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Location of the 'Greater Basque Country' which has produced many players for the Spanish national team, and others

The list of Basque footballers features association football players from the 'Greater Basque Country', a territory with a population of around 3 million (comprising the Basque autonomous Community (País Vasco or Euskadi) and Navarre which are two of Spain's seventeen autonomous communities, plus the Northern Basque Country, an agglomeration community in France) who have reached international status with the national teams as specified, the vast majority representing Spain.[1][2][3]

The region has a representative squad – the Basque Country national football team – but they are not recognised by FIFA, were inactive for long periods and only play friendly matches against FIFA teams or against other sides with similar status such as Catalonia.[4][5]

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Basque Country national team players (since 1990)Edit

Listed below are the players who have featured for the Basque Country international team dating from 1990 when regular fixtures against FIFA national teams were arranged. As of June 2019, there have been 30 matches played in this era (including four against Catalonia and one against Corsica who have the same unofficial status as the Basques and select their squads on the same basis), with 191 players involved.[6][7]

Key
*
Still active for the national team[a]
=
Player is tied for the number of caps
GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward

Basque Country national team players since 1990
# Name Position First cap Last cap Caps Goals
1 Xabi Prieto MF 2004[b] 2016[c] 14 0
2 Aritz Aduriz* FW 2006[d] 2019[e] 13 12
3 Igor Gabilondo MF 2002[f] 2011[g] 12 1
= Gorka Iraizoz* GK 2004[b] 2016[c] 12 0
5 Julen Guerrero MF 1993[h] 2006[i] 11 6
= Joseba Etxeberria FW 1998[j] 2007[k] 11 2
= Asier Riesgo* GK 2003[l] 2018[m] 11 0
8 Bittor Alkiza MF 1993[h] 2002[f] 9 0
= Aitor López Rekarte DF 2000[n] 2007[k] 9 0
= Mikel Aranburu MF 2002[f] 2011[g] 9 0
= Andoni Iraola DF 2003[l] 2013[o] 9 0
12 Agustín Aranzábal DF 1995[p] 2003[l] 8 0
= Ismael Urzaiz FW 1997[q] 2006[r] 8 3
= Mikel Labaka DF 2005[s] 2012[t] 8 1
= Iñigo Martínez* DF 2011[g] 2019[e] 8 0
16 José Antonio Pikabea DF 1993[h] 1999[u] 7 0
= Javi de Pedro MF 1995[p] 2001[v] 7 2
= Mikel González* DF 2007[w] 2016[c] 7 0
= Markel Susaeta* MF 2010[x] 2016[c] 7 1
= Gaizka Toquero FW 2010[x] 2016[c] 7 2
= Mikel San José* MF 2011[y] 2019[e] 7 0
22 Aitor Karanka DF 1994[z] 2004[b] 6 0
= Gaizka Mendieta MF 1998[j] 2007[k] 6 1
= Carlos Gurpegui MF 2003[l] 2016[aa] 6 1
= Ion Ansotegi DF 2010[x] 2016[aa] 6 0
= Ander Iturraspe* MF 2011[y] 2016[c] 6 0
= Mikel Balenziaga* DF 2012[t] 2019[e] 6 0
28 Rafael Alkorta DF 1990[ab] 1999[u] 5 0
= Josu Urrutia MF 1990[ab] 2001[v] 5 2
= Kuko Ziganda FW 1994[z] 1998[j] 5 4
= Xabier Eskurza MF 1994[z] 1999[u] 5 0
= Bolo FW 1996[ac] 2003[l] 5 4
= Iñigo Idiakez MF 1996[ac] 2000[n] 5 2
= Antonio Karmona DF 1999[u] 2003[l] 5 0
= Xabi Alonso MF 2001[v] 2012[t] 5 0
= Fran Yeste MF 2003[l] 2007[k] 5 3
= Gaizka Garitano MF 2003[l] 2007[w] 5 0
= Mikel Alonso MF 2004[b] 2007[w] 5 0
= Fernando Llorente* FW 2005[s] 2007[k] 5 1
= Javier Garrido* DF 2006[i] 2016[aa] 5 0
= David Zurutuza* MF 2010[x] 2018[m] 5 0
= Imanol Agirretxe FW 2010[x] 2015[ad] 5 3
= Markel Bergara* MF 2011[y] 2016[aa] 5 1
= Yuri Berchiche* DF 2014[ae] 2018[m] 5 0
45 Patxi Ferreira DF 1990[ab] 1997[q] 4 0
= Ion Andoni Goikoetxea MF 1990[ab] 1996[ac] 4 1
= Andoni Imaz MF 1993[h] 1997[q] 4 0
= Andoni Zubizarreta GK 1993[h] 1997[q] 4 0
= Iñigo Larrainzar DF 1995[p] 2000[n] 4 0
