As a Player: Deportivo Alavés: 1983-1985. Sestao: 1985-1986: RCD Espanyol: 1986-1988. FC Barcelona: 1988-1990. Athletic Club: 1990-1996. Real Mallorca: 1996-1997.
As a Coach: Athletic Club (Youth teams): 1997-2003 Athletic Club: 2003-2005 RCD Espanyol: 2006-2008 Olympiacos FC: 2008-2009 Villarreal C. F.: 2009-2010 Olympiacos FC: 2010-2012 Valencia CF: 2012-2013 Athletic Club: 2013-
"If you had to pick a Spanish coach who has led the way for his peers in making an International name for himself, it is Rafa Benítez. At Valencia where he was able to challenge the supremacy of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Spanish League, unthinkable today, and then his move to Liverpool with his success there, have been defining moments for the recognition of Spanish coaches generally at a global level. His way of working and his organisation have given us all a reference point so we can learn from him and we continue to do so".