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Lloseta – Camp Municipal Es Puig

Deep in the middle of Mallorca, a footballing revolution is occurring. Granted, it’s a small one, but a revolution all the same. Over the past few seasons, three clubs within 9 miles of each other have reached the third tier of Spanish football. Not bad for a combined population of 35,000. The latest club to try its luck in Segunda B is Club More...

by Chris Clements | Published 2 years ago

By Chris Clements On Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Sant Francesc Xavier de Formentera – Estadio Municipal

Formentera – That idyllic island off the Southern tip of Ibiza. Renowned for its pristine beaches and easy-going lifestyle. Throw-in a spot of naturism and some historic links to the 1960’s music scene More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, July 20th, 2012

Ibiza – Can Misses

Ibiza is famed for its tourism, night-life, music & Phoenician heritage. However, its footballing pedigree is at best questionable. Over the years, the island has played second fiddle to the larger Balearic More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Binissalem – Campo Municipal Miquel Pons

Sunday 24 June 2012 was the biggest day in the 98 year history of Club Deportivo Binissalem. The club from the centre of the island of Mallorca saw its rival and near neighbour CE Constancia promoted at the end More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, February 13th, 2012

Palma de Mallorca – Son Bibiloni

Real Club Deportivo Mallorca is by far the biggest club in the Balearics, and for much of the past 15 years their reserve side, the nattily named RCD Mallorca B, has been the islands second most successful team, More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Mahón – Estadi de Bintaufa

On 24 January 2012, Sporting Mahonés announced that it was withdrawing from Group III of Segunda B due to the fact that practically all the professional squad had left the club. With debts of over €230,000 and More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Palma – Iberostar Estadio / Son Moix

With the crumbling Estadi Lluis Sitjar having its fate sealed by FIFA’s all-seater ruling, Real Mallorca needed to find alternative accommodation. Fortunately they found an ally in the shape of the local municipality. More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Palma – Estadio Lluís Sitjar

To the casual follower of Spanish football, Real Club Deportivo Mallorca has been a permanent fixture in the top division. However, Mallorca’s success has been a recent phenomenon as prior to 1990 the club More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Palma – Estadio Balear

When you research the history of Atlético Baleares, you can’t help but feel that something, somewhere has gone very wrong. How has a club that had showed great promise and played in a great stadium, underachieved More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Alcúdia – Estadi Municipal Els Arcs

Ahh… Alcúdia, it has a lot to answer for. You see the Estadi Municipal Els Arcs was the first Spanish stadium I visited. With my kids enjoying the hotel’s “Kidzklub” and my wife by the More...