Do you know how the name Pichichi came to Pichichi award?

Pichichi is a nickname given to Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (23 May 1892 – 1 March 1922), known as Pichichi who played for Athletic Bilbao during the year 1910s and 1920s. He was also Spanish forward. The reason for his nickname because of his frail build. Pichichi was always easily identifiable on the pitch due to […]

Julen Guerrero López, the man who remained loyal to Bilbao

Julen Guerrero López (born 7 January 1974) is a Spanish retired footballer who played ONLY for Athletic Bilbao amassing amazing 400 official games. Ambidextrous, the attacking midfielder was mainly known for his skills and shooting ability. A Spanish international since 1993, he represented the nation at two World Cups, gaining 41 caps. On 27 January […]

The man they called “El Chopo”

José Ángel Iribar Cortajarena, nicknamed El Chopo, or “The Poplar” was born 1 March 1943 and is a Spanish retired football goalkeeper and manager. Having played almost exclusively for Athletic Bilbao, he appeared in more than 600 official games for the club over the course of 18 La Liga seasons, winning two major titles. Iribar […]

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