= Alberto GK 1998[j] 2001[v] 4 0
= Imanol Etxeberria GK 1998[j] 2003[l] 4 0
= Óscar de Paula FW 1998[j] 2001[v] 4 5
= César Cruchaga DF 2001[v] 2006[d] 4 0
= Asier Del Horno DF 2003[l] 2007[k] 4 0
= Fernando Amorebieta* DF 2007[w] 2011[g] 4 0
= Oier* DF 2010[x] 2013[o] 4 0
= Beñat* MF 2011[g] 2014[ae] 4 0
= Jon Aurtenetxe* DF 2011[g] 2015[ad] 4 0
= Mikel Rico* MF 2011[g] 2016[aa] 4 0
= Ibai* FW 2012[t] 2018[m] 4 2
= Asier Illarramendi* MF 2013[o] 2018[m] 4 1
= Ander Capa* DF 2014[ae] 2016[c] 4 0
= Dani García* MF 2014[ae] 2018[m] 4 0
= Javier Eraso* MF 2015[ad] 2019[e] 4 0
65 Ander Garitano MF 1993[h] 1996[ac] 3 0
= Julen Lopetegui GK 1993[h] 2000[n] 3 0
= Mikel Lasa DF 1993[h] 1997[q] 3 0
= Andoni Cedrún GK 1994[z] 1997[q] 3 0
= Imanol Alguacil DF 1994[z] 1997[q] 3 0
= Javier Olaizola DF 1998[j] 2003[l] 3 0
= Patxi Puñal MF 2002[f] 2007[k] 3 0
= Tiko MF 2003[l] 2006[d] 3 0
= Luis Prieto DF 2003[l] 2006[r] 3 0
= Joseba Llorente FW 2004[b] 2010[x] 3 0
= Gari Uranga FW 2005[s] 2006[r] 3 1
= Pablo Orbaiz MF 2005[s] 2007[k] 3 0
= Pantxi Sirieix MF 2006[r] 2011[g] 3 0
= Josu Sarriegi DF 2006[i] 2007[w] 3 1
= Iñaki Lafuente GK 2006[i] 2007[k] 3 0
= Iñaki Muñoz MF 2006[i] 2007[w] 3 0
= Iker Muniain* MF 2010[x] 2016[c] 3 1
= Carlos Martínez* DF 2012[t] 2015[ad] 3 0
= Roberto Torres* MF 2013[o] 2015[ad] 3 1
= Eneko Bóveda* DF 2014[ae] 2016[c] 3 0
= Xabi Etxeita* DF 2014[ae] 2016[c] 3 0
= Manu García* MF 2016[c] 2019[e] 3 0
87 Genar Andrinúa DF 1990[ab] 1996[ac] 2 1
= José Luis Ribera DF 1993[h] 1994[z] 2 0
= Luis López Rekarte DF 1993[h] 1994[z] 2 0
= Txiki Begiristain FW 1993[h] 1994[z] 2 0
= Julio Salinas FW 1993[h] 1994[z] 2 2
= Óscar Vales DF 1995[p] 1997[q] 2 0
= Roberto Ríos DF 1996[ac] 1997[q] 2 0
= Iván Campo MF 2000[n] 2006[i] 2 0
= Ibon Begoña DF 2001[v] 2002[f] 2 0
= Ricardo Sanzol GK 2002[f] 2004[b] 2 0
= Edu Alonso MF 2002[f] 2006[i] 2 0
= Unai Expósito DF 2004[b] 2005[s] 2 0
= José Barkero MF 2005[s] 2010[x] 2 0
= Aitor Ocio DF 2005[s] 2006[d] 2 0
= Javi Martínez* MF 2006[r] 2010[x] 2 0
= Aitor MF 2006[r] 2007[w] 2 0
= Borja Ekiza* DF 2011[y] 2013[o] 2 0
= Gorka Elustondo* MF 2011[y] 2016[aa] 2 0
= Kike Sola FW 2011[y] 2012[t] 2 0
= Eñaut Zubikarai* GK 2012[t] 2013[o] 2 0
= Joseba Zaldúa* DF 2016[aa] 2016[c] 2 0
= Sabin* FW 2016[aa] 2016[c] 2 0
= Aritz Elustondo* DF 2018[m] 2019[e] 2 1
111 Vicente Biurrun GK 1990[ab] 1 0
= Eugenio Bustingorri DF 1990[ab] 1 0
= Alberto Górriz DF 1990[ab] 1 0
= Pedro Uralde FW 1990[ab] 1 0
= David Villabona MF 1990[ab] 1 0
= Andoni Lakabeg DF 1990[ab] 1 0
= Andoni Goikoetxea DF 1990[ab] 1 0
= Eduardo Estíbariz DF 1990[ab] 1 0
= Estanislao Argote MF 1990[ab] 1 0
= Patxi Iru (es) GK 1990[ab] 1 0
= Luciano Iturrino (es) MF 1990[ab] 1 0
= Pizo Gómez (es) MF 1990[ab] 1 0
= Ernesto Valverde FW 1993[h] 1 0
= José Mari Bakero MF 1993[h] 1 0
= Juan Antonio Larrañaga DF 1993[h] 1 0
= Bixente Lizarazu DF 1993[h] 1 0
= Jokin Uría (es) DF 1994[z] 1 0
= Gontzal Suances (es) FW 1995[p] 1 0
= Juanjo Valencia GK 1995[p] 1 0
= Miguel Ángel Fuentes DF 1995[p] 1 0
= Patxi Salinas DF 1995[p] 1 0
= Aitor Larrazábal DF 1997[q] 1 0
= Luis Pérez FW 1997[q] 1 0
= Iñaki Berruet (es) DF 1998[j] 1 0
= François Grenet DF 1998[j] 1 0
= Txomin Nagore MF 2000[n] 1 0
= Ángel Lekumberri (es) MF 2000[n] 1 0
= Javi González MF 2001[v] 1 0
= Juan Carlos Unzué GK 2001[v] 1 0
= Unai DF 2002[f] 1 0
= David Karanka FW 2003[l] 1 0
= Pablo Gómez MF 2003[l] 1 0
= Armando GK 2005[s] 1 0
= Raúl García* MF 2005[s] 1 0
= Ander Murillo DF 2006[d] 1 0
= Javier Casas DF 2006[d] 1 0
= Javier López Vallejo GK 2006[r] 1 0
= Mikel Dañobeitia FW 2006[d] 1 0
= Unai Alba GK 2007[w] 1 0
= Jon Urzelai DF 2007[k] 1 0
= Koikili DF 2010[x] 1 0
