Athletic Bilbao

Location Bilbao, Spain
Soccerfame Fans: 73
League: Spain - Primera Division
Founded 1898
Manager Ernesto Valverde
Stadium San Mames (Capacity: 40000)
N: Name
1. Gorka Iraizoz Goalkeeper
13. Iago Herrerin Goalkeeper
2. Eneko Boveda Altube Defender
3. Jon Aurtenetxe Defender
6. Mikel San Jose Defender
16. Xabier Etxeita Defender
24. Mikel Balenziaga Defender
5. Javier Eraso Midfielder
7. Benat Etxebarria Midfielder
8. Ander Iturraspe Midfielder
10. Oscar de Marcos Midfielder
14. Markel Susaeta Midfielder
N: Name
17. Mikel Rico Midfielder
18. Carlos Gurpegi Midfielder
22. Fernandez Hierro Guillermo Midfielder
30. Inigo Lekue Midfielder
9. Kike Sola Forward
11. Ibai Gomez Forward
15. Inaki Williams Forward
19. Iker Muniain Forward
20. Aritz Aduriz Forward
21. Borja Viguera Forward
25. Sabin Merino 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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