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Madrid – Estadio Vicente del Bosque

For a stadium that bears the name of such a giant of the Spanish game, the Estadio Vicente del Bosque is somewhat slight in stature. Lets just say it’s a reflection of the man’s modest & humble presence off the pitch, rather than his outstanding achievements as a player and manager. Reach for the Sky or stay humble? (Photo via Situated More...

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By Chris Clements On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Madrid – Estadio La Peineta / Wanda Metropolitano

History has a funny habit of repeating itself. Just over 50 years ago, the then President of Atlético Madrid Don Vicente Calderón, purchased a large plot of land in the south western outskirts of Madrid. Here, More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, April 13th, 2015

Madrid – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Love them or loathe them, there is one inescapable fact about the daily soap opera that is Real Madrid Club de Fútbol – It has a truly magnificent stadium. From its vantage point on Madrid’s prestigious More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, July 14th, 2014

Alcorcón – Campo de La Canaleja

Anybody whose interest in Spanish football extends beyond the bright lights of La Liga will be aware of AD Alcorcón. They’re that small club from just outside Madrid. You know Alcorcón? They’ve been knocking More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Madrid – Ciudad Deportiva Fundación Rayo Vallecano

It’s not that great a surprise to learn that Rayo Vallecano’s current reserve outfit did not see the light of day until a comparatively recent 1973. Always in the shadow of Madrid’s larger clubs, More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, May 27th, 2013

Madrid – Antiguo Canódromo de Carabanchel

Tucked away in the south west suburbs of Madrid was a club whose commitment to youth over the years, finally paid dividends for its senior team. At the last count there were 30 teams wearing the club crest and colours More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Six of the Best – Madrid’s Hidden Gems

Think of stadiums in Madrid and thoughts immediately turn to the elite palace that is the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu or the hulking presence of the Estadio Vicente Calderón. Think a little harder and More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, December 31st, 2012

Madrid – Estadio Román Valero

Here’s the latest article from Pete Miles as he continues his tour of Spanish stadiums. This time we find him in the suburbs of Madrid and at a club who for one brief season, tasted life in La Segunda.Club 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...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Madrid – Ciudad Deportiva Valdebebas

For two seasons from 2012, Real Madrid had a presence in the top three tiers of Spanish Football. This was not the first time that the Spanish giants had done this, as there was a four year period in the mid 1990’s More...