= Xabi Castillo DF 2012[t] 1 0
= Óscar de Marcos* MF 2013[o] 1 0
= Xabi Irureta* GK 2014[ae] 1 0
= Mikel Arruabarrena* FW 2014[ae] 1 0
= Mikel Oyarzabal* FW 2016[c] 1 1
= Oier Olazábal* GK 2016[c] 1 0
= Martín Aguirregabiria* DF 2018[m] 1 0
= Mikel Vesga* MF 2018[m] 1 0
= Luca Sangalli* MF 2018[m] 1 0
= Anaitz Arbilla* DF 2018[m] 1 1
= Jon Ander Serantes* GK 2018[m] 1 0
= Jon Bautista* FW 2018[m] 1 1
= Iñaki Williams* FW 2018[m] 1 0
= Iago Herrerín* GK 2019[e] 1 0
= Aitor Fernández* GK 2019[e] 1 0
= Daniel Vivian* DF 2019[e] 1 0
= Unai Bustinza* DF 2019[e] 1 0
= Aihen Muñoz* DF 2019[e] 1 0
= Jesús Areso* DF 2019[e] 1 0
= Gaizka Larrazábal* MF 2019[e] 1 0
= Iñigo Vicente* FW 2019[e] 1 0
= Asier Villalibre* FW 2019[e] 1 0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Players who are still active for the national team are players who have not retired from football (although they may have retired from their FIFA international team) and are, subsequently, eligible to be called up.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Basque Country   2–0   Honduras, 2004
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Basque Country   3–1   Tunisia, 2016
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Catalonia   2–2   Basque Country, 2006
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Panama   0–0   Basque Country, 2019
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Basque Country   1–1   North Macedonia, 2002
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Basque Country   0–2   Tunisia, 2011
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Basque Country   3–1   Bolivia, 1993
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Basque Country   0–1   Wales, 2006
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i Basque Country   5–1   Uruguay, 1998
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Basque Country   1–1   Catalonia, 2007
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Basque Country   2–1   Uruguay, 2003
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Basque Country   4–2   Venezuela, 2018
  14. ^ a b c d e f g Basque Country   3–2   Morocco, 2000
  15. ^ a b c d e f g Basque Country   6–0   Peru, 2013
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h Basque Country   1–1   Paraguay, 1995
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Basque Country   3–1   Yugoslavia, 1997
  18. ^ a b c d e f g Basque Country   4–0   Serbia, 2006
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i Basque Country   0–1   Cameroon, 2005
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h Basque Country   6–1   Bolivia, 2012
  21. ^ a b c d Basque Country   5–1   Nigeria, 1999
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i Basque Country   3–2   Ghana, 2001
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h Venezuela   3–4   Basque Country, 2007
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Basque Country   3–1   Venezuela, 2010
  25. ^ a b c d e f Estonia   1–2   Basque Country, 2011
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Basque Country   1–0   Russia, 1994
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h Corsica   1–1   Basque Country, 2016
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Basque Country   2–2   Romania, 1990
  29. ^ a b c d e f Basque Country   3–0   Estonia, 1996
  30. ^ a b c d e Catalonia   0–1   Basque Country, 2015
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h Basque Country   1–1   Catalonia, 2014

FIFA international players from the Basque CountryEdit

All of the players listed were either born or raised in the Basque region, with most meeting both of those criteria.

