José María "Txema" Noriega Aldekoa #17 Athletic Club Bilbao (Spain) Match Worn Shirt for Spanish League 1982-83. Athletic Bilbao won and were the champions of 'La Liga' 1982-83 season.
Camiseta del Athletic Club Bilbao (España) #17 usada por José María "Txema" Noriega Aldekoa en la Liga de España 1982-83. Athletic Bilbao se consagro campeon en la temporada 1982-83.
Born in Bilbao, Biscay, Basque Country, Noriega was a graduate of Athletic Bilbao's youth system, having supported the club as a child.
Towards the end of his third season featuring regularly for the reserves, he made his debut for the Athletic senior team on 16 March 1980, a 1–0 win away to Atlético Madrid in La Liga. He was promoted at the start of the following campaign, and would feature in the majority of the team's matches for the next six seasons (232 appearances and 54 goals in all competitions), albeit often appearing from the bench or himself being substituted. Those years under coach Javier Clemente were one of the most successful periods in Athletic Bilbao's history, in which they were champions of Spain in 1982–83 and 1983–84, before finishing third in the next two seasons. They also won the 1984 Copa del Rey Final and were runners-up the following year – Noriega did not take part in either final but was involved in earlier rounds. He also featured in the European Cup against the likes of Liverpool and was involved in further defeats to Barcelona at the semi-final stage of the cup in both 1981 and 1986, scoring in the former.
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