|Full name||Roberto Solozábal Villanueva|
|Date of birth||15 September 1969|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Spain|
|Gold||1992 Barcelona||Team Competition|
A product of local Atlético Madrid's youth system, Madrid-born Solozábal represented the first team from 1989–97, his debut being on 2 September 1989 in a 3–1 away win against Valencia CF (90 minutes played). Other than his first season – ten appearances – he never played in less than 18 La Liga games during his eight-year spell.
During 1995–96 Solózabal formed a solid centre-back partnership with another Colchonero youth graduate, Juan Manuel López, as the capital side achieved an historic double, with the former featuring in 40 league matches.
After leaving Atlético, Solozábal represented fellow top-divisioner Real Betis. In his last season, where the Andalusian club was relegated, he ultimately took it to court for lack of payment in a suit which lasted several years, with the player having already retired.
Solozábal was part of the Spanish side that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, and also received 12 full caps in two years, the first coming on 17 April 1991 in a 0–2 friendly loss to Romania, in Cáceres.
- Atlético Madrid
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data
- Betisweb stats and bio (Spanish)
- Roberto Solozábal at National-Football-Teams.com
- Roberto Solozábal – FIFA competition record