As of March 2019
Player Province Nation Caps From To Finals Basque team
Koldo   Álava   Andorra 78 1998 2009 N/A No
Txema Garcia   Gipuzkoa   Andorra 71 1997 2009 N/A No
Justo Ruiz   Álava   Andorra 67 1996 2008 N/A No
Kenan Kodro   Gipuzkoa   Bosnia & Herzegovina 9 2017 Active N/A No
Ramón Unzaga   Biscay   Chile 8 1916 1920 2[a] No
Juan Legarreta   Gipuzkoa   Chile 2 1921 1921 N/A Yes
Jon Cuyami   Gipuzkoa   Equatorial Guinea 2 2003 2003 N/A No
Gorka Luariz   Gipuzkoa   Equatorial Guinea 2 2018 Active N/A No
Jesús Owono   Gipuzkoa   Equatorial Guinea 2 2019 Active N/A No
Manuel Anatol   Gipuzkoa   France 16 1929 1934 N/A No
Didier Deschamps   Labourd   France 103 1989 2000 4[b][c][d][e] No
Bixente Lizarazu   Labourd   France 97 1992 2004 5[c][d][e][f][g] Yes
Stéphane Ruffier   Labourd   France 3 2010 Active 1[h] No
Christian Sarramagna   Labourd   France 4 1973 1976 N/A No
René Petit   Gipuzkoa   France 2 1920 1920 1[i] No
Philippe Bergeroo   Labourd   France 3 1979 1984 2[j][k] No
Jean-Claude Larrieu   Labourd   France 0[l] N/A N/A 1[m] No
Tomas Trigo   Navarre   Philippines 1 2014 2014 N/A No
Kévin Rodrigues   Labourd   Portugal 3 2017 Active N/A No
Cristian Ganea   Biscay   Romania 5 2017 Active N/A No
Fernando Amorebieta   Biscay   Venezuela 15 2011 2015 1[n] Yes
Pedro Alconero (es)   Biscay   Spain 4 1948 1949 N/A No
Rafael Alsúa (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1954 1954 N/A No
Fernando Ansola (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 5 1965 1968 N/A No
Antón Martínez (es)   Biscay   Spain 5 1969 1971 N/A No
Matías Aranzábal (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 3[o] 1924 1926 N/A No
Pedro Areso (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 3 1935 1935 N/A Yes[p]
Salvador Arqueta (es)   Biscay   Spain 1 1942 1942 N/A No
Antonio Arrillaga (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1927 1927 N/A No
Miguel Ayestarán (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1933 1933 N/A Yes
Domingo Careaga (it)   Biscay   Spain 4 1921 1923 N/A Yes
Genaro Celayeta (es)   Navarre   Spain 6 1980 1980 N/A Yes
Iñaki Churruca (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 16 1971 1977 N/A Yes
Juan Antonio Deusto (es)   Biscay   Spain 1 1973 1973 N/A Yes
José Echeveste (ca)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 4 1922 1927 N/A No
Ramón Eguiazábal   Gipuzkoa   Spain 3 1920 1920 1[i] Yes
Julio Elícegui (es)   Navarre   Spain 4 1933 1933 N/A No
Epi (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 15[q] 1941 1949 N/A No
Juan Errazquin (ca)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 6 1925 1928 0[r] No
Francisco Gamborena   Gipuzkoa   Spain 20 1921 1933 2[s][t] Yes
Juan Garizurieta (es)   Biscay   Spain 1 1930 1930 N/A No
Seve Goiburu (es)   Navarre   Spain 12 1926 1933 N/A No[p]
Jesús Izaguirre (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[t] No
Juan Ramón Santiago (es)   Biscay   Spain 2 1942 1942 N/A No
Antonio Juantegui (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1924 1924 1[s] No
Juan Jugo (es)   Biscay   Spain 1 1946 1946 N/A No
José María Laca (es)   Biscay   Spain 1 1924 1924 N/A No
José Legarreta   Biscay   Spain 1 1928 1928 1[t] No
Juan José Mencía (es)   Biscay   Spain 1 1951 1951 N/A No
Juan José Mieza (es)   Biscay   Spain 2 1941 1941 N/A No
Enrique Martín   Navarre   Spain 2 1982 1982 N/A No
Alfonso Olaso (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1927 1927 N/A No
Pachuco Prats (es)   Biscay   Spain 9 1927 1930 N/A No
José María Querejeta (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1947 1947 N/A No
Juan Carlos Quincoces (es)   Álava   Spain 8 1957 1959 N/A No
Ángel María Rousse (es)   Biscay   Spain 1 1924 1924 N/A No
Manuel Sagarzazu (it)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1927 1927 1[t] No
Travieso (es)   Biscay   Spain 1 1922 1922 N/A Yes
Monchín Triana (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1929 1929 1[s] No
Juan Urquizu (es)   Biscay   Spain 1 1929 1929 N/A Yes
Alberto Villaverde (eu)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[t] No
