Born on 4 July 1991 in Legazpi, Guizpúzcoa in Spain, Irene Paredes started her career with her home town club before moving on Sociedad Deportiva Urola and then Deportivo Zarautz before a spell at Real Sociedad. Paredes made her debut in the league for la Real at the age of 17 before moving to Athletic Club in 2011. She was part of their league winning squad in 2016 after which she moved to France and Paris Saint-Germain where she played until joining FC Barcelona.
Irene Paredes is one of the best defenders in the world and is captain of the Spanish national team.
Irene Paredes is a commanding centre back and her physical presence allows her to dominated in the air.