Amadeo Labarta was a central figure behind the scenes at Real Sociedad for almost 40 years. This is the extraordinary story of the man who literally lived inside a football stadium.
Tag: Basque Country
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.
Xabi Prieto: Kapitaina
From playing on the beaches of his hometown to captaining the club itself, Xabi Prieto has been a loyal and dedicated servant to Real Sociedad and San Sebastián.
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.
When Alavés took on Europe – and nearly won
In 2001 the world took notice as a group of plucky underdogs playing for Deportivo Alavés went on a European oddysey. By David Bevan
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.
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 14: JD Somorrostro Vs CD Getxo
I took a visit to the small town of Muskiz to see local side JD Somorrostro.
Basque Groundhopping 13: SD Deusto Vs Amurrio Club
This chapter took place at the enchanting Etxezuri where 104 year old SD Deusto play their home games.