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2017–18 Athletic Bilbao season

2017–18 Athletic Bilbao season

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Athletic Bilbao
2017–18 season
PresidentJosu Urrutia
Head coachJosé Ángel Ziganda
StadiumSan Mamés
La Liga16th
Copa del ReyRound of 32
UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague: Raúl García (10)
All: Aritz Aduriz (20)
Highest home attendance45,761 (vs Real Sociedad, 16 December 2017)
Lowest home attendance14,294 (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

According to the official website.[4] Unai Núñez wore number 12 in domestic matches from the beginning of 2018.

Player statistics

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

Disciplinary record

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

From the youth system

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

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

Transfer

In

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

Out

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

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, Álvaro Campa
Regenerative therapist Imanol Martín
Podiatrist Sergio Bilbao
Material managers Txetxu Gallego, Jon Eskalza, Iker López

Pre-season and friendlies

Competitions

Overview

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

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

Matches[edit]

Copa del Rey

Round of 32

UEFA Europa League

Qualifying phase[edit]

Third qualifying round

Play-off round

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Athletic Bilbao 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3 11[a] Advance to knockout phase
2 Östersund 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11[a]
3 Zorya Luhansk 6 2 0 4 3 9 −6 6
4 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

  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).


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