Ion Andoni Goikoetxea
Goikoetxea in 2010
|Full name||Ion Andoni Goikoetxea Lasa|
|Date of birth||21 October 1965|
|Place of birth||Pamplona, Spain|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Forward|
|1988–1990||→ Real Sociedad (loan)||74||(10)|
|2005–2006||Osasuna B (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Ion Andoni Goikoetxea Lasa (born 21 October 1965) is a Spanish retired footballer.
An attacking player of wide range, he operated in various positions on the right side of the pitch (right back, midfielder or forward), and was best known for his FC Barcelona spell, during the club's Dream Team years.
A product of hometown's CA Osasuna's youth ranks, Goikoetxea was born in Pamplona, and he first appeared in La Liga two days shy of his 20th birthday, in a 0–2 away loss against Celta de Vigo. An automatic first-choice from early on, he scored a career-best 11 goals in the 1987–88 season, as the Navarrese finished fifth.
Subsequently, Goiko moved to league giants FC Barcelona, but was immediately loaned for two years to Osasuna's neighbours Real Sociedad where he would only missed two league games in two seasons combined, achieving another fifth place in his second.
In 1990–91, Goikoetxea arrived at Camp Nou, joining several other Basque players, including Txiki Begiristain, Julio Salinas and José Mari Bakero. These would help form the backbone of the legendary Dream Team, winning four league titles in a row, with the addition of the club's first European Cup (where he appeared in the second half of the 1–0 win over U.C. Sampdoria).
Goikoetxea played 37 matches in his first season with Barça, being voted the Spanish Footballer of the Year by Don Balón magazine. In the 1994 summer he joined another Basque side, Athletic Bilbao, amassing nearly a further 100 top flight appearances in three years.
Goikoetxea retired in 1999 after a brief spell with Japan's Yokohama F. Marinos – where he again teamed up with Salinas – and a return to Osasuna, now in the second division. Six years later he started his coaching career, always under former Osasuna and Athletic teammate José Ángel Ziganda; the pair worked at newly promoted Xerez CD during the 2009–10 campaign, leaving in early 2010 due to poor results.
Goikoetxea played 36 times for the Spanish national team during six years, representing the country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. His debut came on 12 September 1990, in a 3–0 friendly win over Brazil.
During the 1994 competition in the United States, Goiko appeared in all the matches, scoring twice in two draws against South Korea (2–2) and Germany (1–1), his misplaced crossing attempt catching goalkeeper Bodo Illgner off-guard in the latter game.
|1.||17 June 1994||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States||South Korea||0–2||2–2||1994 FIFA World Cup|
|2.||21 June 1994||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||Germany||0–1||1–1||1994 FIFA World Cup|
|3.||30 November 1994||La Rosaleda, Málaga, Spain||Finland||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|4.||26 April 1995||Hrazdan, Yerevan, Armenia||Armenia||0–2||0–2||Euro 1996 qualifying|
|1988–89||Real Sociedad||La Liga||38||6|
|1994–95||Athletic Bilbao||La Liga||28||1|
|1998||Yokohama Marinos||J1 League||23||0|
- La Liga: 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94
- Supercopa de España: 1991, 1992
- European Cup: 1991–92
- UEFA Super Cup: 1992
- Spain U20
- De atacante a lateral, una reconversión recurrente (From forward to fullback, recurrent reconversion); Mundo Deportivo, 15 October 2015 (in Spanish)
- How Johan Cruyff reinvented modern football at Barcelona; FourFourTwo, 22 October 2015
- Spain – Footballer of the Year; at RSSSF
- El Xerez destituye al 'Cuco' Ziganda (Xerez sacks 'Cuco' Ziganda); 20 Minutos, 12 January 2010 (in Spanish)
- Jon Andoni Goikoetxea Lasa – International Appearances; at RSSSF
- Entrenamiento con tres golazos (Training with three wonder goals); Mundo Deportivo, 13 September 1990 (in Spanish)
- World Cup '94; Up 2–0 with only 10 men, Spain must settle for a tie; The New York Times, 18 June 1994
- World Cup '94; A lot of creative work went into makings of tie; The New York Times, 22 June 1994
- "Jon Andoni Goikoetxea". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 15 December 2015.