1999. Broke into the Paris St-Germain first team at the end of the season and this led to his loan spell being extended for a further season. Scored a goal at the 2001 European U/18 Championships.

 

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