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Sagunto – Camp Nou de Morvedre

Twenty miles north of Valencia lies the town of Sagunto, which until 2016, was lost in football’s hinterland. That has now changed thanks to Atlético Saguntino’s promotion to Segunda B. Atlético won its first Tercera title at the end of the 2015-16, and to be frank, it came out of the blue. The club returned to the Tercera in 2010 after More...

by Chris Clements | Published 1 year ago

By Chris Clements On Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Alicante – Campo de La Viña & Campo de Bardin

This is the story of Hércules de Alicante Club de Fútbol (don’t worry we will refer to them as Hércules from now on!), from formation to their move to the Estadio José Rico Pérez. A tale that pre-dates More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, April 13th, 2015

Valencia – Mestalla

With its precipitous stands and implausibly deep roof, Valencia’s Mestalla is a truly wonderful stadium. It is an arena that oozes class and atmosphere and when full, it can scare the bejesus out of the opposition More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Alicante – Estadio José Rico Pérez

The Estadio José Rico Pérez is a monument to the visionary President of Hércules CF, who saw in the early 1970’s that Alicante was at the centre of the Costa Blanca’s economic boom, and wanted his beloved More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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’ More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Elche – Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero

Okay, the story so far… The town of Elche and its football club are on the up and progressive president Manuel Martinez Valero wants to move the club to a new stadium. What could go wrong? Well quite a bit actually. More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Valencia – Nou Mestalla

Timing in football is everything. Throw in a few “if onlys” and the story of Valencia Club de Fútbol’s Nou Mestalla could have been very different. Regrettably, timing, fate and circumstance mean that Los More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Elche – Estadio Díez Iborra (Ciudad Deportiva)

Special thanks to Tom Kingston for his great work on this article. Tom splits his time between Bristol & Elche and has impeccable taste in following Elche CF & Bristol Rovers. Tom provides excellent More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Buñol – Ciudad Deportiva

Thanks to the bizarre mechanics of the Spanish Football Federation, Levante Unión Deportiva has been able to buy a place for its Reserve side in Segunda B for the 2012-13 season. This type of trade-off has become More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Catarroja – Estadio Mundial 82

Catarroja Club de Fútbol was founded in 1924 as Olimpic Fútbol Club de Catarroja, and has just won the Tercera Group VI title for the second time in the club’s history. The previous success in 1980-81 More...