Lizarazu admits that as a child was a follower of the Royal Society

Lizarazu admits that as a child was a follower of the Royal Society
Lizarazu in a match with Athletic against Rayo Vallecano (Goldigital)

He was one of the star signings of the Athletic Club late 90. Club president, Jose Maria Arrate, He paid by the French Basque side 300 million to the old pesetas to Girondins Bordeaux to get their services even if the performance of Lizarazu It was not expected and he only wore the red and white shirt that season 1996-1997.

In an interview that the former player gave to the magazine Libero made a series of confessions from that time. First, Bixente Lizarazu recognized that at that time he had offers from higher category clubs such as Arsenal or self Bayern de Munich but that was decided by the Athletic Club de Bilbao since when I was a child I followed the Spanish League.

The most surprising thing is that, according to the footballer's own words, the team I followed as a child was the Real society since his father was a member of the txuri-urdin team and he had the opportunity to enjoy that mythical team that was League champion twice and that he played the European Cup with players like Arconada O López Ufarte in the mythical stadium of Atotxa.

After wearing the red and white shirt of the Athletic during 18 official matches (16 League and 2 Cup) one left to Bayern de Munich where he found stability and triumphed during 8 and a half seasons.

His career as a lion was short and neither he nor the fans of San Mames they keep very good memories of that season in which a series of injuries and some eccentricities of the footballer prevented him from having the necessary continuity. And if that was not enough, declaring himself a follower of the eternal rival will not help his image and the concept that the fans had of him improve too much.

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