|Full name||Manuel Zúñiga Fernández|
|Date of birth||29 June 1960|
|Place of birth||Luciana, Spain|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1981||→ Cádiz (loan)||10||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Zúñiga was born in Luciana, Ciudad Real. After starting professionally with lowly CD Calvo Sotelo in the third division, he moved in 1979 for RCD Español, being immediately cast in the team's rotation at just 19.
After only three matches in his second season, which also included a loan to Cádiz CF, he went on to average more 30 La Liga matches per season in the following years, including 43 – with two goals – in 1986–87 as the Catalans qualified for the UEFA Cup; in the subsequent continental competition, he helped them reach the final, but missed his penalty in the shootout, in an eventual loss against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
In the following three years, Zúñiga played for fellow league club Sevilla FC, where he still was regularly used. After the 1991–92 campaign, spent with CE Sabadell FC in the second level, he moved to Écija Balompié, helping it promote to division two in 1995 and partnering Real Betis and Real Madrid legend Rafael Gordillo in 1995–96, following which he retired at the age of 36.
Subsequently, Zúñiga worked as a manager, never in higher than the third tier.
- Manuel ZUÑIGA; Hall of Fame Perico, 17 April 2009 (Spanish)