Top Ten Goalies and Defenders of Athletic Bilbao-All time

by on September 26, 2010
in Italian League

Jose angel iribar of atletico bilbao football club Carmelo Cedrun was the goalkeeper of Athletic Bilbao during 1950-1964. Cedrun made 334 appearances for Athletic Bilbao. Cedrun made his debut for the club against the home win of 3-0 against Sevilla FC. Jose Angel Iribar played as a goalkeeper exclusively for Athletic Bilbao for 18 years. Iribar made 466 appearances for the club in these 18 years. Raimundo Perez played as a goalkeeper for Athletic Bilbao from 1941 to 1957. Perez made 197 appearances for the club and also had won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for the best goalkeeper in 1946-47. Gregorio Blasco played for the club as a goalkeeper from 1928 to 1939. Gregorio was an international goalkeeper who played for different clubs in Spain, Mexico and Argentina.

Top ten goalies of Athletic Bilbao are:

1. Jose Angel Iribar
2. Carmelo Cedrun
3. Raimundo Lezama
4. Andoni Zubizarreta
5. Gregario Blasco
6. Gorka Iraizoz
7. Raul Fernandez
8. Aitor Fernandez
9. Armando Riveiro
10. Iago Herrerin

Jose Orue was a defender who spent his entire career at Athletic Bilbao. Orue was the part of the team that won one league title and four Generalissimo Cups. Aitor Larrazabal was a left defender who scored at least one goal in 13 seasons out of 14 professional seasons for Athletic Bilbao. Nicanor Sagarduy played more than 400 matches for the club. Andoni Goikoetxea was a central defender as well as the captain of the club who played 369 matches. Genar Andrinua was also the captain of the club who played nearly 400 games with the club. Santiago Urquiaga was the right defender who helped the club to reach the final UEFA Cup. Agustin Gisasola played 332 matches for the club who helped the club to win La Liga and Copa del Generalissimo. Jesus Aranguren played 318 matches for the club. Luis Maria played in the FIFA World Cup of 1962 and helped the club to win European Championship of 1964 and Spanish Cup of 1968-69.

Top ten defenders of Athletic Bilbao are:

1. Jose Orue
2. Aitor Larrazabal
3. Nicanor Sagarduy
4. Andoni Goikoetxea
5. Genar Andrinua
6. Santiago Urquiaga
7. Agustin Gisasola
8. Jesus Aranguren
9. Inaki Saez
10. Luis Etxeberria

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