Alirón word, term used after attaining a degree by Athletic, originated in the industrial and mining past of Bizkaia.
In the late nineteenth century is discovered in bilbao, close to the estuary, iron mines with an extraordinary purity of ore.Engineers and managers were essentially British. Then he piecework and payment is made according to the productivity of mine workers. So the salary was proportional to the degree of purity of the mineral extrated. The maximum quality corresponded to all iron (especially iron). that label became “ALIRON”. This originated among miners signs of joy as they were rewarded with extra pay. Then he was associated with football sport, the British engineers had brought to Bilbao.