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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