athletic bilbao

the butcher of bilbao

How The ‘Butcher of Bilbao’ Almost Ended Diego Maradona’s Career

On 24 September 1983, the man fans called ‘Goiko’ committed one of the most infamous fouls in the history of the game. It would lead to poisonous bad blood between him and Maradona.
Will Magee
financial irregularities in la liga

Real Madrid and Barcelona Ordered to Pay Back Millions in Illegal State Aid

Spain’s two biggest clubs have been told to repay considerable sums to the Spanish government, as have Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna, Elche and Hercules.
UK Sports Staff
La Liga

Jonathas Wrecks the Netting With a Scorcher

Enough hot sauce to nearly decapitate the keeper.
Liam Daniel Pierce
La Liga

Ronaldo, James Are Serving Up Some Delicious Golazos for Real Madrid

A steaming hot platter of them.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Messi Torches Athletic Bilbao Defense for Sensational Goal

Lionel Messi tore through the Athletic Bilbao defense on way to the opening goal of the Copa Del Rey final.
Sean Newell

There's No Soccer Team Like Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao, La Liga's Basque-only team, does everything differently. It doesn't make life any easier for them, but staying stubborn makes them great.
Colin McGowan
aritz arudiz

Sensational Aritz Aduriz Header Gives Athletic Bilbao Lead Over Real Madrid

Aritz Aduriz's curling and smoking header put Athletic Bilbao up over Real Madrid in the first half of action.
Sean Newell

Athletic Bilbao Is Basques Only and It's Working

Athletic Bilbao fields a team of Basque players only and is in the UEFA Champions League. How in the hell did they pull this off?
Patrick Redford