Mariano Yurrita (es)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1929 1929 1[t] No
José Luis Zabala (ca)   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1923 1923 1[s] Yes[p]
Andrés Mendieta   Biscay   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[u] No
Javier Ciáurriz   Navarre   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[u] No
José María Igartua   Biscay   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[u] Yes
Santiago Idígoras   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1977 1977 1[m] Yes
Luis Arconada   Gipuzkoa   Spain 68 1977 1985 5[m][v][w][x][y] Yes
Miguel de Andrés   Navarre   Spain 2 1984 1984 1[z] Yes
Agustín Gajate   Gipuzkoa   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[z] Yes
Santiago Urquiaga   Biscay   Spain 14 1980 1984 3[z][w][x][y] Yes
David Villabona   Gipuzkoa   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[aa] Yes
Mikel Lasa   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1993 1993 1[aa] Yes
Gaizka Mendieta   Biscay   Spain 40 1999 2002 3[ab][ac][f] Yes
Agustín Aranzábal   Gipuzkoa   Spain 28 1995 2003 3[ab][ad][ac] Yes
Sergio Corino   Biscay   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[ab] No
Iñigo Idiakez   Gipuzkoa   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[ab] Yes
Aitor Karanka   Álava   Spain 1 1995 1995 1[ab] Yes
Jorge Aizkorreta   Biscay   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[ab] No
Mari Lacruz   Navarre   Spain 0[l] N/A N/A 1[ae] No[af]
Unai Vergara   Navarre   Spain 1 2001 2001 1[ae] Yes
César Azpilicueta   Navarre   Spain 25 2013 Active 5[ag][ah][h][ai][aj] No
Javi Martínez   Navarre   Spain 18 2010 Active 5[ak][al][ag][ah][h] Yes
Iñigo Martínez   Biscay   Spain 6 2013 Active 1[ag] Yes
Iker Muniain   Navarre   Spain 1 2012 Active 1[ag] Yes
Ander Herrera   Biscay   Spain 2 2016 Active 2[am][ag] No
Domingo Acedo   Biscay   Spain 11 1920 1924 2[i][s] Yes
Agustín Eizaguirre   Gipuzkoa   Spain 0[an] N/A N/A 1[i] Yes
Mariano Arrate   Gipuzkoa   Spain 6 1920 1923 1[i] Yes
Pedro Vallana   Biscay   Spain 12 1920 1928 3[i][s][t] Yes
Juan Artola   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1920 1920 1[i] Yes
José María Belauste   Biscay   Spain 3 1920 1920 2[i][s] Yes
Sabino   Biscay   Spain 2 1920 1920 1[i] No
Pagaza   Biscay   Spain 7 1920 1922 1[i] Yes
Patricio   Gipuzkoa   Spain 5 1920 1921 1[i] Yes
Pichichi   Biscay   Spain 5 1920 1920 1[i] Yes
Félix Sesúmaga   Biscay   Spain 8 1920 1923 1[i] No
Silverio   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1920 1920 1[i] No
Chirri   Biscay   Spain 5 1924 1925 1[s] Yes
Jesús Larraza   Biscay   Spain 1 1924 1924 1[s] No
Carmelo   Biscay   Spain 10 1922 1928 1[s] No
Trino   Gipuzkoa   Spain 3 1928 1928 1[t] No
Luis Regueiro   Gipuzkoa   Spain 25 1927 1926 1[t] Yes
Jacinto Quincoces   Biscay   Spain 25[q] 1928 1936 2[t][ao] Yes
Isaac Oceja   Biscay   Spain 4 1941 1942 N/A No
Martín Marculeta   Gipuzkoa   Spain 15 1928 1935 2[t][ao] Yes
Amadeo   Gipuzkoa   Spain 3 1928 1928 1[t] Yes
José María Jáuregui   Biscay   Spain 3 1928 1928 1[t] No
Domingo Zaldúa   Gipuzkoa   Spain 5 1927 1928 1[t] No
José Maria Yermo   Biscay   Spain 5 1927 1928 1[t] No
Paco Bienzobas   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1928 1929 1[t] Yes
Cholín   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1928 1929 1[t] No
Ciriaco   Gipuzkoa   Spain 14[q] 1930 1936 2[t][ao] Yes
Antero   Biscay   Spain 1 1928 1928 1[t] No
Kiriki   Gipuzkoa   Spain 3 1928 1928 1[t] No
Ángel Mariscal   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1928 1928 1[t] No
Leonardo Cilaurren   Biscay   Spain 14 1931 1935 1[ao] Yes
José Muguerza   Gipuzkoa   Spain 9 1930 1936 1[ao] Yes
Fede   Álava   Spain 3 1934 1934 1[ao] No
Guillermo Gorostiza   Biscay   Spain 19 1930 1941 1[ao] Yes
José Iraragorri   Biscay   Spain 7 1931 1936 1[ao] Yes
Lafuente   Biscay   Spain 8 1927 1935 1[ao] Yes
Isidro Lángara   Gipuzkoa   Spain 12 1932 1936 1[ao] Yes
Simón Lecue   Biscay   Spain 7 1934 1936 1[ao] No[p]
Manuel Olivares   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1930 1930 N/A Yes
