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In Praise of the Marcador

Do you remember when scoreboards just told you the score? Or half-time scoreboards that required decoding skills and often resembled binary maths gone bad?  If you do, then you are of a certain age. An age that pre-dates the first Sony Jumbotron, dodgy graphics prompting you to cheer and video screens that provide you with all the information you More...

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By Chris Clements On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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The Ten Oldest Stadiums in Spain

Before I start, I have to admit that there is a flaw in a club claiming to have the oldest stadium. It’s a bit like Trigger’s Broom (or Theseus’ Paradox if you’re that way inclined). Can More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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A Season in the Spotlight – La Liga 1982-83

Background – Football in Spain was in need of a boost. The country had staged the twelfth World Cup Finals during the summer of 1982 and despite a vast investment on infrastructure and publicity, the tournament More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Futbol Club Barcelona – Victories in the Copa del Rey

Futbol Club Barcelona will meet Athletic Club de Bilbao in the Final of the Copa del Rey on 30 May 2015. It is a meeting between the two most successful sides in the competition, with Barça racking up 26 victories, More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Athletic Club de Bilbao – Victories in the Copa del Rey

Athletic Club de Bilbao will meet Futbol Club Barcelona in the Final of the Copa del Rey on 30 May 2015. It is a meeting between the two most successful sides in the competition, with Barça racking up 26 victories, More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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A Season in the Spotlight – La Liga 1934-35

The Background – La Liga was still very much in its infancy, with the title being the preserve of the established northern clubs. The 1934-35 season heralded the first expansion of the top flight, with twelve More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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Definitely… Maybe

I recently wrote an article for Stadia Magazine on the trials & tribulations currently besetting stadium development in Spain. With the halcyon days of “build now – pay later” a fading memory, More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Fortress Sánchez Pizjuán

It may not be the largest stadium in Spain and there is no denying the fact that it has seen better days, but the Spanish Football Federation chose wisely when it selected Sevilla’s Estadio Ramón Sánchez More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, March 17th, 2013
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Fotos Estadio

Time to share some top quality photographs that have been sent to Estadios de Fútbol en España from our contributors and followers on Twitter.  Click on photo to enlarge Photo 1 – The More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, February 16th, 2013
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Six of the Best – Original La Liga Stadiums

On a grey Sunday afternoon 85 years ago, the Spanish Football League sprang into life. As you can imagine, things were done differently back then. There was no fanfare or orchestrated mass-media coverage to greet More...

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