133 matches, and counting. Iñaki Williams has passed the mark that the legendary goalkeeper from Durango, Carmelo Cedrún, had set back in his time, which now makes him lead this particular classification in Athletic’s history. In a more explosive football, with a very busy calendar, large squads and their rotations, Williams continues giving his all week after week. The 132 games Carmelo played in a row were also praiseworthy, as he had to tackle the rough football played at the time, with no substitutions or breaks, having far fewer fixtures per season. Two players forged in iron that will have the chance to see each other before the match between Athletic and Granada kicks off this Sunday.
Carmelo Cedrún will enjoy the match against the Andalusian team from the Directors’ Box in San Mamés, in the company of his loved ones. The Mayor of Aspe, Antonio Puerto, in representation of their City Council, has also been invited to the event. From the beginning, and in order to help our Supporters’ Club in this town from Alicante, they have shown their active involvement in the organization of the next International Congress at the beginning of next May.
The rest of Supporters’ Clubs that will join them in the Directors’ Box at San Mamés will be those from Cascante, Miranda de Ebro, Peña Oskar Tabuenka, Elorrixo, El Ribero, Eragobe from Erandio, Erik Morán from Portugalete and Peña de Espinosa de los Monteros.
“We would like to give a joy to San Mamés”
Iñigo Martínez highlighted the need for RC Celta to win and their danger at the top: “If we are not active, they will cause us problems”
A match with a particular flavor
RC Celta visit San Mamés, which inaugurated in 2013, and where they will meet again the two teams’ supporters connected on and off the field. Up to 17 players have worn both shirts.
“We have to keep playing the Cup with the same intensity”
Iago Herrerín reviews the draw that has paired Athletic with Elche and Sunday’s league match against Celta
Elche CF, rival in the round of 16 of the Cup
Athletic Club will play the next week in Martínez Valero the match of the round of 16 of the King’s Cup
Athletic awaits rival in the Cup
27 are the possible rivals of the Lions in tomorrow’s draw (1.00 pm) for the round of sixteen of the competition.
What you didn’t see about Sestao River Club – Athletic Club
The best images from the Copa del Rey Biscayan derby between Athletic Club and Sestao River Club at Las Llanas
Schedule until January 19
Athletic Club’s first team have announced the following schedule until January 19, susceptible of last-minute changes
Athletic show their muscle at Las Llanas
Sestao River go down to a 0-4 defeat, where the visitors display their power with braces from Villalibre and Yuri Berchiche
Match squad for the fixture Sestao River – Athletic Club
Given the physical condition of several Athletic footballers, the match squad for today’s Copa del Rey fixture will not be announced until the last minute
“Always with respect, but we have to make it through to the next round”
Gaizka Garitano adopts a prudent attitude towards the format of the Copa: “Single-leg knockout games can spring surprises, but we are superior and we are going to Sestao to win”