When war broke out in Spain Raimundo Pérez Lezama was forced to move to the UK, whilst there he learnt how to play football.
Bielsa brought a revolutionary new style of football to Bilbao and its side, Athletic Club. Sometimes the impact of greatness is only noticeable in hindsight. By Harry Collins.
The rise and fall and rise and fall again of Javier Clemente at Athletic Club de Bilbao.
The blonde bombshell from Portugalete lit up La Liga during the 90’s becoming an icon and talisman for his club.
For years Athletic have lead the world in terms of player development. The Lezama training complex is a vital part of this process, and the club’s existence.
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.
A pre-match routine tour through Bilbao before a Athletic Club’s big derby game against rivals Real Sociedad.
Portugalete is famous for its port and being one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Spain. Let’s not forget about the football too!
SD Leioa took on Bilbao Athletic’s young stars at Sarriena.
Top of the table clash in the División de Honor between CD Galdakao and Ugeraga