Malaga Football Club Feeder Club to Europe’s Elite

As a keen football lover of not just the English Premier league but football in all Europe’s top league you cant help but be impressed with the quality of football that is on display in La Liga which is Spain’s premier league.

My local team is Malaga FC (I live in Marbella).


Malaga has had several top players in recent years that have left the club to further their careers and increase their net worth.

Players that were unheard of whilst playing for Malaga FC have shot to stardom and are on the lips of every football fan in Europe. Let me remind you of some of the players that have left the club in the past 5 years or so.

Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Isco (Real Madrid), Jeremy Toulalan (Monaco), Juanme (Southampton) and Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Demichelis (Manchester City), Willy (Manchester City), Joaquín (Fiorentina), and Pelegrini (Manchester City – Manager)

My Game Day out in Malaga

Met all my Malaga FC mates on our regular minibus to Malaga Centre to the ground stocked up with a load of Cruzcampo and a wallet full of money. Got to say a big thanks to John Hicks and Malaga Minibus for arranging all out home games to watch Malaga at La Rosaleda. They provide a great service and if you need to get around the Costa del Sol.


Next step in Malaga City is going for a tapas to line my stomach for the big day ahead.

Origins of Malaga Football club

Malaga played their first game on the 3rd april 1904 on an very poor pitch put together by locals on barren land it was watched by a crowd of 3,250 there first official match was not until 1921 when they had signed up for the regional football federation most of their games were played at Banos del Carmen beach.

In 1923 some directors of the existing Malaga FC left and formed a team called Malagueno football club there new pitch was in calle cristo de la epidemia there first match was against Barcelona Espanol.

11th august 1927 the club changed its name to Real Malaga this was due to the prince of Asturias and his wife the princess being present at most of their games.

1929 see the club Real Malaga enter into the official national league competition it was also entered into the new third division in which it would play Malagueno FC. This year see Real Malaga leave Banos del Carmen beach pitch due to financial problem and play their games at  the Segalerva ground.

In 1930 Malagueno FC moved into the Banos del Carmen beach premises and take the best players from Real Malaga with them due to the their financial situation. September 1930 Real Malaga and Segalerva merge to form a team called Malaga sport club.

15th may 1933  Malagueno FC and Malaga sport club join together to create Club Deportivo Malacitano they played their first match a friendly against Deportivo Alaves where Club Deportivo Malacitano won 5-1.

1934 Club Deportivo Malacitano was given land by the city council to create a new stadium called  La Rosaleda  which is to this day the home of Malaga FC.

1934/1935 season Club Deportivo Malacitano played in division two and finished fifth.

The Spanish civil war stopped football for 3 years from 1936 to 1939 the 1939/1940 season see Club Deportivo Malacitano finish third.

The official opening of the La Rosaleda ground happened on 14th September 1941 this year the club changed its name from Club Deportivo Malacitano to Club Deportivo Malaga this was the first year to see the club play in blue and white. Their first game was against Selville FC and was watched by over 9000 people.

The club stayed stable for from 1941 moving up and down from division one to division two for nearly 50 years when in 1991/1992 Club Deportivo Malaga were relegated to division three and the name Club Deportivo Malaga disappeared and changed to  Club Altetico Malagueno.

1992 to 1994 the club changed its name from Club Deportivo Malaga to Malaga Club de Futbol.

The 29th June 1994 on the 4th September Malaga Club de Futbol played their first official game in Adra this year the team never lost a game and were promoted to division two.

The first time Malaga Club de Futbol played in Europe was 2000/2001 season in the UEFA Intertoto Cup.

The 2006 season see Malaga Club de Futbol relegated to division two after seven years in the top flight.

Malaga Club de Futbol were promoted to division one on 15th June 2008 were they are tell this day.

In 2012 Malaga Club de Futbol had its most successful season finishing fourth in division one and qualifying for the Champions League in 2012/2013.

Champions League football took them to all the top grounds in Europe and this season was to see Malaga Club de Futbol play in the quarter- finals of the greatest club competition in the world only to lose to Borrussia Dortmund on a poor refereeing decision 3-2.

Malaga Club de Futbol are to this day still at the La Rosaleda stadium and playing in their famous blue and white strips and finished ninth in the 2014/2015 season.

Spanish Holidays: Predictable? Boring? Not Exciting Enough?


When it comes to that family vacation, girls getaway, lads footy trip, weekend jolly in the sun, or whatever the reason Spain has become predictable or has it?

