Inaki Williams ends incredible La Liga appearance run. Inaki Williams, a striker for Athletic Bilbao, was not included in the team to play Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Sunday, missing his first La Liga match in more than six years.
Williams had participated in each of Athletic’s La Liga games since April 20, 2016, a span of 251 straight matches in Spain’s top division.
When the Ghanaian international played his 203rd consecutive match in October 2021, he surpassed former Real Sociedad defender Juanan Larranaga to become the all-time leader in consecutive La Liga appearances.
Because of “physical pain,” Williams’ amazing streak had to end, according to Athletic.
The team tweeted, “The historic streak of consecutive games played by Inaki Williams in La Liga is finished.