Luis Marín   Gipuzkoa   Spain 0[an] N/A N/A 1[ao] Yes
Pedro Regueiro   Gipuzkoa   Spain 4[o]. 1928 1936 N/A Yes
Enrique Larrinaga   Biscay   Spain 1 1933 1933 N/A Yes
Ángel Zubieta   Biscay   Spain 2 1936 1936 N/A Yes
Bata   Biscay   Spain 1 1931 1931 N/A Yes
Chirri II   Biscay   Spain 4 1928 1932 N/A Yes
Gregorio Blasco   Biscay   Spain 5 1930 1936 N/A Yes
Serafín Aedo   Biscay   Spain 4 1935 1936 N/A Yes
Emilín   Biscay   Spain 2 1936 1936 N/A Yes
José Luis Panizo   Biscay   Spain 14 1946 1953 1[ap] No
Zarra   Biscay   Spain 20 1945 1951 1[ap] No
Ignacio Eizaguirre   Gipuzkoa   Spain 18 1945 1952 1[ap] No
Gabriel Alonso   Gipuzkoa   Spain 12 1948 1952 1[ap] No
Nando   Biscay   Spain 8 1947 1951 1[ap] No
Agustín Gaínza   Biscay   Spain 33 1945 1955 1[ap] No
Silvestre Igoa   Gipuzkoa   Spain 10 1948 1950 1[ap] No
Jesús Garay   Biscay   Spain 29 1953 1962 1[aq] No
Koldo Etxeberria   Biscay   Spain 4 1962 1963 1[aq] Yes
José Araquistáin   Gipuzkoa   Spain 6 1960 1962 1[aq] No
Carmelo   Biscay   Spain 13 1954 1963 1[aq] Yes
Iñaki Sáez   Biscay   Spain 3 1968 1968 N/A No
José Ángel Iribar   Gipuzkoa   Spain 49 1964 1976 2[ar][as] Yes
Ignacio Zoco   Navarre   Spain 25 1961 1969 2[ar][as] No
Chus Pereda   Biscay   Spain 15 1960 1968 1[ar] No
Dani   Biscay   Spain 25 1977 1981 2[v][w] Yes
Marañón   Navarre   Spain 4 1977 1978 1[v] Yes
Rafa Marañón   Navarre   Spain 4 1977 1978 1[v] Yes
Urruti   Gipuzkoa   Spain 5 1978 1980 4[v][w][x][k] Yes
José Ramón Alexanko   Biscay   Spain 34 1978 1982 2[w][x] Yes
Jesús María Satrústegui   Navarre   Spain 32 1975 1982 2[w][x] Yes
Jesús María Zamora   Gipuzkoa   Spain 30 1974 1989 2[w][x] Yes
Pedro Artola   Gipuzkoa   Spain 0[an] 1974 1989 1[w] No
Periko Alonso   Gipuzkoa   Spain 20 1980 1982 1[x] Yes
Roberto López Ufarte   Gipuzkoa   Spain 20 1980 1982 1[x] Yes
Pedro Uralde   Álava   Spain 3 1982 1986 1[x] Yes
Manu Sarabia   Biscay   Spain 15 1983 1985 1[y] Yes
Andoni Zubizarreta   Álava   Spain 126 1985 1998 7[y][k][at]
[au][av][c][ad]
Yes
Andoni Goikoetxea   Biscay   Spain 39 1983 1988 2[y][k] Yes
Irureta   Gipuzkoa   Spain 6 1972 1975 N/A Yes
Julio Salinas   Biscay   Spain 56 1986 1996 5[k][at][au][av][c] Yes
Patxi Salinas   Biscay   Spain 2 1988 1988 N/A Yes
Genar Andrinúa   Biscay   Spain 28 1987 1990 2[at][au] Yes
Julen Lopetegui   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1994 1994 1[av] Yes
Julen Guerrero   Biscay   Spain 41 1993 2000 3[av][c][ad] Yes
Ion Andoni Goikoetxea   Navarre   Spain 36 1993 2000 1[av] Yes
José Manuel Ochotorena   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1989 1989 1[au] No
Alberto Górriz   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1988 1990 1[au] Yes
Rafael Alkorta   Biscay   Spain 54 1990 1998 4[au][av][c][ad] Yes
Txiki Begiristain   Gipuzkoa   Spain 22 1988 1994 2[at][av] Yes
Luis López Rekarte   Gipuzkoa   Spain 4 1988 1988 N/A Yes
Aitor López Rekarte   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 2004 2004 N/A Yes
Juan Antonio Larrañaga   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1988 1988 N/A Yes
José Mari Bakero   Navarre   Spain 30 1987 1994 3[at][au][av] Yes
Joseba Etxeberria   Gipuzkoa   Spain 53 1997 2004 3[ad][ac][g] Yes
Ismael Urzaiz   Navarre   Spain 25 1996 2001 1[ac] Yes
Xabi Alonso   Gipuzkoa   Spain 114 2003 2014 7[g][aw][ax]
[ay][ak][al][h]
Yes
Javi de Pedro   Gipuzkoa   Spain 12 1998 2004 1[f] Yes
Fernando Llorente   Navarre   Spain 24 2008 Active 3[ay][ak][al] Yes
Nacho Monreal   Navarre   Spain 22 2009 Active 2[ah][aj] No
Mikel San José   Navarre   Spain 7 2014 Active 1[ai] Yes
Aritz Aduriz   Gipuzkoa   Spain 13 2010 Active 1[ai] Yes
Andoni Iraola   Gipuzkoa   Spain 7 2008 2011 N/A Yes
Kepa Arrizabalaga   Biscay   Spain 3 2017 Active 1[aj] No
Álvaro Odriozola   Gipuzkoa   Spain 4 2017 Active 1[aj] No
Pablo Orbaiz   Navarre   Spain 4 2002 2005 N/A Yes[af]
Markel Susaeta   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 2012 Active N/A Yes
Ander Iturraspe   Biscay   Spain 2 2014 Active N/A Yes
Raúl García   Navarre   Spain 2 2014 Active N/A Yes[af]
