A unique club

Club’s philosophy
Born in the Basque Country
Trained at the Basque Country
Entry in Lezama
Each and every one of Athletic Club’s players was either born in Euskal Herria-The Basque Country or brought up here

The Athletic Club, as an institution, as well as the whole of its followers are characterised by the defence of some values less and less frequent in football and 21st century sport. The pride on themselves, reflected in its maximum expression with its policy of Young Player’s Academy, makes the difference with another philosophy or way of understanding the football around the world.

Athletic Club is located in Bilbao, in the province of Biscay (The Basque Country). The club’s sporting philosophy is governed by a code which states that only players, who have come up through the club’s young players’ reserve or the young players’ reserve of the other clubs in The Basque Country, which includes the following territories: Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa, Araba, Nafarroa, Lapurdi, Zuberoa and Nafarroa Behera or players that were born in these territories, may be signed up.