All the facts and details about Iñaki Williams' parents, biography and net worth

All the facts and details about Iñaki Williams' parents, biography and net worth

Ciku Njuguna
updated at March 18, 2024 at 10:18 AM
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Iñaki Williams is the number 9 right-winger for La Liga's Athletic Bilbao. The Ghanaian professional footballer is a record player who made it to 251 consecutive La Liga games out of 433 career appearances. This article explores all the interesting details of his life, including Iñaki Williams's parents.

Iñaki Williams' parents
Iñaki (left) is in action during a La Liga EA match in Bilbao. Iñaki and Nico (centre) with their parents and grandparents. Photo by Ion Alcoba/Quality Sport Images and @williaaaams11.
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Who are the parents of Nico and Iñaki Williams? The brothers make up one of the sport's most famous athletic families. Sport Brief has prepared an extensive report of all the details of the Iñaki Williams family.

Iñaki Williams' profile summary

Full name

Iñaki Williams Arthuer



Date of birth

15 June 1994


28 years old as of January 2024

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Barakaldo, Bilbao, Spain






186 centimetres (6'1")


71 kilograms (156.5 lbs)


Maria and Felix Williams


Nicholas 'Nico' Williams Arthuer

Relationship status



Patricia Morales


Athletic Club Youth Academy


Professional football player

Position (s)

Winger, centre-forward

Current team

Athletic Bilbao



Years active

2009 - present

Net worth

$10 million to $15 million

Social media

X(Twitter), Instagram, Facebook

How old is Iñaki Williams?

Born on the 15th of June in 1994, the Ghanaian international is 28 years old as of January 2024. According to Eurosport, he is six feet and one inch tall (186 centimetres) and weighs 156.5 lbs (71 kilograms).

What is the origin of Inaki Williams?
Athletic Bilbao's Iñaki Williams (right) and Dani Ceballos (left) of Real Madrid in action during an EA Sports match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on June 4, 2023, in Madrid. Photo by Soccrates.
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All about Iñaki Williams' parents

Iñaki was born at the Hospital de Cruces in Barakaldo, Bilbao, Spain, to Maria and Felix Williams. The couple has two sons, Nico Williams and Iñaki Williams.

Iñaki Williams' parents share in the struggles of millions of African immigrants seeking greener pastures. The couple and their first son, Nico, made the treacherous journey across the Sahara Desert to Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. In a report by the Guardian, Iñaki shared his feelings on the subject, saying,

“Hearing my parents’ story makes me want to fight harder to give back everything they sacrificed for us. I could not ever repay them. They risked their lives, but the life I try to give them is what they dreamed of giving us. In some way, we can say, ‘We have done it.’"
What is Nico Williams famous for?
Athletic Bilbao's forward Iñaki Williams was pictured during a Spanish League match against Rayo Vallecano at Vallecas Stadium in Madrid on November 29, 2015. Photo by Guillermo Martinez/NurPhoto.
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Recounting the experience to her sons, Maria narrated the horrors of their barefoot journey at nearly 50 degrees, an experience that left Felix with problems on the soles of his feet.

Maria, who made the journey while pregnant with Iñaki, climbed the border fence along the Melilla, Spain border. However, she and Felix were later detained by the border's civil guards before receiving legal aid from Caritas, a Catholic aid organisation. The couple settled in Bilbao, where Iñaki was born.

Who is Iñaki Williams' brother?

Nico is a left winger who plays for Athletic Bilbao and the Spanish national football team. At the time of writing, the brothers who made history playing against each other in the World Cup are top performers as Athletic Bilbao's players. Here are player comparison stats for Iñaki Williams and Nico Williams.

How much does Inaki Williams earn?
Elche CF's Carlos Clerc (back) competes for the ball against Athletic's Iñaki Williams during a match at San Mames Stadium on May 28, 2023, in Bilbao, Spain. Photo by Ion Alcoba/Quality Sport Images.
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Primary position

Right winger

Left winger




Highest market value

$54 million

$27 million


Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Total club matches played as of 17 January 2024



National team

Spanish national football team

Ghanaian national football team




Who is Iñaki Williams' wife?

