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Place of birth  Bergara, Spain
Name  Agustin Aranzabal
1984–1987  Bergara
Role  Footballer

1987–1991  Easo
Height  1.86 m
1991–1992  Real Sociedad
Playing position  Defender
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Full name  Agustin Aranzabal Alkorta
Date of birth  (1973-03-15) 15 March 1973 (age 42)
Similar People  Aitor Lopez Rekarte, Inigo Idiakez, Javier de Pedro

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Agustín Aranzábal Alkorta ([aɣusˈtin aɾanˈθaβal alˈkorta]; born 15 March 1973) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

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His main asset was his crossing ability, and he played almost exclusively with Real Sociedad, which he represented for more than ten years, appearing in 353 official games.

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Aranzábal was also a Spanish international, and played for the country in one World Cup and one European Championship.

Club career

Aranzábal was born in Bergara, Gipuzkoa. A product of Basque Country giants Real Sociedad's youth system he first appeared with the main squad on 21 February 1993, in a 1–5 away loss against Deportivo de La Coruña. After two seasons playing mainly with the B-side, he went on to be an undisputed first-choice for one full decade, for instance playing 32 games for the 2002–03 runners-up.

In July 2004, still in La Liga, Aranzábal moved to Real Zaragoza, where he was used as a backup to Paraguayan Delio Toledo. He retired after a small stint with amateurs CD Vera Puerto de la Cruz in Canary Islands, with ex-Spain international (also a Real Sociedad teammate) Javier de Pedro also starting the campaign but being promptly dismissed.

In early 2010, Kitchee SC from Hong Kong signed Aranzábal alongside compatriot Albert Celades. They both appeared with the club at the 2010 Lunar New Year Cup, a mid-season exhibition tournament.

International career

Aranzábal played 28 times for Spain. His debut was on 7 June 1995 in a UEFA Euro 1996 qualifier against Armenia in Seville, and he was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000.

Aranzábal also appeared for the quarter-finalists at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Personal life

Aranzábal's father, José Agustín, was also a footballer. A midfielder, he too played for Real Sociedad and Spain.

Club

Zaragoza
  • Supercopa de España: 2004
  • International

    Spain U21
  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship: Runner-up 1996
  • References

    Agustín Aranzábal Wikipedia


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