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
For the first entry in the Basque Groundhopping series I went to the impressive Lezama to see Athletic Club feeder side Bilbao Athletic.Read More Basque Groundhopping 1: Bilbao Athletic Vs UD Logroñés
Like so many parts of the world, football in the Basque Country of Spain owes debt of thanks to the early Brits who settled and brought the sport with them.Read More An English Field in Bilbao
In 1989, for the first time in 40 years, Real Sociedad decided that they needed foreign blood to compete. Step forward Liverpool hero John Aldridge.Read More John Aldridge: Real Sociedad’s Unlikely Scouse Idol
SD Eibar the small Basque club that ceases to astound. A true underdog story.Read More SD Eibar: The Club that Moves Mountains
Will the Spanish giants ever awaken from their slumber to terrify Europeans rivals once more?Read More Valencia CF: A Fallen Giant or a Sleeping Giant?
Chalk and cheese, water and oil, iron and stardust. The opposing philosophies of two of Spain’s oldest and most successful clubs.Read More Basque Iron vs. Galacticos Stardust