Kappa - Athletic Club 1997/98 Centenary Away Football Shirt
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All products are brand new unless else stated. The condition of our used products are rated according to a 6-9 scale,
9/10 - Very good condition, almost new. Few signs of wear.
8/10 - Good condition, used but maintained well. Signs of wear.
7/10 - Used with love, clear signs of wear such as scratches, star loss etc.
6/10 - The last dance, looks for a new owner for the last time.
We call our used items "Pre-Loved" as they have been worn with care and love.
Athletic Club, commonly referred to as Athletic Bilbao, is a professional football club that plays in La Liga, the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system. The 1997/98 season was notable for several reasons:
La Liga: Athletic Bilbao had a challenging season in La Liga. They finished in 11th place, which, while clear of relegation worries, was considered underwhelming given the club's storied history and ambitions.
Copa del Rey: In the Copa del Rey, Athletic Bilbao did not make a significant impact during the 1997/98 season. They were unable to progress far into the tournament, which is traditionally an important competition for Spanish clubs.
European Competitions: Athletic Bilbao did not participate in European competitions during the 1997/98 season. Their focus was primarily on domestic competitions.
Management: During this time, the management of the club was likely focused on maintaining its unique philosophy. Athletic Bilbao is renowned for its policy of only signing Basque players, or those trained in the Basque Country, which has both shaped their identity and presented challenges in terms of squad building and competition with clubs that recruit globally.
Squad: The squad included a mix of homegrown talents and seasoned professionals, all adhering to the club's Basque-only policy. Players from the 1997/98 squad who made notable contributions to the club's history include Julen Guerrero, who was one of the team's most prominent figures during the 1990s.
Stadium: The team continued to play its home matches at the historic San Mamés Stadium, which was known as "The Cathedral" of Spanish football.
Overall Context: The late 1990s were a transitional period for Athletic Bilbao. The club was competing in an increasingly globalized football environment while upholding its local recruitment policy. The mid-table finish in La Liga during the 1997/98 season was reflective of the competitive challenges the club faced.