Zuhaitz Gurrutxaga

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Zuhaitz Gurrutxaga
Personal information
Full name Zuhaitz Gurrutxaga Loiola
Date of birth (1980-11-23) 23 November 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Elgoibar, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Real Sociedad B 18 (0)
1999–2004 Real Sociedad 33 (0)
2003 Algeciras (loan) 3 (0)
2004–2005 Rayo Vallecano 9 (0)
2005–2006 Real Unión 13 (0)
2006–2007 Lemona 28 (0)
2007–2008 Zamora 35 (1)
2008–2010 Real Unión 51 (3)
2010–2012 Lemona 57 (0)
2012–2013 Beasain 23 (0)
Total 270 (4)
National team
1996–1997 Spain U16 10 (0)
1997 Spain U17 5 (0)
2000 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Zuhaitz Gurrutxaga Loiola (born 23 November 1980) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Elgoibar, Gipuzkoa, Gurrutxaga played four La Liga seasons with Real Sociedad, but was almost always a fringe player during his spell, his best output being 16 games in his first year. He made his debut in the competition on 23 January 2000 in a 1–1 away draw against Atlético Madrid, being sent off in the process.[1]

After leaving Sociedad in the 2004 summer, following a short loan spell in the second division with Algeciras CF, Gurrutxaga resumed his career in the lower leagues, the sole exception being the 2009–10 campaign with Real Unión (24 matches, team relegation from the second level).[2]

Musical career[edit]

Gurrutxaga was the front man and lead singer of Van Popel, an unattached band who toured mostly within the Basque Country.[3]

Honours[edit]

Spain U16

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