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Athletic Bilbao

professional football club from Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

Athletic Club, most often known in English as Athletic Bilbao, is a football club which plays in Spain.

Athletic Bilbao
Full nameAthletic Club
GroundSan Mamés Stadium,
Bilbao, Spain
Ground Capacity39,750
ChairmanFernando García Macua
ManagerJoaquín Caparrós
LeagueLa Liga
2012/13La Liga, 12th
The syuad with the Copa del Rey 1903

The club formed from a merger of two football clubs ; Bilbao F.C. and Athletic Club in 1903.


League positionEdit

Season League Position
2000/01 La Liga 12th
2001/02 La Liga 8th
2002/03 La Liga 7th
2003/04 La Liga 5th
2004/05 La Liga 9th
2005/06 La Liga 12th
2006/07 La Liga 17th
2007/08 La Liga 11th
2008/09 La Liga 13th

Former positionEdit


  1. Note:The number of Copa wins Athletic Club have been credited with is disputed. The 1902 competition was won by Bizcaya, a team made up of players from Athletic Club and Bilbao FC. In 1903 these two clubs merged as Athletic Club. The 1902 cup is on display in the Athletic museum [1] and the club includes it in its own honours list. [2]. However LFP and RFEF official statistics do not include this as an Athletic win.
  2. Note:"Eva Duarte Cup" competition was the predecessor of the current "Spanish Supercup", because they face the league champion against the champion of the "Copa del Rey".
  3. The Copa Eva Duarte was only recognized and organized with that name by the RFEF from 1947 until 1953, and therefore Athletic Bilbao's runners-up medal in the "Copa de Oro Argentina" of 1945 is not included in this count.