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Marbella – Estadio Municipal de Marbella

Marbella – Playground to the rich and home to Europe’s swankiest millionaires. A city where Bentley’s and Bugatti’s promenade with monotonous regularity, and where oligarchs moor their super yachts for the summer. So you would be forgiven for thinking that in this “Money no object” environment, just a little would have filtered through More...

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By Chris Clements On Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Córdoba – Ciudad Deportiva Rafael Gómez / El Fontanar

Córdoba Club de Fútbol B has joined the growing number of La Liga clubs with a reserve outfit in Segunda B for the 2013-14 season. Formed in 1997, this will be Córdoba B’s first season in the third tier, More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Granada – Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes & Estadio Nuñez Blanca

Just how do you measure the health of a Spanish football club? A look at the balance sheet perhaps? Well such a glance is not for the faint-hearted, as intensive care is overflowing with critically ill clubs, who More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Anexo del Estadio de Gran Canaria

There can’t be too many club’s whose reserve side was founded before the First XI. However, thanks to a convoluted history of mergers and takeovers that seem to pepper Spanish club football, we have More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Sevilla – Ciudad Deportiva Luis del Sol

Real Betis B can trace its lineage back to the formation of Triana Balompié in 1942, a small club from the south west suburbs of Sevilla. Although the club had in informal relationship with Betis, Triana More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, January 6th, 2012

Huelva – Estadio Nuevo Colombino

 There is a pleasing symmetry to Recreativo Huelva’s move to the Estadio Nuevo Colombino. For their new stadium occupies the site of the former Gas Company’s playing fields, where in 1889 Recre played its first More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

El Ejido – Estadio Municipal de Santo Domingo

Organised football came late to El Ejido, which until the early 1970’s was a small village on the road to nowhere in particular. Then, thanks to a horticultural boom, El Ejido grew and became prosperous. It’s More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Écija – Estadio San Pablo

Halfway between Sevilla and Cordoba lies the small town of Écija, It’s renowned for its distinctive architecture, its eleven church towers and its heat. So hot is the summer temperature in Écija, that it More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

San Fernando – Estadio Iberoamericano

It does seem to the casual observer that when a lower league club in Spain hits the financial rocks its days are numbered. There are few stays of execution or none of the prevarication that seems to accompany clubs More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, May 14th, 2011

La Línea de la Concepción – Estadio Municipal

La Línea de la Concepción is the town on the opposite side of Spain’s border with Gibraltar and because of its close proximity to the Rock, the two have developed a close relationship over the years. That More...