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Fuenlabrada – Estadio Fernando Torres

Fuenlabrada lies around 14 miles south west of the Spanish capital and over the past 35 years, it has witnessed an astonishing growth from a rural back-water of 18,000 inhabitants, to the region’s fourth largest town, with a population of over 200,000. Formed in 1975, Club de Fútbol Fuenlabrada has not experienced anything like the growth of More...

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By Chris Clements On Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

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 More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...