Category Archives: Lezama

Aritz Solabarrieta Is Excited About The Challenge Of Coaching CD Basconia

Athletic’s feeder club, CD Basconia, was officially presented on Saturday with the squad beginning preseason training and there is definite excitement surrounding the team. Juvenil A manager Aritz Solabarrieta has taken over as the new coach and is looking to turn things around for Basconia who finished 15th in the table last year. Solabarrieta began training with 24 players but

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Athletic Club Seeded Against Norwich, Tottenham, And Wolfburg In The Group Stages Of The Premier League U23 Cup

Athletic Club have been a staple in the Premier League U23 International Cup since it was started in 2014. The Lions have performed well and made it to the quarterfinals every season until they failed to make it out of the group stages last year. This year they will be looking to make another deep run and give their young

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Hope For The Future: Analyzing Athletic’s 7 Young Stars Training With The First Team

There is a lot of optimism surrounding Eduardo Berizzo’s Athletic Club team and with good reason. The Lions have made four strong signings, the new coaches are implementing an intense style of attacking and pressing, and the players are eager and determined to bring winning football back to the San Mamés. However, the fact that seven players from the youth

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Spain U19 Coach Luis De La Fuente Praises Lezama And Athletic Club’s Latest Transfers

Luis de la Fuente knows Athletic as well as anyone. The former defender grew up at Lezama and featured in nearly 200 games for the first team during his career. After retiring he coached Bilbao Athletic twice before seeing Kuko Ziganda take over the reigns in 2011. Now de la Fuente is coaching Spain’s U19 squad, while also still being

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Athletic Club Have 10 Players From Danok Bat In Their Preseason Squad

Despite being a very big club in La Liga, Athletic has always worked alongside smaller clubs in the Basque Country to help promote growth and stability for football in the region. The Lions often invite other teams to participate in tournaments, play friendlies, and are sometimes even guest opponents for special matches to celebrate anniversaries. Athletic has great relationships with

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Bilbao Athletic Sign Former Real Sociedad B Left-Back Odei Arrieta

Bilbao Athletic will begin preseason training on 12 July and have already been hard at work preparing the squad for the upcoming campaign. Gaizka Garitano will be losing several key players, either to promotions or permanent exits, and the club has continued to look for ways fill those holes. So far six players from CD Basconia have been promoted, while

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Iker Undabarrena Signs With Tenerife After Leaving Bilbao Athletic

Iker Undabarrena has been a major point of discussion among Athletic fans for a few months now. Many expected the talented midfielder and captain of Bilbao Athletic to get the chance to train with the first team this summer, but that isn’t the case. Athletic had a clause in his contract that would have officially promoted him and extended his

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