David Zurutuza was born in 1986 in the French town of Rochefort, where his mother's family was from and where his mother spent the last months of her pregnancy. His father is from Guipúzcoa, for which reason the player has double French and Spanish nationality. Despite being born in Rochefort, the player was raised in Deva (Guipúzcoa) where he lived and played football until six years of age, residing from that time in the French-Basque town of Hendaye.
He began to play on the beach of Deba in the year 1992. Then his parents emigrated to the town of Hendaye and he played on the school team, as well as on the Hendaye team, which was called "Englantins". When he was just barely 11 years old, he went to the Lengokoak of San Sebastián, a basic football team where the mythic goalkeeper Luis Arconada was trained. At the Lengo, he spent two years in the children's category, and he was chosen by the Real Sociedad in the children's category, managing to play in the Real Sociedad B (Sanse).
In the 2007-2008 season he was assigned to play with the SD Eibar. He began the 2008-2009 season on the first team of the Real Sociedad, but due to an excess of mid-fielders on the first team, the coaches decided for him to return to the reserve team which very much needed help to try to remain in the category.
He is a player of exquisite quality and techniques, standing out for his touch, his changes of play and for his ingenuity in connecting the mid-field and the forward area, in addition to shooting well from the second line of play.
He debuted in Spain's First Division in 2010, on the opening day. In this same season, Zurutuza made his first goal in the BBVA League.
He plays pivot, midfielder and on the left, but where he is most comfortable is near the goal area.
In the 2011/2012 season, he played 33 matches in the league and 4 for the cup, making 3 goals with beautiful style and he recently has been awarded by the supporter's group txuri urdin Idiazabalgo Errealaren Lagunak as the best player of the last season.