Zubizarreta (Vitoria, 1961) was one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history not only of FC Barcelona, but of Spanish football in general
He had an amazing career, winning 126 international caps and playing at 4 World Cups and 2 European Championships, and he holds the record for the most games played in the Spanish first division in his time at Athletic Bilbao, Barça and Valencia (622).
He had many qualities, including his level-headedness and superb positioning between the sticks. In 1986 he joined FC Barcelona as a replacement for the legendary Urruti. He was the mainstay of the famous 'Dream Team' and was, along with Koeman, the hero of the Wembley final with a series of miraculous, decisive interventions. Known as 'Zubi', he was also captain of the club for several seasons, and was noted both on and off the pitch for his serenity and psychological balance, which he was constantly able to transmit to the other players in order to get through the most difficult of match situations.
Between 2010 and 2015 he was sporting director at FC Barcelona.
We use our own and third party cookies and other similar technologies to offer you our services, personalize and analyze your browsing, which allows us to understand how our website is being used and which contents are more relevant. Likewise, it also enables us the use of additional functionalities such as showing third party contents or sharing contents with social networks, as well as managing the advertising we show you both on our website and on other third party websites, which could be personalized depending on your browsing and interests in our contents.