#AthleticClub and #RealSociedad, hailing from Spain’s northern Basque Country region, are among the most historic teams in LaLiga Santander. Between them they have 10 LaLiga titles (eight for Athletic, two for Real Sociedad), making them two of just nine teams to ever win the league championship.
The derby really burst into life in the 1980s, when between them these sides took home the first four league titles of the decade. La Real were triumphant in 1980/81 and 1981/82, while the LaLiga trophy headed to Bilbao in 1982/83 and 1983/84.
Funnily enough, both of them actually clinched a league title in a Basque derby. On the final day of the 1981/82 season, Real Sociedad needed a victory at home to Athletic in order to guarantee the league title and that’s exactly what happened thanks to decisive goals from Jesús María Zamora and Roberto López Ufarte. Two years later, in 1984, Athletic won the league title with a 2-1 derby day victory on the final day with Iñigo Liceranzu’s brace helping them to finish just above Real Madrid.
Iker Muniain and Aritz Elustondo on what the derby means, best memories. #Basquederby
Video Via – La Liga