Dynamo Kyiv, NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium

Soviet Giants Dynamo Kyiv were formed in 1927 as part of the Dynamo Sports Society as the club of the GPU - Soviet Political Police. The GPU was the predecessor of the KGB, the USSR's famed security agency from 1954 to the fall of communism in 1991. The club is synonymous with the "Death Match"... Continue Reading →

Valencia, Mestalla

Valencia are arguably Spain's third biggest club, with 50,000 season ticket holders and 20,000 supporters on a waiting list for season tickets. Formed in 1919 the club really started achieving success on a national scale after the Spanish Civil War. The club in the 1940's won three La Liga titles and a Copa del Rey... Continue Reading →

Vasco da Gama, Estádio São Januário

Much like their cross city rivals, Vasco were formed as a rowing club in 1898 opening up their sporting club to football 17 years later. Named after the Portuguese explorer, Vasco have a large support base in the Portuguese community around Rio. The Gigante da Colina were at the forefront of the battle for diversity... Continue Reading →

Flamengo, Maracanã

Flamengo the current Champions of South America were formed initially as a bit of a rubbish rowing club. In 1895 a group of rowers decided to enter a rowing competition as a way to impress the posh lasses of Rio. The lads managed to cobble together enough money to buy a boat that was so... Continue Reading →

Independiente, Estadio Libertadores de América

Independiente, Los Diablos Rojos, Rey de Copas, The Red Devils, King of Cups are The Copa Libertadores most successful club with seven titles. Based in Avellaneda in the South of Buenos Aires, Independiente's stadium is right next door to fierce rivals Racing. Think Dundee and Dundee United but slightly bigger and more successful. Independiente's formation... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo, Estadio Pedro Bidegain

They say we're out our minds, but San Lorenzo isn't interested, we drink pure demijohn wine and smoke all the marijuana. San Lorenzo have my second favourite football chant after Sunshine on Leith. Now El Neuvo Gasometro isn't the best ground, it isn't the most interesting ground but I had to see De la Cabeza... Continue Reading →

Boca Juniors, Estadio Alberto J. Armando

One of Argentina's most famous clubs Boca Juniors was undoubtedly one of the main reasons we had made our way to South America. The Xeneizes are Argentina's most successful team with 68* titles. Internationally their 22 titles mean they're the third most successful club team in the world. Most importantly though, they have utterly bonkers... Continue Reading →

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