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Alicante – Ciudad Deportiva Villafranqueza

It was a sort of unrequited rivalry, that between Alicante Club de Futbol and Hércules CF. Whilst the team that bore the city’s name sat in the shadow of its bigger and more successful neighbour, Hércules’ attention was firmly fixed 12 miles down the road on their historic adversary, Elche CF, and it was ever thus. Formed on 14 April 1918, Alicante More...

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By Chris Clements On Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Villalonga – Campo Novo San Pedro

Last Night I Dreamt Of San Pedro This slideshow requires JavaScript. You can see more pictures of San Pedro and dozens of other Galician grounds at Campos Gallegos  More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Guadalajara – Estadio Pedro Escartin

I know of two clubs called Club Deportivo Guadalajara. The first happens to be one of the biggest clubs in Mexico and has 11 league titles to its name, and then there is this one. Formed on 10 January 1947 and tucked More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, October 20th, 2014

Figueres – Estadi Municipal de Vilatenim

Here’s a cautionary tale from one of Catalunya’s footballing backwaters. The story of a small town club hitting the big time, before losing it all thanks to one man’s ego. Special thanks to Liam More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Ayamonte – Estadio Ciudad de Ayamonte

Tucked away in the South-west corner of Spain, slap-bang on the Portuguese border, the city of Ayamonte is often by-passed by tourists as they head one way or the other across the Rio Guadiana. However,  they are More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Villarrobledo – Campo Nuestra Señora de la Caridad

Any stadium that has the unofficial title of Wolf Ravine (Barranco del Lobo) has immediately won me over. When you learn that the official name is magnificently grandiose (Campo Nuestra Señora de la Caridad or More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Socuéllamos – Estadio Paquito Jiménez

I really want Socuéllamos to be the sort of town where you could find a Charles Bronson-type character, just sat playing his harmonica as you arrive at the railway station. In reality it is just another small town More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, July 14th, 2014

Alcorcón – Campo de La Canaleja

Anybody whose interest in Spanish football extends beyond the bright lights of La Liga will be aware of AD Alcorcón. They’re that small club from just outside Madrid. You know Alcorcón? They’ve been knocking More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Astorga – Campo Municipal La Eragudina

Whilst the city of Astorga has a long and rich history, which you can trace back over the millennia, its footballing heritage has much shallower roots. 1944 to be precise, when the current club’s predecessor, More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Somozas – Campo Municipal de Pardiñas

Deep in the Galician countryside lies the small village of Somozas. Now, before you build too romantic a picture of its location, let me inform you that this is no rural idyll. Somozas is a dominated by a huge recycling More...