We look back on a historic day for Athletic Club: August 21, 2003, when our first women’s team, after winning the league in its first edition, made its debut in European competition.
After that first participation, the lionesses played up to four more times in the UEFA Women’s Champions League: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2016-17.
In their UEFA Women’s Champions League debut match, Athletic Club beat the Austrian SV Neulengbach 2-0, thanks to goals from Irantzu and Gurutze. The match was played at Santa Lucia’s field, in Gernika, in front of many red-and-white supporters who went to enjoy that historical day for our lionesses.
The Athletic group was completed by the Portuguese Dezembro and the German FFC Frankfurt, who finished first with the only place available in the next round and were finally runners-up in that edition of the competition.
The line-ups were as follows:
Athletic Club: 1. Uguzne, 2. Uriagereka, 3. Vanessa, 4. L. Zabala, 6. Itziar, 8. Tzibi J., 11. Orueta, 14. Iraia, 17. Ibarra R., 19. Gurutze and 20. Eba.
Substitutes: 25. Leguina, 5. Gaztelu, 7. Lexuri, 9. Belén, 10. J. Guarrotxena, 24. Irune M. and 28. Irantzu.
SV Neulengbach: Alexandra, Susanne, Melanie, Silvia, Brigitt, Claudia, Gahleitner, Martina, Natascha, Silvia and Maria.
Substitutes: 21. Reischer, 2. Brand, 6. Groebmer, 7. Kaspar, 9. Schaffer, 11. Bauer and 15. Gratsch.
Amaia Peña returns to Athletic
The goalkeeper from Portugalete returns to the red-and-white team after a successful experience in the United States and signs until 2022 with the first team
The Primera Iberdrola is officially over
The RFEF’s Sole Judge of Competition concludes the championship (with Athletic Club, in 5th position) with the classification existing at the time of the suspension
Tribute to Amaia Olabarrieta and Saioa González
Just four years ago today, both players, Amaia Olabarrieta and Saioa Gonzalez, officially said goodbye to the field
Three years since the farewell of three historic players
Three years ago today Eli Ibarra, Iraia Iturregi and Irune Murua received a tribute in Lezama to their long career at the club
2004: Two-time champions of the Super League
Today is the 16th anniversary of the celebration at San Mamés against Torrejón of the second consecutive league for a champion Athletic Club since the penultimate round
Women’s C will play in the Women’s Basque League
The young red-and-white team gets promoted after a season in which they have won all 22 of their league matches
The fourth Superleague in five years
On this day in 2007, the women’s team won its fourth league title, the third one at San Mamés with the red-and-white supporters
A cruel defeat to say farewell to old San Mamés
7 years ago tomorrow, FC Barcelona clinched the victory and the league title just before the old stadium was demolished
Unzué: “I think I can perform at a high level for two more years”
The player from Navarre has answered the questions both the media and her supporters asked her after her signing as a lioness was made official
The brace from Yulema Corres that carried closer to their last league title
It has been four years since the 3-1 win against Santa Teresa at Lezama, a great match with a brace from Yulema Corres