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Ion Andoni Goikoetxea

Not to be confused with Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga.

Andoni Goikoetxea
Full nameIon Andoni Goikoetxea Lasa
Date of birth (1965-10-21) 21 October 1965 (age 54)
Place of birthPamplona, Spain
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Playing positionMidfielder / Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
1988–1990Real Sociedad (loan)74(10)
1994–1997Athletic Bilbao92(1)
1998Yokohama Marinos23(0)
National team
1985Spain U191(0)
1985Spain U205(1)
1985–1988Spain U2112(2)
1987Spain U231(0)
Teams managed
2009–2010Xerez (assistant)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Goikoetxea and the second or maternal family name is Lasa.

Ion Andoni Goikoetxea Lasa (born 21 October 1965) is a Spanish retired footballer.

An offensive player of wide range, he operated in various positions on the right side of the pitch (right back, midfielder or forward), and was best known for his FC Barcelona spell, during the club's Dream Team years.

Having amassed La Liga totals of 386 games and 36 goals over the course of 13 seasons, Goikoetxea appeared for Spain at the 1994 World Cup.

Club career

A product of hometown's CA Osasuna's youth ranks, Goikoetxea was born in Pamplona, and he first appeared in La Liga two days shy of his 20th birthday, in a 0–2 away loss against Celta de Vigo. An automatic first-choice from early on, he scored a career-best 11 goals in the 1987–88 season, as the Navarrese finished fifth.

Subsequently Goiko moved to league giants FC Barcelona, but was immediately loaned for two years to Osasuna's neighbours Real Sociedad where he would only missed two league games in two seasons combined, achieving another fifth place in his second.

In 1990–91 Goikoetxea arrived at Camp Nou, joining several other Basque players, including Txiki Begiristain, Julio Salinas and José Mari Bakero. These would help form the backbone of the legendary Dream Team, winning four league titles in a row, with the addition of the club's first European Cup (where he appeared in the second half of the 1–0 win over U.C. Sampdoria).

In his first season with Barça Goikoetxea played in 37 matches, being voted the Spanish Footballer of the Year by Don Balón magazine.[1] In the 1994 summer he joined another Basque side, Athletic Bilbao, amassing nearly a further 100 top flight appearances in three years.

Goikoetxea retired in 1999 after a brief spell with Japan's Yokohama F. Marinos – where he again teamed up with Salinas – and a return to Osasuna, now in the second division. Ten years later he started his coaching career, aiding former Osasuna and Bilbao teammate José Ángel Ziganda at newly promoted Xerez CD, with the pair leaving in early 2010.

International career

Goikoetxea played 36 times for the Spanish national team during six years, representing the country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. His debut came on 12 September 1990, in a 3–0 friendly win over Brazil.

During the 1994 competition in the United States, Goiko appeared in all the matches, scoring twice in two draws against South Korea (2–2) and Germany (1–1), his misplaced crossing attempt catching goalkeeper Bodo Illgner off-guard in the latter game.[2][3]

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 June 1994 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States Template:Country data South Korea 0–2 2–2 1994 FIFA World Cup
2. 21 June 1994 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States 23x15px Germany 0–1 1–1 1994 FIFA World Cup
3. 30 November 1994 La Rosaleda, Málaga, Spain 23x15px Finland 2–0 2–0 Friendly
4. 26 April 1995 Hrazdan, Yerevan, Armenia 23x15px Armenia 0–2 0–2 Euro 1996 qualifying





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Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Spain League
1985–86 Osasuna La Liga 20 1
1986–87 38 7
1987–88 36 11
1988–89 Real Sociedad La Liga 38 6
1989–90 36 4
1990–91 Barcelona La Liga 37 3
1991–92 32 0
1992–93 29 3
1993–94 28 0
1994–95 Athletic Bilbao La Liga 28 1
1995–96 33 0
1996–97 31 0
Japan League
1998 Yokohama Marinos J. League 1 23 0
Country Spain 386 36
Japan 23 0
Total 409 36



Year Apps Goals
1990 4 0
1991 5 0
1992 5 0
1993 5 0
1994 11 3
1995 5 1
1996 1 0
Total 36 4


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