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Vigo – Campo Municipal de Bouzas – Baltasar Pujales

Down on the waterfront, close to the trawlers and warehouses that line the habourside of Europe’s biggest fishing port, stands a fiercely independent club. Club Rápido de Bouzas have been a permanent fixture in this industrial quarter of Vigo for over 100 years, a century that has seen the club sail its own course and resist the overtures of More...

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By Chris Clements On Monday, May 30th, 2016

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 More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, May 16th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...