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Boiro – Campo Municipal de Barraña

Located on the Barbanza peninsula and tucked away on the northern coast of the Ria de Arosa, the community of Boiro (it’s made up of 8 parishes and about 100 villages) appears to be your archetypal footballing backwater. Famed more for the quality of its seafood and beaches, rather than God’s own game. Whilst football has been played in More...

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By Chris Clements On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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New Wave – Celta’s new plans for the Estadio Balaidos

There have been plans to rebuild the Estadio Balaidos since Celta Vigo suffered the embarrassment of a failed UEFA inspection in 2003. However, relegation, finance and local opposition, including one appeal from More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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La Coruña – Estadio de Riazor

If, when it comes to stadiums, you are a “sad-o” (that’s my wife’s term, I prefer aficionado), then you are inevitably drawn to the weird and unusual. Why settle for the staid and practical, when you can More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, March 7th, 2015
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Villalonga – Campo Novo San Pedro

Last Night I Dreamt Of San Pedro This slideshow requires JavaScript. You can see more pictures of San Pedro and dozens of other Galician grounds at Campos Gallegos  More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Somozas – Campo Municipal de Pardiñas

Deep in the Galician countryside lies the small village of Somozas. Now, before you build too romantic a picture of its location, let me inform you that this is no rural idyll. Somozas is a dominated by a huge recycling More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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Vilagarcia de Arousa – A Lomba

In his book “An Introduction to Football in Spain”, Paulino Mouriño Rañó informs that whilst Recreativo Huelva may be the grandfather of Spanish football, it is the Galician town of Vilagarcia de More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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Six of the Best… Stadiums in Galicia

Hey, Talk about repackaging old ideas as new. This makes me feel like a member of the Coalition Cabinet! Actually what this does allow me to do is to share with you some rarely seen photographs and showcase related More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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Vigo – Campo Municipal de Barreiro

Tucked away in the hilly, green suburb of Lavadores is the Campo Municipal de Barreiro, home to Real Club Celta de Vigo B. Opened in 1965, the ground also plays host to Gran Peña Fútbol Club, one of the city’s More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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Ourense – Estadio de O Couto

Unlike many of its coastal cousins, the inland town of Ourense was slow to embrace the God’s own game. Football did not really establish itself in the town until the second decade of the 20th Century. Even More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
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Vigo – Estadio Balaidos

If you were ever searching for concrete proof of Spain’s diverse cultural mix, then travel to Vigo on its north-western Atlantic seaboard. More working class than the showy La Coruña or saintly Santiago de More...

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