Best Goalies and Defenders of Athletic Bilbao-All time

by on September 22, 2010
in Spanish La Liga League

Italian football club Athletic BilbaoArmando Riveiro was the former goalkeeper of Athletic Bilbao. Armando came to the club as a loan from Cadiz on January 2008 but he became permanent at the end of the season. Gorka Iraizoz is the current goalkeeper of the club and he rarely missed a league game for Athletic after becoming a permanent goalkeeper for the club. Iraizoz was with the winning team of Spanish cup in the season of 2005-06. Raul Fernandez also plays for Athletic Bilbao who made 19 appearances for the club in 2007-09. Aitor Fernandez is the reserve goalkeeper of Athletic Bilbao who played several under 19 matches for different clubs. Andoni Zubizarreta spent six seasons with the club and played 239 matches for the club. Zubizarreta is famous for his goal keeping skills and an important part in club’s victory in league matches.

Best goalies of Athletic Bilbao are:

1. Gorka Iraizoz
2. Raul Fernandez
3. Aitor Fernandez
4. Armando Riveiro
5. Andoni Zubizarreta

Koikili Lertxundi currently plays as a left defender for Athletic Bilbao. Ustaritz Aldekoaotalora is a central defender of the club and he played 20 best matches of his career in 2007-08. Fernando Amorebieta is the central defender who currently plays for Athletic Bilbao and played 47 official matches for the club in the season 2009-10. Amorebieta helped the club to reach round of 32 in UEFA Europa League. Mikel San Jose also plays as a central defender but considered as a utility player. Mikel San Jose made his debut in home win of the club for the UEFA Europa League group stage against Austria Wien in 2009-10. Andoni Iraola plays as a defender with good passing skills and helped the club to qualify in UEFA Cup of 2004-05 and to finish second in domestic cup of 2009.

Best defenders of Athletic Bilbao are:

1. Koikili Lertxundi
2. Ustaritz Aldekoaotalora
3. Fernando Amorebieta
4. Mikel San Jose
5. Andoni Iraola


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