Iñaki Williams   Biscay   Spain 1 2016 Active N/A Yes
Iván Campo   Gipuzkoa   Spain 4 1998 2000 1[ad] Yes
Mikel Oyarzabal   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 2016 Active N/A Yes
Illarra   Gipuzkoa   Spain 3 2017 Active N/A Yes
José Eulogio Gárate   Gipuzkoa   Spain 18 1967 1975 N/A No
Marcelino Gálatas   Biscay   Spain 1 1927 1927 N/A No
Eduardo Arbide   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1921 1921 N/A Yes
Jaime Lazcano   Navarre   Spain 5 1929 1930 N/A No
Mundo   Biscay   Spain 3 1941 1942 N/A No
José Ángel Ziganda   Navarre   Spain 2 1991 1994 N/A Yes
José Antonio Zaldúa   Navarre   Spain 3 1961 1962 N/A No
Javier Flaño   Navarre   Spain 0[az] N/A N/A 1[ba] No[af]
Miguel Flaño   Navarre   Spain 0[az] N/A N/A 1[ba] No[af]
Gorka Larrea   Gipuzkoa   Spain 0[az] N/A N/A 1[ba] No
Javier Tarantino   Biscay   Spain 0[az] N/A N/A 1[ba] No
Beñat   Biscay   Spain 4 2012 Active N/A Yes
Xabier Etxeita   Biscay   Spain 1 2015 Active N/A Yes
Emilio Aldecoa   Biscay   Spain 1 1948 1948 N/A No
José Luis Artetxe   Biscay   Spain 6 1954 1959 N/A No
Antón Arieta   Biscay   Spain 7 1970 1972 N/A No
Eneko Arieta   Biscay   Spain 3 1955 1955 N/A No
Rafael Iriondo   Biscay   Spain 2 1946 1947 N/A No
Venancio   Biscay   Spain 11 1949 1954 N/A No
Estanislao Argote   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1978 1978 N/A Yes
Esteban Areta   Navarre   Spain 1 1961 1961 N/A No
Bittor Alkiza   Gipuzkoa   Spain 3 1998 1998 N/A Yes
Juan Alonso   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1958 1959 N/A No
Mauri   Biscay   Spain 5 1955 1956 N/A Yes
Javier Escalza   Biscay   Spain 5 1978 1978 N/A Yes
Patxi Ferreira   Biscay   Spain 2 1988 1989 N/A Yes
Roberto Etxebarria   Gipuzkoa   Spain 7 1928 1936 N/A Yes
Robus   Biscay   Spain 1 1928 1928 1[t] No
Roberto Bertol   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1947 1948 N/A No
Juan Arza   Navarre   Spain 2 1947 1952 N/A No
José María Maguregui   Biscay   Spain 7 1955 1957 N/A No
Manolín   Biscay   Spain 1 1953 1953 N/A No
Asier del Horno   Biscay   Spain 10 2004 2005 N/A Yes
Iñigo Larrainzar   Navarre   Spain 1 1994 1994 N/A Yes[af]
Ramón Gabilondo   Gipuzkoa   Spain 5 1941 1942 N/A No
Gaztelu   Gipuzkoa   Spain 2 1969 1971 N/A No
Jesús Glaría   Navarre   Spain 20 1962 1969 N/A No
Andoni Imaz   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1993 1993 N/A Yes
Juan Antonio Ipiña   Biscay   Spain 6[bb] 1936 1946 N/A No
Raimundo Lezama   Biscay   Spain 1 1947 1947 N/A No
Iñigo Liceranzu   Biscay   Spain 1 1985 1985 N/A No
Luis Olaso   Gipuzkoa   Spain 4 1921 1927 N/A No
Sebastián Ontoria   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1950 1950 N/A No
José Orúe   Biscay   Spain 3 1953 1957 N/A No
Pasieguito   Gipuzkoa   Spain 4 1954 1954 N/A No
Enrique Soladrero   Biscay   Spain 1[bc] 1935 1935 N/A No
Inaxio Kortabarria   Gipuzkoa   Spain 4 1976 1977 N/A Yes
Juan Cruz Sol   Gipuzkoa   Spain 28 1970 1976 N/A No
Félix Ruiz   Navarre   Spain 4 1961 1963 N/A No
Txetxu Rojo   Biscay   Spain 18 1969 1978 N/A Yes
José Ángel Rojo   Biscay   Spain 1 1973 1973 N/A Yes
Eusebio Ríos   Biscay   Spain 1 1964 1964 N/A No
Roberto Ríos   Biscay   Spain 11 1996 1997 N/A Yes
Fidel Uriarte   Biscay   Spain 9 1968 1972 N/A No
Canito   Biscay   Spain 1 1957 1957 N/A No
Ismael Urtubi   Biscay   Spain 2 1984 1985 N/A Yes
José María Zárraga   Biscay   Spain 8 1955 1958 N/A No
Pedro Zabalza   Navarre   Spain 7 1968 1969 N/A No[p]
Ángel María Villar   Biscay   Spain 22 1973 1979 N/A Yes
José Diego   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1980 1980 1[w] Yes
José María Peña   Biscay   Spain 21 1921 1930 1[s] Yes
Joaquín Vázquez   Gipuzkoa   Spain 1 1920 1920 1[i] No
Manuel Vidal   Biscay   Spain 1 1927 1927 N/A No
Ernesto Valverde   Álava   Spain 1 1990 1990 N/A Yes
Tiko   Navarre   Spain 1 2002 2002 N/A Yes
Juanín   Biscay   Spain 2 1925 1927 N/A No
Luis Aranaz (ca)   Navarre   Spain 0[bd] 1937 1938 N/A No[p]
Julián Vergara (es)   Navarre   Spain 0[bd] 1937 1938 N/A No

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 1916 South American Championship, 1920 South American Championship
