2017–18 Athletic Bilbao season

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Athletic Bilbao
2017–18 season
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President Josu Urrutia
Head coach José Ángel Ziganda
Stadium San Mamés
La Liga 16th
Copa del Rey Round of 32
UEFA Europa League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League: Raúl García (10)
All: Aritz Aduriz (20)
Highest home attendance 45,761 (vs Real Sociedad, 16 December 2017)
Lowest home attendance 14,294 (vs Formentera, 29 November 2017)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2017–18 season was the 119th in Athletic Club’s history and the 87th in the top tier.[2][3]

Squad[edit]

The numbers were established according to the official website: [4], except Unai Núñez who wore number 12 in domestic matches from the beginning of 2018.

Player statistics[edit]

S P N Name League Cup Europe Total
A S G M A S G M A S G M A S G M
1 GK Spain Kepa Arrizabalaga 30 0 0 2700 1 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 2790
3 DF Spain Enric Saborit 16 3 0 1429 2 0 0 180 2 0 0 155 20 3 0 1764
4 DF Spain Iñigo Martínez 16 0 0 1440 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 1440
5 DF Spain Yeray Álvarez 7 1 0 675 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 314 11 1 0 989
6 DF Spain Mikel San José 24 2 1 2156 1 0 0 90 7 4 0 649 32 6 1 2895
7 MF Spain Beñat Etxebarria 12 12 0 1115 1 0 0 90 7 1 0 571 20 13 0 1776
8 MF Spain Ander Iturraspe (vc) 20 10 0 1903 0 1 0 16 5 2 0 529 25 13 0 2448
9 FW Spain Kike Sola 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 62 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 62
10 FW Spain Iker Muniain (3rd c) 7 7 4 775 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 523 13 7 5 1298
11 FW Spain Iñaki Williams 31 7 7 2851 1 0 0 90 9 4 3 863 41 11 10 3804
13 GK Spain Iago Herrerín 8 0 0 720 1 0 0 90 14 0 0 1260 23 0 0 2070
14 MF Spain Markel Susaeta (c) 26 8 3 2268 1 0 0 90 8 5 0 772 35 13 3 3130
15 DF Spain Iñigo Lekue 22 10 0 2104 2 0 0 180 10 2 0 911 34 12 0 3195
16 DF Spain Xabier Etxeita 5 0 1 377 2 0 0 180 12 0 1 1046 19 0 2 1603
17 MF Spain Mikel Rico 13 4 0 1170 0 0 0 0 5 3 0[1] 389 18 7 0 1559
18 MF Spain Óscar de Marcos 20 1 1 1663 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 630 27 1 2 2293
19 FW Spain Sabin Merino 5 8 0 371 2 0 0 155 0 3 0 9 7 11 0 535
20 FW Spain Aritz Aduriz 21 12 9 2149 0 1 0 25 13 1 11 1159 34 14 20 3333
21 MF Spain Mikel Vesga 11 1 1 807 2 0 0 164 5 2 0 460 18 3 1 1431
22 MF Spain Raúl García 30 4 10 2637 0 2 1 37 10 2 3 889 40 8 14 3563
24 DF Spain Mikel Balenziaga 18 0 0 1554 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 835 28 0 0 2389
28 MF Spain Iñigo Córdoba 18 12 1 1457 1 0 0 90 6 4 0 552 25 16 1 2099
29 DF Spain Óscar Gil 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 90
30 DF Spain Unai Núñez 33 0 1 2942 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 225 34 1 1 3167
34 DF Spain Andoni López 1 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 90
40 MF Spain Iñigo Muñoz 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 16
Players left the club in winter transfer window
2 DF Spain Eneko Bóveda 6 0 0 523 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 134 7 1 0 657
4 DF France Aymeric Laporte 19 0 0 1710 1 0 0 90 10 0 1 900 30 0 1 2700
23 MF Spain Ager Aketxe 0 3 0 34 2 0 0 155 1 6 0 74 3 9 0 263

Disciplinary record[edit]

Iñigo Martínez' and Iñaki Williams' yellow cards against Celta Vigo on matchday 30 were removed in April 2018. [5]

S P N Name League Cup Europe Total
Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Red card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Red card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Red card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Spain Kepa Arrizabalaga 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
3 DF Spain Enric Saborit 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
4 DF Spain Iñigo Martínez 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
5 DF Spain Yeray Álvarez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6 DF Spain Mikel San José 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 9 0 0
7 MF Spain Beñat Etxebarria 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
8 MF Spain Ander Iturraspe 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
9 FW Spain Kike Sola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW Spain Iker Muniain 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
11 FW Spain Iñaki Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
13 GK Spain Iago Herrerín 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF Spain Markel Susaeta 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0
15 DF Spain Iñigo Lekue 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0
16 DF Spain Xabier Etxeita 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0
17 MF Spain Mikel Rico 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
18 MF Spain Óscar de Marcos 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
19 FW Spain Sabin Merino 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 FW Spain Aritz Aduriz 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 1 0
21 MF Spain Mikel Vesga 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
22 MF Spain Raúl García 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 13 0 0
24 DF Spain Mikel Balenziaga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
28 MF Spain Iñigo Córdoba 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
29 DF Spain Óscar Gil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF Spain Unai Núñez 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 12 1 0
34 DF Spain Andoni López 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 MF Spain Iñigo Muñoz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players left the club in winter transfer window
2 DF Spain Eneko Bóveda 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 DF France Aymeric Laporte 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0
23 MF Spain Ager Aketxe 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

