|Full name||Manuel Sarabia López|
|Date of birth||9 January 1957|
|Place of birth||Abanto Zierbena, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|San Pedro Sestao|
|1977–1978||→ Barakaldo (loan)||33||(15)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He amassed La Liga totals of 363 games and 101 goals over the course of 14 seasons, mainly with Athletic Bilbao but also with Logroñés. He won four major titles with the former, notably two national championships, and scored 118 times all competitions comprised.
Born in Abanto y Ciérbana-Abanto Zierbena, Biscay, Sarabia came through the ranks of Lezama, Athletic Club de Bilbao's prolific youth system, making his debut for the main squad on 19 September 1976 in a 1–1 home draw against CD Málaga. A full first team member from the 1978–79 season onwards, having also served a loan with neighbours Barakaldo CF in the previous year, he went on to appear in 284 La Liga matches for the Basque club (with 83 goals, having a best output of 16 in the 1982–83 campaign when Athletic won the league title, renewing it the following season).
Sarabia retired aged 34 in 1991, after three seasons with modest CD Logroñés also in the top division, scoring more than 20 official goals during his stint. He took up coaching three years later, having very brief stints in the second level – the only season he started and finished, with Bilbao Athletic, ended in relegation.
|1.||21 December 1983||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||11–1||12–1||Euro 1984 qualifying|
|2.||12 June 1985||Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland||Iceland||1–1||1–2||1986 World Cup qualification|
- Athletic Bilbao
- La Liga: 1982–83, 1983–84
- Copa del Rey: 1983–84; Runner-up 1976–77, 1984–85
- Supercopa de España: 1984
- UEFA Cup: Runner-up 1976–77
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Athletic Bilbao profile
- Manuel Sarabia at National-Football-Teams.com