King’s Cup returns to Catalonia – this time with even more (inevitable?) controversy

Similar to all other big Football nations in Europe, in Spain the cup is considered less important than the championship. Nevertheless, winning the cup surely is something special, as members of the Royal Family (usually the king) present the cup to the winners. That seems to have an additional motivational effect on players from regions … Continue reading

La Masia – where heroes are made

La Masia

Masia is a common Catalan word meaning country house or farm. For many of Football´s greatest however, this word has a very special meaning, as the first things that come to their minds when they hear it, are their teenage years and how they learned to play tiqui taca. La Masia de Can Planes (mostly … Continue reading

The little team

The little team

“L’equip petit” (“The little team”) is the name of a fantastic 10min movie by directors Roger Gómez and Dani Resines and producer Christina Sànchez about a football team of 5 and 6 year old kids in  Vilanova i la Geltrú, a city 40km south-west of Barcelona. It won several awards in Spain, Italy, Germany and … Continue reading