Inaki Williams’ impressive run of La Liga consistency for Athletic Club has come to an end this weekend as he missed their 1-0 loss at Celta Vigo through injury.
ℹ️ @Williaaams45 is out of the squad for today's match as he has an injury.#CeltaAthletic #AthleticClub 🦁
— Athletic Club (@Athletic_en) January 29, 2023
Williams has developed a superhuman record of remaining injury free for the Basque giants, as well as being an ever present figure, despite managerial changes across the last seven years.
𝗔 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿'𝘀 𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗺!
Iñaki Williams' run of an incredible 251 consecutive appearances for Athletic Club comes to an end today! 😱
The Ghana international has been ruled out against Celta due to injury 🤕#LaLigaSantander | #CeltaAthletic pic.twitter.com/jnqtZo0U5g
— Viaplay Sports UK (@ViaplaySportsUK) January 29, 2023
However, despite his determination to reach an incredible haul of 300 uninterrupted La Liga appearances, a minor injury forced him to miss the trip to Galicia.
INAKI WILLIAMS ISNT IN THE SQUAD FOR ATHLETIC CLUB'S GAME TODAY!! HE MISSES HIS FIRST LEAGUE GAME IN SEVEN YEARS
— Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) January 29, 2023
That setback ends Williams’ record at 251 consecutive La Liga matches as part of a run that stretches all the way back in the final weeks of the 2015/16 league season.
It had to happen some day. After featuring in 251 consecutive La Liga games, Athletic Club's Iñaki Williams misses today's match through injury. The last time he missed a league game was April 7, 2016. https://t.co/YuiizPI3T0
— Alex Brotherton (@alex_brotherton) January 29, 2023
The Ghanaian international has racked up 1,174 days as a solid starter for his boyhood club, with the first game in his mammoth run featuring Fernando Torres’ winning goal, in a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in Bilbao, on April 20, 2016.
🔚 Se acaba la increíble racha de partidos consecutivos disputados por @Williaaams45 en @LaLiga
Desde el 20/04/2016 hasta el 22/01/2023.
2️⃣5️⃣1️⃣ encuentros seguidos.#CeltaAthletic #AthleticClub 🦁 pic.twitter.com/X7bIEWSxWj
— Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) January 29, 2023