Joseba Etxeberria

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Joseba Etxeberria
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Personal information
Full name Joseba Andoni Etxeberria Lizardi
Date of birth (1977-09-05) 5 September 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Elgoibar, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Youth career
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Real Sociedad B 29 (9)
1995 Real Sociedad 7 (2)
1995–2010 Athletic Bilbao 445 (88)
Total 481 (99)
National team
1992–1994 Spain U16 17 (11)
1994–1995 Spain U18 7 (5)
1995 Spain U20 6 (7)
1996–1997 Spain U21 3 (0)
1997–2004 Spain 53 (12)
* 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 Etxeberria and the second or maternal family name is Lizardi.

Joseba Andoni Etxeberria Lizardi (born 5 September 1977) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mostly as a winger.

After starting his professional career at the age of 17 with Real Sociedad, he quickly switched to Athletic de Bilbao, going on to spend the rest of his extensive career there.

Exteberria gained more than 50 caps for Spain, representing the nation in one World Cup and two European Championships.

Club career[edit]

Born in Elgoibar, Gipuzkoa, Etxeberria began his career with Real Sociedad, making his La Liga debut at only 17 in a 2–0 home win against RCD Español, on 29 January 1995. That summer he moved to neighbouring Basque club Athletic Bilbao, in a controversial transfer that cost over 3 million; at the time, it was the highest transfer fee paid for an under-18 player in Spanish football.

In 1997–98 Etxeberria scored 11 league goals as Athletic finished second, achieving a career-best 14 five seasons later, while he was also eventually awarded club captaincy. In his first 12 years he never appeared in less than 28 league games, his lowest scoring output being three in the 2004–05 and 2006–07 campaigns.

On 1 October 2008, already playing second-fiddle for the team, Etxeberria agreed a deal with the club according to which he effectively played 2009–10, his last season as a professional, for free, after his contract expired in June 2009.[1][2]

Etxeberria's last year was not a successful one individually, as he only appeared in seven league matches – adding another seven with two goals in the season's UEFA Europa League. On 15 May 2010 he was replaced to a standing ovation in Athletic's 2–0 home win against Deportivo de La Coruña, and represented his main club in 514 official matches (104 goals), third-best in the team's history only behind José Ángel Iribar and Txetxu Rojo.[3]

Etxeberria's testimonial match at the San Mamés Stadium was played against 200 children, and he scored twice in a 5–3 win for Athletic Bilbao.[4]

International career[edit]

After leading the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship scoring charts and winning fourth place, Etxeberria moved up to the full national team, making his debut on 19 November 1997 in a friendly match against Romania in Palma, Majorca, and scoring in the 1–1 draw.[5]

He was capped 53 times and netted 12 goals, representing his country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000[6] and Euro 2004. On 18 June, in the second tournament, he scored the 2–1 winner in the group stage match against Slovenia.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 November 1997 Lluís Sitjar, Palma, Spain  Romania 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. 25 March 1998 Balaídos, Vigo, Spain  Sweden 4–0 4–0 Friendly
3. 14 October 1998 Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel  Israel 1–2 1–2 Euro 2000 qualifying
4. 31 March 1999 Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 0–6 0–6 Euro 2000 qualifying
5. 5 June 1999 El Madrigal, Vila-real, Spain  San Marino 3–0 9–0 Euro 2000 qualifying
6. 5 June 1999 El Madrigal, Vila-real, Spain  San Marino 4–0 9–0 Euro 2000 qualifying
7. 18 June 2000 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Slovenia 1–2 1–2 UEFA Euro 2000
8. 2 September 2000 Koševo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina 1–2 1–2 2002 World Cup qualification
9. 29 March 2003 Olimpiyskiy, Kiev, Ukraine  Ukraine 1–2 2–2 Euro 2004 qualifying
10. 6 November 2003 D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, Portugal  Portugal 0–1 0–3 Friendly
11. 19 November 2003 Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway  Norway 0–3 0–3 Euro 2004 qualifying
12. 18 February 2004 Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain  Peru 1–1 2–1 Friendly

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Other[7] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Sociedad B 1993–94 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
1994–95 28 9 - - - - - - 28 9
Total 29 9 - - - - - - 29 9
Real Sociedad 1994–95 7 2 1 0 - - - - 8 2
Total 7 2 1 0 - - - - 8 2
Athletic Bilbao 1995–96 33 7 6 3 - - - - 39 10
1996–97 35 6 1 0 - - - - 36 6
1997–98 36 11 4 2 3 0 - - 43 13
1998–99 36 5 2 1 8 2 - - 46 8
1999–00 35 10 2 2 - - - - 37 12
2000–01 28 5 3 0 - - - - 31 5
2001–02 31 8 6 1 - - - - 37 9
2002–03 33 14 0 0 - - - - 33 14
2003–04 34 6 1 0 - - - - 35 6
2004–05 33 3 7 1 8 2 - - 48 6
2005–06 29 4 2 0 - - - - 31 4
2006–07 28 3 2 0 - - - - 30 3
2007–08 25 4 0 0 - - - - 25 4
2008–09 22 2 3 0 - - - - 25 2
2009–10 7 0 2 0 7 2 2 0 18 2
Total 445 88 41 10 26 6 2 0 514 104
Career totals 481 99 42 10 26 6 2 0 551 115

International[edit]

Spain
Year Apps Goals
1997 1 1
1998 10 2
1999 10 3
2000 11 2
2001 4 0
2002 1 0
2003 10 3
2004 6 1
Total 53 12

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