|Full name||Benjamín Zarandona Esono|
|Date of birth||2 March 1976|
|Place of birth||Valladolid, Spain|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2005–2006||→ Cádiz (loan)||14||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Valladolid, Castile and León, Benjamín began his career with Real Valladolid, playing initially for the reserve team in Segunda División B. His first team debut took place on 2 April 1995 in a 0–3 away loss against Real Sociedad, and he would make a further nine La Liga appearances during that season.
In 1998 Benjamín joined Real Betis, playing in 28 games in his first year and making four appearances in the club's UEFA Cup run, netting twice. Additionally, he spent the 2000–01 campaign helping the Andalusians achieve promotion from Segunda División, alongside neighbours Sevilla FC.
After appearing in 26 league matches in 2004–05, as Betis achieved qualification honours to the UEFA Champions League and lifted the season's Copa del Rey, Benjamín went on loan to Cádiz CF for the 2005–06 campaign, and his role with Betis would gradually lose importance onwards: he was unregistered as a first-team player for over a year, and a mutual termination of his contract was agreed in the summer of 2007.
Benjamín joined second level side Xerez CD for 2007–08, but lasted only a few months, being released. In September 2008 he signed with CF Palencia in Tercera División, continuing to compete in amateur football until his retirement in June 2013.
In 1998, Benjamín helped the Spanish under-21s win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. However, in 2004, he switched allegiances and, as his younger brother Iván who also played for Valladolid, opted to represent Equatorial Guinea.
- Spain U21
- Entrevista exclusiva a Benjamín Zarandona (Exclusive interview to Benjamín Zarandona); La Zamarra, 17 December 2012 (Spanish)
- Equatorial Guinea import success; BBC Sport, 29 May 2007
- Voluntad de tradición (Will of tradition); El Correo (Spanish)
- Dani delivers for Betis; UEFA.com, 12 June 2005
- 1998: Iván Pérez applies finishing touch; at UEFA.com