Athletic Bilbao

Location Bilbao, Spain
Soccerfame Fans: 72
Founded 1898
Manager Ernesto Valverde
Stadium San Mames (Capacity: 40000)
N: Name Position
1. Gorka Iraizoz Goalkeeper
13. Iago Herrerin Goalkeeper
27. Gorka Magunazelaia Goalkeeper
33. Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta Goalkeeper
4. Aymeric Laporte Defender
6. Mikel San Jose Defender
12. Unai Albizua Defender
15. Andoni Iraola Defender
16. Xabier Etxeita Defender
23. Borja Ekiza Defender
24. Mikel Balenziaga Defender
29. Markel Etxeberria Defender
5. Erik Moran Midfielder
7. Benat Etxebarria Midfielder
8. Ander Iturraspe Midfielder
N: Name Position
10. Oscar de Marcos Midfielder
14. Markel Susaeta Midfielder
17. Mikel Rico Midfielder
18. Carlos Gurpegi Midfielder
21. Ander Herrera Midfielder
22. Enric Saborit Midfielder
28. Fernandez Hierro Guillermo Midfielder
33. Iker Undabarrene Midfielder
41. Jonxa Midfielder
2. Gaizka Toquero Forward
9. Kike Sola Forward
11. Ibai Gomez Forward
19. Iker Muniain Forward
20. Aritz Aduriz Forward



I do not know If there is another club in the world with simular transfer politics as Athletic Bilbao, but they for sure deserve respect. Their football academy works very well and every season several talented players strengthen the first team. Of course, the football results suffer because of small number of players, Athletic is able to choose from, but I have a feeling the fans are more proud of the fact that only Basque players have ever played in the club than Bilbao to win a cup or finish among top four teams.
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