Among the number of videos that you can enjoy on our official YouTube channel, we will turn our attention to the play-off final won by Bilbao Athletic in the year 2015 where they were promoted from Second B to Second Division.
Our reserve team, then managed by José Ángel Ziganda, finished the championship being second in the Group II of the bronze division, behind only SD Huesca. They had defeated CF Villanovense in the first play-off round for the promotion and UCAM Murcia in the second.
The final play-off matched them up against Cádiz CF, who were defeated 2-0 in the first leg at San Mamés thanks to the brace scored by Santamaría within the first 25 minutes of the match. In the second leg, held at Estadio Ramón de Carranza on June 28, local player Jona was the one who opened the scoring. However, when the side from Cádiz were pursuing the goal that would have allowed them to play the extra time, Salinas scored the final 1-1 on 94 minutes, taking Bilbao Athletic back to Second Division 19 years later.
The match-day squads for the fixture Cádiz CF – Bilbao Athletic were the following:
Cádiz CF: 1. Aulestia, 2. Mantecón, 3. Tomás, 4. Servando, 5. Josete, 6. Garrido, 7. Juan Villar, 8. Navarrete, 9. Jona, 10. Machado and 11. Hugo Rodríguez.
Reserves: 12. Arregui, 13. Alonso, 14. Kike, 15. Migue and 16. Airam.
Bilbao Athletic: 1. A. Remiro, 2. I. Lekue, 3. Iriondo, 4. Yeray, 5. Unai Bilbao, 6. Gil, 7. Sabin Merino, 8. Undabarrena, 9. Santamaría, 10. Vesga and 11. Seguín.
Reserves: 12. Etxeberria, 13. Jon Ander, 14. Salinas, 15. G. Iturraspe and 16. Villalibre.
2nd B: The end of the regular league is official
The RFEF Competition Judge has approved the classifications (which places Bilbao Athletic 3rd in their group) and opened the procedures for the promotion playoff draw
End of the season for our Juniors teams
Athletic Club Juniors A and B have finished their leagues at the top
Thirteen junior players promoted to Basconia
Three players continue in the División de Honor and four end their association with the club
Nico Williams and Nico Serrano, to Bilbao Athletic
The two attackers will be players of the subsidiary next season after standing out this campaign in the Juniors A of the Division of Honor
Jon Morcillo’s contract renewal
Bilbao Athletic’s left winger extends his contract for three seasons, until 2023
Etxeberria: “As a coach, I like fast football”
The coach of Bilbao Athletic has answered #FromHome to the questions made by journalists and supporters through the club’s social networks
Joseba Etxeberria, #FromHome
Bilbao Athletic’s manager will answer the questions posed by the media and supporters
Oleaga, the player on loan with most minutes
The goalkeeper, who has been part of the first team during the preseason, has taken advantage of his loan to UD Melilla by playing all the matches
Iñaki Sáez turns 77
One of the key professionals in the development of our youth football and player for 13 seasons turns 77 today
Jon Morcillo, scorer of one of the best goals of Second Divison B
The player from Bilbao Athletic competes against 15 other goals of the category, in a tournament organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation