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.