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Ángel Zubieta Redondo (born July 17 1918 in Galdakaomarker, Biscay, Basque Countrymarker) is a former Spanishmarker 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.

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 Argentinemarker side San Lorenzo de Almagro. Zubieta stayed with the club for 13 seasons, playing 352 games for the club, scoring 29 goals. He occupies 3rd place on the list of San Lorenzo players with most games for the club 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.

Titles

Season Team Title
1935-36 Athletic Bilbao La Liga
1946 San Lorenzo Primera División Argentina
1946 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 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.

References

  1. Centro Apuesto: Cesc, con 18 años, sigue estela de Zubieta que debutó con 17
  2. Museo de San Lorenzo
  3. Museo de San Lorenzo
  4. Lista de treinadores da equipa principal



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