2014–15 Athletic Bilbao season

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Athletic Bilbao
2014–15 season
PresidentJosu Urrutia
Head coachErnesto Valverde
StadiumSan Mamés
La Liga7th
Copa del ReyRunners-up
UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stage (3rd)
UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague:
Aritz Aduriz (18)

All:
Aritz Aduriz (26)
Highest home attendance49,017 vs Napoli (27 August 2014)
Lowest home attendance18,000 vs Alcoyano (18 December 2014)
& vs Málaga (29 January 2015)

The 2014–15 season is the 116th season in Athletic Club’s history and the 84th in the top-tier. The campaign is notable for Athletic competing in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1998–99.

Squad[edit]

As 2014..[1][2]

Squad and statistics[edit]

The numbers and stats are established according to the official website: [1]

As of 7 August 2015
No. Pos. Nat. Name League Cup Europe Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Spain Gorka Iraizoz 34 0 0(1) 0 8 0 42(1) 0 3
2 FW Spain Gaizka Toquero 0(4) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0(5) 0
3 DF Spain Jon Aurtenetxe 3(1) 0 2 0 1 0 6(1) 0 1
4 DF France Aymeric Laporte 33 0 6(1) 0 9 0 48(1) 0 15 1
5 MF Spain Erik Morán 1(1) 0 1 0 0(1) 0 2(2) 0
6 DF Spain Mikel San José 23(5) 5 6 1 7(2) 2 36(7) 8 13 1
7 MF Spain Beñat Etxebarria 20(8) 2 5(2) 0 8(1) 0 33(11) 2 6
8 MF Spain Ander Iturraspe 20(5) 2 3(3) 0 7 0 30(8) 2 6
9 FW Spain Kike Sola 1(4) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 2(4) 0
10 MF Spain Óscar de Marcos 32(3) 1 7 0 9(1) 1 48(4) 2 9
11 FW Spain Ibai Gómez 9(12) 1 4(3) 0 4(2) 1 17(17) 2 2
12 DF Spain Unai Bustinza 1(1) 0 1(1) 0 0 0 2(2) 0 2 1
13 GK Spain Iago Herrerín 4 0 9 0 2 0 15 0 1
14 MF Spain Markel Susaeta 20(11) 1 5(3) 1 6(3) 1 31(17) 3 3
15 DF Spain Andoni Iraola (vc) 16(6) 1 6(1) 0 3(2) 1 25(9) 2 6
16 DF Spain Xabier Etxeita 22(2) 2 6 1 4 0 32(2) 3 7 1
17 MF Spain Mikel Rico 32(4) 3 6(2) 0 10 0 48(6) 3 5
18 MF Spain Carlos Gurpegui (c) 15(8) 1 5(1) 0 5(3) 1 25(12) 2 9
19 FW Spain Iker Muniain 25 1 6(1) 0 7(2) 1 38(3) 2 8
20 FW Spain Aritz Aduriz 30(1) 18 5(4) 5 6(2) 3 41(7) 26 14
21 FW Spain Borja Viguera 10(10) 1 2(2) 2 2(2) 0 14(14) 3
22 FW Spain Guillermo Fernández 5(9) 0 1 0 3(1) 1 9(10) 1 2
23 MF Spain Ager Aketxe 3(5) 1 1(2) 0 0(1) 0 4(8) 1 1
24 DF Spain Mikel Balenziaga 33 0 7 0 8 0 48 0 10
29 MF Spain Unai López 15(4) 0 1 0 0(4) 0 16(8) 0 1
30 FW Spain Iñaki Williams 15(4) 1 4 0 1(1) 1 20(5) 2 2

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
12 Spain DF Unai Bustinza
22 Spain FW Guillermo Fernández
23 Spain MF Ager Aketxe
29 Spain MF Unai López
30 Spain FW Iñaki Williams

Transfers in[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
21 MF Spain Borja Viguera 32 EU Alavés Transfer Summer 2017 €1,000,000
3 DF Spain Jon Aurtenetxe 27 EU Celta Vigo Loan return Summer 2017 Loan return
GK Spain Raúl Fernández 31 EU Numancia Loan return Summer Loan return
MF Spain Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta 25 EU Mirandés Loan return Summer 2016 Loan return

Total spending: Decrease €1,000,000

Transfers out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
21 MF Spain Ander Herrera 29 EU Manchester United England Transfer Summer €36,000,000
GK Spain Raúl Fernández 31 EU Racing Santander Mutual termination Summer Free
3 MF Spain Iñigo Pérez 31 EU Numancia Mutual termination Summer Free
MF Spain Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta 25 EU Zaragoza On loan Summer Loan
12 DF Spain Unai Albizua 30 EU Tenerife On loan Summer Loan
22 DF Spain Enric Saborit 27 EU Mallorca On loan Summer Loan
MF Spain Iker Guarrotxena 26 EU Tenerife On loan Summer Loan
23 DF Spain Borja Ekiza 31 EU Eibar Mutual termination Summer Free

Total revenue: Increase €36,000,000

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

La Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
5 Sevilla 38 23 7 8 71 45 +26 76 Qualification to UEFA Champions League group stage[a]
6 Villarreal 38 16 12 10 48 37 +11 60 Qualification to UEFA Europa League group stage[b]
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 15 10 13 42 41 +1 55 Qualification to UEFA Europa League third qualifying round[b]
8 Celta Vigo 38 13 12 13 47 44 +3 51
9 Málaga 38 14 8 16 42 48 −6 50
Source: La Liga
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) fair-play points; 7) playoff match[3]
Notes:
  1. ^ Sevilla qualified for the Champions League group stage by winning the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. As a result, the fifth-placed spot for the Europa League group stage they earned was vacated without replacement as per UEFA regulations.
  2. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2014–15 Copa del Rey, Barcelona, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team, and the spot awarded to the sixth-placed team (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
ResultLWLLLDLDWWDWWLDLLLLDWLDWWWWWLDLWWDDDWW
Position157121518161917151111991010121213131311131312108889998887877
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Copa del Rey[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Play-off round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification POR SHK ATH BATE
1 Portugal Porto 6 4 2 0 16 4 +12 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 2–1 6–0
2 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2 3 1 15 4 +11 9 2–2 0–1 5–0
3 Spain Athletic Bilbao 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–2 0–0 2–0
4 Belarus BATE Borisov 6 1 0 5 2 24 −22 3 0–3 0–7 2–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletic Bilbao". LFP. 2014.
  2. ^ Soccerway - Athletic Bilbao
  3. ^ "Reglamento General" [General Regulations] (PDF). www.lnfs.es (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 26 March 2015.