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Badajoz – El Vivero

This is the story of CD Badajoz, a pioneering and probably the most consistent club to hail from Extremadura, having spent over 20 seasons in the second division. Despite some near misses, it never made it to the Primera, and after a decade of under achievement, the grim reaper paid a visit and the club ceased to be. The Spiritual home of football More...

by Chris Clements | Published 11 months ago

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Sevilla – Campo del Patronato Obrero

I can’t help liking Real Betis. It might be their role of underdog or their constant toing & froing between divisions. It could also be their classic green & white striped shirts or given my soft More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Sevilla – Campo de Nervión

There is much heated debate over the date on which Sevilla FC was founded. The club and a growing number of historians directly link the current club to one that was formed on 25 January 1890. Others point to More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Almeria – Estadio Municipal Juan Rojas

Following football in Almeria must be a similar experience to backing an outsider in the Grand National. It may clear a few hurdles, but sooner or later you know that it’s going to come crashing down. Over the More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Alicante – Campo de La Viña & Campo de Bardin

This is the story of Hércules de Alicante Club de Fútbol (don’t worry we will refer to them as Hércules from now on!), from formation to their move to the Estadio José Rico Pérez. A tale that pre-dates More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Jaén – Estadio de La Victoria

Before we take a look at the current home of Real Jaén Club de Fútbol, let me take you down memory lane or more precisely to the original Estadio de La Victoria, the club’s home from 1944 to 2001. Opened More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, February 28th, 2014

Barcelona – Estadi Catalá / Camp de Foixarda

From time to time Twitter can be, well how can I put it…  a bit shit. Don’t get me wrong, I like Twitter. It can be good and it can be fun. It has also proved extremely useful when promoting this website, More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Six of the Best – Original La Liga Stadiums

On a grey Sunday afternoon 85 years ago, the Spanish Football League sprang into life. As you can imagine, things were done differently back then. There was no fanfare or orchestrated mass-media coverage to greet More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Zaragoza – Campo de Torrero

The citizens of Zaragoza and for that matter, other parts of Aragon, took their time to fully come to terms with football. Organised competitions did not truly get under way until 1915, a good decade or so later More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, October 29th, 2012

Madrid – Campo de Chamartin

It may come as a surprise to many, but Madrid was absent from the birth of Spanish football. The city did not take on its current fatherly duties until the foundation of the RFEF in 1909. With no significant British More...