  2. ^ UEFA Euro 1992
  3. ^ a b c d e f UEFA Euro 1996
  4. ^ a b 1998 FIFA World Cup
  5. ^ a b UEFA Euro 2000
  6. ^ a b c 2002 FIFA World Cup
  7. ^ a b c UEFA Euro 2004
  8. ^ a b c d 2014 FIFA World Cup
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o 1920 Olympic Games
  10. ^ UEFA Euro 1984
  11. ^ a b c d e 1986 FIFA World Cup
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Olympic Games selection only, no full caps.
  13. ^ a b c 1976 Olympic Games
  14. ^ 2015 Copa América
  15. ^ a b Includes 1 match not counted by some sources: See Spain national football team results (1920–29)#Unofficial match
  16. ^ a b c d e f Played for the Catalonia national football team
  17. ^ a b c Also played in 2 additional unofficial wartime matches in 1937 and 1938: See Spain national football team results (1930–39)#Unofficial matches.
  18. ^ Errazquin was selected for the 1928 Olympic Games but was not allowed to compete due to his Argentine birthplace and no documents to prove Spanish citizenship
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 1924 Olympic Games
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v 1928 Olympic Games
  21. ^ a b c 1968 Olympic Games
  22. ^ a b c d e 1978 FIFA World Cup
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i UEFA Euro 1980
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i 1982 FIFA World Cup
  25. ^ a b c d e UEFA Euro 1984
  26. ^ a b c 1980 Olympic Games
  27. ^ a b 1992 Olympic Games
  28. ^ a b c d e f 1996 Olympic Games
  29. ^ a b c d UEFA Euro 2000
  30. ^ a b c d e f 1998 FIFA World Cup
  31. ^ a b 2000 Olympic Games
  32. ^ a b c d e f Played for the Navarre autonomous football team
  33. ^ a b c d e 2012 Olympic Games
  34. ^ a b c 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
  35. ^ a b c UEFA Euro 2016
  36. ^ a b c d 2018 FIFA World Cup
  37. ^ a b c 2010 FIFA World Cup
  38. ^ a b c UEFA Euro 2012
  39. ^ 2009 Mediterranean Games
  40. ^ a b c Was selected for the tournament squad but never made his debut.
  41. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 1934 FIFA World Cup
  42. ^ a b c d e f g 1950 FIFA World Cup
  43. ^ a b c d 1962 FIFA World Cup
  44. ^ a b c 1964 European Nations' Cup
  45. ^ a b 1966 FIFA World Cup
  46. ^ a b c d e UEFA Euro 1988
  47. ^ a b c d e f g 1990 FIFA World Cup
  48. ^ a b c d e f g h 1994 FIFA World Cup
  49. ^ 2006 FIFA World Cup
  50. ^ UEFA Euro 2008
  51. ^ a b 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
  52. ^ a b c d Mediterranean Games selection only, no full caps.
  53. ^ a b c d 2005 Mediterranean Games
  54. ^ Also played in 1 additional unofficial wartime match in 1937: See Spain national football team results (1930–39)#Unofficial matches.
  55. ^ Also played in 1 additional unofficial wartime match in 1938: See Spain national football team results (1930–39)#Unofficial matches.
  56. ^ a b Only played in 2 unofficial wartime internationals: See Spain national football team results (1930–39)#Unofficial matches.

Basque heritageEdit

There are many other international footballers with some Basque heritage or connection, for example:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael Cerna (9 March 2012). "Xabi Alonso, Fernando Llorente and the Best Basque Players: A Starting XI". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Basque Greatest All-time 23 member team". Soccer, football or whatever. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Basques in the 2018 World Cup". Euskal Kazeta. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Catalonia and Basque Country reignite call for independent national football identities". The Telegraph newspaper, 30 December 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  5. ^ Matt Davis (13 October 2018). "Basque Country: The Spain internationals playing for a different team". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  6. ^ Convocatorias desde 1915, Euskal Selekzioa
  7. ^ Selección Absoluta, Basque Football Federation

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