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: Basque Football
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
Real Sociedad: Thirty-Eight Years Unbeaten
It was the most remarkable of seasons and for thirty-eight years its memory was enshrined in a record. The record has gone but as far as La Real fans are concerned the achievement remains unbeaten.
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 14: JD Somorrostro Vs CD Getxo
I took a visit to the small town of Muskiz to see local side JD Somorrostro.