Athletic
Bilbao
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Full name Athletic Bilbao
Nickname(s) Los Leones (The Lions)
Founded 1898
Ground San Mamés
(Capacity: 53,289)
Chairman Flag of Spain Aitor Elizegi
Manager Flag of Spain Marcelino
Current League La Liga 
2019–20 La Liga, 11th
Website Club home page
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Athletic Club, commonly known as Athletic Bilbao, is a football club from Bilbao in Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. The club has played in the Primera División of La Liga since its start in 1928. They have won La Liga on eight occasions. In the historical classification of La Liga, Athletic Bilbao are in 4th place and one of only three clubs which have never been relegated from La Liga (the others being Real Madrid and Barcelona). They also have won Copa del Rey 23 times, second only to Barcelona. Athletic is known for its cantera policy of bringing young Basque players through the ranks, as well as recruiting players from other Basque clubs. Athletic's official policy is to sign players native to or trained in football in the greater Basque Country.

Athletic Bilbao contest the Basque derby rivalry with Real Sociedad. Real Madrid are also considered club rivals due to political and sporting rivalry. The team plays its home matches at the San Mamés Stadium. Its home colours are red and white-striped shirts with black shorts. The club also has a women's team, which has won 4 championships in the Spanish Superliga.

Players

Current squad

As of 22 January 2021
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Spain GK Unai Simón
2 Flag of Spain FW Jon Morcillo
3 Flag of Spain DF Unai Núñez
4 Flag of Spain DF Iñigo Martínez
5 Flag of Spain DF Yeray Álvarez
6 Flag of Spain MF Mikel Vesga
7 Flag of Spain FW Ibai Gómez
8 Flag of Spain MF Unai López
9 Flag of Spain FW Iñaki Williams
10 Flag of Spain FW Iker Muniain (captain)
11 Flag of Spain FW Iñigo Córdoba
12 Flag of Spain FW Álex Berenguer
13 Flag of Spain GK Jokin Ezkieta
14 Flag of Spain MF Dani García
No. Position Player
15 Flag of Spain DF Iñigo Lekue
16 Flag of Spain MF Oihan Sancet
17 Flag of Spain DF Yuri Berchiche
18 Flag of Spain MF Óscar de Marcos (2nd captain)
19 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Kenan Kodro
20 Flag of Spain FW Asier Villalibre
21 Flag of Spain DF Ander Capa
22 Flag of Spain MF Raúl García (3rd captain)
23 Flag of Spain DF Peru Nolaskoain
24 Flag of Spain DF Mikel Balenziaga
25 Flag of Spain GK Iago Herrerín
26 Flag of Spain FW Iñigo Vicente
27 Flag of Spain MF Unai Vencedor
28 Flag of Spain MF Oier Zarraga

Reserve team

Main article: Athletic Bilbao B
No. Position Player
30 Flag of Spain FW Nico Williams
38 Flag of Spain DF Aitor Paredes

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Spain DF Daniel Vivian (at Mirandés until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Spain DF Jon Sillero (at Numancia until 30 June 2021)

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: Athletic Bilbao players

Managers

Main article: Athletic Bilbao managers

Club honours

Domestic

International

Regional

  • Northern Championship / Biscay Championship
    • Winners (15): 1913–14, 1914–15, 1915–16, 1919–20, 1920–21, 1922–23, 1923–24, 1925–26, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1930–31, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1939–40
    • Runners-up (4): 1916–17, 1924–25, 1926–27, 1929–30
  • Copa Vasca
    • Winners (1): 1935


External links

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Athletic Bilbao

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History: Seasons

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Athletic Bilbao squad - 2020–21

1 Simón · 2 Morcillo · 3 Núñez · 4 I. Martínez · 5 Yeray · 6 Vesga · 7 I. Gómez · 8 U. López · 9 Williams · 10 Muniain · 11 Córdoba · 12 Berenguer · 13 Ezkieta · 14 D. García · 15 Lekue · 16 Sancet · 17 Berchiche · 18 De Marcos · 19 Kodro · 20 Villalibre · 21 Capa · 22 R. García · 23 Nolaskoain · 24 Balenziaga · 25 I. Herrerín · 26 I. Vicente · 27 Vencedor · 28 Zarraga ·

