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Villa-real – Ciudad Deportiva Villarreal

Until the arrival of club president Fernando Roig, Villarreal Club de Futbol was a small concern. In fact it did not have an official reserve side until 1999. Up to that point, various local clubs had acted as unofficial nurseries, developing players who were then, if good enough, referred to the club. With the promotion of top level in 1998, plans More...

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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 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 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 Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Murcia – La Condomina

There is some dispute over the formation date of Real Murcia Club de Fútbol. Some list it as 1906, others 1908, whilst the club states that its official birthday is 6 December 1919. What we do know is that like 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 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...