|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)||35||(14)|
|* 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 182 times all competitions comprised.
Born in Abanto y Ciérbana-Abanto Zierbena, Biscay, Sarabia came through the ranks of Lezama, Athletic 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 1978–79 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 season when Athletic won the league title, renewing it the following campaign).
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
- "Leyendas del Athletic Club de Bilbao – Sarabia" [Athletic Club de Bilbao legends – Sarabia] (in Spanish). El Correo. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "El Lleida sentencia al Athletic en un mal partido" [Lleida sentences Athletic in poor showing] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 20 May 1996. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Gol a gol hasta... ¡el delirio!" [Goal by goal until... ecstasy!] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 22 December 1983. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "1–2: España cortó el bacalao" [1–2: Spain got job done] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 13 June 1985. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Spain 1982/83". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Spain 1983/84". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Iriondo: Siento una gran alegria y... un poco de pena" [Iriondo: I am extremely happy and... a little sorry] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 26 June 1977. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Athletic 2–1 Juventus". UEFA.com. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "France 2–0 Spain". UEFA.com. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Athletic Bilbao profile
- Manuel Sarabia at National-Football-Teams.com