22 Facts About Ander Herrera


Ander Herrera Aguera is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Athletic Bilbao.


At PSG, Herrera won Ligue 1, the Coupe de France, and the Trophee des Champions all twice, and the Coupe de la Ligue once.


Ander Herrera has won tournaments with Spain at under-20 and under-21 level, and represented his nation at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Ander Herrera made his senior international debut for La Roja in November 2016, but would only ever make two appearances, his final one being in March 2017.


Ander Herrera made 19 appearances that season as the Aragonese club made an immediate return to La Liga.


Ander Herrera appeared in 54 official matches and scored four goals in his first season with the Basque club, who reached the finals of both the Copa del Rey and the Europa League.


Athletic Bilbao later confirmed that Ander Herrera had activated his buyout clause, allowing United to sign him.


Ander Herrera played 67 minutes before being substituted for Marouane Fellaini.


Ander Herrera picked up an injury during training and missed Manchester United's next two games against Sunderland and Burnley.


Ander Herrera scored his first FA Cup goal with a dipping effort in a third round tie against Yeovil Town on 4 January 2015.


On 18 May 2017, Ander Herrera was presented with the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award.


Ander Herrera started in United's midweek game against Arsenal where he scored the assist for United's first goal by Martial.


On 11 May 2019, it was confirmed that Ander Herrera would be leaving United at the end of the season.


On 4 July 2019, Ander Herrera had signed a five-year contract with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.


On 27 August 2022, Ander Herrera signed for his former club Athletic Bilbao on a season-long loan with an option-to-buy.


Ander Herrera was a member of the Spain under-20 squad which won gold in football at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy.


Ander Herrera was selected by Spain under-21 coach Luis Milla for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Denmark.


Ander Herrera played for Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Ander Herrera received his first senior call-up on 3 October 2016, for 2018 World Cup qualification fixtures against Italy and Albania, but did not feature in either game.


Ander Herrera is a combative, box-to-box midfielder, known for his assured passing and high energy on the field, as well as his movement, tactical intelligence, ability to read the game, and technique, attributes which allow him to be deployed in several midfield positions, including as number six, as a number eight, or as number ten.


Ander Herrera's father, Pedro Ander Herrera, was a footballer who played as a midfielder.


Ander Herrera played for Real Zaragoza, as well as for Celta de Vigo, and served as general manager at both clubs.