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Place of birth  Logrono, Spain
Name  Daniel Aranzubia
Career start  1996
1994–1997  Athletic Bilbao
Weight  80 kg

1993–1994  Loyola
Height  1.84 m
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Role  Footballer
Position  Goalkeeper
Daniel Aranzubia

Full name  Daniel Aranzubia Aguado
Date of birth  (1979-09-18) 18 September 1979 (age 36)
Number  1 (Deportivo de La Coruna / Goalkeeper), 1 (Atletico Madrid / Goalkeeper)
Similar People  Juan Carlos Valeron, Riki, Manuel Pablo, Ze Castro, Bruno Gama

Daniel "Dani" Aranzubia Aguado (born 18 September 1979) is a former Spanish professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.


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He appeared in 303 La Liga games over the course of 13 seasons, with Athletic Bilbao – in whose youth system he grew – Deportivo and Atlético Madrid.

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Aranzubia represented Spain at Euro 2004.

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Athletic Bilbao

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Born in Logroño, La Rioja, but nonetheless a product of Athletic Bilbao's famed youth academy at Lezama, Aranzubia made his first-team debut on 10 June 2001 in a 1–3 home derby loss against Real Sociedad. After two seasons as backup to Iñaki Lafuente, he emerged as the side's undisputed starter, helping them qualify to the UEFA Cup in 2004 while extending his contract a further four years.

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After additional struggles for first-choice duties with Lafuente in the 2005–06 campaign, Aranzubia was definitely deemed surplus to requirements by the Basques after the emergence of Gorka Iraizoz, not appearing even when the first-choice was severely injured during 2007–08 (Athletic received veteran Armando on loan from Cádiz CF, and he became the starter).


On 13 July 2008, Aranzubia joined Deportivo de La Coruña on a three-year deal, helping the Galicians to the UEFA Intertoto Cup and starting throughout the entire season, save one match due to suspension. On 2 October, he saved three penalties in a shootout against SK Brann in a UEFA Cup first round 2–0 home win, with Depor thus reaching the group stage.

Aranzubia missed the first six games of the 2010–11 campaign due to injury, but again finished as a starter for Deportivo. On 20 February 2011, he scored with his head after a 95th-minute corner kick as his team managed a 1–1 draw at UD Almería, becoming the first goalkeeper in La Liga history to score from open play.

Atlético Madrid

In August 2013, Aranzubia signed for Atlético Madrid as a backup to Thibaut Courtois. He made his debut in the UEFA Champions League on 11 December 2013 shortly after his 34th birthday, saving a penalty from FC Porto's Josué in an eventual 2–0 group stage home win.

As the Belgian was unavailable due to injury, Aranzubia first played in the league with the Colchoneros on 8 February 2014, being sent off in the last minutes of an eventual 0–2 loss at Almería after fouling Jonathan Zongo in the box.

International career

Aranzubia made his only appearance for Spain on 5 June 2004, in a friendly match with Andorra at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. He came on as a substitute for Santiago Cañizares, who had already replaced Iker Casillas, at the hour-mark, after having been selected as third-choice for the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament.

Previously, Aranzubia helped the nation win the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship and finish runner-up at the 2000 Summer Olympics, starting in both finals.

Club statistics

As of 6 June 2014


  • Tercera División: 1997–98
  • Deportivo
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2008
  • Segunda División: 2011–12
  • Atlético Madrid
  • La Liga: 2013–14
  • UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: Runner-up 2013
  • International

    Spain U20
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup: 1999
  • Spain U23
  • Summer Olympic Games: Silver medal 2000
  • References

    Daniel Aranzubia Wikipedia