José Ángel Ziganda
|Full name||José Ángel Ziganda Lakunza|
|Date of birth||1 October 1966|
|Place of birth||Larraintzar, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
|Bilbao Athletic (coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ziganda was born in Larraintzar, Navarre. A product of CA Osasuna's youth ranks he first appeared for his hometown's main squad on 13 December 1987, in a 0–0 home draw against CE Sabadell FC. An undisputed starter through 1989 to 1991 he scored 11 La Liga goals apiece during those seasons, thus attracting attention from neighbours Athletic Club de Bilbao.
At Athletic since the start of 1991–92, Ziganda netted 17 goals in three separate campaigns, most notably a hat-trick at Albacete Balompié on 26 May 1993 in a 5–4 win, and helped the Basque side achieve a fifth place in 1994.
Ousted from Bilbao due to the emergence of Ismael Urzaiz, Ziganda returned to Osasuna in 1998, helping the club achieve promotion in 2000 and retiring after another top flight season. For his career he scored 111 league goals, 19 in the second division, nine in the UEFA Cup and six in the Copa del Rey.
Ziganda managed various Osasuna's youth teams, including the B-side in 2005–06 and, after Mexican Javier Aguirre (also a former club player) left Pamplona for Atlético de Madrid, he became the head coach of the main squad.
In that first season Osasuna, which had already been eliminated in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, experienced several league setbacks. However, the domestic situation gradually became better and Osasuna also reached the semifinals of the UEFA Cup, establishing a new club record; in the following campaign, the team finished 11th.
On 13 October 2008, as Osasuna failed to win a single game from six into the new season, scoring just two goals, Ziganda was sacked, being replaced by José Antonio Camacho. In early July 2009 he became Xerez CD's new manager, after the Andalusians had just attained a first-ever top level promotion, replacing Hércules CF-bound Esteban Vigo and signing a one-year contract.
On 12 January 2010, as the club ranked last with just seven points from 17 matches, Ziganda was relieved of his duties.
- 4–5: Festival de goles en Albacete (4–5: Goal festival in Albacete); El Mundo Deportivo, 27 May 1993 (Spanish)
- De nuevo vencidos y sin gloria (Again beaten hopelessly); El Mundo Deportivo, 18 April 1991 (Spanish)
- Osasuna destituye a Ziganda y su sustituto será Camacho (Osasuna fires Ziganda, Camacho will be his replacement); Marca, 13 October 2008 (Spanish)
- El Xerez destituye al 'Cuco' Ziganda (Xerez sacks 'Cuco' Ziganda); 20 Minutos, 12 January 2010 (Spanish)
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- National team data
- Athletic Bilbao profile
- José Ángel Ziganda at National-Football-Teams.com