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Athletic Bilbao seasons

2017–18 · 2018–19 · 2019–20 · 2020–21 ·

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Copa del Rey winners

1902: Club Vizcaya • 1903: Athletic Bilbao • 1904: Athletic Bilbao • 1905: Madrid • 1906: Madrid • 1907: Madrid • 1908: Madrid • 1909: Club Ciclista • 1910: Athletic Bilbao & Barcelona • 1911: Athletic Bilbao • 1912: Barcelona • 1913: Barcelona & Rácing de Irún • 1914: Athletic Bilbao • 1915: Athletic Bilbao • 1916: Athletic Bilbao • 1917: Madrid • 1918: Real Unión • 1919: Arenas Club de Getxo • 1920: Barcelona • 1921: Athletic Bilbao • 1922: Barcelona • 1923: Athletic Bilbao • 1924: Real Unión • 1925: Barcelona • 1926: Barcelona • 1927: Real Unión • 1928: Barcelona • 1929: RCD Español • 1930: Athletic Bilbao • 1931: Athletic Bilbao • 1932: Athletic Bilbao • 1933: Athletic Bilbao • 1934: Madrid • 1935: Sevilla • 1936: Madrid • 1939: Sevilla • 1940: RCD Español • 1941: Valencia • 1942: Barcelona • 1943: Athletic Bilbao • 1944: Athletic Bilbao • 1945: Athletic Bilbao • 1946: Real Madrid • 1947: Real Madrid • 1948: Sevilla • 1949: Valencia • 1950: Athletic Bilbao • 1951: Barcelona • 1952: Barcelona • 1953: Barcelona • 1954: Valencia • 1955: Athletic Bilbao • 1956: Athletic Bilbao • 1957: Barcelona • 1958: Athletic Bilbao • 1959: Barcelona • 1960: Atlético Madrid • 1961: Atlético Madrid • 1962: Real Madrid • 1963: Barcelona • 1964: Real Zaragoza • 1965: Atlético Madrid • 1966: Real Zaragoza • 1967: Valencia • 1968: Barcelona • 1969: Athletic Bilbao • 1970: Real Madrid • 1971: Barcelona • 1972: Atlético Madrid • 1973: Athletic Bilbao • 1974: Real Madrid • 1975: Real Madrid • 1976: Atlético Madrid • 1977: Real Betis • 1978: Barcelona • 1979: Valencia • 1980: Real Madrid • 1981: Barcelona • 1982: Real Madrid • 1983: Barcelona • 1984: Athletic Bilbao • 1985: Atlético Madrid • 1986: Real Zaragoza • 1987: Real Sociedad • 1988: Barcelona • 1989: Real Madrid • 1990: Barcelona • 1991: Atlético Madrid • 1992: Atlético Madrid • 1993: Real Madrid • 1994: Real Zaragoza • 1995: Deportivo La Coruña • 1996: Atlético Madrid • 1997: Barcelona • 1998: Barcelona • 1999: Valencia • 2000: RCD Espanyol • 2001: Real Zaragoza • 2002: Deportivo La Coruña • 2003: RCD Mallorca • 2004: Real Zaragoza • 2005: Real Betis • 2006: RCD Espanyol • 2007: Sevilla • 2008: Valencia • 2009: Barcelona • 2010: Sevilla • 2011: Real Madrid • 2012: Barcelona • 2013: Atlético Madrid • 2014: Real Madrid • 2015: Barcelona • 2016: Barcelona • 2017: Barcelona • 2018: Barcelona • 2019: TBD •

Copa Eva Duarte winners

1940: Atlético Madrid • 1945: Barcelona • 1947: Real Madrid • 1948: Barcelona • 1949: Valencia • 1950: Athletic Bilbao • 1951: Atlético Madrid • 1952: Barcelona • 1953: Barcelona

La Liga 2020-21

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