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appeared in three World Cups with the Spanish national team, during the 1990s.
(23 July 1973, Abadiño, Basque Country) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist.
(born 23 March 1981) is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Atlético Baleares as a goalkeeper.
Martínez (born 16 September 1968) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a central defender.
(; born 15 March 1973) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.
In the first competition, in Italy,
played ten minutes in a 2–1 group stage win against Belgium, starting in a further 11 matches (ten complete) in the other senior tournaments combined.
The successful Atlético Madrid teams of the 1960s also included a notable Basque presence in the form of Miguel Jones and José Eulogio Gárate, both recruited from Indautxu, and Javier Irureta, signed from Real Unión. Real Madrid has also regularly looked north for players such as Rafael
, Mikel Lasa, Aitor Karanka and Iván Campo.
An international since 26 May 1990 (a 1–0 friendly away win with Yugoslavia),
gained 54 caps for Spain during the next eight years. He played in three FIFA World Cups – 1990, 1994 and 1998 – and UEFA Euro 1996, also representing the country at under-16, under-18 and under-21 levels.
attracted the attention of Real Madrid, for whom he signed in the 1993–94 campaign. At Real he formed a notable partnership with Fernando Hierro and, after more than 150 official appearances and two league titles, he returned to Athletic in 1997–98, helping the club finish second in the first season upon his return; he went on to feature regularly in the following years but, after only six matches in 2001–02, decided to retire from the game aged nearly 34.
Born in Bilbao, Biscay,
began playing as a child with local Athletic Club in 1978, and made his senior debut with the second team seven years later, making 40 appearances before being promoted by Howard Kendall to the senior side for the 1987–88 season, making his debut in a 0–1 away defeat against Real Valladolid on 24 October 1987. He subsequently played 172 La Liga games, and established himself as an outstanding man marker.
Fernández signed Bixente Lizarazu, the first French-born Basque to join the club, Ismael Urzaiz (from Tudela in southern Navarre but trained at Real Madrid's "La Fabrica" academy), and José Mari García and Santiago Ezquerro (Osasuna youth graduates born in La Rioja). Athletic also began to recruit players from the canteras of other Basque clubs, leading to allegations of poaching. In 1995, Athletic signed Joseba Etxeberria from regional rivals Real Sociedad, causing considerable bad feeling between the two clubs. Although Lizarazu left after one season, Urzaiz, José Mari and Joseba Etxeberria were prominent members of the 1997–98 squad, along with the returning Rafael
, regular stalwart Julen Guerrero, and Patxi Ferreira.
Throughout their history, Athletic Bilbao have continued to produce many notable players while adhering to their recruitment policy. Among them were Telmo Zarra, the then all-time top La Liga goalscorer; José Ángel Iribar, 614 official matches with Athletic and a member of the Spain team when they won the European Championship in 1964; and Andoni Zubizarreta, who made a record 622 La Liga appearances and is also the second most capped Spanish international player. Other notable graduates of the Athletic cantera include Bata, Agustín Gaínza, José Luis Panizo, Andoni Goikoetxea, Julio Salinas, Julen Guerrero, Rafael
, Andoni Iraola and Fernando Llorente.
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