Aymeric Laporte is a teenage French football player who currently features for the Spanish football club Athletic Bilbao. He plays as a central defender and is only the second French player after Bixente Lizarazu to play for the Basque giants.
Laporte joined Bilbao’s youth academy in 2010 and played for Bilbao’s C team – Baskonia – in 2011-12. He was then promoted to the B side – Bilbao Athletic – in 2012.
Laporte made his first-team debut for Bilbao on November 28, 2012 against Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona in the Europa League away from home. His first La Liga appearance was on December 9, 2012 in a 1-0 home victory over Celta Vigo. He was eventually promoted to the first team and signed a contract that June 2015.
Laporte has played for the France Under-17 and Under-18 sides, and currently features for the French Under-19 team.