Andoni Zubizarreta, 2013
He was 13 October 1993 to 15 November 2011 Record national team of his native country, was then replaced by Iker Casillas. With his 622 missions he continues to record players of the Spanish League. Because of his work and his zeal strong leader, he was also known as El Centurión (Eng. The centurion ).
Although Zubizarreta was born in Vitoria- Gasteiz, he spent his childhood in Aretxabaleta. When resident club Unión Deportiva Aretxabaleta he began his career in 1977. After two years of Basque joined Deportivo Alavés, where he remained until he moved on to Athletic Bilbao, where he (1983 and 1984) could be two times Spanish champion for one season. After he went to FC Barcelona in 1986, he won among others the European Champion Clubs' Cup (1992) and four more times, the Spanish championship. In 1994 he moved one last time to the club, he went to Valencia, where he ended his career in 1998.
The first international match he played on January 23, 1985 against Finland ( 3-1 ). On 24 June 1998 he finished the World Cup group match against Bulgaria ( 6-1 ) his international career.
" Zubi " as he is affectionately called by fans and media, was World Cup participant in 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998. Besides he took in 1984, 1988 and 1996, also participated in the European Championship.
He spent three years as sports director at Athletic Bilbao. After that, he was seen as a commentator on television.
On 2 July 2010, to announce that Zubizarreta new sporting director of FC Barcelona and succeeds Txiki Begiristain is.
- European Champion Clubs' Cup: 1992
- European Cup Winners' Cup: 1989
- UEFA Super Cup: 1992
- Spanish Cup: 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994
- Spanish Cup: 1984, 1988, 1990
- Spanish Super Cup: 1991, 1992
- Vice European Championship: 1984
- Participation in a World Cup: 1986 (5 missions ), 1990 (4 inserts), 1994 (4 inserts), 1998 (3 inserts)
- Participation in a European Championship: 1984 (no insert), 1988 (3 inserts), 1996 (4 inserts)
- Spain's Footballer of the Year: 1987