It started as a result of the concern shown by the Athletic fan clubs in Gipuzkoa. Those meetings which sought to establish even more links with the red-and-white roots first led to the idea of rewarding a character or collective representative of Athletic and Gipuzkoa. The first prize Gipuzkoa Zurigorri by way of recognition was precisely for Athletic Club itself, but that Sunday in June in the Tinglado de Tolosa the festive day made clear that the initial doubts had become a precious bet.
Gipuzkoa Zurigorri has maintained its celebratory character until gradually becoming an unavoidable meeting point within the calendar of our Peñas (fans groups). The subsequent appointments of Zarautz and Elgeta in the last two years have made clear the route of this appointment.
On this occasion it was the turn of Eibar and the Peña Txinbera, who took advantage of the celebration of their 20th Anniversary to perfectly fulfil their role as host. Since early morning, the center of Plaza Unzaga and surroundings have had to leave for a day its usual hole of blue and garnet colors by the zurigorris. The txupinazo at 11.00 A.M. has given way to inflatables for children and a trikipoteo (round of drinking pots with Basque music) enlivened by Eibarko Trikitilari Gazteak. In the headquarters of the Peña Txinbera, in the curve of Zezenbide, has taken place the delivery of the awards that this year have gone to two eibartarras: Markel Susaeta, as could not be otherwise, and the former player of the women’s team Maria Luke. Athletic Club has been represented in the act by the directors Goyo Arbizu and Begoña Castaño who, in turn, have been accompanied by the ex-players Carlos Gurpegui and Jose Mari Argoitia. After the relevant lunch, then it was the turn of the popular meal in a tent located for the occasion in the stands of Unzaga.
The afternoon will continue with activities of all kinds, including a mixed exhibition of herri kirolak (basque rural sports), and will end with a concert in the same square with the presence of Los Chimberos and the local groups Eirband and Mugi Panderoa.
First Peña Genuine of Athletic Club inaugurated
Genuine Athletic Club Fundazioa has since yesterday their first Peña Genuine.
Weekend of tributes and inaugurations
In coincidence with the visit to Atlético de Madrid, there is an increase in activities in the Fan Clubs of the Central Areas
25th Anniversary of Peña Andoni Goikoetxea from El Ejido
Emotive celebration with the presence of other supporters’ clubs from the area
Éxito del Athletic Eguna en Ajo
La lluvia no aguó los ánimos de las decenas de athleticzales que se dieron cita en la fiesta rojiblanca en la localidad cántabra
Red-and-white festival in Espinosa
Nearly 200 peñistas (followers) enjoyed an annual event in which this time was awarded to the Peña Garras de Sestao
Tickets at 25 euros for visiting supporters
Athletic Club, Real Sociedad, Osasuna, Alavés and Eibar agree to set at 25 euros tickets for visiting supporters
Death of Koldo Aguirre, genius and figure
The myth of Athletic as a football player, coach and ambassador with the peñas leaves a tremendous legacy in the history of the Club.
The Peña de Barbolla pays tribute to our women’s team
Barbolla is one of those magical places that help us to understand why Athletic fans are born and graze where they want.
The Peñista Eguna dyes the streets of Sestao with red-and-white
It has been the hottest day of the year in Bizkaia, but without a doubt…
A weekend in the heart of the Castilian peñas
The AVE passed by what used to be an important railway junction and Venta de Baños may no longer maintain the commercial strength it once had thanks to its crossroads.