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One Club Award

The award

The One Club Man Award (One Club Woman in the case of a woman being the winner) was born in 2015 to reward players whose trajectories in a single team represent values ​​that Athletic Club considers attached to their identity.

Jose Angel Iribar, the player who has played more games with Athletic Club, and the youngest representative of Lezama, accompany the footballer One Club Man/Woman to the center of the field and give him or her the corresponding trophy during the break of an Athletic game in San Mamés.

 

Values
Loyalty

Understood as a form of recognition to the Club that trusted and bet on a young promise who developed into an elite footballer.

Commitment

In favor of a football culture that encourages a feeling of common belonging among fans and players.

Responsibility

With common origins and the identities of football based on the principle of origin.

Sportsmanship

So that the sporting sense of the game prevails and the equality between the participants is maintained.

Respect

Of both men and women fans, whose passion is the raw material that enriches football.

One Club Award Winners
One Club Man 2020
Ryan Giggs
Manchester United FC

The most recent winner of the VI OCM Award is Ryan Giggs, Manchester United legend. The Welsh footballer played 963 games with the Red Devils over 24 seasons, from 1991 to 2014. The 35 titles in his career make him the most successful player in the history of English football. San Mamés is impatiently waiting for the alarm state caused by the coronavirus pandemic to end, so that the award ceremony to honor the Old Trafford myth can take place.

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One Club Woman 2020
Pia Wunderlich
FFC Frankfurt

The winner of the II OCW Award is the German player Pia Wunderlich, one of the most prestigious international footballers and the world champion in 2003. With 1.FFC Frankfurt, the women’s football club where she developed her entire professional career, she conquered three UEFA Women’s League, six Bundesligas and seven Cups throughout 16 seasons, from 1993 to 2009. Eli Ibarra, the player with the most matches in Athletic history, will deliver the trophy to the German midfielder when possible.

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One Club Man 2019
Billy McNeill
Celtic F.C.

The winner of the 5th OCM Award was Billy McNeill, player and mythical captain of Celtic F.C. for 18 seasons, playing 822 official matches and thus becoming the footballer who has worn more times the  Scottish club shirt. The tribute was paid to him on Sunday 12 May 2019 during the half-time of the match between Athletic Club and R.C. Celta de Vigo and, due to McNeill’s death three weeks earlier, the award was picked up by his daughter Susan and his former teammate in Celtic’s defence, John Clark.

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One Club Woman 2019
Malin Moström
Umeå I.K.

The winner of the 1st OCW Award was Malin Moström, Umeå I.K. player for 12 seasons. She has won six leagues, four Cups and two European Cups, as well as a World Cup runner-up and a European Cup with Sweden. The award ceremony took place on Saturday 27 April 2019 during the half-time of the match between Athletic Club and Deportivo Alavés.

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One Club Man 2018
Carles Puyol
FC Barcelona

The winner of the 4th One Club Man (OCM) Award was Carles Puyol, who played for FC Barcelona for 15 seasons, from 1999/00 to 2013/14, appearing in 593 official matches for the team referred to as the blaugranas. The prize-giving ceremony was held on Saturday, 5 May 2018, at half-time in the match between Athletic Club and Real Betis Balompié.

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One Club Man 2017
Sepp Maier
FC Bayern München

The winner of the 3rd OCM Award was Sepp Maier, goalkeeper for Germany’s FC Bayern Munich for 13 seasons, from 1966/67 to 1978/79. The corresponding ceremony was held on Friday, 14 April 2017, at half-time in the match between Athletic Club and UD Las Palmas.

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One Club Man 2016
Paolo Maldini
AC Milan

The winner of the 2nd OCM Award was Paolo Maldini, who played for Italy’s AC Milan for 25 seasons, from 1984/85 to 2008/09. The ceremony was held on Sunday, 1 May 2016, at the break in the match between Athletic Club and Real Club Celta.

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One Club Man 2015
Matthew Le Tissier
Southampton FC

The winner of the first ever OCM Award was Matt Le Tissier, who played for Southampton FC for 17 seasons, from 1985/86 to 2001/2002. The prize was given to him on Tuesday, 28 April 2015, at half-time in the local derby between Athletic Club and Real Sociedad.

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