, The board of the Athletic Club is composed of the following directors:, Pos. Each of these two groups founded their own football club in 1898; it wasn't until 1903 that they decided to combine their forces and settle on a merger that would lead to creation of Athletic Club. In 1977, the club reached the final of the UEFA Cup, only losing on away goals to Juventus. The Kutxabank logo now adorns the front of Athletic's kits. Lezama has undergone remodeling since 1995 under the presidency of José María Arrate with the construction of new roads and parking entry and exit able to absorb the large number of vehicles that come every day, and a platform cover bringing greater convenience to fans attending the matches of the youth teams and other youth football teams. In the table of Copa del Rey titles, Athletic is second only to Barcelona, having won it 23 times. Zarra is the top scorer in the history of Copa del Rey, Gaínza has the record of most goals scored in a single La Liga match, Zarra holds the record for most goals in a Copa del Rey final, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 16:55. La totalidad de los jugadores del Athletic Club han nacido o han sido formados en Euskal Herria. This policy was changed in 2008, when Athletic made a deal with the Biscay-based Petronor oil company to wear their logo in exchange for over €2 million. At various points in the club's history, further Basque league derbies have been contested against Alavés, Eibar and Osasuna. San Mamés 53.289 Seats, Current transfer record: The 1960s were dominated by Real Madrid, and Atlético only had a single Copa del Rey win in 1969, although the decade saw the emergence of a club legend, José Ángel Iribar. In other words, only players of Basque descent were allowed to play for the club. In 1985 and 1986, Athletic finished third and fourth respectively. However, in the Copa del Rey, they survived two penalty shootouts against second-tier opponents and then defeated Barcelona to reach the semi-finals.. 1903 Winning the first edition of Copa del Rey. The squad overview can be embedded on the own homepage via iframe. , After Bielsa, Ernesto Valverde returned for a second spell as manager, and he signed or brought through several new players as Athletic came fourth in the league, meaning a UEFA Champions League campaign. Please click the button "Send inquiry" which opens a new e-mail message. 1930 Winning their first Double (La Liga and Copa del Rey). The club is known for its cantera policy of bringing young Basque players through the ranks, as well as recruiting players from other Basque clubs. The star was Pichichi, who scored the first goal at the San Mamés stadium in 1913 and a hat-trick in the 1915 cup final. , Prior to the 2011–12 season, Athletic's new president, former player Josu Urrutia, brought in coach Marcelo Bielsa; Athletic advanced to their first European final since 1977, losing 3–0 to Spanish rivals Atlético Madrid on 9 May in the 2012 UEFA Europa League Final at the Arena Națională in Bucharest. The team sometimes played astonishingly physical and especially the matches against Barca were fierce. En mayo de 1902 el Athletic Club, bajo el nombre de Bizcaya, se alzó con la Copa de la Coronación, la que sería considerada la primera edición del torneo de la Copa.  In the Copa del Rey, they reached their first final in 24 years, losing 4–1 to Barcelona. The team plays its home matches at the San Mamés Stadium. Has the record for the biggest win in Copa del Rey (12–1 to, Has the record for the biggest win away to Real Madrid (0–6 in. Estadio San MamÃ©s (2013â), Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Ricardo Zamora, Telmo Zarra, AgustÃn Sauto Arana, JosÃ© Luis Panizo, JosÃ© Ãngel Iribar, Andoni Zubizarreta, JosÃ© Francisco Rojo, Joseba Etxeberria, Most games played: JosÃ© Ãngel Iribar (614) http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/athletic-bilbao-football-club/ = Match played; W = Won; D = Drawn; L = Lost; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; Pts = Points 781 (4.04%) members voted blank and 116 (0.6%) remaining votes were considered invalid. Its first documented use dates from 1922. Athletic Club, commonly known as Athletic Bilbao or just Athletic (Basque: Bilboko Athletic Kluba / Spanish: Athletic Club de Bilbao), is a Spanish professional football club based in the city of Bilbao in the Basque Country in Spain.  At the conclusion of a poor season overall, Ziganda was dismissed and Eduardo Berizzo was appointed. At present, facilities include, inter alia, five natural grass fields, a gymnasium, a pediment, a medical center and a residence for young players. Mammes pacified the lions and was later made a saint. , After star midfielder Javi Martínez moved to FC Bayern Munich, Athletic were eliminated from the 2012–13 Europa League group stage, and were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Basque club Eibar of the third tier. BeÅiktaÅ JK En mayo de 1902 el Athletic Club, bajo el nombre de Bizcaya, se alzó con la Copa de la Coronación, la que sería considerada la primera edición del torneo de la Copa. Waiting for the ship back to Bilbao and empty handed, Elorduy realised that the colours of the local team Southampton matched the colours of the City of Bilbao, and bought 50 shirts to take with him. Funnily enough, Athletic won its next La Liga in 1956, right after Zarra had left the club. 1 3.7 %, National team players: They brought with them the game of football and came together to form Bilbao Football Club. Founded: 1903  In July 1936, football halted due to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. His aggressive-minded style proved to be a very effective tactic, and Athletic won two successive La Liga titles (1983 and 1984) under his leadership. Following the inaugural win by Club Bizcaya, the newly formed Athletic Bilbao won it again in 1903, both times under Juan de Astorquia who was President and Captain. As it turned out, British coaches were somewhat of a good charm for Athletic; the club continued to dominate the 30s (they hammered once Barcelona 12-1), and after a period with a Spanish manager Pentland returned. However, his spell was even less fruitful and in December 2018, having won just two of his fifteen matches at the helm and with the team in the relegation zone, Berizzo was dismissed.