Iban Zubiaurre Urrutia is a Spanish footballer who currently features for the Spanish club Athletic Bilbao. He plays as a defender,
Iban Zubiaurre made his professional debut for Basque side Real Sociedad in 2003 and played for them until 2005 when he signed an illegal contract with Basque giants Athletic Bilbao. At the time he still had a year on his contract and a buy-out clause of 33 million euros.
A legal battle followed and was resolved 14 months alter when Bilbao were made to pay 3 million euros to Sociedad. During that time Zubiaurre was not allowed to play any football.
Iban Zubiaurre made his debut for Bilbao in February 2007 against Atletico Madrid and that was his only appearance for Bilbao that season.