|Full name||Joseba Etxeberria Lizardi|
|Date of birth||5 September 1977|
|Place of birth||Elgoibar, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Forward|
|1994–1995||Real Sociedad B||29||(9)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Elgoibar, Gipuzkoa, Etxeberria began his career with Real Sociedad, making his La Liga debut at only 17 in a 2–0 home win against RCD Español, on 29 January 1995. That summer he moved to neighbouring Basque club Athletic Bilbao, in a controversial transfer that cost over €3 million; at the time, it was the highest transfer fee paid for an under-18 player in Spanish football.
In 1997–98 Etxeberria scored 11 league goals as Athletic finished second, achieving a career-best 14 five seasons later, while he was also eventually awarded club captaincy. In his first 12 years he never appeared in less than 28 league games, his lowest scoring output being three in the 2004–05 and 2006–07 campaigns.
On 1 October 2008, already playing second-fiddle for the team, Etxeberria agreed a deal with the club according to which he effectively played 2009–10, his last season as a professional, for free, after his contract expired in June 2009.
Etxeberria's last year was not a successful one individually, as he only appeared in seven league matches – adding another seven with two goals in the season's UEFA Europa League. On 15 May 2010 he was replaced to a standing ovation in Athletic's 2–0 home win against Deportivo de La Coruña, and represented his main club in 514 official matches (104 goals), third-best in the team's history only behind José Ángel Iribar and Txetxu Rojo.
After leading the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship scoring charts and winning fourth place, Etxeberria moved up to the full national team, making his debut on 19 November 1997 in a friendly match against Romania in Palma, Majorca, and scoring in the 1–1 draw.
He was capped 53 times and netted 12 goals, representing his country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. On 18 June, in the second tournament, he scored the 2–1 winner in the group stage match against Slovenia.
|1.||19 November 1997||Lluís Sitjar, Palma, Spain||Romania||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||25 March 1998||Balaídos, Vigo, Spain||Sweden||4–0||4–0||Friendly|
|3.||14 October 1998||Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel||Israel||1–2||1–2||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|4.||31 March 1999||Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||0–6||0–6||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|5.||5 June 1999||El Madrigal, Vila-real, Spain||San Marino||3–0||9–0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|6.||5 June 1999||El Madrigal, Vila-real, Spain||San Marino||4–0||9–0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|7.||18 June 2000||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Slovenia||1–2||1–2||UEFA Euro 2000|
|8.||2 September 2000||Koševo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1–2||1–2||2002 World Cup qualification|
|9.||29 March 2003||Olimpiyskiy, Kiev, Ukraine||Ukraine||1–2||2–2||Euro 2004 qualifying|
|10.||6 November 2003||D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, Portugal||Portugal||0–1||0–3||Friendly|
|11.||19 November 2003||Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway||Norway||0–3||0–3||Euro 2004 qualifying|
|12.||18 February 2004||Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain||Peru||1–1||2–1||Friendly|
|Real Sociedad B||1993–94||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||0|
- "Etxeberria will play for nothing". BBC Sport. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2008.
- Etxeberria jugará gratis en el Athletic (Etxeberria will play for free in Athletic); El Confidencial, 1 October 2008 (Spanish)
- Victory, great ambiance and emotional farewells; Athletic's official website, 15 May 2010
- "Los discípulos de Pichichi" [Pichichi's disciples] (in Spanish). El Correo. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
- It's the Sids 2010! The complete review of the past La Liga season – Best match; The Guardian, 25 May 2010
- España quiere ganar por primera vez en Palma (Spain wants to win in Palma for the first time); Terra, 9 February 2003 (Spanish)
- Spanish squad unveiled; BBC Sport, 28 May 2000
- "Sáez selects Spain squad". UEFA.com. 20 May 2004. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Etxeberria spares Spain's blushes against Slovenia". UEFA.com. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.
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