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 Club
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.
Bixente Lizarazu: Le Basque
Bixente Lizarazu remains one of the most succesful French Basque footballers of all time and the World Cup winner has never hidden his pride for the region in which he was born and raised. By Tom Wardle.
SD Eibar: The Club that Moves Mountains
It was hard work getting Eibar into La Liga. They’re now fully settled and have set their sights on Europe. The club that continues to astound.
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 12: CD Santurtzi Vs Cultural Durango
I went to see Tercera División league leaders CD Santurtzi at the wonderful -and very purple- San Jorge.
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!