Zurutuza playing for Real Sociedad in 2014
|Full name||David Zurutuza Veillet|
|Date of birth||19 July 1986|
|Place of birth||Rochefort, France|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2005–2009||Real Sociedad B||83||(5)|
|2007–2008||→ Eibar (loan)||24||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2017.
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, and scoring his first goal on 28 November in a 3–1 success at Sporting de Gijón; 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.
- «Nací en Rochefort por accidente, crecí en Deba, vivo en Hendaia y no me siento francés» («I was born in Rochefort by accident, grew up in Deba, live en Hendaia and i don't feel French»); El Diario Vasco, 7 October 2009 (Spanish)
- Zurutuza renueva con la Real y llega al Eibar cedido por una temporada (Zurutuza renews with Real and arrives at Eibar on loan for one season); El Diario Vasco, 4 August 2007 (Spanish)
- La Real trilingüe (Trilingual Real); El País, 21 September 2010 (Spanish)
- Sociedad make winning return; ESPN Soccernet, 29 August 2010
- Sociedad leave it late; ESPN Soccernet, 28 November 2010
- El bautismo goleador soñado (A dream scoring baptism); Mundo Deportivo, 29 November 2010 (Spanish)
- Real Sociedad 4–2 Real Madrid; ESPN FC, 31 August 2014