From the youth system[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
28 Spain MF Iñigo Córdoba
30 Spain DF Unai Núñez
34 Spain DF Andoni López
40 Spain MF Iñigo Muñoz

Transfer[edit]

In

Date Name Moving from Fee
30 June 2017 Spain Ager Aketxe Spain Cádiz Loan return
Spain Óscar Gil Spain Oviedo
Spain Iago Herrerín Spain Leganés
Spain Kike Sola Spain Numancia
Spain Asier Villalibre
Spain Mikel Vesga Spain Sporting Gijón
30 January 2018 Spain Iñigo Martínez Spain Real Sociedad €32M

Out

Date Name Moving to Fee
14 June 2017 Spain Gorka Iraizoz Spain Girona Free
30 June 2017 Spain Gorka Elustondo Colombia Atlético Nacional
24 July 2017 Spain Javier Eraso Spain Leganés
18 August 2017 Spain Asier Villalibre Spain Valladolid Loan
20 January 2018 Spain Eneko Bóveda Spain Deportivo La Coruña Free
30 January 2018 France Aymeric Laporte England Manchester City €65M
31 January 2018 Spain Asier Villalibre Spain Lorca Loan
16 February 2018 Spain Ager Aketxe Canada Toronto Free

Staff[edit]

Technical staff according to the official website: [6]

Position Name
Head coach José Ángel Ziganda
Assistant coach Bingen Arostegi
Technical coach Alberto Iglesias
Physical coach Iban Urkiza
Recuperative coach Xabier Clemente
Goalkeeper coach Imanol Etxeberria
Representative Andoni Imaz
Doctors Josean Lekue, Paco Angulo
Masseur Juan Manuel Ipiña
Physiotherapists Beñat Azula, Isusko Ortuzar, Imanol Martín, Álvaro Campa
Podiatrist Sergio Bilbao
Material managers Txetxu Gallego, Jon Eskalza, Iker López

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
La Liga 20 August 2017 20 May 2018 - 16th 38 10 13 15 41 49 −8 026.32
Europa League 27 July 2017 15 March 2018 Third qualifying round Round of 16 14 7 3 4 22 16 +6 050.00
Copa del Rey 25 October 2017 29 November 2017 Round of 32 Round of 32 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 000.00
Total 54 17 17 20 64 67 −3 031.48

Source: Competitions

La Liga[edit]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
14 Alavés 38 15 2 21 40 50 −10 47
15 Levante 38 11 13 14 44 58 −14 46
16 Athletic Bilbao 38 10 13 15 41 49 −8 43[a]
17 Leganés 38 12 7 19 34 51 −17 43[a]
18 Deportivo La Coruña (R) 38 6 11 21 38 76 −38 29 Relegation to the Segunda División
Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)[3]
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Athletic Bilbao finished ahead of Leganés on head-to-head goal difference: Athletic Bilbao 2–0 Leganés, Leganés 1–0 Athletic Bilbao.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 10 13 15 41 49  −8 43 6 8 5 19 16  +3 4 5 10 22 33  −11

Round by round

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH
ResultDWWLLDLWLLLDDDWDWWDDDLDLWDLWLDWLDLLWLL
Position1210461011131111151515161614141281212121313141212141213121213131414141616
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Copa del Rey[edit]

Round of 32

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Qualifying phase[edit]

Third qualifying round

Play-off round

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Spain Athletic Bilbao 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3 11[a] Advance to knockout phase
2 Sweden Östersund 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11[a]
3 Ukraine Zorya Luhansk 6 2 0 4 3 9 −6 6
4 Germany Hertha BSC 6 1 2 3 6 7 −1 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Östersund 2–2 Athletic Bilbao, Athletic Bilbao 1–0 Östersund.

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 32

Round of 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ He is credited with a goal against Spartak Moskva on 15 February 2018 by some sources.
  2. ^ The match was abandoned at 90th minute, when 3 officials decided to leave the field due to a quarrel among players of both teams. [1]
  3. ^ "Reglamento General - Art. 201" (PDF) (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  4. ^ Some sources (Vestnik Kavkaza, Marca, Athletic Bilbao) credit this goal to Mikel Rico, whose goalbound shot was touched on the line by Kutepov (Footage).