Fernando Ochoa, who was manager of the Athletic Club for 21 seasons, has died at the age of 75. An industrial engineer, he joined Ibaigane under the guidance of Pedro Aurtenetxe in 1982 and actively participated in the idea of chartering the ‘gabarra’ to celebrate the league titles, and left the red-and-white entity in 2003.
Ochoa also had a past as a red-and-white football player. He was a midfielder and was part of the first junior team of the Club and played two seasons in Bilbao Athletic (1962-63 and 1963-64) before playing in Barakaldo and Club Deportivo Logroñés.
The family of Athletic Club joins the pain of their relatives and wishes to express its deepest condolences for this loss.
The play “I am Pichichi” is back
The president and several directors of Athletic Club attended the premiere of the play starred by the former player Lander Otaola
Members in Ibaigane
About thirty members have been received in Ibaigane on the occasion of Aste Nagusia
Gold and diamond insignias for their 100 matches to Herrerín, Moraza and Garazi
They have received the president’s recognition at the Athletic Club employees’ lunch in San Mamés.
Athletic remembered its deceased in Begoña
The first teams of the club have attended the traditional mass in memory of the athleticzales (Athletic fans) who died last year.
Welcome to the Provincial Council of Biscay
After the visits of the Bilbao City Council and the Basque Government, today has been the turn of the Provincial Council of Biscay, the third great political institution that, as is tradition, has visited Ibaigane on the occasion of the receipts that the Athletic Club offers during the festivities of the capital.
Francisco Izaola, welder of San Mamés’ arch, passes away
He was one of the workers of Basconia, builder of one of the most recognised symbols of the old red-and-white stadium
Bilbao City Council and Basque Government, in Ibaigane
Representatives of both institutions have visited the Athletic Club headquarters in the traditional reception in the Aste Nagusia
Aste Nagusia 2019 institutional events
List of receptions at the Ibaigane Palace and club events around the festive week in Bilbao
Aste Nagusia: members’ reception in Ibaigane
Information on registration for the traditional reception at the Club’s headquarters on the occasion of Bilbao’s big week
Great atmosphere in San Mamés’ main box
Nobody wanted to miss LaLiga’s opening in San Mamés on the eve of the start of Aste Nagusia.