Ángel Zubieta

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Ángel Zubieta
Personal information
Full name Ángel Zubieta Redondo
Date of birth (1918-07-17)17 July 1918
Place of birth Galdakao, Biscay, Spain
Date of death 28 October 1985(1985-10-28) (aged 67)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Inside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1939 Athletic Bilbao 22 (2)
1939–1952 San Lorenzo 352 (29)
1952–1956 Deportivo La Coruña 56 (2)
National team
1936 Spain 2 (0)
1936–1938 Basque Country
Teams managed
1956–1957 Deportivo La Coruña
1962–1963 Athletic Bilbao
1963 Real Valladolid
1964 Belenenses
1968–1969 Belenenses
1969–1970 Real Jaén
1970–1974 Pumas UNAM

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Ángel Zubieta Redondo (born 17 July 1918 in Galdakao, Biscay, Basque Country, died 28 October 1985 in Buenos Aires [1]) was a Spanish footballer and manager.

Playing career

Zubieta started his playing career in the 1935–36 season at the age of 17. His impressive performances earned him a call-up to the Spain national football team in 1936, making him the youngest player ever to play for Spain at the age of only 17 years and 9 months.[2]

Later in 1936 the Spanish civil war disrupted his playing career. During the conflict he played for the Basque Country national football team. The team undertook a tour of South America and in 1939 Zubieta was signed by Argentine side San Lorenzo de Almagro. Zubieta stayed with the club for 13 seasons, playing 352 games for the club, scoring 29 goals.[3] He occupies 3rd place on the list of San Lorenzo players with most games for the club [4] During his time at the club, they won the Argentine Primera in 1946 and the Copa Río de La Plata in the same year.

In 1952 Zubieta returned to Spain, joining Deportivo de La Coruña where he played until his retirement in 1956 at the age of 38.


Season Team Title
1935–36 Spain Athletic Bilbao La Liga
1946 Argentina San Lorenzo Primera División Argentina
1946 Argentina San Lorenzo Copa Río de La Plata

Managerial career

After retiring as a player Zubieta took up management. He had spells in charge of Athletic Bilbao (1962–1963) Real Valladolid (1963–1964) as well as managing in Portugal Belenenses[5] and in Mexico Real Jaén (1969–1970) and Pumas UNAM (1970–1974).

Zubieta also returned to Argentina working as manager of Club Atlético Atlanta amongst other teams. He died in Buenos Aires on 28 October 1985 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.[6]