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.
Tag: World Football
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.
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.
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!
Basque Groundhopping 10: SD Leioa vs Bilbao Athletic
SD Leioa took on Bilbao Athletic’s young stars at Sarriena.
Basque Groundhopping 9: SD Gernika Club Vs Caudal Deportivo de Mieres
A visit to the historic town of Gernika to see their local team SD Gernika take on mid-table rivals Caudal Deportivo