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Athletic Club Information

Athletic Club Badge

Year founded: 1898
Stadium: San Mamés
Capacity: 53,289
Colours: Red and white striped shirts, black shorts, black socks
Official Website:

Athletic Club Squad

Famously, Athletic Club only employ players who were born or raised in Euskadi (The Basque Country) or who have Basque ancestry. Their coaching staff, however, can be from anywhere. The current squad is as follows:

  • Ernesto Valverde
  • Unai Simón
  • Julen Agirrezabala
  • Óscar De Marcos
  • Iñigo Lekue
  • Peru Nolaskoain
  • Yeray Álvarez
  • Yuri Berchiche
  • Daniel Vivian
  • Aitor Paredes
  • Imanol García de Albéniz
  • Dani García
  • Iker Muniain
  • Raúl García
  • Oihan Sancet
  • Mikel Vesga
  • Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta
  • Ander Herrera
  • Beñat Prados
  • Unai Gómez
  • Asier Villalibre
  • Iñaki Williams
  • Álex Berenguer
  • Nico Williams
  • Gorka Guruzeta
  • Malcom Adu Ares

Athletic Club Palmarès

The palmarès (honours list) of Athletic Club de Bilbao, showing all the major trophies that the football club has won during its prestigious history, and the years in which they won them.

Spanish Champions

Athletic Club has been ever-present in the top division (Primera División) of LaLiga since it began in 1929 and has won the Spanish league championship title on eight occasions:
1929–30* (30 points)
1930–31* (22 points)
1933–34 (24 points)
1935–36 (31 points)
1942–43* (36 points)
1955–56* (48 points)
1982–83 (50 points)
1983–84* (49 points)

Copa Del Rey Winners

Athletic Club has won the main Spanish knock-out cup competition, the ‘Copa del Rey’ on twenty-four occasions since it was first held in 1903:
1903 (3-2 v Real Madrid)
1904 (awarded)
1910 (1-0 v Vasconia to win final group)
1911 (3-1 v Español)
1914 (2-1 v España FC)
1915 (5-0 v Español)
1916 (4-0 v Real Madrid)
1921 (4-1 v Athletic Madrid)
1923 (1-0 v CD Europa)
1930* (3-2 v Real Madrid a.e.t.)
1931* (3-1 v Real Betis)
1932 (1-0 v Barcelona)
1933 (2-1 v Real Madrid)
1943* (1-0 v Real Madrid a.e.t.)
1944 (2-0 v Valencia)
1945 (3-2 v Valencia)
1950 (4-1 v Real Valladolid a.e.t.)
1955 (1-0 v Sevilla)
1956* (2-1 v Atlético de Madrid)
1958 (2-0 v Real Madrid)
1969 (1-0 v Elche)
1973 (2-0 v CD Castellón)
1984* (1-0 v Barcelona)

2024 (1-1 v Mallorca a.e.t., 4-2 pens.)

Supercopa de España

This is contested by the league champions and the cup winners. Since 2019-20, the runners-up from those two competitions have also been included. Athletic Club have won it on four occasions:
1950 (Copa Eva Duarte)

Copa de la Coronación

This was a precursor to the Copa del Rey and was held as a one-off event in 1902 to mark the coronation of King Alfonso XIII:
1902 Link to Wiki page

*Denotes years in which Athletic Club won the league and cup double.

You can view an even fuller Athletic Club palmarès, including all their minor trophy wins on this Wikipedia page.

Useful Links

A collection of links providing further information on Athletic Club de Bilbao:
Senior Men’s Team: Wikipedia | Transfermarkt | Soccerway | Livescore | L’Equipe
Women’s Team: Wikipedia | Soccerway | Livescore
Men’s Reserve Team: Wikipedia | Transfermarkt | Soccerway | Livescore
Men’s C Team: Wikipedia | Transfermarkt | Soccerway | Livescore

And a few other websites with some interesting Athletic Club related content:

San Mamés Stadium

Athletic Club’s impressive San Mamés stadium was built next door to their historic stadium of the same name that they had occupied for 100 years since 1913. To distinguish the two, the current version is sometimes referred to as San Mames Barria as ‘barria’ is Basque for ‘new’. The old stadium was nicknamed La Catedral and was one of the host venues for World Cup 1982.

Situated close to the banks of the Nervión river, and within walking distance of the city centre, the stadium is one of the most atmospheric in Spain and can be an intimidating venue for visiting teams when the passionate home crowd is in full voice.

San Mamés Stadium Factfile

Capacity: 53,331
Construction began: 2010
First Match: 16/09/2013 (Athletic Club 3-2 Celta Vigo)
First Goalscorer: Charles (BRA, Celta Vigo)
First Home Goalscorer: Mikel San José