When war broke out in Spain Raimundo Pérez Lezama was forced to move to the UK, whilst there he learnt how to play football.
Tag: Athletic Bilbao
The Brief but Intense Story of Bielsa in Bilbao
Bielsa brought a revolutionary new style of football to Bilbao and its side, Athletic Club. Sometimes the impact of greatness is only noticeable in hindsight. By Harry Collins.
Javier Clemente and The Last of the Champions
The rise and fall and rise and fall again of Javier Clemente at Athletic Club de Bilbao.
Julen Guerrero: The Lion King
The blonde bombshell from Portugalete lit up La Liga during the 90’s becoming an icon and talisman for his club.
Lezama: The Cornerstone of a Philosophy
For years Athletic have lead the world in terms of player development. The Lezama training complex is a vital part of this process, and the club’s existence.
Basque Groundhopping 15: Athletic Club Vs Real Sociedad, No Ordinary Derby
A pre-match routine tour through Bilbao before a Athletic Club’s big derby game against rivals Real Sociedad.
Basque Groundhopping 11: Club Portugalete Vs Santutxu FC
Portugalete is famous for its port and being one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Spain. Let’s not forget about the football too!
Basque Groundhopping 10: SD Leioa vs Bilbao Athletic
SD Leioa took on Bilbao Athletic’s young stars at Sarriena.
Basque Groundhopping 8: CD Galdakao Vs SD Ugeraga
Top of the table clash in the División de Honor between CD Galdakao and Ugeraga
Basque Groundhopping 1: Bilbao Athletic Vs UD Logroñés
For the first entry in the Basque Groundhopping series I went to the impressive Lezama to see Athletic Club feeder side Bilbao Athletic.