|Full name||Manuel Zúñiga Fernández|
|Date of birth||29 June 1960|
|Place of birth||Luciana, Spain|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1981||→ Cádiz (loan)||10||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Zúñiga was born in Luciana, Ciudad Real. After starting professionally with lowly CD Calvo Sotelo in the third division, he moved in 1979 for RCD Español, being immediately cast in the side's rotation at just 19.
After only three matches in his second season, which also included a loan to Cádiz CF, he went on to average more 30 La Liga matches per season in the following years, including 43 – with two goals – in 1986–87 as the Catalans qualified for the UEFA Cup; in the subsequent continental competition, he helped the club reach the final, but missed his penalty in the shootout, in an eventual loss against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
In the following three years Zúñiga played for fellow top-divisioner Sevilla FC, where he still was regularly used. After 1991–92 spent with CE Sabadell FC, in the second level, he moved to Écija Balompié, helping it promote to division two in 1995 and partnering Real Betis and Real Madrid legend Rafael Gordillo in his last season, 1995–96.
- Espanyol archives; Hall of Fame Perico, 17 April 2009 (Spanish)
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- Stats and bio at Cadistas1910 (Spanish)
- Manuel Zúñiga – FIFA competition record