Ghana Star Inaki Williams Misses First La Liga Match Since 2016 After 251 Consecutive Games

Ghana Star Inaki Williams Misses First La Liga Match Since 2016 After 251 Consecutive Games

  • Inaki Williams' incredible La Liga appearance run ends as Athletic Club star was forced to sit out the Celta Vigo clash
  • The Black Stars forward has played in 251 consecutive La Liga games for Athletic Club spanning over six years
  • Williams has spent his whole career at Bilbao, tallying 356 appearances and scoring 79 goals

Records come and go but that of Inaki Williams will take a while for it to be broken.

The Ghanaian forward was forced to relinquish his incredible La Liga appearance record after missing Athletic Club’s tie against Celta Vigo through injury on Sunday, January 29.

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Ghana Star Inaki Williams holds the record for the most consecutive appearance in La Liga after making 251 back-to-back matches for Athletic Bilbao. Photo by DeFodi Images
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According to Goal, Williams was forced to miss his first club match since 2016 due to physical discomfort, ending a run of 251 consecutive La Liga games for Athletic Bilbao.

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The Black Stars forward broke the previous record for most consecutive appearances in October 2021, eclipsing the 202 made by Real Soceidad's Juanan Larranaga.

Williams who switched his allegiance to Ghana before the 2022 FIFA World Cup, last missed a La Liga game on April 7, 2016, when Athletic Bilbao played Malaga.

Fans hail Inaki William’s record

Meanwhile, football fans have hailed Inaki Williams after his incredible run of 251 consecutive La Liga games for Athletic Bilbao ended over the weekend.

The Black stars forward was described as a machine after missing no league game in just over six years for Athletic Club since 2016.

Others on social media believe the record set by Williams will be difficult to break in the modern football era.

The Ghanaian forward has also been hailed as a top athlete for setting the incredible appearance record in La Liga.

Why Inaki Williams chose Ghana

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Inaki Williams has finally explained why he chose to play for the Black Stars of Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after speaking with his grandfather who convinced him.

The 28-year-old who plays for La Liga club Athletic Bilbao and his other teammates in the Ghana national team will be aiming to make Africa proud in the prestigious competition.

En route to the World Cup, Ghana dismissed the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the play-offs and got the ticket for Qatar.

Source: Sports Brief News