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Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga

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Full nameAndoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga
Date of birth23 May 1956(age 60)
Place of birthAlonsotegi, Spain
Height1.85 m
Playing positionCentre back

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Andoni Goikoetxea Olaskoaga (born 23 May 1956 in Alonsotegi, Biscay), Goiko for short, is a retired Spanish footballer and a current coach.

During his career, the aggressive central defender (dubbed "The butcher from Bilbao") played mainly for Athletic Club de Bilbao, also having been a Spain and Euskadi XI international. Among the followers of Athletic Club, he was also known as El Gigante de Alonsotegui (Alonsotegui's giant).

Having gained nearly 40 caps for Spain in the 80's, Goikoetxea represented the nation in one World Cup and one European Championship.

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