In parallel with the organisation of the Literature and Football and Thinking Football Film Festival events, the Athletic Club Foundation has published and distributed thousands of copies of various novels, short stories, comics and posters for free, with the aim of bringing reading closer to the world of football. The authors published by the Athletic Club Foundation include such distinguished names as Juan Villoro, David Trueba, Aixa de la Cruz, Katixa Agirre, Pedro Zarraluki, Harkaitz Cano, David Safier and Karmele Jaio.
In 2019, the Foundation published short novels written by two of its first team players: “Togo” by Óscar de Marcos, and “Bizitza eskukadaka” by Ainhoa Tirapu.
In 2020, the spotlight fell on Igor Porset, an Athletic Club Foundation player in the Genuine team. The Foundation published a total of seven thousand copies of “Ser Williams”, an Easy Reading book that was very well received.
In September 2021, the Athletic Club Foundation will present an exhibition of photographs by Ernesto Valverde entitled “Beste Aldea” (“The Other Side”).. The exhibition can be seen free of charge from September 15th until October 28th in the exhibition hall of the Ensanche Market.
The Athletic Club Foundation has made this journey thanks, to a large extent, to our collaborators and supporters. However, we still have a long way to go. Your donations help to support the Foundation’s various social and cultural projects and help us to carry out new initiatives. Any contribution is welcome. Thank you very much.
Request for copies
The Foundation’s publications, which are available in Basque and Spanish, have been distributed free of charge to schools, Athletic Club’s partner clubs and bookshops in Bilbao. Some of the editions have run out, but education and training centres, bookshops and individuals can order copies of the available editions by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and surname, a delivery address and the number of copies requested in the e-mail.
The Athletic Club Foundation has made download links available for some of its recent publications. Consequently, anyone can read the books written by Óscar de Marcos, Ainhoa Tirapu and Igor Porset in digital format.
Download “Togo” (Spanish) by Óscar de Marcos HERE
Download “Ser Williams” (Spanish) by Igor Porset HERE
Lastly, we would like to remind you that the work of the Athletic Club Foundation would not be possible without the support of individuals, companies and institutions that want to contribute to the objective of making our society better through our projects and activities in the social, cultural, sports and environmental fields. If you would like to become a supporter of the Foundation and obtain a CLUB ATHLETIC card, you can do so HERE and, for €50 per year, you will be able to enjoy a number of exclusive activities organised by the Athletic Club Foundation to thank you for supporting our work.