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Name: Athletic Bilbao
Founded: 1898
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President: Josu Urrutia
Manager: Ernesto Valverde

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Stadium: San Mamés
Built: 2013

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By Tom Conn On Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Benitez: Real Madrid showed quality in the first half and character in the second

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez praised his side’s ability to claim a win at a difficult ground as Los Blancos topped the table with a 1-2 win over Athletic Bilbao. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty More...

Benzema Real Madrid
By Geoff Gillingham On Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Athletic Club 1-2 Real Madrid: Real Madrid’s dominance is rewarded

San Mamés is a ground that Rafa Benítez hadn’t previously enjoyed, but his Real Madrid side put on a show as they beat Athletic Club 2-1 to get the Spaniard’s first win at the ground in eight attempts. Real More...

By Tom Conn On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Iker Muniain celebrates Spanish Super Cup victory with new tattoo

Athletic Bilbao forward Iker Muniain showed off his newest tattoo celebrating the club’s Spanish Super Cup victory over Barcelona last month, despite the Spanish U21 captain being sidelined with injury. On More...

By Geoff Gillingham On Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Villarreal 3-1 Athletic Bilbao: Yellow Submarine beat a much-changed Athletic

After making nine changes from Thursday’s Europa League win over Augsburg, it was clear that Athletic would have their work cut out against an in-form Villarreal side. Goals from Bruno, Mario Gaspar and Léo Baptistão, More...

By Ian Morrison On Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Keylor Navas equals Real Madrid history with clean sheet against Granada

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo continues to chase Raul, while it was Keylor Navas who made Blancos history in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu this afternoon. Navas was almost More...

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By Tom Conn On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Iker Muniain returns to action five months after ACL injury

Athletic Bilbao have been given a boost ahead of their Europa League campaign after forward Iker Muniain returned to training, five months after ACL surgery. Photo courtesy of MARCA On the 4th of April, Muniain More...

Raul Garcia
By Tom Conn On Monday, September 14th, 2015

Raul Garcia overjoyed with debut Athletic Bilbao goal

Athletic Bilbao forward Raul Garcia scored his first goal in his debut for his new club, leading the Basque giants to their first La Liga win this season over Getafe on Sunday. In his post-match interview, Garcia More...

Nacho Monreal
By Tom Conn On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Wenger halted Nacho Monreal’s Athletic Bilbao switch

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly blocked the transfer of left-back Nacho Monreal to Athletic Bilbao before negotiations could even begin. According to AS, Wenger put a stop to the negotiations between More...

By Tom Conn On Monday, August 31st, 2015

Athletic Bilbao sign Raul Garcia until 2019

Athletic Bilbao have confirmed the signing of former Atletico Madrid forward Raul Garcia on a four-year deal after the 29-year-old passed his standard medical early Monday morning. On Sunday evening, Atletico More...

Raúl García, Atlético Madrid
By Tom Conn On Monday, August 31st, 2015

Atletico Madrid confirm Raúl García transfer to Athletic Bilbao

Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with Athletic Bilbao over the transfer of Spanish international forward Raul Garcia, pending a successful medical. Garcia was called up to Diego Simeone’s 19-man More...

By Ian Morrison On Saturday, August 29th, 2015

2015-16 Europa League Group Stage Draw

Spanish sides given favourable draw in Basel today with Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao both learning their Europa League Group Stage fates. Both Spanish teams involved in this year’s Europa League were placed in More...

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By Tom Conn On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Alves sidelined with groin injury while Busquets cleared

Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has been ruled out indefinitely after suffering a groin injury in Sunday’s win over Athletic Bilbao, while Sergio Busquets has already been medically cleared. Photo courtesy More...

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By Tom Conn On Monday, August 24th, 2015

Alves and Busquets limp away from Athletic Bilbao win

Barcelona duo Dani Alves and Sergio Busquets both left the pitch with injuries in the blaugrana’s 0-1 season opening win over Athletic Bilbao. Photo courtesy of FC Barcelona Barcelona celebrated earning three More...

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By Tom Conn On Monday, August 24th, 2015

Sergi Roberto: If Alves is out, I’ll gladly step in

Sergi Roberto made his debut at right-back, with the former midfielder coming in for the injured Dani Alves in Sunday’s 0-1 win over Athletic Bilbao and the former La Masia product would be happy to do it More...

Luis Suarez Rakitic, Barcelona
By Tom Conn On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Suarez: The international break couldn’t come soon enough

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez scored the winning goal as his side exorcised their San Mames demons from a week prior as they avenged a 4-0 loss in the Spanish Super Cup to beat Athletic Bilbao in their 2015-16 La More...

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