Genar Andrinúa

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Genar Andrinúa
Personal information
Full name Genar Andrinúa Cortabarría
Date of birth (1964-05-09) 9 May 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Bilbao, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Romo
Athletic Bilbao
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1985 Bilbao Athletic 104 (9)
1983–1997 Athletic Bilbao 304 (16)
1985–1986 Valladolid (loan) 34 (2)
National team
1985–1986 Spain U21 12 (1)
1987–1988 Spain U23 3 (1)
1987–1990 Spain 28 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Andrinúa and the second or maternal family name is Cortabarría.

Genar Andrinúa Cortabarría (born 9 May 1964) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Andrinúa was born in Bilbao, Biscay. During his career he played solely for Athletic Bilbao safe for a loan at Real Valladolid, and he made his debut for the former's first team in the 1983–84 season, appearing once for the La Liga champions.

Eventually, Andrinúa gained the captain's armband from the legendary Andoni Goikoetxea, also a centre-back, and proceeded to appear in nearly 400 overall games for the Basque side, also scoring at least once in all the seasons but one. After two weak last years he retired in June 1997 at the age of 33, with the side now captained by youngster Julen Guerrero.

International career[edit]

Andrinúa earned 28 caps and scored twice for the national team. His debut came in a friendly match with England on 18 February 1987 after replacing José Antonio Camacho in a 2–4 home loss (all four opponent goals by Gary Lineker), and he went on to appear at the UEFA Euro 1988 and the 1990 FIFA World Cup, retiring internationally after the latter.

Andrinúa also played three times for the unofficial Basque Country national side, and helped Spain's U21s win the 1986 European Championship.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. June 5, 1988 St. Jakob Stadium, Basel, Switzerland   Switzerland 0–1 1–1 Friendly
2. February 8, 1989 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 0–1 0–2 1990 World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Athletic Bilbao

Country[edit]

Spain U21

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