Etxeberria in 2009
|Full name||Joseba Andoni Etxeberria Lizardi|
|Date of birth||5 September 1977|
|Place of birth||Elgoibar, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Winger / Forward|
|Bilbao Athletic (manager)|
|1994-1995||Real Sociedad B||29||(9)|
|2012-2015||Athletic Bilbao (youth)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Elgoibar, Gipuzkoa, Etxeberria began his career with Real Sociedad, making his La Liga debut at only 17 in a 2-0 home win against RCD Español on 29 January 1995. That summer, he moved to neighbouring Athletic Bilbao in a controversial transfer that cost over EUR3 million and caused the clubs to break off formal relations- at the time, it was the highest transfer fee paid for an under-18 player in Spanish football. When he returned to Anoeta Stadium in 2001, the Real Sociedad supporters prepared banners of his face on banknotes denoting him as a 'mercenary', and when he scored they responded with a hail of bottles and verbal abuse which earned the organization a fine from the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
In 1997-98, Etxeberria scored 11 league goals as Athletic finished second, achieving a career-best 14 five seasons later. He netted the goal that took his team into the group stage of the UEFA Champions League as they overcame FC Dinamo Tbilisi on the away goals rule, and repeated the feat in that phase of the competition against Rosenborg BK (1-1 home draw); in his first 12 years he never appeared in less than 28 league games, his lowest scoring output being three in the 2004-05 and 2006-07 campaigns, while he was also eventually awarded team captaincy.
On 1 October 2008, already playing second-fiddle, Etxeberria agreed a deal with the Basque side according to which he effectively played 2009-10, his last season as a professional, for free, after his contract expired in June 2009.
Etxeberria's last year was not a successful one individually as he only appeared in seven league matches, adding another seven with two goals in the season's UEFA Europa League, including his final for the club (a late penalty equaliser) against C.D. Nacional in the group phase of the UEFA Europa League on 5 November 2009. On 15 May 2010 he was replaced to a standing ovation in Athletic's 2-0 home victory over Deportivo de La Coruña, and represented his main club in 514 official matches (104 goals), third-best in its history only behind José Ángel Iribar and Txetxu Rojo.
After leading the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship scoring charts and winning fourth place, Etxeberria moved up to the Spain full national team, making his debut on 19 November 1997 in a friendly match against Romania in Palma, Majorca and scoring in the 1-1 draw.
He was capped 53 times and netted 12 goals, representing his country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. On 18 June, in the second tournament, he scored the 2-1 winner in the group stage match to defeat Slovenia.
Etxeberria began a coaching career after retiring, his first job being with the Basque Country representative youth teams. In 2012 he returned to Athletic, starting out at the youth academy; having spent so many years at the club as a player, he described the Lezama training centre as a "second home".
In 2015, Etxeberria moved to the first team under manager Ernesto Valverde. The following year he was appointed at affiliate CD Basconia, controlling a group of players he had previously managed at the Juvenil age group level.
In summer 2017, Etxberria departed from the Athletic internal structure whilst remaining contracted to the club and moved within the same region to become manager of third-tier side SD Amorebieta, replacing the departed Aitor Larrazábal (a former Athletic teammate and coaching colleague). On 5 February of the following year, he replaced fired José Luis Martí at the helm of CD Tenerife.
In May 2018, Athletic Bilbao confirmed that Etxeberria had cut all ties with the club to continue his coaching career independently. On 17 September, he was fired by Tenerife after the team failed to record a victory in the first five league matches of the season.
|Real Sociedad B||1993-94||Segunda División B||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||0|
|Real Sociedad||1994-95||La Liga||7||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||8||2|
|Athletic Bilbao||1995-96||La Liga||33||7||6||3||-||-||-||-||39||10|
|1.||19 November 1997||Lluís Sitjar, Palma, Spain||Romania||1-0||1-1||Friendly|
|2.||25 March 1998||Balaídos, Vigo, Spain||Sweden||4-0||4-0||Friendly|
|3.||14 October 1998||Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel||Israel||1-2||1-2||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|4.||31 March 1999||Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||0-6||0-6||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|5.||5 June 1999||El Madrigal, Vila-real, Spain||San Marino||3-0||9-0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|6.||5 June 1999||El Madrigal, Vila-real, Spain||San Marino||4-0||9-0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|7.||18 June 2000||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Slovenia||1-2||1-2||UEFA Euro 2000|
|8.||2 September 2000||Ko?evo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1-2||1-2||2002 World Cup qualification|
|9.||29 March 2003||Olimpiyskiy, Kiev, Ukraine||Ukraine||1-2||2-2||Euro 2004 qualifying|
|10.||6 November 2003||D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, Portugal||Portugal||0-1||0-3||Friendly|
|11.||19 November 2003||Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway||Norway||0-3||0-3||Euro 2004 qualifying|
|12.||18 February 2004||Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain||Peru||1-1||2-1||Friendly|
|Basconia||29 June 2016||5 June 2017||38||12||12||14||50||55||-5||31.58|||
|Amorebieta||5 June 2017||5 February 2018||24||7||9||8||29||25||+4||29.17|||
|Tenerife||5 February 2018||17 September 2018||23||8||8||7||33||28||+5||34.78|||
|Bilbao Athletic||28 May 2019||Present||26||14||6||6||51||30||+21||53.85|||