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.
Bixente Lizarazu remains one of the most succesful French Basque footballers of all time and the World Cup winner has never hidden his pride for the region in which he was born and raised. By Tom Wardle.
It was hard work getting Eibar into La Liga. They’re now fully settled and have set their sights on Europe. The club that continues to astound.
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.
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’.
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.