David Zurutuza

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Zurutuza and the second or maternal family name is Veillet.
David Zurutuza
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Zurutuza playing for Real Sociedad in 2014
Personal information
Full name David Zurutuza Veillet
Date of birth (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Rochefort, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Number 17
Youth career
Decathlon Ondarroa
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Real Sociedad B 83 (5)
2007–2008 Eibar (loan) 24 (2)
2008– Real Sociedad 195 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2017.

David Zurutuza Veillet (born 19 July 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Sociedad as a central midfielder. He also holds French citizenship.

Early years[edit]

Zurutuza was born in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France, to a French mother and a Spanish father, with the family returning to the latter's native Basque Country shortly after.[1]

Club career[edit]

Zurutuza joined Real Sociedad's youth system after starting his football career in Deba, Gipuzkoa. In the 2007–08 season he was loaned to neighbours SD Eibar, in the second division.[2][3]

Zurutuza spent the following campaign with Real's B-team in the third level, suffering relegation. On 23 November 2008 he made his debut for the main squad, playing nine minutes in a 1–0 home win against SD Huesca.

In 2009–10, Zurutuza contributed with four goals in 28 games as Real Sociedad returned to La Liga after a three-year absence. He continued to be first-choice in the next season, making his debut in the competition on 29 August 2010 in a 1–0 home win against Villarreal CF,[4] and scoring his first goal on 28 November in a 3–1 success at Sporting de Gijón;[5][6] he only missed two league matches as the club managed to retain its division status.

On 31 August 2014, in the second matchday of the new season, Zurutuza put on a Man of the match performance at home against Real Madrid, his brace helping Real Sociedad come from 0–2 behind to win the game 4–2.[7]


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