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Madrid – Estadio Metropolitano

How can I say this politely? Well, it’s like this… Atlético Madrid has played around a bit. There you go, I’ve said it. You see, between its formation in 1903 and moving to their present home in October 1966, Atléti changed venues on ten occasions. Sometimes they played in the the east of Madrid, sometimes to the west, and occasionally More...

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By Chris Clements On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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Getafe – Ciudad Deportiva del Getafe

As we all know, there is little room for sympathy in football. Take for example the circumstances that led to the formation of Getafe Club de Fútbol.  Following the passing of Getafe Deportivo in More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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Majadahonda – Miniestadio Cerro del Espino

Those of you familiar with the nomadic lifestyle of Club Atlético de Madrid, will not be too surprised to learn that their reserve side, Club Atlético de Madrid B has also, if you’ll excuse the expression, played More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, January 27th, 2012
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Madrid – Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano

As you are probably aware, many European leagues allow the reserve teams of the larger clubs to compete in all but the top divisions. Spain is no exception and over the years this has thrown up many intriguing accounts More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
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Getafe – Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

Top flight football in Madrid had always been the dominion of the big two. There was the occasional interruption from Rayo, from the south east neighbourhood of Vallecas, but the suburbs? No, that just didn’t More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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Alcalá de Henares – Estadio Municipal El Val

Football had been played in the University town of Alcalá de Henares for 25 years, when on 1 May 1929 Alcalá Foot-ball Club and Deportiva Obrera Alcalaina merged to form Sociedad Deportiva Alcalá. The “Real” More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
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Madrid – Estadio de Vallecas

In May 2011 Rayo Vallecano was 22 million euros in debt. It had just entered bankruptcy and the players had gone unpaid for much of the season, but the barrio of Vallecas in the south east of Madrid was full of More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, June 17th, 2011
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San Sebastián de los Reyes – Estadio Nuevo Matapiñonera

This is the story of Unión Deportiva San Sebastián de los Reyes, but from here on in, we will refer to them as Sanse. The club was founded in 1971 and played their home matches at the original Estadio Municipal More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, June 10th, 2011
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Aerial Photographs – Madrid

I had a great response to the aerial fotos of Cantabria, so I thought, why not do another region? It’s give give give at Estadios de Espana! Anyway here is the latest collection focusing on Madrid. To start More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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Madrid – Estadio Vicente Calderón

If you didn’t know of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona’s dominance of Spanish football, you could be excused for thinking that Club Atlético de Madrid’s record of 10 league titles & 10 wins in the Copa More...

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