They are known as Los Leones (The Lions) because their stadium was built near a church called San Mamés (Saint Mammes). Mammes was a semi-legendary early Christian thrown to the lions by the Romans. Mammes pacified the lions and was later made a saint.

These facilities are located in the municipality of Lezama, approximately ten miles from Bilbao.

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat scored his side's winner against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League

The bright note in the campaign belonged to Bilbao Athletic, whose young players performed well throughout the season and challenged for promotion to the Liga Adelante, raising hopes that some of that squad may be able to offer more than emergency backup to the first team for the following season. The one certainty would be that Athletic would be playing in a new stadium, San Mamés Barria, albeit in a partially completed state.

United struggled to create clear-cut chances against their well-organised Ukrainian opponents, until Jose Mourinho brought on Wayne Rooney, who within moments was involved in the move that brought the 69th-minute breakthrough.

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But the pivotal moment was the red card shown to Athletic full-back Mikel Balenziaga, who retaliated when Roberto Rosales left a boot in on him after a defensive clearance.

Malaga lifted some of the pressure on under-fire coach Juande Ramos as they came from behind late on to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at La Rosaleda.

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah found space on the right and pulled the ball back towards Rooney,...

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The Spain women's national under-17 football team represents Spain in international football in under-17 categories and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

In their first European final since 1977, and first ever in a single match, Athletic could not maintain their momentum and deliver their first trophy in 28 years, as they lost 3–0 to Spanish rivals Atlético Madrid (who were inspired by the forward play of Radamel Falcao), on 9 May in the final at the Arena Națională in Bucharest.

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Athletic Club; (Basque: Athletic Kluba), also commonly known as Athletic Bilbao; (Basque: Bilboko Athletic Kluba), is a professional football club, based in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain.[3]

However, after Athletic's 1-0 Europa League win over Rapid Vienna, Laporte said swapping Les Bleus for La Roja Furia was never in his mind.

City coach Pep Guardiola reportedly wanted to pair Laporte with John Stones at the heart of his back four, and was prepared to meet the €50 million...

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Initial results were not consistently good and new signing Ander Herrera was injured. The players began to adjust to the changes as the season progressed, however, and following an away victory at local rivals Real Sociedad, Athletic produced a strong run of autumn form which included wins over Paris Saint-Germain, Osasuna and Sevilla as well as credible draws with Valencia and Barcelona. The team also finished top of their Europa League group and defeated Lokomotiv Moscow in the last 32.

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

French-born Laporte, 22, is still eligible to represent Spain as he has dual nationality but that possibility would disappear should he play for France at senior level.

Athletic's main rivals are Real Sociedad, against whom it plays the Basque derby, and Real Madrid, due to sport and political rivalry.

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Manchester United laboured to a 1-0 Europa League victory over Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford as Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home in the second half to seal the points for the below-par hosts.

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The Spain women's national under-17 football team represents "Spain in international "football in under-17 categories and is controlled by the "Royal Spanish Football Federation.

The following players were called up for the preliminary squad for the 2016 UEFA Preparation Tournament against Czech Republic, Italy and Scotland on September 6 and 11 in Praha.

The board of the Athletic Club is composed of the following directors:[17]

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Based in our own premises located at Grangemouth Rugby Club our number one priority is to turn ‘wannabe pro-athletes’ into ‘professional athletes’.

With a very successful 2013–14 campaign, which included a 1–0 victory over Barcelona, they finished fourth in the league, meaning a new exciting UEFA Champions League campaign. Stars Aritz Aduriz and Ander Herrera shone, meaning the summer would be full of begging suitors for their players, and indeed, the summer transfer market began with a bid for Herrera; a €36 million deal was finalized in June 2014 with Manchester United.

Last updated: 2015 Pos. = Position; Pl. = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; Pts = Points Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up; Cyan = ongoing

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