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Aitor Karanka

Born: September 18, 1973 (age 47)

Height: 5' 11" (181cm)

Hometown: Vitoria, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Defender
Aitor Karanka
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Career History
Youth1991-1992Athletic Bilbao
Senior1992-1997Athletic Bilbao
1997-2002Real Madrid
2002-2006Athletic Bilbao
2006Colorado Rapids
Managerial2010-2013Real Madrid (assistant)
2013-2017Middlesbrough
2020-2021Birmingham City
Sports Mole has 1,097 articles about Aitor Karanka. Articles 1 to 40:
General view of Birmingham City's St Andrew's taken 2016
Birmingham announce resignation of chief executive Xuandong Ren
Xuandong Ren has been the target of fan protests.
May 11, 14:39
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer pictured on March 17, 2021
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Nottingham Forest - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Championship clash between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Apr 19, 11:53
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer pictured on March 17, 2021
Lee Bowyer hails "very professional performance" in Stoke win
Blues made it 10 points from Lee Bowyer's five games in charge.
Apr 10, 18:55
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer pictured on March 17, 2021
Result: Birmingham 2-0 Stoke: Jutkiewicz scores landmark goal for hosts
The 32-year-old hit both goals.
Apr 10, 17:36
Millwall's George Evans celebrates scoring against Luton Town in the Championship on February 23, 2021
Preview: Millwall vs. Middlesbrough - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Millwall and Middlesbrough, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 18, 20:31
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer on June 20, 2020
Lee Bowyer appointed Birmingham manager after Aitor Karanka steps down
Lee Bowyer took charge of Blues training on Tuesday, before the club had confirmed Aitor Karanka's departure.
Mar 16, 18:29
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer on June 20, 2020
Thomas Sandgaard expects to appoint new Charlton boss this week
Lee Bowyer resigned on Monday.
Mar 16, 12:35
Reading manager Veljko Paunovic pictured in December 2020
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Reading - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Championship clash between Birmingham City and Reading, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 15, 22:45
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer on June 20, 2020
Lee Bowyer resigns as Charlton manager amid Birmingham links
Aitor Karanka is under pressure at St Andrew's.
Mar 15, 15:22
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Aitor Karanka insists there is "no chance" of Birmingham resignation
Aitor Karanka intends to carry on despite taking just 13 points out of the last 57 available.
Mar 13, 18:48
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Result: Birmingham 0-3 Bristol City: Hosts humbled after fan protests
Before the game there was a minor protest from Birmingham fans driving a van around the city and St Andrew's.
Mar 13, 17:02
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Bristol City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Birmingham City and Bristol City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 11, 13:00
Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael pictured in October 2020
Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael hails "unbelievable" Daryl Dike winner
The Tykes beat Birmingham thanks to a stunning second-half strike from Daryl Dike.
Mar 6, 18:25
Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael pictured in October 2020
Result: Barnsley 1-0 Birmingham: Tykes climb into top six with another win
A second-half Daryl Dike rocket saw the Reds climb into the top six after a seventh successive win.
Mar 6, 17:22
Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael pictured on February 11, 2021
Preview: Barnsley vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Barnsley and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 4, 13:30
Huddersfield Town manager Carlos Corberan reacts on January 16, 2021
Carlos Corberan happy with Huddersfield "balance" in Birmingham draw
The Terriers took the lead against Birmingham but were pegged back to 1-1.
Mar 2, 22:37
Jaden Brown pictured in 2015
Team News: Huddersfield's Jaden Brown returns for Birmingham clash
The defender was sent off for two bookable offences against Derby and sat out the weekend clash with Preston.
Mar 1, 17:13
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Preview: Huddersfield Town vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship clash between Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 28, 12:00
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Aitor Karanka lauds Alen Halilovic after dramatic QPR victory
Birmingham were victorious on home soil for the first time since they beat Huddersfield 2-1 on October 28.
Feb 27, 18:41
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Result: Birmingham 2-1 QPR: Birmingham come from behind to end home drought
The 2011 League Cup winners left it until the last eight minutes to turn things around at St Andrew's.
Feb 27, 17:20
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Queens Park Rangers - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 25, 12:15
Norwich City's Teemu Pukki celebrates scoring their first goal against Birmingham City in the Championship on February 23, 2021
Daniel Farke: 'Teemu Pukki is the best player in the Championship'
The Canaries won 3-0 at St Andrew's to go 10 points clear in the Championship.
Feb 23, 23:03
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke pictured in February 2021
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Norwich City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship clash between Birmingham City and Norwich City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 21, 12:00
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Aitor Karanka: 'Birmingham have more than enough to stay up'
Scott Hogan struck the winner in the second half after Liam Shaw was sent off.
Feb 20, 18:24
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Result: Sheff Weds 0-1 Birmingham: Scott Hogan sinks 10-man Wednesday
The home side played for the majority of the second half with 10 men after Shaw was shown a second yellow.
Feb 20, 17:16
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 18, 13:21
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Aitor Karanka not interested in looking at Championship table
Blues are one point from safety.
Feb 17, 22:20
Millwall's Jed Wallace celebrates scoring against Birmingham City in the Championship on February 17, 2021
Result: Jed Wallace, Ben Thompson register as Millwall beat relegation-threatened Birmingham City
Blues are one point from safety after a third consecutive loss.
Feb 17, 21:36
Millwall manager Gary Rowett pictured in February 2021
Preview: Millwall vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Championship clash between Millwall and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 15, 16:16
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Aitor Karanka questions Birmingham's effort in Luton defeat
Dan Potts scored the only goal to condemn Blues to an 11th home game without a win.
Feb 13, 18:47
Luton Town manager Nathan Jones pictured in December 2020
Result: Luton's Dan Potts marks 150th league appearance with winner against Birmingham
Daniel Potts was making his 150th league appearance for the Hatters.
Feb 13, 17:14
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Luton Town - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Birmingham City and Luton Town, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 11, 12:00
Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring their second goal on February 6, 2021
Jonathan Woodgate hails Jack Wilshere's "unbelievable talent"
The former Middlesbrough boss lead the Cherries to victory over Birmingham.
Feb 6, 18:50
Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring their second goal on February 6, 2021
Result: Jonathan Woodgate begins Bournemouth reign with win over Birmingham
The Cherries begin life after Jason Tindall on a high.
Feb 6, 17:35
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Preview: Bournemouth vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Bournemouth and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 4, 11:30
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Birmingham manager Aitor Karanka dismisses relegation talk
The visitors lie within three points of the drop zone following a goalless stalemate.
Feb 2, 22:17
Southampton's Yan Valery celebrates scoring on March 9, 2019
Southampton's Yan Valery 'agrees Birmingham City move'
Birmingham City are reportedly close to signing Southampton defender Yan Valery on a loan deal for the rest of the season.
Feb 1, 14:09
Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka pictured on January 10, 2021
Preview: Wycombe Wanderers vs. Birmingham City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship clash between Wycombe Wanderers and Birmingham City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jan 31, 11:30
Aberdeen's Sam Cosgrove pictured in April 2019
Aitor Karanka expects Birmingham to wrap up Sam Cosgrove deal "soon"
The Aberdeen striker appears bound for St Andrew's.
Jan 30, 18:49
Birmingham City's Jeremie Bela celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spot with Ivan Sanchez on January 30, 2021
Result: Birmingham end losing home run with Coventry stalemate
The Aberdeen striker is being linked with a move to Birmingham.
Jan 30, 17:16

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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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