Pichichi was more than a great goalscorer who died before his time. He was a law student, an Athletic Bilbao legend, an Olympian, a referee and a man who ‘lived life on the edge’.Read More Ever wondered why La Liga’s top goalscorer wins ‘the Pichichi’?
In the 1984 European Cup Winner’s Cup, Manchester Utd and Barcelona played out one of the most thrilling and intense games in the history of European football. It was also the only time the two of the midfield greats are that generation lined up against each other, Maradona and Bryan Robson. What happened was unforgettable. […]Read More When Bryan met Diego
The incredible true story of La Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa (La Cultu), their rescuers and their rise from near extinction.Read More Back from the Brink: The Story of La Cultu Leonesa
A few years ago this particular Basque derby game would have been unthinkable but SD Eibar’s incredible rise up through the ranks of Spanish football have lead to it becoming a staple of the season for both teams. A cause for celebration for Basque football.Read More Athletic Club vs. SD Eibar: La Liga’s Most Unlikely Derby
In perhaps the strangest, most nerve-racking managerial debut of all-time, Wanderlei Luxemburgo first took charge of Real Madrid in a six minute game played against Real Sociedad at the Bernabéu.Read More The Curious Case of W. Luxemburgo, Real Madrid, and the Six Minute Match
Delve into the history and culture of football in The Basque Country of Northern Spain/Southwestern France to discover its importance to a people who remain fiercely proud and separate to the states to which they officially belong.Read More The Basque Country: A Very Local Obsession
Long before he became immortalised as synonymous with La Liga’s top goalscorer award, Rafael Moreno Aranzadi – known as Pichichi – was Spanish football’s first great goalscorer, excelling for Athletic Club.Read More The Story of Pichichi, the Athletic Club Great Who Lives on Forever