Tag: Andoni Goikoetxea

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Andoni Goikoetxea: not a notorious footballer but a lofty legend for Athletic Club

Andoni Goikoetxea: not a notorious footballer but a lofty legend for Athletic Club

On 24 September 1983, Barcelona hosted Special One Football Club Athletic Club at the Camp Nou and comprehensively smashed their fierce rival -with Andoni Goikoetxea leading the Basque defence- coached by Javier Clemente who had previously exchanged numerous barbs with Cesar Luis Menotti. After an early home lead, in the second half would ocurred Andoni...

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Graeme Souness remembers Athletic’s hostile atmosphere at San Mames prior to an unprecedented treble

Graeme Souness remembers Athletic’s hostile atmosphere at San Mames prior to an unprecedented treble

Liverpool’s legend Graeme Souness provides his memories after winning their fourth European Cup in Rome, thereby sealing an unprecedented treble. Upon a series of crucial clashes en route to the final, the Reds faced an intimidating second round battle with Basque outfit Athletic Club. At the heart of their defence was Andoni Goikoetxea, who had been...