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 Andoni ZUBIZARRETA 1988-1992 
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Name: Andoni Zubizarreta Urreta

Nickname: "Zubi"


Country: :SPA: Spain
Club: FC Barcelona
Position: *GK
Side: LF/BS
Age: 27-31 years (23/10/1961)

Height: 187 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Attack: 30
Defence: 95
Balance: 87
Stamina: 65
Top Speed: 66
Acceleration: 68
Response: 88
Agility: 71
Dribble Accuracy: 52
Dribble Speed: 53
Short Pass Accuracy: 54
Short Pass Speed: 58
Long Pass Accuracy: 55
Long Pass Speed: 61
Shot Accuracy: 45
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 44
Free Kick Accuracy: 45
Curling: 45
Header: 55
Jump: 81
Technique: 53
Aggression: 65
Mentality: 85
Goalkeeper Skills: 93
Team Work: 80

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 3
Weak Foot Frequency: 3
Consistency: 8
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

S11 - Penalty Saver
S12 - 1-on-1 Keeper

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Penalty Stopper - 1-on-1 Stopper

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded

He had many qualities, including his level-headedness and superb positioning between the sticks. In 1986 he joined FC Barcelona as a replacement for the legendary Urruti. He was the mainstay of the famous 'Dream Team' and was, along with Koeman, the hero of the Wembley final with a series of miraculous, decisive interventions. Known as 'Zubi', he was also captain of the club for several seasons, and was noted both on and off the pitch for his serenity and psychological balance, which he was constantly able to transmit to the other players in order to get through the most difficult of match situations. He was highly consistent, level-headed and effective, with an excellent positional sense above all things, and he favoured an efficient rather than spectacular style although he was also capable of producing decisive saves due to his good shot-stopping abilities. He also stood out for his intelligence, composure and charismatic leadership in goal, which enabled him to organise his back-line and inspire a sense of calm and confidence in his defenders; he was also known for his work-rate and longevity, as well as his ability to rush off his line. In spite of Barcelona's passing-based playing style under Johan Cruyff, which also saw his defenders and goalkeepers given more responsibilities in terms of retaining possession and playing the ball out from the back, Zubizarreta was not particularly adept with the ball at his feet. His limited technical skills were a frequent source of criticism from his manager, and eventually led to the former's departure from the club in 1994.

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A short compilation of the best saves of Andoni Zubizarreta.


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