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.
From playing on the beaches of his hometown to captaining the club itself, Xabi Prieto has been a loyal and dedicated servant to Real Sociedad and San Sebastián.
The rise and fall and rise and fall again of Javier Clemente at Athletic Club de Bilbao.
In 2001 the world took notice as a group of plucky underdogs playing for Deportivo Alavés went on a European oddysey. By David Bevan
It was the most remarkable of seasons and for thirty-eight years its memory was enshrined in a record. The record has gone but as far as La Real fans are concerned the achievement remains unbeaten.
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’.
Ilia came to Spain as a twelve year old and hasn’t looked back since. He currently plays for SD Deusto in Spain’s Tercera División.