You see Malaga Airport is the jewel in the crown to some, the stepping stone to brighter Iberian adventures.

To others, a claggy mat that you wipe your feet on when you leave.

Rather a bit unfair but from a personal point of view there are pros and cons for both arguments but I’m not here to sit on the fence.

As a regular contributor to  its my responsibility to use my insiders knowledge to shine, discover and dig deep in the undergrowth that is Malaga City to unearth the jewels in this vibrant city.

Biggest Cliche in Spain, Costa Del Sol

Costa Del Sol is no doubt synonymous to south of Spain, Andalucia and Malaga Province.

When you hear these 3 little words the cliches come running to the cerebral cortex. Gangsters, cheap plastic seats, crowded beaches, Torremolinos, drunk youths wearing next to nothing the lists practically endless.


Tacky? this is not tacky is culture!

These images have been instilled in media hype and a chequered past that’s compounded through fly on the wall documentary spoofs like, Cost del Crime, Drug Gangs, Eldorado, Gibraltar in the Sun and other high caliber programming watching pleasantries.

But these 3 little words also conjure up many more images and fab memories to a larger group, the family unit.

Where else can you land in less than 3 hours from the UK and be guaranteed sunshine for over 300 days a year?

And thats were the lazy journo cliches must end.

“The Costa” is a dynamic place full of adventures and fun, things that you can enjoy with your partner or your family and an amazing place to spend your holidays.

We all love the sun, its fact it make you feel better about yourself. Go and read for yourself

If you are a summer person, then get on Skyscanner grab some cheap tickets and head over to the sun because the sunshine is here.

There are over 160 km of coastline which let you enjoy the weather at the fullest.

In Marbella alone, silky sand is broken by beach clubs and five start hotels. Ice cream parlors, tapas shops and bars make up the Torremolinos’ beaches.

You can never run out of activities when you are there. From leisure to cultural activities, your holidays will never have a moment of boredom, if you are looking forward to spend real quality time with your mate or with your family, then there is no better place.

Here are some of the things that you really do not want to miss while visiting Spains Jewel.

Cable Cars

The spectacular views of the mountains and the coast need to be seen from the top.

This is why cable cars have been there to make you see the most of Costa del Sol’s beauty. If the day is clear, you can see a glimpse of faraway places like Africa and Gibraltar. When the summer is high, you can enjoy these cable cars until midnight for stargazing activities.


It is one of Spain’s most exotic cultural jewels and one of the magnificent places you could ever visit in your lifetime. This amazing city of Cordoba gives you a glance of Christian, Roman, Jewish and Moorish architecture in one place. There are 1000 years old mosques there too. So, if you are kind of a history person, then you will never get bored there.

Orange Recipes

Tapas bars in Seville offer you ten-a-penny, all the shops there have castanets, fight bulls of silk-suited matadors. The main thing that you would see people talking about in Seville is its oranges. You can never eat them raw as they are too bitter in that stage, so to give it a taste, head to any traditional restaurant there and try out their citrus-marinated ceviche.


Heavenly place, perfect for golfers. You would not believe that there are above 70 golf courses in the Malaga Province alone including Parador Gold and Sotogrande which were initially laid in the year 1925. The degree of hardness and character of each course is different to another. You can test the skills with everything there from deep bunkers to tricky doglegs.


The village is on the top of the mountains and isno more than one hour’s drive from Marbella. It has been converted into half through a canyon which is deep as 36 buses combined. The bridge of Puente Nuevo gives the best look of gorge. The bridge actually connects Rhonda village. If you stand in middle there, you are actually standing in between canyon floor and 120 meters.spainvillage Nerja Caves

Two record-breakers belong to these caves. The walls there have been daubed with some really old cave paintings if Spain. These paintings are as old as 21,000 BC. One chamber of Nerja caves contain a rock pillar that is considered as widest natural column of the world. In these caves, scientists discovered some extinct species, blind scorpions being one of them.

Malaga Festival

If you really want to enjoy the real essenceof cultural side then do visit during one week-long Malaga festival. You’ll see a lot of craft stalls and much more in this festival. It is the real beauty of Costa del Sol so how about seeing it with your own eyes?

pueblocastle These are the things that make Andalucia a perfect place to visitin holidays. There are attractions for everyone from kids to adults. The nightlife, the amusement parks, the food and the culture offer you something that you can never get out of any other place.