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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 so spectacularly? Four seasons in La Segunda, only two since the stadium was opened in 1960, is a poor return. Maybe the answer lies More...

by Chris Clements | Published 6 years ago

By Chris Clements On Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Valencia – Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna

After the end of the Civil War, many of the elite clubs in Spain faced a similar problem with their playing staff. Those first team players who had avoided injury were getting on, and there was also a dearth of More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Llagostera – Estadi Municipal

The rise of Unió Esportiva Llagostera under the guidance of coach Orio Alsina was nothing short of meteoric. After arriving in 2004, the club has won promotion on six occasions, the most recent occurring in June More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Sabadell – Estadi de la Nova Creu Alta

Sabadell is a town 15 miles to the north of Barcelona and is home to Centre d’Esports Sabadell Futbol Club, who can rightfully claim to be the third biggest club in Catalunya. They have played a total of More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Badalona – Camp del Centenari

On 15 May 1903 Football Bétulo Club was formed by the Catalan athlete and musician Francesc Viñas Bosch. The club chose to play in red & blue striped shirts and played their matches at the Plaza del Sol in More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Barcelona – Ciutat Esportiva del Espanyol

RCD Espanyol has a long history of developing local players that ultimately reach the first team or go on to play for other Catalan clubs. Prior to 1994, this was achieved through agreements with local clubs affiliated More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Barcelona – Estadio Olímpico Municipal de L’Hospitalet

When you first set eyes on the Estadio Olímpico Municipal de L’Hospitalet, you are likely to ask one of two questions; Did the money run out? or Was there a fire? Neither of which happened but more of that later, More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, March 28th, 2011

Gavá – Estadi Municipal La Bóbila

Club de Futbol Gavà started life as Gavá Athletic FC in 1922 and has spent most of the last 95 years kicking around in the Catalan regional leagues. The club lived a relatively nomadic existence in its first 25 More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Elda – Estadio Nuevo Pepico Amat

Head North West from Alicante, high into the Sierra del Cid and close to the Murcian border you’ll find the town of Elda. The local team, Club Deportivo Eldense was formed in 1921 and for a short spell in the More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, March 4th, 2011

Alcoy – El Collao

Head north from Benidorm towards the Sierra del Menejador and tucked away in a valley 600 metres above sea level is the city of Alcoy. It has the sixth largest population in Alicante (61,500) and thanks to CD Alcoyano, More...