The two-time Spanish Super Cup winner is not married. As of January 2024, he is reportedly dating Patricia Morales. Morales is a travel enthusiast who frequently shares her experiences on Instagram. The couple allegedly began dating in 2017.


Iñaki's football abilities became evident while playing street football at the age of four or five. His professional career began growing at the Pamplona youth systems training at Club Natación Pamplona and C.D. Pamplona before moving to the CD Pamplona U19 and the Athletic Bilbao U19.

Iñaki Williams' career stats

How many goals has Iñaki Williams scored for Bilbao? The top scorer is known for his record speed, the fastest in La Liga. Scroll down for a comprehensive report of Iñaki Williams' records and stats on each of his teams.





Athletic Bilbao




CD Basconia




Bilbao Athletic




Athletic Club Bilbao Under-19




Iñaki Williams' brother
Real Sociedad's Ander Barrenetxea (in blue) duels against Athletic's Iñaki Williams during a La Liga EA Sports match at Reale Arena on September 30, 2023, in Spain. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce.
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Has Iñaki Williams missed a game? At the time of writing, the right winger holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in La Liga. On the 19th of January 2023, he missed his first game after a record run of 2468 days without missing a match for Athletic Bilbao.

How many matches has Iñaki Williams played for Ghana?

Despite being a Spanish citizen, the 28-year-old winger opted to play for his parents' country of birth. On September 23, 2022, he debuted with the Black Stars as a substitute for Kamaldeen Sulemana during an international friendly against Brazil. In an interview with the Associated Press through VOA, he revealed his family's influence on his choice, saying,

Inaki Williams brother
Athletic's Iñaki celebrates after scoring during a La Liga EA Sports match against Villarreal CF at Estadio de la Ceramica on November 05, 2023, in Villarreal, Spain. Photo by Eric Alonso.
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“I know what it meant to him (grandfather) for me to play for Ghana. I am going to fulfil the dream of many of my family members, who feel very proud of me.”

Before playing for Ghana's national football team, he made eighteen appearances for Spain's national football teams. Out of the eighteen, seventeen were played for Spain's Under-21 team.

Will Iñaki Williams play at AFCON?

On the 31st of December 2023, Athletic Bilbao announced one of Iñaki Williams' achievements as an international player. The winger received an invitation to join Ghana's AFCON campaign. Speaking to the media prior to the tournament, he expressed his excitement by saying,

“Playing for the national team has been positive for me, on the personal level and for my game. It is beneficial for my performance at Athletic.

Frequently asked questions

He is also the second black footballer to play for Athletic Bilbao, after Jonas Ramalho. As of October 2021, he was the only black player to have scored for the team. Here are some interesting facts about the Ghanaian international player.

How many games has Inaki played for Ghana?
Athletic Bilbao's Iñaki Williams (left) in action against Harry Maguire (right) of Man United during a pre-season friendly match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo By Ben McShane/Sportsfile.
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1. What is Iñaki Williams' nationality?

Born to Ghanaian parents in Spain, the winger is a Spanish-Ghanaian with unconfirmed Liberian roots. According to Liberian Sports International, his mother, María Arthuer, is a Liberian national. His birthplace in Basque country gave him an advantage, allowing him to play for Athletic Bilbao, a Basque-only team.

2. How much is Iñaki Williams' salary?

The winger is one of the highest-paid players in Athletic Bilbao. According to Aiscore, he receives a weekly wage of $239,464 and an annual salary of $12.4 million.

3. How much is Iñaki Williams' net worth?

Tabloids report that Williams' net worth ranges between $10 million and $15 million. According to Salary Sport, the Spanish winger has a net worth of $60.3 million.

4. Who is the owner of the San Mames Hotel in Ghana?

The Athletic Bilbao player is the owner of the San Mames Hotel in Akyem in the Eastern part of Ghana. The hotel, named after his home stadium at Athletic Bilbao, was inaugurated on January 7, 2024.

Why did Inaki Williams leave Spain?
Iñaki Williams celebrates a goal during a match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club at the Camp Nou stadium on January 27, 2016. Photo by Joan Valls/Urbanandsport/Nurphoto.
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Final word

Iñaki Williams' parents have played a pivotal role in his athletic success. Publications report that his family's influence prompted his change in allegiance from Spanish to Ghanaian international duty.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.