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Eugenio Bustingorri Oíz (born 28 December 1963) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

Eugenio Bustingorri
Personal information
Full name Eugenio Bustingorri Oíz
Date of birth (1963-12-28) 28 December 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Zulueta, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1975–1982 Osasuna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Osasuna B 34 (4)
1983–1989 Osasuna 182 (16)
1989–1990 Atlético Madrid 28 (1)
1990–1994 Osasuna 144 (4)
1995–1998 Izarra 79 (3)
Total 467 (28)
National team
1980 Spain U16 3 (0)
1985–1986 Spain U21 8 (2)
1990 Basque Country 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He amassed La Liga totals of 345 matches and 21 goals during 11 seasons, almost exclusively with Osasuna.[1]


Club careerEdit

Bustingorri was born in Zulueta, Navarre. Safe for one year with Atlético Madrid[2] he played his entire professional career with local giants CA Osasuna, making his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 23 January 1983 in a 1–1 away draw against Valencia CF.[3]

From 1984–85 onwards, Bustingorri was the club's undisputed first-choice, scoring a career-best five goals in 40 games (all starts) in 1986–87 in an eventual narrow escape from relegation. After returning from the Colchoneros in 1989, he retained its starting position: on 26 May 1991 he scored one of his two goals in the season in a 1–0 away win against RCD Español,[4] as Osasuna finished a best-ever fourth and qualified for the second time in its history to the UEFA Cup; for his efforts during that campaign, he was named best left back in the league by Mundo Deportivo.[5]

Bustingorri left Osasuna midway through 1994–95, with the team now in Segunda División. He went on play three years with neighbouring amateurs CD Izarra, being the player with the second-most matches played in the top flight for the former.

International careerEdit

Bustingorri played for Spain at two youth levels, and participated at the 1986 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[6] as the national team finished as champions.



  1. ^ "¿Te acuerdas de ............ Bustingorri?" [Do you remember ...Bustingorri?] (in Spanish). Fútbol Total. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Bustingorri, último fichaje del Atlético, que se presenta hoy" [Bustingorri, last signing of Atlético, who starts working today]. El País (in Spanish). 25 July 1989. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ "1–1: El Valencia volvió a las andadas" [1–1: Valencia back to old ways]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 24 January 1983. p. 19. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  4. ^ "El Español ingresa en la UCI" [Español admitted to ICU]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 27 May 1991. p. 10. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Bustingorri: Mejor lateral izquierdo de la Liga 90–91" [Bustingorri: Best left-back in 90–91 League]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 23 June 1991. p. 24. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Bustingorri: "No he recibido un cheque de Núñez, ni siquiera las gracias"" [Bustingorri: "I have not received a check from Núñez, not even thanks"]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 8 October 1986. p. 13. Retrieved 20 October 2011.

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