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Astorga – Campo Municipal La Eragudina

Whilst the city of Astorga has a long and rich history, which you can trace back over the millennia, its footballing heritage has much shallower roots. 1944 to be precise, when the current club’s predecessor, also called Atlético Astorga, was founded. The Lions of León & La Eragudina Atlético Astorga mk.1 never played above the Tercera, and More...

by Chris Clements | Published 3 years ago

By Chris Clements On Monday, May 19th, 2014

Zamora – Estadio Ruta de la Plata

Tucked away to the west of the Region of Castile-León, close to the border with Portugal, Zamora is a fantastic city if you are on the look out for Romanesque architecture, but less so if you are looking for a More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Valladolid – Anexo el José Zorrilla

At least Real Valladolid had something to cheer about after a 2013-14 season to forget. Following the relegation of the first team from La Primera, their reserve side, er… Real Valladolid B, won promotion More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, October 31st, 2011

Guijuelo – Campo Municipal de Deportes

Over the past decade this little club based just 30 miles south of Salamanca, has defied the odds and the experts who have predicted its relegation. There is a degree of justification in these predictions of foreboding More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, September 19th, 2011

Palencia – Estadio Nueva Balastera

Now here is a great looking stadium that shows you that all new builds don’t have to look like a branch of Halfords at your local retail park. The Estadio Nueva Balastera was the home of Club de Fútbol Palencia, More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, September 12th, 2011

Salamanca – Estadio El Helmántico

Given that Salamanca is the home of the oldest university in Spain, it should come as no surprise that the sport of football was introduced to the city by students, and Irish students at that. Within a couple of More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, August 19th, 2011

Soria – Estadio Nuevo Los Pajaritos

In the far east of the Region of Castile-León lies Soria, one of Spain’s smallest and it has to be said, sleepiest provincial capitals. The town’s senior team, Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria, takes More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Valladolid – Estadio José Zorrilla

The Estadio José Zorrilla was home to Real Valladolid from 1940 to 1982 and so fond was the club and the municipality of the name, that they decided to call their new stadium Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla, but just More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Valladolid – Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla

In the late 1970’s Gonzalo Alonso was president of Real Valladolid and he had an eye for an opportunity. With his beloved club on the verge of returning to La Primera after a sixteen year absence and the More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Burgos – El Plantío

It is probably easier to talk about the senior teams in Burgos in three distinct phases. The first club is the original Burgos Club de Fútbol, founded in 1936 as Gimnástica Burgalesa Club de Fútbol, they played More...