Athletic Bilbao History, Ownership, Squad Members, Support Staff, and Honours

Athletic Club referred to as Athletic Bilbao is a Spanish team based in the city of Bilbao situated in the Basque country Spain. Home matches are played in the stadium named as San Mames, the name of the stadium was inspired by the church called San Mames as they built their stadium close to the church.


The Club was founded in 1898, the idea of the club came to the minds of two groups, Britain workers and Basque students.  In the early 19th century Bilbao was a major industrial city as many migrant workers, shipyard workers from Southampton, Portsmouth, Sunderland, and miners from North East England were attracted to it.

They all came together to form the club Bilbao Football Club. On the other hand the sons of Basque students went to Britain and pursued their studies and grew their interest in football. Later they started to play matches with the British workers.


Athletic Club Bilbao is a fan-owned club it is run by its socios, in the 2019-20 season, there are 44.560 socials in the club. The squad value of the club is 241m Euros as recorded by transfer market. Athletic Bilbao doesn’t spend in the transfer market as they rely on their academy player, 85% of their first team player are from their academy itself.

Coaching Staff

Name Position Age
Gaizka Garitano Manager 44
Patxi Ferreira Assistant Manager 52
Alberto Iglesias Technical Manager 46
Juan Angel Iribarred Physical Coach 52
Aitor Iru Goalkeeping Manager 51
Andoni Imaz Representative  48


Medical Staff

Name Position Age
Josean Lekue Head of Medical Service 26
Paco Angulo Doctor 43
Juanma Ipiña Nurse
Álvaro Campa Nurse
 Beñat Azula Physiotherapist 33
Isusko Ortuzor Physiotherapist 48



Name Position Age
Rafael Alkorta Sporting Director 51
Andoni Ayarza Technical Director 54



Name Position Jersey No.
Unai Simon Goalkeeper 1
Iago Herrerian Goalkeeper 13
Jokin Ezkieta Goalkeeper 31
Unai Nunez Defender 3
Inigo Martinez Defender 4
Yeray Defender 5
Inigo Lekue Defender 15
Yuri Berchiche Defender 17
Oscar de Marcos Defender 18
Ander Capa Defender 21
Mikel Balenziaga Defender 24
Danel Vivian Defender 29
Mikel San Jose Midfielder 6
Benat Midfielder 7
Unai Lopez Midfielder 8
Iker Muniain (captain) Midfielder 10
Inigo Cordoba Midfielder 11
Gaizka Larrazabal Midfielder 12
Mikel Vesga Midfielder 16
Ibai Gomez Midfielder 19
Raul Garcia Midfielder 22
Unai Vencedor Midfielder 27
Oihan Sancet Midfielder 34
Inaki Williams Forward 9
Aritz Aduriz Forward 20
Asier Villalibre Forward 25
Gorka Guruzeta Forward 30
Kenan Kodro Forward 23




La Liga

Winners (8): 1929-30, 1930-31, 1933-34, 1935-36, 1942-43, 1955-56, 1982-83, 1983-84


Copa del Rey

Winners (23): 1903, 1904, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1923, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1969, 1973, 1984

Super Copa De Espana

Winners (2): 1984, 2015

Copa Eva Duarte

Winners(1): 1950