Athletic Club pays tribute to the “everlasting presence” of José Ángel Iribar with a sculpture in San Mamés

Athletic Club has confirmed this Wednesday that it’ll honor the determine of former goalkeeper José Ángel Iribar. “Perhaps the best” of all its legends and “the one which arouses the best affection and admiration”, with a sculpture subsequent to San Mamés that serves to “extol” Bilbao with its “everlasting presence”, they’ve communicated from the membership.

On the event of the eightieth birthday of ‘Txopo’, who performed for the Biscayan staff from 1962 till his retirement in 1980, being the participant with probably the most video games performed (614), the membership chaired by Jon Uriarte and the Bilbao City Council have written him a letter to congratulate you

In it they do not forget that Iribar marked “an period on the pitch” as a rojiblanco participant, particularly due to “the way in which” during which he achieved issues.

“You are a benchmark for our membership, our Villa, for the world and for our folks. You did and do an ideal job each day in order that our roots stay alive. Our tradition, our traditions, our Basque, owe you a large number”, emphasizes the Athletic within the letter revealed on its web site, signed by Juan Mari Aburto, mayor of Bilbao, and Jon Uriarte, president of the membership, and made “public as a result of the present is on behalf of all of the followers.”

Invitation to the goalkeepers

The Basque staff and the City Council level out that the rationale for this letter was to inform him that that they had “one other shock and a present that can final over time” for Iribar, after he invited all “the goalkeepers and goalkeepers to look in black”, the attribute colour of the previous goalkeeper

“When the City Council and the membership received collectively, we had been clear that there couldn’t be a greater present for you than the one which exhibits all the love that members, ‘athleticzales’ of the world, supporters and the Town that loves you, profess you. For That is why we’re going to reward Bilbao together with your everlasting presence. We gives you extra particulars shortly, however know that earlier than the tip of 2023, all that affection will take the type of a sculpture subsequent to the San Mamés discipline. Because there may be none like Iribar”, he concludes the letter.